My favourite tv actors - according to my favourite tv shows
I got a list with 78 "favourite" shows, so every show gets points, #1 gets 75 points and #78 gets 1 Point. That of course changes when I finish a new show I like or another season, so the ranks change and my excel list is doing some new calculating.
Anyway, I gave every actor points for the show he is in, like f.e. Rachel Griffiths was in both B&S and SFU, so she gets points for both shows. But only for the percentage of episodes she has been in. That means: Rachel has been in 60 of 63 episodes of SFU (95 %), so she gets 95 % of 76 points (SFU is on #3 of my favourite shows) and 98 % of 58 points for B&S. I only include actors from which I have seen TWO complete seasons of TWO different shows. That's all, don't care if I liked both or not. Some actors also get included if they have had a long guest role.
So far, Michael C. Hall had been the number one, but after I finished Revenge, I could give my loved and favourite tv actress Emily VanCamp the number 1 spot, she's the only actor with 3 shows on my list, so that of course earned her some additional points. I don't think her top spot will be in danger so soon, her show is running and still could improve, and the other top ten actors already have very high rated shows, so they can't rise that much anymore.
= 158 Points (215 episodes, incl. season 2 finale of Revenge)
Emily is my favourite girl and actress in the world, and so I'm very proud that she finally reached #1 as I finished the first season of Revenge!!! She's the only actor with 3 shows on my list, that's impressive and she's so young! She will stay on top for a while now, and Revenge could do a bit better if they keep the quality with season 3 (after 2 episodes there still is hope). ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 151 points (229 episodes).
Miss Lauren Graham, without words. I love her, she's funny but she can make you cry, she was fantastic and still is on Parenthood. The NBC show could has now made it in my all-time-top-ten, so Lauren is now #2. Also watched her 5 episodes on Caroline In The City. With Parenthood's probably final 5th season, she will surpass Tim Allen's 231 episodes very soon and then be the #1 of the Points+Episodes Best Of List, which she is now together with Emily VanCamp. 3(!) other actors are also very happy about the renewal! ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 148 Points (140 episodes)
Funny coincidence: He was in SFU with #4 and is on Parenthood with #2 - and is dating Lauren (which he met for the first time back when she was on CITC end of the 90s!). :D Peter is a great drama actor, wonderful. I will watch "Dirty Sexy Money" for him, though the sneak peek I did was not that good. And I have to admit: I didn't like him on "The Lost Room". Hard to admit it, but he wasn't believable as a cop, didn't like the whole show much anyway. "Sports Night" I have watched 3 episodes, it was okay - I will give it a full season Summer '14. Sorry Peter, as long as Lauren is on your show and in every episode, she will always be one point ahead, and that's because I rated Gilmore Girls 2nd best show and SFU #3. Get over it. :D 3 Points, maybe Sports Night or Dirty Sexy Money can chnage things, but I wouldn't count on it. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 146 points (135 episodes).
Michael is the man, awesome actor in two very different roles on two top 10 shows. It will be very tough for Dexter to rise even higher than #8 at the moment, but if the show stays on that level, it will maybe be top 5-6 one day (from what I hear that chanes aren't good). Close to #2-3, it's a tough competition. If Dexter finishes, maybe you could take another role and then the lead is yours! But I don't think he wants that. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 132 points (192 episodes)
Mr. Bryan Cranston. Is he Hal, or is he Walter? Who is this man? He's a genius, that's for sure, awesome, I love him, he already was great on Seinfeld years before his two other shows started. Breaking Bad could easily reach the top 10, just have to watch season 4 someday when I'm wide awake, which will take me a while unfortunately. Yes, I should finally watch it, but still, he can be happy to be on #5 and he deserves it! That's why he isn't higher on the list... ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 129 Points (167 episodes)
Rachel is a very strong drama actress and deserves a top spot. Besides Matthew Fox (but at least I have some Party Of Five seasons missing), she's the only top 10 actor with no running show. Her "Camp" show was gone quickly and I didn't care enough to watch the pilot. Sorry. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 126 Points (94 episodes)
Yeah, you didn't expect him but I really like him. He's underrated. He could't show too much on Eli Stone, I admit that, but he was fun. He does a good job on Parenthood, he could do even better but doesn't get too much screentime, he's not one of the 4 Braverman kids, so it's understandable. He can play drama and be funny as well, Sam's a cool guy, I would like to see him in a bigger role. Yes, he plays a supporting role all the time, still he was on enough episodes on great shows and that's what counts. Soon this year he will hit 100, that's cool. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 125 Points (168 episodes)
Another surprise. He wasn't too good on Everwood, yes he did play a very solid job as Bright Abbott but I often felt that there was not more to Chris. With P&R he is able to show his funny side (and singing too) and that works really well, and I also liked Bright, so Chris is on two really strong shows and Parks is one of the few or even the best current comedy for me. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 118 Points (80 episodes)
She's a new entry but she has to be on that list! She did a great job playing the young annoying sister on American Dreams, at first it seemed like a not so good role but she was so funny and got more interesting from episode to episode. She was even better than she is on Parenthood, which she left and I don't really mind. Maybe I could watch more American Dreams soon, that would help her. But with Parenthood, SAB and The Fosters, there's definitely way too much family drama going on atm and the next months. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 113 Points (172 episodes)
Matthew is a strong actor (not sure if he's such a nice private person, you hear things and it's definitely been too much to ignore), he did a great job on LOST (my number one show ever) and back then on Party Of Five he already could show his talent (am happy that they released two more seasons in America!). I need to watch more of him, or not, if he doesn't stop behaving like that, I wouldn't really want to see him on my screen for some time. He's the only male actor in the top 10 without any running show but I got 3 seasons of him left - and as soon as the price drops, I get ready for more Party Of Five after a long break - but I got too much family drama anyway (Parenthood, SAB, The Fosters and American Dreams), so not before Summer of 2014. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 108 Points (68 episodes)
Mr. Jimmy McNulty. He's a cool guy, I adore Jimmy and then discovered Dominic's latest show The Hour. When the show took off from episode 3-6, he reached the Top 40 and that earned him a lot of points, being on two shows with limited season episodes and getting a top spot with only 12 episodes, he is Mr. Minimalistic. With The Wire, he now has a Top 10 show. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 102 Points (263 episodes)
Okay, he didn't have a lead role on scrubs, but he was on 92 % of all episodes, and that's good for him, he gets the big points for that - and he was the Janitor or Jan Itor. Also starring on The Middle and that totally works, he has a different role and still is fun. Not the best actor but I like him and he makes me laugh and that are huge plus. Have you seen the episode number he has been in? From all actors with 2 shows (at least one lead and one long role), he has been in the most episodes. And it's not ending, he someday could reach over 300 episodes! And with someday I mean season 6 of The Middle, so far they are on their way of getting that one. Though the quality is dropping, I will continue watching until the every end. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 102 Points (130 episodes)
I almost forgot him. From watching him on both shows, you could easily get the impression that Victor has no soul, but he's a really nice guy and a good actor. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 100 Points (214 episodes).
She did a good job on both shows, she's nice to watch, not my favourite but I like to see her acting. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 97 Points (197 episodes)
He IS Sloane, and he also was nice to see on B&S, where he didn't have too much to do, but he was in almost every episode and has now gotten so close to 200. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 101 Points (91 episodes)
He is no great actor, maybe even not really good but he's nice enough to be on two good shows, he works as an additional supporting character and I can't say that I don't like Nick, he's a (very) nice guy, he works and he is able to deliver if he has to, what is bad about that? With Revenge rising, he managed to get his 2nd top 40 show, after reaching over 100 points, he is close of getting to 100 episodes as well. He will get them end of year! ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 90 Points (70episodes)
Interesting actor, a mean father on FNL, and a also a bit less mean one on SAB, but he works as the slighly baddish father, he does a good job. With the 2nd season of Switched At Birth done and into the top 10, he has now risen to #17, 71 Points are a big number and 19 for FNL, that's close to 100. He's now part of 10 Top 10 shows! ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 86 Points (83episodes)
She has been guest starring on Gilmore Girls (#2), Parenthood (#7), Dexter (#8), Malcom In The Middle (#10), that are top shows! Since Switched At Birth has now finished two season with 51 episodes and went to the top 10, Vanessa hit the top 20 as well. She's cute and I like her, not the best actress but she's fun to watch and a pleasure off screen in interviews. Looking forward to more Switched At Birth. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 83 Points (91 episodes)
I forgot about Roger, I'm sorry. He of course enters this interesting list on a very high place, Mad Men is a really good show and J&B gets some points but is desperately in need of a rerun to make sure how good it really is. He lost 2 spots against the stars of Switched At Birth. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 83 Points (157 episodes)
I forgot about Melissa "Sookie St. James" McCarthy, because I forgot somehow that she was on "Samantha Who?" She was a high newentry on #18, now she's #20. I don't care about her Mike & Molly show, watched the pilot but gave up. Not too bad but not my thing. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 81 Points (138 episodes).
Rob is a cool guy, I admit Chris has been better when he joined the show but he does a solid job on both shows and shows that he can play different characters but I strongly suggest that she show gets rid of him again, after his character was fun, he know has not much interesting stuff to do anymore. So now they're doing exactly that middle of season 6, but the show is dead anyway (ratings 1.2). ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 79 Points (108 episodes).
Almost forgot him when I realised that he joined Everwood in season 3 - 28 episodes is long enough to put him on my list. Not the best actor but a nice guy, he will never look old, so he can play a teenager forever. Since Party Of Five DVDs have been released in 2013, he will get his chance for some more episodes maybe 2014. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 76 Points (100 episodes).
Since August 25, Lea should be also in the top 25, but as I update the list 2 month later, now she gets her spot. 71 Points for SAB and she's Caroline In The City, so she makes a big jump. But CITC is about to drop out of the Fav List, it won't hurt her much, just saying. I also watched 100 episodes with her (51 for SAB and 49 for the first two CITC seasons). ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 74 Points (119 episodes)
Alison is fun on Community, really pretty and sweet, and nice to watch on Mad Men as well. She lost a few points for being only on a few Mad Men S5-6 episodes and Community also will fall a bit if season 5 doesn't get better. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 74 Points (95 episodes).
Impressive, she has been on two top 10 shows, a solid actress. Now Roswell dropped out the Top 10 and she's still Top 25. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 74 Points (125 episodes)
She did a good job on FNL, a great show and top 5 show of mine. Had not much to do on Spin City and felt out of place a couple of times, but she has been on all season 1-2 episodes I've seen and that gives her a new entry into top 30. Nice. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 74 Points (104 episodes)
Lance is great, he's so scary, but scary good. Love him on The Wire and also on Fringe (which I didn't like). Hope to see him again which I did with one episode of Wilfred. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 72 Points (88 episodes)
Monica joins the long list of Parenthood colleagues, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Sarah Ramos and Sam Jaeger. She doesn't get money for Boston Legal but Parenthood is more than enough. Early next year she will get over 100 episodes. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 71 Points (83 episodes)
Great angry attitude as Kim on F&G, Audrey was nice sometimes but annoying later and Laurie was just a flat character. Busy is really nice, but a super nice character doesn't work, you see how much better her angry Kim was. That was fun and interesting. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 70 Points (164 episodes)
She's definitely not a favourite but she's there and it's somehow nice to watch her, she works well as a suppurting character not more. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 68 Points (94 episodes).
I really like Shiri. Back on Roswell she did a very good job. It wasn't her fault that season 3 focused on Katherine Heigl and was not so good anymore. Life Unexpected I finished the complete series, it was a fight and Shiri struggled as well with the horrible writing most of the time. Now she's on one Fav Show (#11) and could reach over 100 episodes if her new upcoming show is ordered and broadcasted - because I will watch. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 68 Points (205 episodes)
Julia lost a bit after Veep dropped out of my list with season 2, which was lame for too many episodes, though I like her role. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 67 Points (165 episodes).
Definitely not the best actor but he's convenient to watch, on both shows. Fringe had a weak first season despite some good actors and an even weaker season 2, so I'm done wasting my time. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 66 Points (143 episodes)
Will never be a favourite, happens to be on two ~good shows. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 64 Points (129 episodes).
Very strong on DC and I liked him on LUX as well but he couldn't fight the horribly bad writing, so he gets zero points for that show. He needs a new series. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 63 Points (231 episodes).
Home Improvement was one of the or maybe even the first show I fell in love with. Even if it was better then and it just okay-good today, Tim I really like a lot. I watched every Last Man Standing episode of season 1 plus 2 season 2 eps (JTT and Richard Karn), and I just can say that it's a weak, boring, unfunny show most of the time, HI was a lot better and funnier, had better characters, imagine if HI had no Jill just the LMS wife (which is not bad but also not good), no Wilson, no Al and no cool kids. Then it would suck. Sorry Tim, you are on the list cos I will finish season 1 though it hurts and annoys me. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 62 Points (133 episodes)
Yeah, Greg. JJ gave him the Alias job to be there, to get paid for doing practically nothing. Felicity he was better, with Heroes we will see when I rewatch the show. Solid actor, not more. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 62 Points (32 episodes)
He shouldn't be here, he is, he's very lucky, 6 out of 12 episodes, he will be removed from my list very soon. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 61 Points (122 episodes)
Thanks to short-lived Bunheads she is on the list. She was essential to both shows, I like her, though Emily Gilmore was super mean often enough. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 61 Points (56 episodes).
Oh boi, he's been on The Wire, FNL and Parenthood? All 3 top 10 shows shows of mine! What a career. And I really liked all 3 roles. Very cool guy, hope he gets his own show with a lead role. Yes, still hoping! He deserves that! Did a fantastic job as Vince Howard in the final two FNL seasons! ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 58 Points (60 episodes).
Another SAB Actor enteres the list, joining D.W. Moffett, Vanessa Marano and Lea Thompson. Not the best roles but a nice additional foreign background character. Now he's been on 30 episodes of both of his show, changing soon. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 58 Points (56 episodes).
Two shows, has been on 45 % of all Mad Men episodes, now it pays. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 55 Points (33 episodes)
Now he's here, two shows, one the cult favorite Freaks and Geeks. ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 54 Points (64 episodes)
Julie is also a favourite of mine, she's pretty, cute and just pure pleasure to watch, she was great on Eli Stone and got a really good role on Dallas, which developed in a very interesting direction in season 2. And also the show got a lot better with the almost good season, so they'll hit the top 75 very soon. Ah, Julie. :) ” - BlackholeTraveller
= 52 Points (161 episodes).
On two comedy shows, in that category she's quite unique together with Julia Louis-Dreyfus of course. She's doing fine with The Big Bang Theory and that's all. ” - BlackholeTraveller