Some may associate gray hair with being old and fragile, but I disagree. Gray hair = silver foxes. Some of the hottest men in Hollywood have full heads of gray hair; or just specks of gray; and some young male actors are already starting to show signs of gray. In dedication of those who rock the gray tufts, here are 15 of TV’s hottest silver foxes.
1. Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon has been around Hollywood for years, where he’s been idolized for his work and good looks. I personally think he’s never been more gorgeous than he is now with his gray hair. Luckily, we get to stare at him every week as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs on “NCIS.”
2. Matt LeBlanc
Did you know Matt LeBlanc had gray hair the entire 10 years he filmed “Friends”? We never saw it, because he dyed it, and it didn’t really go with his character. For his latest show, “Episodes,” he decided to keep the natural look. Well, the silver locks definitely do him justice.
3. Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper doesn’t act, but he’s still considered a TV personality for his news anchoring and journalism on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” He’s probably the first person anyone thinks of when they think “gray hair.” Cooper’s is more white, but no complaints here.
4. John Slattery
I’ve loved John Slattery ever since his days on “Ed,” and people have started loving him more for starring on AMC’s “Mad Men.” What I love even more about the actor is his hair. The silver coiffure does him good.
5. Eric Dane
Do you remember when Eric Dane starred as a volleyball player on “Saved by the Bell”? Don’t believe me? Google it. Who would have thought that guy would turn into one of the hottest men in Hollywood? He truly stole everyone’s hearts as Dr. Mark Sloan on “Grey’s Anatomy,” right along with his silver hair.
6. Jim Caviezel
If Jim Caviezel’s badassness as John Reese on “Person of Interest” isn’t enough of a turn on, then those specks of gray in his hair is. It’s easy to get distracted by his good looks - and hair- when he’s beating up the bad guys and putting them behind bars.
7. Patrick Duffy
As the oldest man on this list, Patrick Duffy’s still got it for a 63-year-old. Fans fell in love with Duffy when “Dallas” first came on the air and strutted his stuff as Bobby Ewing. Well, we all fell back in love with him when the show re-aired on TNT - even with all that grayness.
8. Dave Annable
As the youngest male on the list, Dave Annable is just starting to show signs of gray - and it’s hot. Unfortunately, “666 Park Ave” was canceled, so we don’t see Annable on the small screen anymore. However, he has been cast in a new NBC comedy. Thank goodness!
9. Henry Czerny
Henry Czerny may play bastard Conrad Grayson on ABC’s “Revenge,” but that doesn’t mean his fans don’t like to ogle him. Those gray locks add to his character, and just give us something else to love about him.
10. Aidan Quinn
As Captain Gregson on CBS’ “Elementary,” Aidan Quinn is busy running around solving murders, and keeping Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) in line. Maybe, that contributes to his hair turning gray? Either way, it’s not hurting him in anyway whatsoever. Those blue eyes don’t hurt either.
11. Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello. Enough said. That’s one name that keeps us on our toes - in a good way. His amazing body, which is nice to drool over when he plays Alcide on “True Blood;” his beautiful face; and those flecks of gray in his hair and beard make the total package.
12. Andy Cohen
The hilarious, loveable Andy Cohen graces our TV’s nightly, as the host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” We can also thank him for bringing “The Real Housewives” franchise to our televisions. Just like he rocks creativity and fashion, he also rocks the gray hair.
13. Mauricio Umansky
Now, you might not consider Mauricio Umansky a TV star; technically he isn’t. However, he is a reality star on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and is the hottest husband of the entire franchise. His wife, Kyle Richards, is one lucky lady. I wonder if she likes those gray specks throughout his hair, as much as I do?
14. Steve Carell
Who would have thought Steve Carell aka Michael Scott from “The Office” would be considered a silver fox? Recently, he debuted a new look (above) showing off scruff, glasses and amazing silver hair. This is something I can most definitely get used to.
15. Timothy Olyphant
When I think of Timothy Olyphant the first thing that pops into my mind is “The Girl Next Door,” but for TV fans its most likely “Justified,” where he plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Too bad he wears a cowboy hat on the show, because it covers up that lovely gray hair of his.