Chief among the many reasons why I love watching TV is because of the multitude of handsome men who appear as if by magic in my living room. Some of them are even good actors too! So, we at BuddyTV have compiled a list of who we think are the hottest seven men on TV. The different kinds of sexiness are as varied as there are men on TV. We chose actors who play badasses, demon hunters, hot doctors and even middle management office workers.
Obviously, we would have liked to include all of the Dillon Panthers on Friday Night Lights, notably Taylor Kitsch because he is just so damn pretty, among many other hotties, but we had to choose only seven. So here are a bunch of honorable mentions who didn’t make our elite list, but are still incredibly hot:
Daniel Dae Kim (Lost). Not counting his DUI mug shot, which is kind of scary, Daniel is one sexy man, whether in a business suit when he played a lawyer on Angel, or as castaway who barely speaks English on Lost.
Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes). A Gilmore Girls alumnus, he can now shoot electricity from his palms and paint the future, among other extraordinary things. His most impressive power, perhaps, is looking super sexy while chained up in a storage container. Or pretty much any other time he is shirtless, which seems to happen quite a lot.
The entire male cast of Cane. Seriously, could there be a hotter cast? Three generations of hot men, each one a keeper. Heck, even Hector Elizondo is kind of cute.
Then, there’s BuddyTV writer Debbie Chang’s TV boyfriend, Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights). The man cannot possible be more appealing if he tried. His lightly tousled hair, the cute little way he purses his lips before talking—so adorable!
Of course, I could go on and on about the male eye candy on TV. But I’ll stop here so you can enjoy our list of the top 7 sexiest men of 2007.
#7 – Apolo Anton Ohno
For Olympic Gold medal winner Apolo Anton Ohno, we say “Oh, yes!” The sleek speed skater was barely a blip on the radar prior to 2007 unless you’re a fan of short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics. All that changed when Ohno was cast on the fourth season of the hit reality series Dancing with the Stars.
Though much of the press attention went to Heather Mills that season, Ohno used his slender build and athletic prowess to wow the judges week after week, scoring the season’s first perfect score with partner Julianne Hough. To date, Ohno is co-owner of the record for most perfect scores on the show, alongside *NSync member Joey Fatone and Spice Girls veteran Melanie Brown.
Ohno won the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars, on his 25th birthday no less, and that alone dramatically increased his sex appeal, as winners are always hot. Throw in tight-fitting, flashy costumes and soulful, deep-brown puppy dog eyes, and you have the makings for one damn sexy dancer/skater.
#6 – Taye Diggs
Shonda Rhimes really knows how fill her shows with the most attractive actors out there, and Private Practice has probably one of the hottest casts of all the new shows this season. And even among all the beautiful physical specimens as Kate Walsh and Tim Daly, not to mention that adorable Veronica Mars alumnus Chris Lowell, Taye Diggs stands out as a hottie among hotties.
This 36-year-old may be small in stature, but he has the perfectly proportioned physique of an Olympic sprinter. And while I’m objectifying him here, let’s just talk about his arms and that chest and those ripped abs! I’m impressed with every single one of his co-stars for remembering their lines when they do scenes with him. I know I would be too distracted, and probably say “illsnesses” or something, like Eva Pigford did in her acting challenge with Taye on America’s Next Top Model.
#5 – Wentworth Miller
I’m a really cautious person. I’m afraid of carnival rides, squirrels, and the dark. Yet, throw me a guy like Wentworth Miller and I might just throw that caution to the wind and go on the run with him. I don’t even know where to begin with Wentworth. It’s the eyes, the voice, the body, he’s got it all. He was born in England and I like to imagine that he’s got a hot accent but that’s just wishful thinking. You can’t pinpoint his heritage – he’s everything from African-American to Jewish to American Indian. True story!
Did I mention that he’s smart, a graduate of Princeton? How about that he can sing and was a member of his college a capella group? Oh, he also guest-starred on one of my favorite shows of all time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He gets major points for that. Of course, his hottest moments come from the portrayal of his wannabe bad boy character, Michael Scofield, on Prison Break. He may look tough but we all know he’s just a teddy bear. And we want to hold him. All night long.
#4: Jensen Ackles
Sorry Sam, but there’s only room for one Winchester boy on this list, and that honor goes to Dean, played by Jensen Ackles. With two adorable actors playing brothers on CW’s Supernatural, you’d think female affections would be split down the middle on this issue, but in reality, Jared Padalecki’s Sam is constantly thrown under the bus so that the screaming throngs of girls can stampede towards Ackles.
It could just be the simple fact that Ackles plays the older brother, the one who sacrificed his own childhood to help raise his little brother, the one who made a deal with the Crossroads Demon to give up his soul in order to save Sam’s life. It’s no surprise the ladies find that sort of selfless, noble act unbelievably attractive.
However, not all the credit can be given to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and the way he’s written this sensitive yet hardened character. In fact, a great deal of the credit for Ackles’ sexiness should go to Ackles himself. His pretty little face, clean yet playful hair and killer strut are what the ladies respond to.
Whether dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, a tuxedo, or nothing but a towel, Jensen Ackles oozes the confidence, determination and good-heartedness that makes any woman weak in the knees.
#3 – Josh Holloway
If I had to be stranded on a dangerous island and bring one person with me to keep me safe (and warm at night), I choose Josh Holloway. As James Sawyer on Lost, you know he’s a bad boy who wants to do the right thing. He was just severely messed up as a child and can’t get out of his own damn way as an adult. He’s that guy that you know you should stay away from but can’t help getting close to him. Nobody knows that better than Kate, who constantly finds herself in his arms.
Josh was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2005 and The Sexiest Man Alive in 2006. They may have forgotten to put him on their list this year but we didn’t!
#2 – John Krasinski
Here’s the deal. If I were walking down the street in New York City and passed a thousand John Krasinskis, I wouldn’t do a double-take. I wouldn’t even break my stride to check him out. I’d just keep going because he looks like every other guy on the street. He may not be Wentworth Miller or Taye Diggs but John Krasinski brings a different kind of hotness, one that makes him number one in my book.
I’ll credit his character on The Office, Jim Halpert, with about 99.9% of the reason I find him so damn attractive. In my mind, I like to think that John Krasinski and Jim Halpert are one and the same. Only the brilliant writers could create such a man, though, and I’ll just have to live vicariously through Pam to enjoy it. Jim’s got an amazing ability to connect with others and is well-liked by everyone (except Dwight, who’s just jealous). He’s good at his job, intelligent, funny, and sensitive. John’s got a coffee shop kind of style with a sheepish grin and tousled hair that we women can’t help but fall in love with. I’ll be hanging around at the nearest Starbucks looking for my John… or Jim. I’ll take either.
#1 – Justin Chambers
I admit, I love me some hot doctors on Grey’s Anatomy. Come on, there’s Patrick Dempsey of the blue eyes and the pretty, pretty hair. Then there’s Eric Dane who, bless his soul, might need a refresher course in acting but certainly knows how to bring it when called upon to do a scene with a handkerchief-sized towel. But my favorite piece of man-meat has to be Justin Chambers, Seattle Grace’s resident asshat resident Alex Karev, especially when he’s sporting his black wifebeater tanktop. I don’t care who his scenes are with: Izzie, Lexie or some floozy he meets at Joe’s bar, so long as we get to see that black wifebeater.
What makes him even more appealing is devilish, bad-boy persona that he takes on for Grey’s Anatomy. He’s a straight shooter who’ll bed any woman he wants, and doesn’t want to talk about feelings. But then, when you least expect it, he shows a softer, vulnerable side to his personality that just makes women melt. Oh, Justin Chambers, I’ll meet you in the on-call room whenever you want!