ByArt Ramos, writer at Creators.co
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My name Arthur is not a common name, or so I thought. When I searched for characters named Arthur I found quite a few. So here are my top Arthurs in media (movies, TV, and comics).

Arthur Jeffries AKA Professor Proton

from
The Big Bang Theory (2007-present)

played by
Bob Newhart

Professor Proton
Professor Proton

I like that Arthur Jeffries tried to make science understandable to children playing Professor Proton on TV. I was sad that he could not find work on TV or as a scientist with a respectable company after his series ended.

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Arthur Bach

from
Arthur (1981)

played by
Dudley Moore

Arthur Bach
Arthur Bach

Who has not dreamed of being this rich? The downside was that it took him a long time to start to learn about responsibility.

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Arthur

from
The Tick (1994-1997)

Arthur
Arthur

I can identify with an accountant who dreams of becoming a superhero. Arthur made it happen even though he wasn't quite built for it!

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Arthur Dent

from
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

played by
Simon Jones (TV series-1981)
and
Martin Freeman (Movie-2004)

Simon Jones and Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent
Simon Jones and Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent

A normal everyman who saves the universe while wearing his pajamas, bathrobe and slippers! Another character I wished I could be!

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Lt. Arthur Fancy

from
NYPD Blue (1993-2005)

played by
James McDaniel

Arthur Fancy
Arthur Fancy

Lt. Arthur Fancy was the best boss anyone could have asked for. I lost interest in the series when he left in 2001.

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Arthur Petrelli

from
Heroes (2006-2010)

played by
Robert Forster

Arthur Petrelli
Arthur Petrelli

If I was a person with superpowers, in a world with superpowered people, I would like to have the ability to take any superpower away from another person. Though I would personally use it to depower bad guys!

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Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman


from
DC Comics

and
DC Cinematic Universe

played by
Jason Momoa

Aquaman
Aquaman

In some circles, Aquaman Sucks, but not to me since his name is Arthur! Jason Momoa looks GREAT as Aquaman! I hope they don't mess this series up!!!

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Arthur

from
Inception (2010)

played by
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Arthur
Arthur

Arthur was a great member of the team and had one of the best fight scene (albeit in a dream) of the whole movie!

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Arthur Weasley

from the
Harry Potter series (2001-2011)

played by
Mark Williams

Arthur Weasley
Arthur Weasley

For me, the Weasley family more than anything else sold the film series for me. A loving and caring family scraping by (with magic I don't know why). I would have loved to have seen more films showing us the adventures the Weasley family were having during summer vacations!

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King Arthur

played by numerous actors


highlighting

Excalibur (1981)

played by
Nigel Terry

and

King Arthur (2004)

played by
Clive Owen


King Arthur
King Arthur

I love that one of the most legendary mythological figure was named Arthur! In Excalibur, they went with the standard mythological story. In King Arthur, they tried to demystify the character of King Arthur which I applauded. Despite the uneven results in both movies, I still liked them a lot.

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Dishonorable Mention

Arthur Fonzerelli AKA Fonzie


from
Happy Days (1974-1984)

played by
Henry Winkler

Fonzie
Fonzie

I am adding The Fonz here because, If I left him out, the comments section would be inundated. I hated the show Happy Days. I hated this character. We get the term "Jump The Shark" from the episode where Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water skis... in a leather jacket! Enough said!!!

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