TV characters The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are male right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which male characters are the best of the best on TV right now?

Are you a Tyrion Lannister kind of person, or a Sheldon Cooper lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite male characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Dean Winchester Supernatural

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock

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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Castiel Supernatural

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John Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Crowley Supernatural

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

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Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Elijah Mikaelson The Originals

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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added The Doctor Dr. Who

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Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Francis Underwood House of Cards

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Glenn The Walking Dead

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Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Jorah Mormont Game of Thrones

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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Bellamy Blake The 100

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Raymond 'Red' Reddington The Blacklist

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Oliver Queen Arrow

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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Harvey Specter Suits

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Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Jughead Jones Riverdale

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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Alex Farias added Ray Donovan Ray Donovan

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Ian Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Ian Gallagher Shameless

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Saul Berenson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Saul Berenson Homeland

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Jack Pearson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jack Pearson This Is Us

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Mycroft Holmes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Mycroft Holmes Sherlock

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Carl Grimes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
EnidGrimes666 added Carl Grimes The Walking Dead

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Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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John Diggle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Guest_8658ce6e-aba5-47fb-9a2e-95645b6a7e3e added John Diggle Arrow

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Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mike Wheeler Stranger Things

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Mickey Milkovich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mickey Milkovich Shameless

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Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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Rafael is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Rafael Jane the Virgin

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Cullen Bohannan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Cullen Bohannan Hell on Wheels

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John Murphy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added John Murphy The 100

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Stiles Stilinski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Lucifer

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Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Chandler Muriel Bing Friends

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Titus Andromedon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt