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The Best Male TV Characters In 2019

Updated February 2, 2020 2.0k votes 195 voters 1.5k views30 items

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The Golden Age of Television is not only bringing small screen audiences some of the most innovative and entertaining programs ever, it’s also bringing spectators some of the best male TV characters of all time.

Patriarchs, police detectives, and teenagers are no longer held hostage by the standard tropes of their macho predecessors - the Me Too movement has finally made its way to television, and it’s giving us some of the most well-rounded male characters in 2019.

Sure, none of these characters are perfect. But perhaps that’s one of the reasons why they're so relatable. The best male TV characters need to be three-dimensional. No one in real life is all good or all bad; we live in shades of grey and only hope that we’re making the right decisions. We’re only now comfortable rooting for a lawyer whose practice skirts around legal technicalities, or a good dude who just happens to be a weed dealer.

Who are the best male characters in 2019? Put these men up to the test by voting up your current favorites. And if your personal favorite male character is missing, add them to the list!

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    Steve Harrington
    92
    57

    Steve Harrington

    Stranger Things

    Joe Keery

     

  • 2
    Tyrion Lannister
    76
    53

    Tyrion Lannister

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

    Peter Dinklage

     

  • 3
    Sergeant Terry Jeffords
    63
    40

    Sergeant Terry Jeffords

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Terry Crews

     

  • 4
    Captain Ray Holt
    50
    28

    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

     Andre Braugher

     

  • 5
    Damon Salvatore
    27
    5

    Damon Salvatore

    The Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries fictional universe
  • 6
    Daryl Dixon
    61
    43

    Daryl Dixon

    The Walking Dead

    Norman Reedus

     

  • 7
    Michael
    58
    40

    Michael

    The Good Place

    Ted Danson

     

  • 8
    Jon Snow
    68
    53

    Jon Snow

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

    Kit Harrington

     

  • 9
    Saul Goodman
    41
    37

    Saul Goodman

    Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul

     Bob Odenkirk

     

  • 10
    Sheldon Cooper
    48
    48

    Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory

    Jim Parsons

     

  • 11
    Phil Dunphy
    37
    34

    Phil Dunphy

    Modern Family

    Ty Burrell

     

  • 12
    Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)
  • 13
    Jack Pearson
    40
    45

    Jack Pearson

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia

     

  • 14
    Oliver Queen
    20
    30

    Oliver Queen

  • 15
    David Rose
    21
    31

    David Rose

    Schitt's Creek
  • 16
    Randall Pearson
    22
    35

    Randall Pearson

    This Is Us

    Sterling K. Brown

     

  • 17
    Jamie Fraser
    16
    27

    Jamie Fraser

    Outlander

    Sam Heughan

     

  • 18
    Otis Milburn
    22
    38

    Otis Milburn

    Sex Education

    Asa Butterfield

     

  • 19
    Jackson Avery
    18
    34

    Jackson Avery

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

    Jessie Williams

     

  • 20
    Ray Donovan
    17
    38

    Ray Donovan

    Ray Donovan

    Liev Schreiber

     

  • 21
    Johnny Rose
    12
    38

    Johnny Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy

     

  • 22
    Rob Norris
    12
    40

    Rob Norris

    Catastrophe

    Rob Delaney

  • 23
    Kelly Severide
    10
    33

    Kelly Severide

    Chicago Fire

    Taylor Kinney

     

  • 24
    The Guy
    11
    40

    The Guy

    High Maintenance

    Ben Sinclair

     

  • 25
    Jack McFarland
    10
    37

    Jack McFarland

    Will & Grace

    Sean Hayes