Top Ten Best Actors on TV

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The Top Ten

1 Jensen Ackles Jensen Ackles Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is mostly known for his role as Dean Winchester on the CW fantasy series Supernatural. He is also 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 ...read more.

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.

He is the best actor!

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2 Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Matthew Steven LeBlanc (born July 25, 1967) is an American actor, television host, and producer. He attracted international recognition and acclaim for his portrayal of Joey Tribbiani on the popular NBC sitcom Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004; He currently stars as Adam Burns on the TV show Man ...read more.

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.

Makes me laugh every time

Jensen Ackles is very overrated

3 Jared Padalecki Jared Padalecki Jared 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

He is just perfect, he's like the sun and he saved my life. He deserves better from the show (spn) and fans! Always keep fighting Jay, and always bring that smile

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4 Misha Collins Misha Collins Dmitri "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

He really commits to his role as Castiel even altering his voice to fit the character better. You would never guess he's such a sweet and quirky guy in real life because he plays such a straight faced character on the show. I can't see anyone else playing the part half as well as he does. - NerdBunny

Just came here to tell everyone how underrated Misha is. It isn't easy playing someone that conveys most of their emotions through stares.

Incredible actor.

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5 David Duchovny David 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.

He is effortless & yet the best simply my icon

Yes x flies is my favorite

6 Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie James Hugh Calum Laurie, 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.

Hugh is the best of the small screen who is equally great doing comedy and drama in just one Episode.

Just need to Check the episode Euphoria to see what I mean - Szonana

7 Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis Roy Dupuis is an actor from Quebec, Canada, known for his lead role as Michael in 'La Femme Nikita' T.V. series, partnering with Peta Wilson (as Nikita).

Roy Dupuis is amazing actor. He can play different roles. I hope that he will create a lot of characters again and again.

8 David Eigenberg
9 Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen

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

He is the best..

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

10 Bryan Cranston Bryan Cranston Bryan 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...

Walter White and the dad from Malcolm in the Middle. Guy has talent. - 445956

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The Contenders

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

The way he acts as Sherlock is spot on! He plays him so perfectly that I sometimes forget he's a different person from his character. He's just so amazingly skilled, committed, and has a wide acting range. - NerdBunny

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.

12 Kiefer Sutherland

I had to click someone... Leblanc is not even in my top 100, nor are most of these people. THE BEST T.V. aCTOR IS NONE OTHER THAN MAURICE BENARD... Whether you like his show or not! : )

13 David Tennant David Tennant David 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.

14 Mark 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.

He works as much as he does for a reason! The man is talented!

15 Natalie Dormer Natalie Dormer Natalie Dormer is an English actress. Born and brought up in Berkshire, she was educated at Chiltern Edge Secondary School and Reading Blue Coat School, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
16 Ruth Connell
17 Casper Van Dien
18 Peter 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.

19 Patrick Dempsey
20 Martin Freeman Martin Freeman
21 Alexander Skarsgard
22 Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Morrison Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, model, and producer. She is known for her roles as Dr.

Love how all her characters always have a good chemistry with other characters. She is one of the main reasons why House MD was one of the best T.V. shows Cameron was the only character who actually connected very well with all the others

23 Michael C Hall
24 Lisa Edelstein
25 Matthew Perry Matthew Perry Matthew 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. V 1 Comment
26 Josh Holloway Josh Holloway
27 Dean Cain
28 Dominic Purcell

Amazing in Prison Break!

29 Raiin Wilson

Rainn Wilson literally became Dwight the way no one else could

30 John Krasinski

hmmm, not a whole lot of competition here - FATRESS

31 Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris

Best ever
Can't imagine anyone nailing the role barney stinson in How I Met Your Mother like he does

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32 James Norton James Norton James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor best known for playing Reverend Sydney Chambers in the ITV period crime series Grantchester and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC mini series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

Many women would say that his Sidney Chambers was the only time a vicar was hot.

The Phwoar the Peace man himself.

A russian prince in War and Peace, a psychopath in Happy Valley, a vicar in Grantchester and now a banker in McMafia. Is there anything James Norton can't do?

33 Eddie Cibrian
34 Jim Parsons Jim Parsons James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

He has won 2 straight emmys for best lead actor in a comedy series. - Bman23

Wait! Matt Le Blanc in no. 2 and Jim in 34?!?!

35 Ben Browder
36 Wentworth Miller Wentworth Miller Wentworth Earl Miller III (born June 2, 1972) is a British-American actor, model, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence following his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for best actor in a leading role. ...read more.

He is amazing in PRISON BREAK!

Great actor with piercing eyes

37 Ian Somerhalder Ian Somerhalder Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.

Seriously, Ian is on NO.34.. Give me a break dude.. He is a great actor.. He acts with his eyes.. The way he plays the role of Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, its just amazing.. Vote for him guys because he deserves it..

38 David Boreanaz

love those dimples, I also like Eric Dane

39 Andrew Lincoln Andrew Lincoln

If you're watching The Walking Dead, you'll be amazed on how he acts. With his acting, you'll realize you were just attached to the zombie world without noticing it earlier.

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40 James Denton
41 Ray Romano Ray Romano
42 Michael Emerson
43 Jon Cryer
44 Aaron Paul Aaron Paul Aaron Paul Sturtevant, known as Aaron Paul, is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which he won several awards, including the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the ...read more.
45 Victor Webster
46 Justin Chambers

Alex has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Takes skill to be versatile.

47 David Caruso
48 Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon is one of the most experienced actors in the business and he is also a well birthed action actor who is able to be also quite comidic

49 Simon Baker Simon Baker

He's funny, cute and can really fit with the characteristics of whoever he is playing. My all time favourite actor x

50 David Schwimmer David Schwimmer
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1. Hugh Laurie
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