TV 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama  

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List Rules 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
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
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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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Eric Christian Olsen NCIS: Los Angeles, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, The Loop

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Sean Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Sean Murray NCIS, Berkeley Square, Harts of the West

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Seamus Dever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Seamus Dever Castle

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999 1,656
Chris O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Chris O'Donnell NCIS: Los Angeles, The Company, Head Cases

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Jon Huertas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Jon Huertas Generation Kill, The Joe Schmo Show

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David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
David Boreanaz Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles, WWII in HD, In the House

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628 1,396
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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625 972
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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611 1,500
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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565 1,414
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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Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Jared Padalecki Supernatural, ER, Gilmore Girls

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375 452
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Hugh Dancy Hannibal, The Big C, The New Adventures of Robin Hood

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395 1,219
Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
james.sarah19 added Misha Collins Supernatural, Divine: The Series

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222 386
Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Daniel Dae Kim Lost, Hawaii Five-0, The Legend of Korra

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308 1,240
Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
illusionetopen added Jim Caviezel Person of Interest, The Prisoner, Children of the Dust - 1968

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333 1,460
Jonny Lee Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Jonny Lee Miller Dexter, Elementary, Eli Stone

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186 368
Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
MartyDeeks added Simon Baker The Mentalist, The Guardian, Into the West

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407 812
Brian Dietzen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Brian Dietzen NCIS, My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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208 728
Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Dennis Quaid Vegas

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156 382
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
MesCélèbritésPréfères added Hugh Laurie House, The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On...

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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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Matthew Gray Gubler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Matthew Gray Gubler Criminal Minds

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130 324
David Mcallem is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
David Mcallem

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119 363
Donnie Walberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Donnie Walberg

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Mark Walberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Mark Walberg

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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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Chip Esten is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Chip Esten Nashville, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

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Tony Goldwyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Tony Goldwyn Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal

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Coby Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Coby Bell Burn Notice, Third Watch, The Game

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Bruce Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Bruce Campbell Burn Notice, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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Jensen Akles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Jensen Akles

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Timothy Hutton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Timothy Hutton Leverage, Amazing Stories, American Crime

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Giancarlo Esposito is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Giancarlo Esposito Breaking Bad, Revolution, Homicide: Life on the Street

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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
BenMoskowitz added David McCallum NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Problem Solverz

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Barrett Foa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
MarineCristofani added Barrett Foa NCIS: Los Angeles

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Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Joseph Morgan The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

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Jay Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Jay Bunyan Beauty & the Beast, Neighbours, Top of the Lake

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John Slattery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added John Slattery Mad Men, From the Earth to the Moon, Homefront

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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Jon Hamm Mad Men, A Young Doctor's Notebook, The Division

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Mark Valley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Mark Valley Fringe, Boston Legal, Body of Proof

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Keegan Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Keegan Allen Pretty Little Liars

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Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Stephen Amell Arrow, Hung, ReGenesis

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Timothy Olyphant Justified, Deadwood, Damages

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Gabriel Macht is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
H50fan added Gabriel Macht Suits, The Others, Archangel

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Stephen Moyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 2013 TV Awards: Best Actor in a Network Drama
Benjamin2 added Stephen Moyer True Blood, Ultraviolet, Grand