TV 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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305 334
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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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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229 233
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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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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140 66
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Dr. Gregory House House

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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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Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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

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Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added The Doctor

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Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Glenn The Walking Dead

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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

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Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Jorah Mormont Game of Thrones

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128 160
Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Jack Harkness Torchwood: Web of Lies, Torchwood

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Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Eric Northman True Blood

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Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Don Draper Mad Men

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Raymond 'Red' Reddington The Blacklist

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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Bellamy Blake The 100

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Ichabod Crane is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Ichabod Crane Sleepy Hollow

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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation

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John Bates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added John Bates Downton Abbey

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added John Constantine Constantine

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Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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91 151
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Andy Dwyer Parks and Recreation

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69 136
Derek Hale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Derek Hale Teen Wolf

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Alex Farias added Ray Donovan Ray Donovan

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55 126
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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35 29
Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Oliver Queen Arrow

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62 173
Tig Trager is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added Tig Trager Sons of Anarchy

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Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Amy Boal added Ben Wyatt Parks and Recreation

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Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Raylan Givens Justified

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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Guest_a905a02f-6295-43bf-b446-007a83d484f4 added Leroy Jethro Gibbs NCIS

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Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Jughead Jones Archie's Weird Mysteries

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Juice Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Juice Ortiz Sons of Anarchy