Great TV Villians

 

 

 

“Rolling Stone” has put together a list of ‘The 40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time.’

Here’s the Top 20:

1. Ben Linus from “Lost”. He was played by Michael Emerson.

2. Marlo Stanfield from “The Wire” . . . played by Jamie Hector.

3. Livia Soprano from “The Sopranos” . . . was played by Nancy Marchand.

4. Joffrey Baratheon from “Game of Thrones” . . . played by Jack Gleeson.

5. Bob from “Twin Peaks” . . . played by Frank Silva.

6. Al Swearengen from “Deadwood” . . . played by Ian McShane.

7. Gus Fring from “Breaking Bad” . . . played by Giancarlo Esposito.

8. Montgomery Burns from “The Simpsons” . . . voiced by Harry Shearer.

9. The Borg alien race from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

10. Catwoman from “Batman” . . . played by Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, and in the ’60s movie version Lee Meriwether.

11. J.R. Ewing from “Dallas” . . . played by Larry Hagman.

12. Gyp Rosetti from “Boardwalk Empire” . . . played by Bobby Cannavale.

13. Rowan Pope from “Scandal” . . . played by Joe Morton.

14. Boyd Crowder from “Justified” . . . played by Walton Goggins.

15. Head Six from “Battlestar Galactica” . . . played by Tricia Helfer.

16. Newman from “Seinfeld”. He was played by Wayne Knight.

17. Number Two from “The Prisoner” . . . played by a series of actors, including Leo McKern.

18. Hannibal Lecter from “Hannibal”. He was played by Mads Mikkelsen.

19. The Governor from “The Walking Dead”. He was played by David Morrissey.

20. Amanda Woodward from “Melrose Place”. She was played by Heather Locklear.

(RollingStone.com has the complete list, with brief write-ups for each.)