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The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now 

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Updated February 20, 2020 41.5k votes 3.6k voters 24.5k views 62 items

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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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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Castiel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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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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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
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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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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural
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Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Jughead Jones Riverdale
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Elijah Mikaelson The Originals
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
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Oliver Queen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added Arrow
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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Bellamy Blake The 100
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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries
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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #22 The Walking Dead
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Supernatural
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
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Alex Karev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Grey's Anatomy
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Stiles Stilinski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Teen Wolf
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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #17 The Walking Dead
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who
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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Brooklyn Nine-Nine