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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock

2
715 575
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

3
614 560
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

4
508 481
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

5
543 444
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

6
516 466
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

7
421 393
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

8
514 520
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
302 332
Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

10
464 537
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

11
434 368
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

12
342 406
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

13
247 303
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals

14
323 416
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

15
341 434
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

16
140 94
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

17
262 389
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time

18
275 237
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

19
321 326
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

20
78 40
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

21
135 121
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

22
190 267
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones

23
158 358
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

24
195 219
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

25
152 234
Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added The Blacklist