My top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in television history include multiple winners, including one that won seven consecutive years! These top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in television history feature two doctor characters. My top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in television history are listed in order of their first wins.
Note that this particular category was called “Favorite Male TV Performer” until 2007.
Top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in Television History Selection Number 1: Alan Alda (Won 1975 and 1979-1982).
“Oh, not Alan Alda again!” was one of my mother’s sayings whenever one of the greatest actors in television history would win yet another award for his work as Hawkeye Pierce in the situation comedy-drama M*A*S*H. My mom got tired of seeing people or sports teams win over and over again. As a kid and teenager, I never really appreciated the scope of that particular character. It wouldn’t be until I got older and watched M*A*S*H re-runs that I could see why Alda has been a multiple People’s Choice Award Winners selection and a favorite male TV star of mine.
Hawkeye Pierce emanated a sense of humor that encompassed sensitivity and empathy for others, but he had his own demons, too, as many of the M*A*S*H programs would show, such as his problem drinking and mental health issues that would arise like his sleep walking, childhood repression that caused him to sneeze uncontrollably, etc. To read about all my top 10 M*A*S*H episodes, click this Associated Content article.
Top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in Television History Selection Number 2: Telly Savalas (Won 1976 and 1977).
My love of putting suckers in my mouth comes from an influence I got from my childhood: Kojak. Even as an adult, I think of my favorite male TV star choice in ol’ Telly whenever I do that. This shows that TV stars can definitely be role models, for sure! Kojak was one of the shows my family watched every week when it came on. Back in the 1970’s, one had to basically be in front of the TV when the show aired or miss the program until the summer reruns. No TiVo or VCRs in plentiful supply. Kojak is also one of my My top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Television Series in Drama in television history, which you can read more about at my Associated Content article.
Top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in Television History Selection Number 3: Bill Cosby (Won 1986-1992).
That’s quite a feat to be one of the People’s Choice Award winners for seven consecutive years in this category such as Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable was for The Cosby Show. There is a sense of comfortable and soothing vibes that I feel emanates from this program whenever I choose to watch it, even if I’ve seen the episode(s) countless times. It’s not possible to get those vibes from the predominant garbage polluting the television airwaves today. The Huxtable parenting style from Cliff and Claire is one that fosters respect from their children as much as love. In a comedic way, we see that Cliff isn’t perfect as he struggles with his diet and is rather klutzy about home repairs. Bill Cosby is also one of my Top 5 Golden Globe Award Winners for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy in Television History, which you can read more about at this Associated Content article.
Online source for my top 3 People’s Choice Award Winners for Favorite Male TV Star in television history article:
People’s Choice Awards Past Nominees & Winners: http://www.pcavote.com/pca/history.jsp, pcavote.com