The Most Famous Male Full Frontals on TV

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Manu Bennett, 'Spartacus'
Manu Bennett, 'Spartacus'
Starz
Bennett is a stand-out on the the Starz Network's Spartacus series. He played Champion gladiator Crixus. It’s shocking to have a major cast member be so unabashedly...immodest. This Aussie actor not only has a near-perfect physique he has other notable “attributes.” His lack of modesty just may be what made him such a popular character. He quickly became an integral part of later seasons beyond being the antagonist of the first season.
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Christopher Meloni, 'Oz'
Christopher Meloni, 'Oz'
HBO
Before Meloni became a huge network star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he joined the cast of HBO’s jail drama Oz. The series frequently had fights in the shower, graphic nude scenes, and a uniquely naked approach to solitary confinement. Meloni was not shy about being all kinds of naked including a scene where he’s fully nude talking with EGOT-winner Rita Moreno.
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Will Tudor, 'Game of Thrones'
Will Tudor, 'Game of Thrones'
HBO
Tudor has made a name for himself on Game of Thrones by single-handedly tackling the imbalance of male to female nudity. As Olyver the sly male prostitute he has been the object of affection for quite a few characters. His nudity has won him love from audiences. After all, he did get a promotion to brothel manager.
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James Howey, 'Shameless'
James Howey, 'Shameless'
Showtime
Fans will remember Howey for playing the innocent, simple-minded teen dad on Reba. Despite his previous clean-cut image, he shocked audiences by joining the cast of Showtime’s groundbreaking series Shameless. In an iconic scene from the original British version, Howey’s character had to be full frontal for a decent amount of time. The scene has been forever etched in memory and on the Internet.
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Alexander Skarsgard, 'True Blood'
Alexander Skarsgard, 'True Blood'
HBO
In his native Sweden, Skarsgard has not been afraid from showing the goods. However, he hasn’t dropped trou that often on True Blood. The HBO supernatural soap does have a significant amount of nudity but it’s usually skews more to the female variety. Skarsgard sunbathed, completely nude, in the season finale, essentially letting it all hang out.
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Dean Winters, 'Oz'
Dean Winters, 'Oz'
HBO
Who can forget Winters as Dennis Duffy on 30 Rock or the physical embodiment of mayhem in those insurance commercials? But fans of the prison show Oz will forever remember him as Ryan O’Reilly. Winters was a major antagonist and integral part of the show. He was also nude quite a few times showing audiences he wasn’t afraid to commit.
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Bobby Cannavale, 'Boardwalk Empire'
Bobby Cannavale, 'Boardwalk Empire'
HBO
Cannavale has slowly become an in demand TV actor. He shattered his squeaky clean image in his very dark turn on Boardwalk Empire. He played a ruthless killer and filmed a pretty violent sex scene that degraded into a pretty epic gunfight scene. If your unrequited crush on Cannavale had you curious to see the goods this scene may not have been the best. But he does deserve credit for going there.
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James Purefoy, 'Rome'
James Purefoy, 'Rome'
BBC
Purefoy plays a serial killer with a legion of fans on The Following. Purefoy got his own legion of fans when he played Marc Antony on HBO’s Rome. In one unforgettable scene, not only did he bathe openly in front of Roman city folk he flashed his birthday suit to the entire TV going public. It’s enough to make him one of the more memorable parts of the show.
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Luke Perry, 'Oz'
Luke Perry, 'Oz'
HBO
Teenagers in the 1990s were dying to see Luke Perry in the buff. However, it wasn’t until he appeared on HBO’s Oz that they’d see all of Perry. The show was not shy about forcing actors to reveal it all. Despite playing a prison preacher, Perry had to spend a significant amount of time sans clothes.
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Peter Paige, 'Queer as Folk'
Peter Paige, 'Queer as Folk'
Showtime
Queer as Folk was chock full of sex. There were tons of fully nude extras but not many of the core cast members were willing to go that extra mile. Comic actor and producer Paige was unafraid to let his freak flag fly as flamboyant Emmet Honeycutt. He also wasn’t afraid to leave little to the imagination for audiences. Not only was he an out actor but he acted while it was out.
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James Remar, 'Sex and the City'
James Remar, 'Sex and the City'
HBO
Sex and the City was all about women having frank discussions about their sexuality. And yet there wasn’t ton of male nudity. But Remar, memorable for his role in The Warriors, surprised audiences by going for a nude swim with Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and letting audiences see it all.
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Zach McGowan, 'Shameless'
Zach McGowan, 'Shameless'
Showtime
McGowan was not the first person to go full frontal on Showtime’s Shameless. But he is by far the most memorable. Due to the frequency, and immensity, of the scenes he definitely stole focus and secured an interesting role on the show. It’s a pity he’s no longer on the show but he’s making equally nude impressions on the Starz series Black Sails.
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Louis CK, 'Lucky Louie'
Louis CK, 'Lucky Louie'
HBO
Everyone knows Louis CK’s comedy series Louie on FX. Some may forget he tried to make a very adult take on the classic sitcom in Lucky Louie. It was filmed in front of a live audience and featured cursing and adult themes, often including unabashed nudity. Louis CK himself hopped out of bed naked as a jaybird at the end of an episode. Talk about shock value.
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Justin Kirk, 'Weeds'
Justin Kirk, 'Weeds'
Showtime
Kirk brought humor and snark to Showtime’s edgy comedy series, Weeds. He also brought a whole lot of nudity. The series relied on drugs, violence, and irreverent moments for shock value. However, there were the requisite nude scenes and Kirk impressed by going the extra mile.
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Ryan McIntyre, 'Shameless'
Ryan McIntyre, Shameless
Showtime
MyIntyre is not the most notable or prolific actor. However, he did make a pretty big mark on the Shameless set by appearing all kinds of nude. His character was even known as “nude guy.” He definitely made an impression despite his brief time on the show.
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The cast of 'Gigolos'
The cast of 'Gigolos'
Showtime
Gigolos takes reality TV to a pretty graphic place. It focuses on male escorts in Las Vegas and even shows them in flagrante delicto with their clients. The eponymous gigolos have made a name for themselves as third-tier reality stars on this Richard Grieco-produced series. That being said it’s not rare for them to have to appear nude in nearly every episode.

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