TV Characters The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote on and add only male characters who are currently on television

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 Supernatural

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683 522
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock

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594 545
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

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495 463
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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506 450
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

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525 431
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

7
410 381
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

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499 510
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
294 314
Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

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447 524
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

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336 391
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

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423 356
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

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241 285
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals

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312 401
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

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331 423
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

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127 81
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

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255 379
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time

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265 230
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

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315 314
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

20
131 108
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

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67 31
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

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186 256
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones

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156 345
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

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190 211
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

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201 277
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Family Guy