Entertainment 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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720 537
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock

2
731 582
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

3
621 564
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

4
518 489
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
550 449
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

6
525 472
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

7
429 396
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

8
522 526
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
305 340
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
470 547
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

11
349 416
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

12
437 378
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

13
329 422
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

14
249 311
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals

15
346 440
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

16
264 397
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time

17
278 244
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

18
146 105
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

19
87 44
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

20
329 330
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

21
138 124
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

22
193 274
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
160 364
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

24
203 221
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

25
89 103
Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits