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2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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List Criteria: Actors who starred on a series that ran on ABC, CBS, The CW, NBC, and Fox

This list of 2013 TV awards is for best actor in a network drama series, so add your picks, please. A slew of great network TV dramas were on the air during the 2012/2013 season, driven by excellent actors and actresses who kept us coming back for more, week after week. Vote for the actors you believe were the best, vote down any you didn't like and of course, please rerank this list in any order you want.

Some of the most notable best actor in a network drama candidates include several cast members from the CBS procedural crime drama 'NCIS,' arguably one of the best current dramatic TV shows on the air. Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray are good examples. Other notable contenders include Nathan Fillion ('Castle'), Jensen Ackles ('Supernatural') and Alex O'Loughlin ('Hawaii Five-0').

Time to vote! And while you're at it, feel free to head on over and cast your ballots on this list of best actresses in a network drama, too!
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    Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

    the people's #1
    Michael Weatherly NCIS, Dark Angel, Loving

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    Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Nathan Fillion Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle

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    Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

    most listed
    Mark Harmon NCIS, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope

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    Alex O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Alex O'Loughlin Hawaii Five-0, The Shield, Moonlight

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    NCIS: Los Angeles, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, The Loop

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    NCIS, Berkeley Square, Harts of the West

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    NCIS: Los Angeles, The Company, Head Cases

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    Seamus Dever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Seamus Dever Castle

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    David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    David Boreanaz Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

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    Jon Huertas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Jon Huertas Generation Kill, The Joe Schmo Show

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    LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    NCIS: Los Angeles, WWII in HD, In the House

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    Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Jensen Ackles Supernatural, Smallville, Dawson's Creek

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    Scott Caan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Scott Caan Hawaii Five-0

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    Shemar Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Shemar Moore Criminal Minds, The Young and the Restless, Birds of Prey

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    Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Patrick Dempsey Grey's Anatomy, Fast Times

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    Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Legend of Korra

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    Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Jared Padalecki Supernatural, ER, Gilmore Girls

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    Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Misha Collins Supernatural, Divine: The Series

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    Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Simon Baker The Mentalist, The Guardian, Into the West

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    Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Jim Caviezel Person of Interest, The Prisoner, Children of the Dust 1968

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    NCIS, My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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    Jonny Lee Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Jonny Lee Miller Dexter, Elementary, Eli Stone

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    Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Hugh Laurie House, The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On...

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    Criminal Minds

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    Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Dennis Quaid Vegas

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    Carmine Giovinazzo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Carmine Giovinazzo CSI: NY, Shasta McNasty

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    David Mcallem

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    Donnie Walberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Donnie Walberg

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    Mark Walberg

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    Lost, Person of Interest, Lost: Missing Pieces

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    Michael Chiklis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Michael Chiklis The Shield, No Ordinary Family, Vegas

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    Burn Notice, Third Watch, The Game

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    Aldis Hodge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama


    Aldis Hodge Leverage, A.T.O.M.

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    Burn Notice, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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    CSI: NY, Thirtysomething, The Stand

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    Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal

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    Nashville, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

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    Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead, Strike Back, Afterlife

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    Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fargo

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    The Following, Bored to Death, The Closer

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    Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Hugh Dancy Hannibal, The Big C, The New Adventures of Robin Hood

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    Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Joseph Morgan The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

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    The Walking Dead

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    Jensen Akles

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    Fringe, Boston Legal, Body of Proof

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    Timothy Hutton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

    ranked high on reranks
    Timothy Hutton Leverage, Amazing Stories, American Crime

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    Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Hugh Jackman Viva Laughlin, The Academy Awards, Tony Awards

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    James Spader is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    James Spader The Office, The Blacklist, Boston Legal

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    David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    David McCallum NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Problem Solverz

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    Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama

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    Josh Duhamel Fanboy & Chum Chum, Las Vegas, All My Children

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