Browse our list and gallery of the 15 hottest dads on TV, then vote for your favorite(s)!
Let me begin by saying that while this Father’s Day-inspired list might not contain the best dads on TV — cheaters and murderers abound — it certainly features the hottest. Also, we decided to limit it to dads currently on TV, or else there’s no way we’d ever be able to narrow it down to just 15. Did your faves make the cut? Read on to find out, and try not to drool.
HollywoodLife.com’s 15 Hottest TV Dads
1. Klaus Mikaelson, The Vampire Diaries
We were floored when we learned that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) was going to be a father — not nearly as shocked he was, of course — but we’ve got a feeling that he’ll end up making a pretty great dad. And just think: When the kid turns 18, Klaus can go on a beheading spree at their graduation, too!
2. Ezra Fitz, Pretty Little Liars
Ezra (Ian Harding) only recently learned that he had a toddler, but he totally adjusted to the whole ‘dad’ thing immediately. Too bad it cost him his relationship with Aria!
3. Bill Compton, True Blood
Long before he became a vampire — and way before he became a god — Bill (Stephen Moyer) was just a regular dad with regular problems. … Thank God they didn’t base the show on that!
4. Prince Charming, Once Upon A Time
To be fair, Charming (Josh Dallas) should be placed in a category all his own. He’s not just a hot dad — he’s also a hot grandpa! #GILFalert
5. Derek Shepherd, Grey’s Anatomy
Every scene with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and baby Zola is “aww”-inspiring, so we can only imagine how much we’re going to love seeing him with his and Meredith’s new baby next season!
6. Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones
Ignoring the fact that Jaime’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) son Joffrey was born through incest — and is the most insufferable character on the show — you’ve go to admit: He inherited a damn fine head of hair. #Swoon
7. Fitzgerald Grant, Scandal
President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) certainly won’t win husband of the year — his relationship with wife Millie is volatile, to say the least — but when you see him on the floor, playing with his new baby, you forget all about his philandering ways.
8. Deacon Claybourne, Nashville
His raging alcoholism aside, Deacon (Charles Esten) can shred the guitar like no other — and that makes him hot in our book.
9. Don Draper, Mad Men
Much like Scandal‘s President Grant, Don (Jon Hamm) is a terrible husband. … And come to think of it, he’s a pretty bad father, too. … Oh well, still hot.
10. Michael Bluth, Arrested Development
We swooned over him the first time around, and we swooned even harder when Michael (Jason Bateman) and the rest of his bats**t-crazy family were revived on Netflix this summer.
11. Kevin Hamilton, Awkward
We’re still not totally sure what Kevin (Mike Faiola) does for a living, but he must be doing well, because he has a huge hot tub — and he looks damn good in it.
12. Chris Argent, Teen Wolf
Allison’s dad is so hot, we’re willing to forget that Chris (J.R. Bourne) basically spent the first two seasons of Teen Wolf trying to kill off the entire cast of hot werewolves.
13. Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead
Some dads bond with their kids over a game of catch, but not Rick (Andrew Lincoln). He’s more of a ‘let’s go kill some zombies’ kind of dad, and we wouldn’t have him any other way.
14. Tom Bradshaw, The Carrie Diaries
We don’t want to know what Tom (Matt Letscher) looks like now. We prefer the ’80s version of Carrie’s dad; he’s kind of a babe.
15. Dexter Morgan, Dexter
Dexter (Michael C. Hall) may be saying goodbye after this summer’s final season, but we’ll never forget him — or how dead-sexy he was.