ABC The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV  

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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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29,246 11,143
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

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28,958 11,461
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
4,046 3,676
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
3,021 3,618
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
2,938 3,593
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
14,457 18,424
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
3,189 3,965
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
2,760 3,868
Mark Pellegrino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mark Pellegrino Supernatural, The Tomorrow People, Being Human

9
2,519 3,520
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Nathan Fillion Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle

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1,065 1,456
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

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2,155 3,145
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 ...

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333 374
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
1,496 2,441
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
700 1,142
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

15
1,567 2,801
Matt Bomer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Matt Bomer Chuck, White Collar, Tru Calling

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1,204 2,128
Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TVDaddictions added Joseph Morgan The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

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1,330 2,368
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
1,472 2,653
Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Karl Urban Xena: Warrior Princess, Almost Human, Shortland Street

19
1,554 2,812
Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Stephen Amell Arrow, Hung, ReGenesis

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1,372 2,484
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

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1,166 2,183
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

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1,068 2,001
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

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1,272 2,413
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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856 1,586
Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Mark Harmon NCIS, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope

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1,634 3,170
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

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1,126 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

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1,266 2,439
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
860 1,625
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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963 1,885
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

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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

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891 1,869
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

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830 1,762
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

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841 1,847
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

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830 1,827
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

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893 1,978
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

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704 1,553
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

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629 1,391
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 1,881
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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571 1,289
Darren Criss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
haych.jackson added Darren Criss Glee, Eastwick, Little White Lie

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731 1,686
Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 40 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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681 1,605
Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 42 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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647 1,531
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dracula, The Tudors, Elvis

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 44 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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651 1,577
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is listed (or ranked) 45 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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722 1,767
James Spader is listed (or ranked) 46 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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614 1,541
Clark Gregg is listed (or ranked) 47 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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615 1,545
Alex O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 48 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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503 1,252
Tim DeKay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Tim DeKay White Collar, Carnivàle, Tell Me You Love Me

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61 78
Dylan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
SlashLover added Dylan O'Brien Teen Wolf