The 100 Sexiest Men on Television: 2011

Well folks, the end of the year is quickly approaching which means it’s time for all of those lovely year end lists people love so much. Instead of focusing solely on the best in television, music and movies from 2011, I’ve decided to pay a little special attention to all of the eye candy each genre has offered up. As regular readers know, I run a little feature here on World of Female called Man Candy Mondays, but in this series, I’m not going to stick to the boys because the ladies need a little love to. In this inaugural post, I’ll be focusing on the sexiest men on television this year. Next Sunday, we’ll talk about the sexiest women in television and so on and so forth from there. Please note – all lists are in alphabetical order because there’s not even the slightest chance I’m going to rank based on hotness. Hope you enjoy this brand new feature. Let’s get started with the Sexiest Men on Television 2011!


100: Zachary Levi

Full Name: Zachary Levi Pugh
Television Series: Chuck
Role: Chuck Bartowski
Birthday: September 29, 1980
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana


99: Wilson Bethel

Full Name: Stephen Wilson Bethel
Television Series: Hart of Dixie
Role: Wade Kinsella
Birthday: February 24, 1984
Birthplace: Hillsborough, New Hampshire

source: Adam Fedderly/

98: Vincent Piazza

Television Series: Boardwalk Empire
Role: Lucky Luciano
Birthplace: Queens, New York


97: Tyler Hoechlin

Full Name: Tyler Lee Hoechlin
Television Series: Teen Wolf
Role: Derek Hale
Birthday: September 11, 1987
Birthplace: Corona, California


96: Timothy Olyphant

Full Name: Timothy David Olyphant
Television Series: Justified
Role: Raylan Givens
Birthday: May 20, 1968
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii


95: Thomas Jane

Full Name: Thomas Elliott III
Television Series: Hung
Role: Ray Drecker
Birthday: February 23, 1969
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

source: The Huffington Post

94: Thomas Dekker

Full Name: Thomas Alexander Dekker
Television Series: The Secret Circle
Role: Adam Conant
Birthday: December 28, 1987
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada


93: Taylor Kinney

Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Mason Lockwood
Birthday: July 15, 1981
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


92: Tyler Blackburn

Television Series: Pretty Little Liars
Role: Caleb Rivers
Birthday: October 12, 1986
Birthplace: Burbank, California


91: Stephen Moyer

Full Name: Stephen John Emery
Television Series: True Blood
Role: Bill Compton
Birthday: October 11, 1969
Birthplace: Brentwood, Essex, England


90:Stephen Amell

Television Series: Hung
Role: Jason
Birthday: May 8, 1981
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


89: Shemar Moore

Full Name: Shemar Franklin Moore
Television Series: Criminal Minds
Role: Derek Morgan
Birthday: April 20, 1970
Birthplace: Oakland, California


88: Seth Gabel

Full Name: Seth Cosentino
Television Series: Fringe
Role: Lincoln Lee
Birthday: October 3, 1981
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida


87: Scott Porter

Full Name: Matthew Scott Porter
Television Series: Hart of Dixie, The Good Wife
Role: George Tucker, Blake Calamar
Birthday: July 14, 1979
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska


86: Sam Witwer

Full Name: Samuel Stewart Witwer
Television Series: Being Human
Role: Aiden McCollin
Birthday: October 20, 1977
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois


85: Ryan McPartlin

Television Series: Chuck
Role: Devon Woodcomb
Birthday: July 3, 1975
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois


84: Ryan Kwanten

Full Name: Ryan Christian Kwanten
Television Series: True Blood
Role: Jason Stackhouse
Birthday: 28 November 1976
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia


83: Robert Buckley

Full Name: Robert Earl Buckley
Television Series: One Tree Hill
Role: Clay Evans
Birthday: May 2, 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California


82: Rob McElhenney

Full Name: Robert Dale McElhenney
Television Series: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Role: Ronald “Mac” McDonald
Birthday: April 14, 1977
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

source: Vanity Fair

81: Rob Lowe

Full Name: Robert Hepler Lowe
Television Series: Parks and Recreation, Californication
Role: Chris Traeger, Eddie Nero
Birthday: March 17, 1964
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia


80: Penn Badgley

Full Name: Penn Dayton Badgley
Television Series: Gossip Girl
Role: Dan Humphrey
Birthday: November 1, 1986
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland


79: Paul Wesley

Full Name: Paul Thomas Wasilewski
Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Stefan Salvatore
Birthday: July 23, 1982
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey
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78: Patrick Dempsey

Full Name: Patrick Galen Dempsey
Television Series: Grey’s Anatomy
Role: Dr. Derek Shepherd
Birthday: January 13, 1966
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine


77: Norman Reedus

Full Name: Norman Mark Reedus
Television Series: The Walking Dead
Role: Daryl Dixon
Birthday: January 6, 1969
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida


76: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Television Series: Game of Thrones
Role: Jaime Lannister
Birthday: July 27, 1970
Birthplace: Denmark


75: Niall Matter

Television Series: Eureka
Role: Zane Donovan
Birthday: October 20, 1980
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


74: Neil Patrick Harris

Television Series: How I Met Your Mother
Role: Barney Stinson
Birthday: June 15, 1973
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico


73: Nathan Fillion

Television Series: Castle
Role: Richard Castle
Birthday: March 27, 1971
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


72: Misha Collins

Full Name: Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
Television Series: Supernatural
Role: Castiel/Jimmy Novak/Leviathan
Birthday: August 20, 1974
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts


71: Mike Vogel

Full Name: Michael James Vogel
Television Series: Pan Am
Role: Captain Dean Lowrey
Birthday: July 17, 1979
Birthplace: Abington, Pennsylvania
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70: Michael Trucco

Full Name: Edward Michael Trucco
Television Series: Fairly Legal
Role: Justin Patrick
Birthday: June 22, 1970
Birthplace: San Mateo, California


69: Michael Pitt

Full Name: Michael Carmen Pitt
Television Series: Boardwalk Empire
Role: Jimmy Darmody
Birthday: April 10, 1981
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey


68: Michael Graziadei

Television Series: The Young and the Restless, American Horror Story
Role: Daniel Romalotti/Daniel Goodard, Travis
Birthday: September 22, 1979
Birthplace: Germany


67: Michael Ealy

Full Name: Michael Brown
Television Series: Californication
Role: Ben
Birthday: August 3, 1973
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland


66: Michael C. Hall

Full Name: Michael Carlyle Hall
Television Series: Dexter
Role: Dexter Morgan
Birthday: February 1, 1971
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina


65: Michael B. Jordan

Full Name: Michael Bakari Jordan
Television Series: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights
Role: Alex, Vince Howard
Birthday: February 9, 1987
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California


64: Mehcad Brooks

Full Name: Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks
Television Series: Necessary Roughness
Role: Terrence “T.K,” King
Birthday: October 25, 1980
Birthplace: Austin, Texas


63: Matthew Morrison

Full Name: Matthew James Morrison
Television Series: Glee
Role: Will “Mr. Shue” Shuester
Birthday: October 30, 1978
Birthplace: Fort Ord, California


62: Matthew Gray Gubler

Television Series: Criminal Minds
Role: Spencer Reid
Birthday: March 9, 1980
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada


61: Matthew Davis

Full Name: Matthew W. Davis
Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Alaric Saltzman
Birthday: May 8, 1978
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah


60: Matt Lanter

Full Name: Matthew Mackendree Lanter
Television Series: 90210
Role: Liam Court
Birthday: April 1, 1983
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio


59: Matt Bomer

Full Name: Matthew Staton Bomer
Television Series: White Collar
Role: Neal Caffrey
Birthday: October 11, 1977
Birthplace: Spring, Texas
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58: Mark Salling

Full Name: Mark Wayne Salling
Television Series: Glee
Role: Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman
Birthday: August 17, 1982
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas



57: Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Full Name: Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar
Television Series: Franklin and Bash
Role: Peter Bash
Birthday: March 1, 1974
Birthplace: Panorama City, California


56: Lucas Bryant

Television Series: Haven
Role: Nathan Wuornos
Birthday: December 23, 1978
Birthplace: Elmira, Ontario, Canada


55: Kit Harington

Full Name: Christopher Harington
Television Series: Game of Thrones
Role: Jon Snow
Birthday: December 26, 1986
Birthplace: Worcester, England


54: Kunal Nayyar

Television Series: Big Bang Theory
Role: Rajesh Koothrappali
Birthday: April 30, 1981
Birthplace: London, England


53: Keegan Allen

Full Name: Keegan Phillip Allen
Television Series: Pretty Little Liars
Role: Toby Cavanaugh
Birthday: July 22, 1989

52: Justin Deeley

Television Series: 90210
Role: Austin Ridge
Birthday: February 1, 1986
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky


51: Justin Chatwin

Television Series: Shameless
Role: Steve/Jimmy Lishman
Birthday: October 31, 1982
Birthplace: Nanaimo, British Columbia


50: Justin Chambers

Television Series: Grey’s Anatomy
Role: Dr. Alex Karev
Birthday: July 11, 1970
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio


49: Josh Radnor

Full Name: Joshua Michael Radnor
Television Series: How I Met Your Mother
Role: Ted Mosby
Birthday: July 29, 1974
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio


48: Josh Dallas

Full Name: Joshua Dallas
Television Series: Once Upon a Time
Role: David Nolan/Prince Charming
Birthday: December 18, 1981
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky


47: Joseph Morgan

Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Klaus
Birthday: May 16, 1981
Birthplace: London, England
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46: Johnny Galecki

Full Name: John Mark Galecki
Television Series: Big Bang Theory
Role: Leonard Hofstadter
Birthday: April 30, 1975
Birthplace: Bree, Belgium


45: John Barrowman

Full Name: John Scot Barrowman
Television Series: Torchwood
Role: Captain Jack Harkness
Birthday: March 11, 1967
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland


44: Joe Manganiello

Full Name: Joseph Michael Manganiello
Television Series: True Blood
Role: Alcide Herveaux
Birthday: December 28, 1976
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43: Jim Caviezel

Full Name: James Patrick Caviezel
Television Series: Person of Interest
Role: John Reese
Birthday: September 26, 1968
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Washington


42: Jesse Williams

Television Series: Grey’s Anatomy
Role: Dr. Jackson Avery
Birthday: August 5, 1981
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois


41: Jesse Spencer

Full Name: Jesse Gordon Spencer
Television Series: House
Role: Dr. Robert Chase
Birthday: February 12, 1979
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia


40: Jensen Ackles

Full Name: Jensen Ross Ackles
Television Series: Supernatural
Role: Dean Winchester
Birthday: March 1, 1978
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
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39: Jared Padalecki

Full Name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
Television Series: Supernatural
Role: Sam Winchester
Birthday: July 19, 1982
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas


38: Jamie Dornan

Full Name: James Dornan
Television Series: Once Upon a Time
Role: Sheriff Graham
Birthday: May 1, 1982
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland


37: Jack Huston

Full Name: Jack Alexander Huston
Television Series: Boardwalk Empire
Role: Richard Harrow
Birthday: December 7, 1982
Birthplace: London, England


36: Idris Elba

Full Name: Idris Akuna Elba
Television Series: Luther
Role: John Luther
Birthday: September 6, 1972
Birthplace: Newham, London


35: Ian Somerhalder

Full Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Damon Salvatore
Birthday: December 8, 1978
Birthplace: Covington, Louisiana
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34: Ian Harding

Television Series: Pretty Little Liars
Role: Ezra Fitz
Birthday: September 16, 1986
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Karlsruhe


33: Hunter Parish

Television Series: Weeds
Role: Silas Botwin
Birthday: May 3, 1987
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia


32: Harry Shum Jr.

Television Series: Glee
Role: Mike Chang
Birthday: April 28, 1982
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica


31: Grey Damon

Television Series: The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Friday Night Lights
Role: Brian Rezza, Hastings Ruckle
Birthday: September 24, 1987
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California


30: George Eads

Full Name: George Coleman Eads III
Television Series: CSI
Role: Nick Stokes
Birthday: March 1, 1967
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas


29: Gale Harold

Full Name: Gale Morgan Howard III
Television Series: The Secret Circle
Role: Charles Meade
Birthday: July 10, 1969
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia


28: Gabriel Macht

Television Series: Suits
Role: Harvey Specter
Birthday: January 22, 1972
Birthplace: Bronx, New York


27: Francois Arnaud

Television Series: The Borgias
Role: Cesare Borgia
Birthday: July 5, 1985
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec

source: Tyler Shields

26: Evan Peters

Television Series: American Horror Story
Role: Tate Langdon
Birthday: January 20, 1987
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri


25: Eric Szmanda

Full Name: Eric Kyle Szmanda
Television Series: CSI
Role: Greg Sanders
Birthday: July 24, 1975
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


24: Eric Dane

Television Series: Grey’s Anatomy
Role: Dr. Mark Sloan
Birthday: November 9, 1972
Birthplace: San Francisco, California

credit: Tony Duran/People Magazine

23: Dylan McDermott

Full Name: Mark Anthony McDermott
Television Series: American Horror Story
Role: Ben Harmon
Birthday: October 26, 1961
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut


22: Dillon Casey

Television Series: Torchwood, Nikita
Role: Brad, Sean Pierce
Birthday: October 29, 1983
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada


21: Desmond Harrington

Television Series: Dexter
Role: Joey Quinn
Birthday: October 19, 1967
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia


20: Dean Geyer

Full Name: Dean Stanley Geyer
Television Series: Terra Nova
Role: Mark Reynolds
Birthday: March 20, 1986
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa


19: David Giuntoli

Television Series: Grimm
Role: Nick Burkhardt
Birthday: Not available
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


18: David Duchovny

Full Name: David William Duchovny
Television Series: Californication
Role: Hank Moody
Birthday: August 7, 1960
Birthplace: New York City, New York


17: David Boreanaz

Television Series: Bones
Role: Seeley Booth
Birthday: May 16, 1969
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York


16: Darren Criss

Full Name: Darren Everett Criss
Television Series: Glee
Role: Blaine Anderson
Birthday: February 5, 1987
Birthplace: San Francisco, California


15: Daniel Gillies

Television Series: The Vampire Diaries
Role: Elijah
Birthday: March 14, 1976
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba


14: Daniel Dae Kim

Television Series: Hawaii Five-O
Role: Chin Ho Kelly
Birthday: August 4, 1968
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea


13: Colton Haynes

Television Series: Teen Wolf
Role: Jackson Whittemore
Birthday: July 13, 1988
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas


12: Chris Zylka

Full Name: Chris Settlemire (changed to Zylka)
Television Series: The Secret Circle
Role: Jake Armstrong
Birthday: May 9, 1985
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio


11: Chord Overstreet

Television Series: Glee
Role: Sam Evans
Birthday: February 17, 1989
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee


10: Chace Crawford

Full Name: Christopher Chace Crawford
Television Series: Gossip Girl
Role: Nate Archibald
Birthday: July 18, 1985
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas


09: Charlie Hunnam

Full Name: Charles Matthew Hunnam
Television Series: Sons of Anarchy
Role: Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller
Birthday: April 10, 1980
Birthplace: Newcastle, England
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08: Charlie Day

Full Name: Charles Peckham Day
Television Series: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Role: Charlie
Birthday: February 9, 1976
Birthplace: New York City, New York


07: Charlie Cox

Television Series: Boardwalk Empire
Role: Owen Slater
Birthday: December 15, 1982
Birthplace: London, England


06: Blair Redford

Television Series: The Lying Game, Switched at Birth
Role: Ethan Whitehorse, Ty Mendoza
Birthday: July 27, 1983
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia


05: Ashton Kutcher

Full Name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Television Series: Two and a Half Men
Role: Waldon Schmitt
Birthday: February 7, 1978
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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04: Alexander Skarsgård

Full Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Television Series: True Blood
Role: Eric Northman
Birthday: August 25, 1976
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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03: Alex O’Loughlin

Full Name: Alexander O’Loughlin
Television Series: Hawaii Five-O
Role: Steve McGarrett
Birthday: August 24, 1976
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia


02: Aldis Hodge

Full Name: Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge
Television Series: Leverage
Role: Alec Hardison
Birthday: September 20, 1986
Birthplace: North Carolina


01: Adrian Grenier

Television Series: Entourage
Role: Vincent Chase
Birthday: July 10, 1976
Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Pureblac21

    there are so many people on this list that shouldnt be and others that are missing….wheres captain awesome from chuck…or the guys from Burn Notice….wat about the guys from the game

  • Tistedsister69

    There is no damn way the #1 is even #1!! What is up with that?? He is not even sexy, and I have not ever seen him til now!  Aldis, yes he is very sexy.  But, nobody is sexier than the sexiest ever Alex O’Loughlin!! NOBody!! EVER!! 

  • anonymous

    Lists like these are pretty subjective. I think it’s a pretty decent list although there were a few guys I would’ve liked to have seen added that aren’t there. 

  • Tistedsister69

    Sooo uhh, where is Vin Diesel??? So many missing from the list that should be there, and so many there that should never have made the list!!!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you missed it in the intro I wrote, but the list is in alphabetical order by first name. If I had ranked the list by hotness, Alex would definitely be number one. I love that man more than puppies. 

    As to the comment about Vin Diesel, I honestly wasn’t aware he was on a television show in 2011. I looked it up on IMDB and I’m not seeing any 2011 television credits there either.


    this is the list for SEXIEST MEN ON TELEVISION right???? then where the hell is SIMON BAKER?????!!!!

  • Henrickv

    # 90 is Not Stephen Amell (wrong photo). That’s Liam McIntyre from “Spartacus.”

  • Aiya92

    I know right! Ian Somerholder is 60 and Simon baker isn’t even here! Naahh.. this list is so not cool…

  • Wanda Fraser

    I will admit I totally spaced on Simon. He should’ve been on there for sure. There are just a lot of gorgeous men on television and as hard as I tried, there were just some guys I missed. I just wanted to point out that the list is in alphabetical order though – hence Ian landing at 60. Otherwise, he would’ve been much higher. I mentioned that in the intro but I think a lot of people are missing it.

  • Harajukubarbiie87

    I WAS LOOKIN FOR HIM!!!! and #1 n 2…no!

  • Maya

    Names are in alphabetical order. Nobody is number one ;)

  • lily

    Where is Shane West from Nikita? he should be at the top 5.