Top Ten Best Actors on TV

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1Jensen AcklesJensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville.

Jensen Ackles is an incredibly talented, outstanding actor! He conveys drama as brilliant as comedy or romance, and he doesn't even need dialogue to share his character's emotions with the audience; it's all in his eyes and facial expressions. Jensen pours his heart and soul into his characters, raising them from their fictional existence and bringing them to life with a breathtaking intensity. He gives them depth and nuances, authenticity and dignity and introduces them to the viewer as persons you can easily relate to, laugh, cry and feel with; to an extent where you completely forget they're not real. This effect is especially obvious with Dean Winchester on Supernatural; Jensen's outstanding portrayal of this complex character over the last almost 9 years is deserving of every television award out in the industry. Aside from his impeccable acting skills, Jensen Ackles is an adorable, charming, humble and down-to-earth guy who cares so much not only for his family and friends but ...more - angiewinchester

Jensen Ackles is an amazing talent. He has grown so much through the years and currently just blows away his role, using his entire body to portray the character and make every situation - and there are some, let's say credulity straining ones - believable. He has strong presence, a wonderful ability to emote, and he makes every shot he is in better and more layered. To think once upon a time he was another pretty face - not that he lost his looks. He's grown into a very handsome man. Maybe it was the attention to detail he learned directing that helped him become a better actor. It's hard to watch so many movies with so-so actors when you know, Jensen Ackles would have been perfect for the part.

Powerful and driven, Jensen Ackles makes every role come to life, any character believable, and strange plot twist plausible. He makes Dean Winchester as fresh a character in Season 8 as he was in Supernatural Season 1. Dean is a better character because of Jensen Ackles' ability - no matter how cheesy his lines or how trite Dean's story, Ackles doesn't play him as a stereotype. With incredible skill at taking little in lines and making the audience feel his character's emotions, Ackles steals every scene unintentionally. It helps that he has matured from a pretty boy to a drop-dead gorgeous man.

Jensen Ackles is one of the most versatile actors out there... I strongly believe that there isn't a role that he cannot play... He has outstanding potential just waiting to be seen... (Anything but overrated! )

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2Matt LeBlanc

Matt leblanc is not that great of an actor. He's not funny either. I voted for jensen cause he's the better actor by far!

Matt LeBlanc is very overrated.

Jensen Ackles is very overrated

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3Jared PadaleckiJared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as such films as New York Minute and House of Wax.

The way Jared connects with the characters he plays is phenomenal- particularly the character of Sam Winchester (and all the versions of him). He uses the struggles and pain this character goes through and ties it together with his fans', along with his, own struggles and pain and creates a community where everyone can learn to cope and always keep fighting. Jared Padalecki is a good actor, and most importantly he is a good man.

Jared is a sweet man whose battles with depression have empowered many a Supernatural fan. This man is definitely what you'd call a friendly giant.

Jared is amazing, remember always keep fighting

Makes me smile. And I just want him to be happy

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4David Duchovny

David Duchovny is the most talented actor in the world.

David has created the most wonderful and iconic characters in the world:Hank Moody and Fox Mulder.

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5Misha CollinsDmitri "Misha" Collins is an American actor, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural.

Incredibly underrated person. His talent for acting is so raw and flawless. Character development is so evident through his work, and the multiple personalities he has portrayed on Supernatural are so different from one another despite carrying the same face and clothes. Although loved and looked up to by many, he has managed to remain incredibly grounded and never forgotten his own past. He gives back in all and any ways he can and strongly encourages others to do the same. Truly someone worth carrying the title of Role Model

Misha Collins is a talented, honestly generous, and strongly unique man. Honestly, I've never laughed harder than when I'm watching videos of him doing what Misha does. He also started up GISHWHES, which is a great contest that brings out the crazy and benevolent in everybody involved.

A true artist in every sense of the word in everything he does.

Incredible actor.

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6Roy Dupuis
7David Eigenberg
8Charlie Sheen

An outstanding actor. Besides he's wild side.. He can act in an amazing way with any personality or character.

Charlie is so funny in every simple way. and also has great timing.. wish he'd continue on the show...

9Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

Benedict Cumberbatch (besides being gorgeous and talented) is a goofball at heart, or at least off-screen. His portrayal of characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Khan in Star Trek blow me away.

10David TennantDavid Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.

Cute guy, amazing actor, and don't even get me started on the hair.

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11Hugh LaurieJames Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author.

The man can act, he plays his character perfectly and not to mention a flawless American accent.

12Mark A. Sheppard

Mark Sheppard is one of the greatest actors around. Not only has he been in popular shows, he's been in the greatest of our times. His style, personality and how passionately he works make him the best around. He is so underrated and that needs to change.

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13Ruth Connell
14Bryan CranstonBryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, ordained Pastor and producer.

Most likely one of the best actor in T.V. history love him in malcom in the middle and breaking bad he should be definitely higher on the list if not number one!

Seriously, no vote for Cranston... Have you seen Breaking Bad? #1, Aaron Paul should make the list as well

The very best actor in television land, hands down. Everyone else is vying for second place...

He can do comedy and drama!

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15Casper Van Dien
16Peter Capaldi

The mouthy spinster Malcom Tucker in The Thiock of It, Capaldi was recently announced as the new Doctor Who

He was phoenominal! Especially in Heaven Sent; really deserved a Bafta/Emmy.

17Martin Freeman
18Josh Holloway
19Matthew PerryMatthew Langford Perry is an American-Canadian actor and writer. Perry is known for his role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends, as well as his portrayal of Ron Clark in the 2006 television movie The Ron Clark Story.V1 Comment
20Dean Cain
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