TV The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are male right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which male characters are the best of the best on TV right now?

Are you a Tyrion Lannister kind of person, or a Sheldon Cooper lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite male characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Dean Winchester Supernatural

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock

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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

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326 304
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Castiel Supernatural

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278 320
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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257 256
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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278 185
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Crowley Supernatural

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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119 51
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Dr. Gregory House House

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Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

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183 280
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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227 296
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

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134 146
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Elijah Mikaelson The Originals

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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added The Doctor

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Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Francis Underwood House of Cards

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Glenn The Walking Dead

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122 146
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Jack Harkness Torchwood: Web of Lies, Torchwood

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Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Jorah Mormont Game of Thrones

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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

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Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Eric Northman True Blood

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Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Don Draper Mad Men

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Raymond 'Red' Reddington The Blacklist

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Ichabod Crane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Ichabod Crane Sleepy Hollow

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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Bellamy Blake The 100

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John Bates is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added John Bates Downton Abbey

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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added John Constantine Constantine

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Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Andy Dwyer Parks and Recreation

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Alex Farias added Ray Donovan Ray Donovan

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Derek Hale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Derek Hale Teen Wolf

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Tig Trager is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Tig Trager Sons of Anarchy

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Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Raylan Givens Justified

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Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Amy Boal added Ben Wyatt Parks and Recreation

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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Oliver Queen Arrow

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Lord Grantham is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Lord Grantham Downton Abbey

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Saul Berenson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Saul Berenson Homeland

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42 123
Juice Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Juice Ortiz Sons of Anarchy