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
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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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Castiel Supernatural

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

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Crowley Supernatural

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

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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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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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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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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

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Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Elijah Mikaelson The Originals

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

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

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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

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Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jorah Mormont Game of Thrones

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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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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Don Draper Mad Men

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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
Raymond 'Red' Reddington The Blacklist

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John Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Bates Downton Abbey

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Ichabod Crane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Ichabod Crane Sleepy Hollow

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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Bellamy Blake The 100

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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
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
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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Derek Hale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Derek Hale Teen Wolf

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Ray Donovan Ray Donovan

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
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
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
Ben Wyatt Parks and Recreation

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Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Oliver Queen Arrow

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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Saul Berenson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Saul Berenson Homeland

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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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+ - 41 121
Juice Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Juice Ortiz Sons of Anarchy

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Lord Grantham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Lord Grantham Downton Abbey