POLL: No Shave November – Who Rocks Facial Hair The Best?
It’s No Shave November (aka Movember) so it’s time to celebrate our favorite scruffy characters from Television! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite bearded and mustached characters. This list has 44 whiskered men and one fabulous lady. For those of you who aren’t aware, Movember is a charity event meant to raise awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health, so if you can, consider giving to an awesome charity in support of the cause! If you can’t donate, the least you can do is set aside the razor for the month, look at these 45 fuzzy candidates, and vote for your favorite.
Yes, we have missed people. Lots of people! We limited it to four characters per show so not all of the epic scruffiness from extremely hairy shows such as Lost or Game of Thrones made it to the list. We also compiled this list based on our own viewing history and, even though there are a lot of us here at the Geekiary, we haven’t seen everything (but we’re trying). We’ve also limited it to actual facial hair, not just fuzz or scruff, though we do realize this can sometimes be up for debate. There’s a fine (hairy) line between scruff and facial hair, so sorry if your favorite fuzzed character didn’t make the cut!
POLL ENDS NOVEMBER 30th MIDNIGHT EST
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Author: Angel Wilson
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130 thoughts on “POLL: No Shave November – Who Rocks Facial Hair The Best?”
Come on, Greg House has it hands down 🙂
Come on, votes for Jawn!
nice peach fuzz!
Nice peach fuzz!
Ps dean approves!
i hope a spn one will win!
nice peach fuzz!
Spoilt for choice! But Blackadder the Third is best. Particularly happy to see him, Thaantos, and Bobby Singer in this poll. Facial hair FTW!
that’s mirror!verse Spock, and should be denoted as such (like evil!Abed)
Changed. I am aware of who he is, but didn’t feel the need to denote it when making the poll. But you’re right, Abed is denoted as an alt version so I’ll keep it even. Thanks.
Castiel, of course.
[Mod note: A few hundred extra lines of the name “cas” over and over have been removed from this comment. Your enthusiasm is appreciated, but we get the point and we’d like to keep our comments section usable. Thank you.]
The Mod note to this post killed me. I’m a Cas fan too but they’re right, calm down. XD
Castiel 😀 Because Dean approve of Cas’ “nice peach fuzz!”
This was seriously so hard to pick, but I ended up going with Wes, because daaamn Alexis Dennisof can work scruff, Bobby Singer, Hook, and Jayne Cobb. I know a lot of people voted Cas, but his Purgatory scruff just made him look a bit…scrawny. MISHA, on the other hand…
Nice peach fuzz!!!!! Cas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ned Flanders tho
I am secretly hoping for Ned Flanders to win this.
“Thantos”?! The name is Xanatos. Guy’s even got a TV Trope named after him.
That said, my vote goes to House.
Our mistake. It’s been fixed now.
I love me some Cas, but I had to go with Will. Sorry Supernatural fandom.
Come on people, most of these are barely stubble!!! Anthony Ainley and Jonathan Frakes knew/know how to wear facial hair!!!
And I just discovered that No-Shave November itself is meant to raise awareness of all cancers, since many cancer patients lose their hair. Money normally spent on razors and waxing can be donated to help fight cancer. 🙂
WILL GRAHAM *O*
Xanatos (Gargoyles)!?!???!?? Hello childhood rearing it’s questionably wonderful head. But Cas forever. <3
I love Cas, but mirror Spock’s beard forever in my heart <3
only Cas!!!!!! кстати, я одна здесь русская:)?????
Нет) Русские тоже стараются в поте лица)
Ещё в каком поте) Кроули *__*
и Билл Адама :3
Nice peach fuzz, Cas!!
How is Tyler Hoechlin not part of this poll?
Tyler Hoechlin is an actor and this is a character poll. However I will see about adding the character Derek Hale to this list.
Derek Hale is now on the list. Tell your friends!
I’m sorry, but Derek Hale’s Scruff of Sadness wipes the floor with these chumps:
More Tyler Hoechlin, please.
Derek Hale is on the list. Tell your friends!
You may have noticed, we told a few friends. 😉
Such a good pic. He’s winning anyway, but that S3 despair beard totally outperforms the S2 scruff they’ve got up in the poll.
Looks its so easy…
ONLY DEREK CAN ROCK SCRUFF LIKE THE BADASS HOT DAMN WEREWOLF HE IS…
Vote Derek ya’ll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s so obvious. DEREK HALE.
Derek Hale! Derek Hale! Derek, Derek, Derek Hale! <3
Though I LOVE Mirror Spock AND Castiel, gotta give the scruff vote to Derek Hale.
So i wasn’t the only one who wondered why Derek Hale wasn’t on the poll…i thought the poll creators didn’t want him there for some reason…idk…my mind comes up with weird reasons for why people do things ;)…but he’s here…so hurrah! Let’s go Teen Wolf/Derek Hale/Tyler Hoechlin fans!
Oh no. Battle between SPN and Teen Wolf again -__- This leaves no chances for other fandoms. It’s not fair(
NICE PEACH FUZZ 😀 Yeah, I vote Cas and Daryl :3
Hhahah i’m laughing Derek wasn’t on the list & now that he is he’s winning.
Yep. Teen Wolf fandom showed up in force. Pushed to the top in two days. We are impressed!
DEREK HALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ! YEAH 😀
DEREK -no one rocks the facial hair like S3 Derek Hale
Come On Cas I know you are the best. You really are and the most special
I’m torn!!! It is a three-way tie for me — Ichabod Crane, Will Graham and Captain Hook. All three rock their facial hair. Many men who (try to) wear facial hair are unsuccessful, but these guys should be a three-way tie at the top.
Are you sure that was real hair on Matt Smith at the end of season 6? It looked fake to me.
I voted for Cas, Benny, Crowley, and the Parks and Rec guys. A mustache defines Ron Swanson the way it does few other characters.
And Cas – well he’s never looked more beautiful than he did in Purgatory. And who can forget future Cas?
ah future Cas. That smile he had, now that could start wars between nations. hehe
I just kept scrolling until I found Benny. Dear God he’s the only man I’ve ever seen that facial hair makes him even more incredibly sexy. Add in that southern accent and he’s down right edible.
Benny LaFitte in Supernatural.
A fine actor, with a fine beard. Looks just like his daddy..lol
Ned Stark and Derek Hale ofc
Definately Castiel. The facial hair really accentuates his jawline and lips very well. Makes him look really hot!!
Castiel forever))) Angel of the world<3
Derek Hale has got this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i don’t have a comment so….
Castiel is epic and amazing plus I love the peach fuzz just like Dean!
I had to represent for my fandom’s very attractive male characters and there A+ facial hair.
Misha’s really lovely
Castiel looks the best.
Castiel must win!!
Castiel for ever!!!!
Love them all
Derek is the best
Castiel is the best!!
Damn, some hard choices!Daryl and Rick can rock their facial hair, and Duke Crocker is damn sexy with a little scruff. But Cas, man, he makes it so sexy!
I am voting Crowley. I have a King to obey. Sorry – not sorry
Totally Cas. Misha looks great with that peach fuzz.
how are you guys not voting for evil abed. evil abed is the best yo
derek’s got this
Most definitely Derek Hale, forever and always!
You all want to pet Derek’s face and you know it 😉
Only Cas! He’s the best!
ONLY CAS!!!!!!!!! HE’S AWESOME
I can’t in fairness vote for Cas here, no matter how much I love him. He looks good with a little scruff, but the full-out beard just doesn’t do anything for him. Derek Hale and Ichabod Crane, on the other hand, both look AMAZING. 🙂
Derek Hale without any doubhts
Crowley must win!!!!
Кастиэль на всегда
Derek needs to win!!
Haven’t we been here before SPN fandom?
I would have preferred Peter Hale. However, since he is not on the list, his next of kin gets my vote.
Isn’t it unfair the amount of SPN characters versus The One Teen Wolf character in this poll?
You can vote up to 4 people at a time which mean it’s the same amount of votes. Originally Derek wasn’t even on the list but people rallied for him. There is literally no disadvantage for Teen Wolf here. If anything you have an advantage because the SPN folk have to scroll to find all four people, thus they spend more time scrolling and you get more time voting.
It really is. I like SPN well enough, but the show lost me with soulless!Sam.
Peter isn’t Soulless, he’s just evil. >:)
well supernatural fans.. we meet again..
well well well.. here we meet again supernatural fans
I cannot in good conscience vote against David Xanatos’ beard, even though I am a fan of many of the men here. (I have a thing for beards, sue me.)
Gotta say, voting for Derek Hale for /best/ beard. Now, if it was ‘most iconic’, I’d have to go for Mirror Spock. No other beard here has a bad named after it, and is so well known that simply wearing that beard (i.e. TWO other people on this list, ‘Evil Abed’ and Sheldon) means you’re the evil version of yourself. Pretty impressive.
Excuse me people, but Derek Hale is KNOWN for his stubble.
You’re my man, girl ;D
Why did the poll close an hour early? It says open until Midnight November 30 EST, but it was closed by 11 PM (I live in the EST zone). I feel cheated as I was in the process of voting and my choice was just 16 votes behind the next contender (having been 600 behind earlier this afternoon). I sure won’t waste my time in the future on any polls here!
This was a time zone error. It was originally set up for EST but through an error it went off at CST instead. This was not intentional and merely a mistake through our Polldaddy setup.
On a brighter note you won the award for passive aggressive Lynette!! Congrats!! Come on you were voting for 5th place, not a huge deal move on,
Don’t worry about her. Rudeness is againstour TOS and her comment has been deleted. If she returns and continue being rude her IP will be blocked. What happened is that I’m in CST so I set it for 11pm CST which would be midnight EST, but it turns out the Polldaddy site had me set for EST instead so it went off an hour early.
Wait no sorry I actually am just malicious and wanted Ichabod to lose.
Heck, I like me some Ichabod (was giving him my second vote after Derek), but really… stuff happens.
It’s been reopened.
I hope you make a whole post in honor of Derek, because, I know it’s just a poll, but come on it was awesome he was added 2 week later, we took the first place the last day we were losing and in a little more than an hour we took it back and won the poll :D. GOD i LOVE MY FANDOM
We made one on Tumblr and we weren’t intending on doing one here, but we’ve found the Teen Wolf fandom difficult to resist so… yes I will make a post about it. 🙂
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