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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723 538
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock

2
734 583
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

3
624 564
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

4
522 490
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
529 473
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural

6
552 450
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

7
431 396
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock

8
523 526
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

9
308 342
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
470 549
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory

11
351 417
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural

12
438 379
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

13
330 424
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones

14
250 313
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals

15
347 442
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

16
264 398
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time

17
279 245
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who

18
147 106
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale

19
89 44
Chandler Bing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added Friends

20
330 331
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead

21
140 125
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries

22
194 275
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
160 365
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
House of Cards

24
203 222
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100

25
154 239
Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
clash1977 added The Blacklist