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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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29,321 11,198
Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Supernatural, Smallville, Dawson's Creek

2
28,992 11,503
Misha Collins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
anjastokelj added Supernatural, Divine: The Series

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4,070 3,724
Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Once Upon a Time, Stargate Universe, The Last Enemy

4
3,067 3,668
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
freda.ander added Sherlock, Parade's End, The Last Enemy - Star of Sherlock. 

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2,962 3,636
Colin O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Once Upon a Time

6
14,500 18,464
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Supernatural, ER, Gilmore Girls

7
3,208 4,011
Simon Baker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
AnnaPulidoGálvez added The Mentalist, The Guardian, Into the West

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2,540 3,561
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle

9
2,772 3,911
Mark Pellegrino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, Being Human

10
1,084 1,496
David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
seanaleecreech added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Broadchurch, Painkiller Jane

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2,179 3,188
Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
freda.ander added 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 OfficeDr. Watson in Sherlock, and Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy.

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345 416
Mark Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
gabygarzacantu added Supernatural, Leverage, Bionic Woman

13
1,508 2,479
Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
ColinDoherty added Doctor Who Confidential, Party Animals, Doctor Who

14
1,241 2,165
Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TVDaddictions added The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

15
707 1,186
Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg, Chicago Hope

16
1,590 2,841
Matt Bomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Chuck, White Collar, Tru Calling

17
1,350 2,408
David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones

18
1,588 2,855
Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Arrow, Hung, ReGenesis

19
1,485 2,691
Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

20
1,386 2,522
Jay Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Beauty & the Beast, Neighbours, Top of the Lake

21
1,200 2,218
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Game of Thrones, Threshold, POV

22
878 1,623
Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
NCIS, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope

23
1,085 2,038
Daniel Gillies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Originals, Saving Hope, Into the West

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1,158 2,187
Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Walking Dead

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1,669 3,206
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Vampire Diaries, Lost, Smallville

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1,278 2,449
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Hannibal, The Big C, The New Adventures of Robin Hood

27
880 1,657
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mork & Mindy, The Crazy Ones, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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1,277 2,473
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Hannibal, Unit One

29
981 1,918
Paul Wesley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Vampire Diaries, 24, Smallville

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905 1,787
Patrick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Grey's Anatomy, Fast Times

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96 110
Dylan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
SlashLover added Teen Wolf

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851 1,793
Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Game of Thrones

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899 1,900
Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Lost, Person of Interest, Lost: Missing Pieces

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841 1,859
Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
True Blood, Generation Kill, Revelations

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846 1,880
Jonny Lee Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Dexter, Elementary, Eli Stone

36
897 2,010
Orlando Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Sleepy Hollow, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life), Father of the Pride

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711 1,585
Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
House, Chicago Fire, Hercules

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68 75
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
AzyzSafta added Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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640 1,423
Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
NCIS, Dark Angel, Loving

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75 93
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TimBurnell added House, The Black Adder, Tracey Takes On...

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830 1,911
Tom Mison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Sleepy Hollow, Parade's End, Lost in Austen

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581 1,319
Darren Criss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
haych.jackson added Glee, Eastwick, Little White Lie

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710 1,632
Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Walking Dead, Strike Back, Afterlife

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735 1,715
Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Person of Interest, The Prisoner, Children of the Dust

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657 1,560
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Dracula, The Tudors, Elvis

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661 1,600
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Game of Thrones, New Amsterdam, Lock

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735 1,796
James Spader is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
The Office, The Blacklist, Boston Legal

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624 1,570
Clark Gregg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Adventures of Old Christine, Ultimate Spider-Man

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625 1,576
Alex O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Hawaii Five-0, The Shield, Moonlight

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506 1,282
Tim DeKay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
White Collar, Carnivàle, Tell Me You Love Me