As soon as yesterday’s post was published and I’d reviewed it one last time, I began thinking, “I wonder who others would have picked if the five I chose weren’t available.” What immediately followed was, “Oh, crap! I missed so many people!” And so, I must extend my list to the Top Ten Sexiest Male Voices On Television!
The following can be presented only as a last minute addition to the previous Top Five list as I have not had the time or the means to reorganize them. I would also like to make note that Anthony Head and Diedrich Bader would make the eleventh and twelfth.
10. James Lipton
I’m not an actor, and so I don’t much care to sit around watching people talk about The Craft, but I will watch Inside the Actor’s Studio to hear questions put in a way only Lipton could. I need to book myself double the time of any of his interviews to allow his calm and curious demeanor wear off before and after each inquiry.
9. John Rhys-Davies
Although he’s known mostly for his movie roles, I remember him as Professor Arturo in a little ’90s show called Sliders. I used to watch this with my brother when we were kids, and to this day he remains my strongest memory of the entire series—even stronger than that worm hole the characters jumped through at least once per episode. :3 Not to mention he looked to me like such a cuddly teddy bear, I wish to have a giant bear with a John Rhys-Davies voice box and endless supply of batteries.
8. Sacha Dhawan
I’m not sure which I like better—his real accent or his Indian character on a show that was called Outsourced. I love Indian accents in general, but Sacha’s real voice is very likely more irresistible. Below, he talks about his character in the show.
7. John Lithgow
I first knew him as Dick from 3rd Rock from the Sun, but it was clear even in my young mind that Lithgow is a guy of renowned training. He’s quite good at making little things melodramatic, and as you’ll see in the below link, I know what I’m talking about. Under the hilarity of any performance of his, you must admit he catches your attention.
Enjoy a video on the Colbert Nation of John Lithgow’s performance of a Gingrich press release. (I never tire of watching it.)
6. Patrick Stewart
I’ve never met anyone who admitted Mr. Stewart wasn’t either sexy or amazing, and I hope never to meet anyone who would.
I love top favourite lists, even if they’re all clearly based on opinion. Well, I have opinions, too! Enjoy my completely biased list of THE sexiest male voices you’ll find on television these days. We start with the least of the five and work our way to the top with #1.
5. Alan Kalter
No one says ‘pants’ like this guy, especially ‘Worldwide Pants’, which is Letterman’s production company. Anything half serious that comes out of his mouth is funny, and his smooth, unfaltering voice definitely starts this list with a high bar.
4. Joel Godard
There’s a special place in my heart for Joel, especially because he used to introduce one of my favourite shows, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I miss hearing him every night and hope to see him as a guest on Conan in the near future. His old friends aren’t kidding; this guy will do anything for a laugh.
3. Scott Pelley
I watch the CBS Evening News, as opposed to other world news shows on other broadcast channels, for one reason more than any other: no matter what shite is going on in the world, Mr. Pelley’s gentle control carries reassurance that there’s a silver lining. Given all the bad things that are reported on the news, this responsibility means a lot.
2. Will Arnett
The owner of this gruff and arrogant character once credited his sound to smoking cigars as a child. (Don’t try it at home, kids.) He plays an ass unlike any other that even Joel McHale can’t top.
1. Patrick Warburton
I first loved him as the muscled dumb man Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove and the Tick in The Tick. Hilarious performances have been repeated in Family Guy, 8 Simple Rules, various movies, and, oh gosh, just about anything I see him in. How do I describe him? When he’s speaking loudly, it sounds as if he’s about to crack up at the absurdity of his line. And yet, with all the melodrama he’s good at, one must take him seriously for the deepness of his sound.
You may have noticed that most of these men are on comedy shows. These guys are funny, and funny is sexy. I don’t need to shove a half-assed magazine article in your face to convince you that.
Who are your top five sexiest male voices?