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Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), 24
The good part of having 24's red-hot leading man as your dad? Always feeling safe and protected. The bad part? Always feeling safe and protected except when you're kidnapped, which tends to happen a lot. Kim, run!
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Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), Lost
Remember when it wasn't clear if Jin was the father of his wife's baby? Never in doubt, though, was his unrelenting sexiness. That hair. Those cheekbones. That ability to learn English in a matter of weeks. Sexy, smart, and the real father. You can't go wrong with a combination like this.
3 of 17 NBC
Doug Ross (George Clooney), ER
We never saw pediatrician-parent Doug Ross on-screen, but the mere mentions of his twin daughters, Tess and Kate, is enough to make anyone go weak in the knees. What's the first thing he does when Carol shows up in Seattle? Ask about the girls. What does he do during a long day at the office? Ask about the girls, who have an upcoming spelling test. "You know, I'm a very good speller," he says. Hot doc + father of twin girls + good speller = sexiest dad ever.
4 of 17 AMC
Don Draper and Roger Sterling (Jon Hamm and John Slattery), Mad Men
There are plenty of reasons why watching Mad Men is so appealing, and these two ad execs are near the top of the list. Draper's the smooth talker and Sterling's the silver fox, but both find themselves with an almost endless supply of bedmates. Sure, it has ruined both their marriages, but that just means we get to see more of them on the prowl.
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Christopher Turk (Donald Faison), Scrubs
That goofy smile. Your stellar dance moves. The way you wear your scrubs with such pizzazz. We love you Turk, but alas, your heart belongs to another: Carla J.D.
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Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher), The O.C.
Papa Cohen's dreamy blue eyes could make any O.C. girl swoon. But this softie is so caring, he took in a hoodlum from the wrong side of the tracks and welcomed him into his family as if he were his own son. Plus, there's just something about those eyebrows....
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Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler), Friday Night Lights
Gimme an "H." Gimme an "O." Gimme a "T." What's it spell? HOT! We heart you Coach Taylor — no matter which football team you end up with!
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Rufus (Matthew Settle), Gossip Girl
This sexy single dad is the perfect catch. He's a musician, loves art and always wears his heart on his sleeve. He even cooks — what more can you ask for?
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Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), Dexter
Every kid needs a role model to look up to. Dexter's a bloody great cop, is extremely neat and organized and has already proven to be a loving stepfather. (Plus, he's steamier than a Miami summer.) What's that? He's a serial killer? Maybe the baby on the way should look up to Batman.
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Franco Rivera (Daniel Sunjata), Rescue Me
Who knew the hottest thing in a show about fighting fires wouldn't be the fires themselves? True, the womanizer signed away his parental rights and lost custody of his daughter, Keela, which doesn't make him the best dad in the world. But he's really hot, right?
11 of 17 The CW
Christopher Hayden (David Sutcliffe), Gilmore Girls
Maybe it's the chiseled cheeks, or the sly smile, or the bad boy streak in him (who doesn't love a bad boy?), but a part of you couldn't resist 'shipping Christopher and Lorelai whenever he dropped by Stars Hollow even though he was never prime father or husband material until the series' end. But he tried, and when he fulfilled a yearlong promise, like buying Rory the Compact Oxford English Dictionary, your heart just melted.
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John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Supernatural
The man who gained heartthrob status as Grey's Anatomy's Denny didn't turn down the heat outside Seattle Grace. As dad to Dean, Sam and surprise son Adam, Morgan's Papa Winchester made it clear how such a hot TV brood is born.
13 of 17 ABC
Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan), Alias
Intrigue, romance, big risks — and he still makes time for family (eventually)? Agent Vaughn only seemed sexier when set against Alias' action-packed scenes. We would let him interrogate us any day.
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Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), Arrested Development
Sure, Michael isn't someone you'd traditionally label as sexy, but sexiness isn't just about looks. The white sheep in a hysterically dysfunctional family, single dad Michael always prioritized his son, George Michael, over his love life. Though Michael was overprotective at times, you can't say there's anything hotter than a dad wanting to spend some QT with his boy.
15 of 17 HBO
Bill Hendrickson (Bill Paxton), Big Love
More wives mean more opportunities to see Bill's bare, buff bod as he gets in and out multiple beds. As the patriarch of an ever-expanding polygamous family, he manages to charm the pants off (literally) several wives at once and take care of his many children — just like any loving dad would.
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Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Prison Break
With a bad-boy attitude, a penchant for danger and a willingness to do what it takes to reunite with his family, this dangerous daddy has it all — not to mention those sexy undershirts that show off his arms.
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Harry Wilson (Rob Estes), 90210
What's sexier than a man with authority? Whether he's conducting a drug bust in the halls of West Beverly or cracking down on post-prom parties, Principal Harry looks exceptionally good when he's laying down the law.