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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670 498
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock

2
666 546
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

3
591 516
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

4
468 453
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
494 436
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

6
514 422
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

7
405 373
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

8
495 500
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
287 307
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
443 515
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

11
329 382
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

12
236 277
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals

13
416 352
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

14
310 393
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

15
327 418
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

16
122 76
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

17
252 375
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time

18
261 227
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

19
312 311
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

20
125 104
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

21
186 251
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones

22
154 341
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

23
57 28
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

24
188 208
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

25
199 275
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Family Guy

26
143 222
Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added The Blacklist

27
72 91
Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits

28
116 90
Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Arrow

29
47 20
Joey Tribbiani is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Joey, Friends

30
197 361
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons

31
41 65
Dr. Derek Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

32
79 126
Carl Grimes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
EnidGrimes666 added The Walking Dead

33
111 230
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
intcat-eternal added Game of Thrones

34
94 176
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

35
46 27
Stiles Stilinski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Teen Wolf

36
30 22
Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

37
30 22
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

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45 29
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Stranger Things

39
116 213
Sterling Archer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now

40
34 17
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added

41
26 21
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

42
47 41
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Game of Thrones

43
22 20
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

44
22 22
Caleb Rivers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Pretty Little Liars

45
36 30
Mycroft Holmes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
KhushiRathi added Sherlock

46
32 25
Jack Pearson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
This Is Us

47
20 23
Jackson Avery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy

48
55 133
Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Alex Farias added Ray Donovan

49
18 22
Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

50
16 24
Negan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now