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

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653 528
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

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578 506
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

4
454 439
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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485 425
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

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502 417
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

7
396 363
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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489 494
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
274 302
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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432 506
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

11
412 342
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

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324 376
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

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230 272
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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307 385
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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321 413
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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258 222
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

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246 371
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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111 72
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

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309 307
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

20
183 247
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones

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118 103
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

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154 336
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

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48 27
Chandler Muriel Bing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

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181 207
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

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197 269
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Family Guy

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141 217
Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added The Blacklist

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110 85
Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Arrow

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67 86
Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits

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192 355
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons

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37 19
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Joey, Friends

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78 121
Carl Grimes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
EnidGrimes666 added The Walking Dead

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37 62
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

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111 226
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Game of Thrones

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92 172
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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28 19
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

36
116 209
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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38 24
Stiles Stilinski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Teen Wolf

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23 18
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

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25 21
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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38 28
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Stranger Things

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29 15
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added

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41 39
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Game of Thrones

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30 22
Jack Pearson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
This Is Us

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32 27
Mycroft Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Sherlock

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17 20
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

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17 19
Caleb Rivers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Pretty Little Liars

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54 129
Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Alex Farias added Ray Donovan

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17 19
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

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15 20
Negan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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37 43
John Diggle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Guest_8658ce6e-aba5-47fb-9a2e-95645b6a7e3e added Arrow