We all have TV guys we love. But with over 30 new shows premiering, you’re bound to find a few new faves. So we’ve compiled a list of 10 up-and-coming guys to watch for this fall. Some may have familiar faces, while others are completely new to the boob tube. They all have one thing in common: star potential.
Where to Watch Him: American Horror Story (FX)
Peters previously starred in the well-received but short-lived drama Invasion. Without giving too much away, his latest gig centers around a married couple and their daughter. They move into an old house to start their lives over while battling personal (and not-so-personal) demons.
Where to Watch Him: Man Up! (ABC)
Mather Zickel is a pro at parody-style, ironic comedy from his guest work on shows like Reno 911!, and movies like The Ten or I Love You, Man. So he’s a perfect fit for this new comedy about three friends who decide to, you guessed it, “man up.”
Where to Watch Him: Revenge (ABC)
ABC’s new sudsy drama is bringing in a British import to add intrigue and murder to the already mysterious plot. Bowman plays Daniel Grayson, the son of a powerful woman who has some deep, dark secrets. Daniel gets seduced by Emily (played by Emily VanCamp), a mysterious woman who has come to destroy Daniel’s mother.
Where to Watch Him: New Girl (Fox)
Jake Johnson has shown his comedic chops in movies (No Strings Attached) and now he’s landed his first big TV role in one of the most anticipated new comedies this fall. He stars as one of three guys who rents out a room for Zooey Deschanel’s Jessica, a woman who found her boyfriend cheating on her in their apartment.
Where to Watch Him: Once Upon A Time (ABC)
This is Dornan’s television debut. After befriending a queen in the 2006 film Marie Antoinette, the Irish import is playing a sheriff in Storybrooke, co-starring House’s Jennifer Morrison, and Big Love’s Ginnifer Goodwin.
Where to Watch Him: How To Be a Gentleman (CBS)
He’s a cult fan favorite from his guest work as Rickety Cricket on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but now the hilarious Hornsby gets his own starring role. He plays an uptight columnist who gets a lesson in living a fun, carefree life from his old friend from school, Entourage star Kevin Dillon.
Where to Watch Him: Man Up! (ABC)
Fogler is funny and talented. Want proof? Watch old videos of his Tony award-winning performance in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. After transitioning into movies like Kung Fu Panda, he’s heading to this new comedy with fellow “Actors to Watch” list member, Mather Zickel.
Where to Watch Him: Grimm (NBC)
Yes, you have seen Guintoli before. Not sure where? He was a contestant on MTV’s Road Rules: South Pacific. But now he’s apparently an actor—who knew?!? He plays Will Grimm, a cop who finds out fairy-tale creatures are real and living among us. Cool right? Not really since some of them are completely evil. Of course, he’s the only one who can stop them... but why?
Where to Watch Him: Pan Am (ABC)
For those who tuned in for the last season of Scrubs, you’ll recognize Mosley as a med student. But now he’s going back in time for his new job as a pilot in ABC’s new 1960s-era drama Pan Am. The show is about the lives of stewardesses on the old Pan Am airlines. It might sound a bit dull but the show promises intriguing relationships and even a spy storyline.
Where to Watch Him: Once Upon a Time (ABC)
If you’ve seen Thor, you’ve met Dallas. He played one of Thor’s friends in the film and now he’s getting a meaty role in ABC’s new fairy-tale drama. The show is about the small town of Storybrooke, Maine, where fairy tales are real but a curse makes the characters forget their true identities. Josh plays the one and only Prince Charming. Not bad for a guy from New Albany, Indiana.