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List Rules Any Leading or Major Supporting Male Actor who is currently starring on a running TV show.

Who are the best lead /major support male actors currently on TV?
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29,280 11,155
Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jensen Ackles Supernatural, Smallville, Dawson's Creek

2
28,970 11,471
Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
anjastokelj added Misha Collins Supernatural, Divine: The Series

3
4,057 3,685
Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Robert Carlyle Once Upon a Time, Stargate Universe, The Last Enemy

4
3,035 3,631
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
freda.ander added Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock, Parade's End, The Last Enemy - Star of Sherlock. 

5
2,949 3,599
Colin O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Colin O'Donoghue Once Upon a Time

6
14,475 18,429
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jared Padalecki Supernatural, ER, Gilmore Girls

7
3,194 3,975
Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
AnnaPulidoGálvez added Simon Baker The Mentalist, The Guardian, Into the West

8
2,526 3,528
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Nathan Fillion Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle

9
2,762 3,875
Mark Pellegrino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mark Pellegrino Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, Being Human

10
1,074 1,464
David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
seanaleecreech added David Tennant Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Broadchurch, Painkiller Jane

11
2,162 3,154
Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
freda.ander added Martin Freeman Sherlock, Fargo, The Office - Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971)[2] is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Tim Canterbury in The Office, Dr. Watson in Sherlock, and Bilbo ...

12
335 382
Mark Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
gabygarzacantu added Mark Sheppard Supernatural, Leverage, Bionic Woman

13
1,501 2,446
Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
ColinDoherty added Matt Smith Doctor Who Confidential, Party Animals, Doctor Who

14
703 1,149
Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Thomas Gibson Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg, Chicago Hope

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15
1,219 2,135
Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TVDaddictions added Joseph Morgan The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

16
1,577 2,808
Matt Bomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Matt Bomer Chuck, White Collar, Tru Calling

17
1,338 2,376
David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
David Boreanaz Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

18
1,568 2,821
Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Stephen Amell Arrow, Hung, ReGenesis

19
1,479 2,659
Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Karl Urban Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

20
1,380 2,490
Jay Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jay "Bunyan" Ryan Beauty & the Beast, Neighbours, Top of the Lake

21
1,179 2,187
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones, Threshold, POV

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

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1,075 2,005
Daniel Gillies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Daniel Gillies The Originals, Saving Hope, Into the West

23
861 1,590
Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mark Harmon NCIS, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope

24
1,274 2,416
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Hugh Dancy Hannibal, The Big C, The New Adventures of Robin Hood

25
1,648 3,174
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries, Lost, Smallville

26
1,137 2,156
Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead

27
1,273 2,442
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal, Unit One

28
866 1,627
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Robin Williams Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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971 1,889
Paul Wesley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Paul Wesley The Vampire Diaries, 24, Smallville

30
893 1,757
Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Patrick Dempsey Grey's Anatomy, Fast Times

31
892 1,870
Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Michael Emerson Lost, Person of Interest, Lost: Missing Pieces

32
833 1,764
Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Kit Harington Game of Thrones

33
845 1,849
Jonny Lee Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jonny Lee Miller Dexter, Elementary, Eli Stone

34
833 1,829
Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Alexander Skarsgård True Blood, Generation Kill, Revelations

35
894 1,980
Orlando Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Orlando Jones Sleepy Hollow, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), Father of the Pride

The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

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705 1,556
Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jesse Spencer House, Chicago Fire, Hercules

37
631 1,393
Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Michael Weatherly NCIS, Dark Angel, Loving

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828 1,883
Tom Mison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Tom Mison Sleepy Hollow, Parade's End, Lost in Austen

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76 80
Dylan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
SlashLover added Dylan O'Brien Teen Wolf

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61 45
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
AzyzSafta added Tyler Hoechlin Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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68 64
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TimBurnell added Hugh Laurie House, The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On...

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573 1,291
Darren Criss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
haych.jackson added Darren Criss Glee, Eastwick, Little White Lie

The Best Episodes of Bloodline

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732 1,686
Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jim Caviezel Person of Interest, The Prisoner, Children of the Dust

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687 1,606
Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead, Strike Back, Afterlife

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648 1,533
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dracula, The Tudors, Elvis

46
653 1,577
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Game of Thrones, New Amsterdam, Lock

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725 1,768
James Spader is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
James Spader The Office, The Blacklist, Boston Legal

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617 1,542
Clark Gregg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Clark Gregg Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Adventures of Old Christine, Ultimate Spider-Man

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616 1,547
Alex O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Alex O'Loughlin Hawaii Five-0, The Shield, Moonlight

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504 1,254
Tim DeKay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Tim DeKay White Collar, Carnivàle, Tell Me You Love Me