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The Best Male TV Characters In 2019

Updated February 2, 2020 2.0k votes 201 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 Harrington1
    92
    58

    Steve Harrington

    Stranger Things

    Joe Keery

     

  • Tyrion Lannister2
    80
    53

    Tyrion Lannister

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

    Peter Dinklage

     

  • Sergeant Terry Jeffords3
    63
    40

    Sergeant Terry Jeffords

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Terry Crews

     

  • Daryl Dixon4
    66
    43

    Daryl Dixon

    The Walking Dead

    Norman Reedus

     

  • Damon Salvatore5
    30
    7

    Damon Salvatore

    The Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries fictional universe
  • Jon Snow6
    72
    53

    Jon Snow

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

    Kit Harrington

     

  • Captain Ray Holt7
    50
    30

    Captain Ray Holt

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

     Andre Braugher

     

  • Michael8
    58
    42

    Michael

    The Good Place

    Ted Danson

     

  • Saul Goodman9
    42
    37

    Saul Goodman

    Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul

     Bob Odenkirk

     

  • Phil Dunphy10
    37
    34

    Phil Dunphy

    Modern Family

    Ty Burrell

     

  • Sheldon Cooper11
    48
    49

    Sheldon Cooper

    The Big Bang Theory

    Jim Parsons

     

  • Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)12
  • Jack Pearson13
    40
    45

    Jack Pearson

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia

     

  • Oliver Queen14
    22
    30

    Oliver Queen

  • David Rose15
    21
    31

    David Rose

    Schitt's Creek
  • Randall Pearson16
    22
    35

    Randall Pearson

    This Is Us

    Sterling K. Brown

     

  • Jamie Fraser17
    16
    27

    Jamie Fraser

    Outlander

    Sam Heughan

     

  • Otis Milburn18
    22
    38

    Otis Milburn

    Sex Education

    Asa Butterfield

     

  • Jackson Avery19
    18
    34

    Jackson Avery

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

    Jessie Williams

     

  • Ray Donovan20
    17
    38

    Ray Donovan

    Ray Donovan

    Liev Schreiber

     

  • Johnny Rose21
    12
    38

    Johnny Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy

     

  • Rob Norris22
    12
    40

    Rob Norris

    Catastrophe

    Rob Delaney

  • Kelly Severide23
    10
    33

    Kelly Severide

    Chicago Fire

    Taylor Kinney

     

  • The Guy24
    11
    40

    The Guy

    High Maintenance

    Ben Sinclair

     

  • Jack McFarland25
    10
    37

    Jack McFarland

    Will & Grace

    Sean Hayes