November 28, 2005 12:00 PM

2005

HUGH LAURIE

Dr. Gregory House, Fox’s House, M.D.

Diagnosis: Aside from the naked hostility and the Vicodin popping, Dr. House is “an intriguing, smart, funny, damaged character,” says Laurie, 46, who is married and the father of three children. “I suppose those are things people sometimes find appealing.”

Complications: Leaning on a cane to create House’s limp can leave him nursing shoulder aches, but more painful, he says, is masking his British accent: “I feel like we’re playing a game of tennis and everyone else has got rackets and I’ve got a fish.”

Second opinion: “Hugh’s not your average good-looking guy,” says costar Lisa Edelstein. “It’s those piercing blue eyes and the intelligence and wit that emanate from him that make him sexy.”

Prognosis: Although he rates his own hotness quotient “in the low zeros,” he tosses out a theory: “A woman who thinks she is sexy is, and possibly a man who thinks he’s sexy, isn’t. How about that?”

SEXY TV DOCTORS

Sights for sore eyes

1985

GREGORY HARRISON

(Dr. “Gonzo” Gates)

Trapper John, M.D.

1986

DENZEL WASHINGTON
(Dr. Phillip Chandler)

St. Elsewhere

1987

ALAN THICKE

(Dr. Jason Seaver)

Growing Pains

1988

BRUCE GREENWOOD

(Dr. Seth Griffin)

St. Elsewhere

1989

PETER BERGMAN

(Dr. Cliff Warner)

All My Children

1990

MITCHELL ANDERSON

(Dr. Jack McGuire)

Doogie Howser, M.D.

1991

BRAD MAULE

(Dr. Anthony Jones)

General Hospital

1992

ROB MORROW

(Dr. Joel Fleischman)

Northern Exposure

1993

THOMAS CALABRO

(Dr. Michael Mancini)

Melrose Place

1994

JACK WAGNER

(Dr. Peter Burns)

Melrose Place

1995

GEORGE CLOONEY
(Dr. Douglas Ross)

ER

1996

MARK HARMON

(Dr. Jack McNeil)

Chicago Hope

1997

NOAH WYLE

(Dr. John Carter)

ER

1998

TED DANSON

(Dr. John Becker)

Becker

1999

GORAN VISNJIC

(Dr. Luka Kovak)

ER

2000

ERIQ LASALLE

(Dr. Peter Benton)

ER

2001

MATT LEBLANC

(“Dr. Drake Ramoray”)

Friends

2002

TREAT WILLIAMS

(Dr. Andrew Brown)

Everwood

2003

ZACH BRAFF

(Dr. “J.D.” Dorian)

Scrubs

2004

JULIAN MCMAHON

(Dr. Christian Troy)

Nip/Tuck

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