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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29,313 11,195
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

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28,988 11,501
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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4,068 3,722
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

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3,062 3,665
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 3,635
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

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14,496 18,463
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Supernatural, ER, Gilmore Girls

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3,206 4,010
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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2,537 3,560
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

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2,772 3,910
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
1,083 1,495
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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2,178 3,186
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 Office, Dr. Watson in Sherlock, and Bilbo ...

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344 415
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

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1,507 2,478
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

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707 1,185
Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg, Chicago Hope

15
1,239 2,164
Joseph Morgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
TVDaddictions added The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hex

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1,587 2,840
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

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1,347 2,407
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
1,585 2,853
Stephen Amell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Arrow, Hung, ReGenesis

19
1,484 2,690
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
1,385 2,521
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

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1,195 2,217
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
877 1,621
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

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1,084 2,037
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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1,155 2,186
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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1,667 3,205
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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1,277 2,448
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

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879 1,656
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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1,276 2,472
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Hannibal, Unit One

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981 1,916
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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902 1,786
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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898 1,899
Michael Emerson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
Lost, Person of Interest, Lost: Missing Pieces

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848 1,792
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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90 109
Dylan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
SlashLover added Teen Wolf

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841 1,858
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 1,879
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

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897 2,009
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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709 1,584
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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639 1,422
Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
NCIS, Dark Angel, Loving

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67 74
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lead/Major Supporting Male Actors Currently on TV
AzyzSafta added Teen Wolf, 7th Heaven

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74 92
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 1,910
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 1,318
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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708 1,631
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 1,714
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 1,559
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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660 1,599
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 1,795
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 1,569
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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622 1,575
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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505 1,281
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