Happy 36th birthday to Matt Bomer, one of the hottest pieces of face in all of television. I mean — that jawline, that body, those eyes — are we kidding? His chiseled features are enough to remind me of the fact that even though this website does dabble in celebrity news and gossip and whatnot, we do still have the word ‘crush’ in our title.
And that’s what today is about, because what better occasion to celebrate crushable guys than the birthday of the crushiest one of them all. And yes, before you ask, I do know that he’s gay, and that the tendrils of my loving will never delicately envelope his heart. But that only makes me love him more. From afar, as befits a true crush.
And not just because he’s famous and gay and totally out of my league. Those aren’t the only reason I have to worship him from afar. The other reason is because Matt is on White Collar, which is a show I’m woefully unfamiliar with. I have enough trouble trying to keep up with the network shows and the HBO shows and the Showtime shows and ohmgyod don’t even get me started on movies, that I never venture onto that fair channel of USA.
But that’s a mistake on my part, because once I started doing some clicking and snooping around researching those fellas, I discovered there’s a veritable goldmine of attractive gentlemen lurking around those parts. So even though I want Matt to get all the glory, since it’s his special day, I also wanted to alert you to (or remind you of) the presence of massive amounts of man-candy under our very noses. Attention must be paid.
1. Daniel Sunjata from Graceland
I remember Daniel from playing a designer in The Devil Wears Prada back in the day and a bomb squad technician on Law And Order: SVU, but I hadn’t run into him since. Turns out he’s been hiding in Graceland all along, playing FBI agent Paul Briggs.
2. Warren Kole from Common Law
My goodness, what a dapper dandy. Warren hadn’t done a ton before his role on Common Law as a lawyer turned LAPD homicide detective (two of the only jobs you can have on the USA Network), so we’re hoping this series is the one that jump starts him into success. So we can see that brooding pout everywhere.
3. Coby Bell from Burn Notice
Coby joined the cast of Burn Notice as counterintelligence expert Jesse Porter for seasons four through seven, which is great if you, like me, were craving a more attractive, more talented version of Vin Diesel in your life.
4. Ty Burrell from Modern Family
Before you say anything, remember that USA just bought Modern Family to throw into syndication, so Ty absolutely belongs on this list. And in my heart, where I’ve developed a serious talent-crush on him even in the face of his kind of bumbling Phil Dunphy character.
5. Peter Gallagher from Covert Affairs
In case the other fellas on this list are a little too young and hotheaded for you, why not spend some time ogling Peter, who plays CIA Director Arthur Campbell on Covert Affairs. Just in case you’re at that time in your life when you’re ready to sacrifice a little youth and spryness for some job security.
6. Michael Ealy from Common Law
I just…you guys, I can’t handle Michael Ealy at all. I never understood the word ‘dreamy’ until I saw his face. It’s enough to get you to watch Common Law, where he plays Travis Marks, a detective in the LAPD.
7. Matt Bomer from White Collar
There’s our boy Matty again. Just look at him. Jesus Christ. For more of that cheeky smolder, check him out as Neal Caffrey, a forger and thief turned FBI agent.
8. Sendhil Ramamurthy from Covert Affairs
The ideal amount of stubble. Amazing. Even though I originally remember him as playing Mindy Kaling‘s new boyfriend on The Office, Sendhil now plays CIA officer Jai Wilcox on Covert Affairs.
9. Michael Trucco from Fairly Legal
Seriously, I haven’t been wrong so far in saying that the only jobs you can have are a cop of sorts and a lawyer on USA, because this dashing hunk of manmeat plays Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on Fairly Legal.
10. Gabriel Macht from Suits
Who is this gentleman and why have I never seen him before? I need more Gabriel in my life…so the fact that he plays Harvey Specter, a corporate lawyer (duh) on Suits is juuuuusssst perfect.
11. Mehcad Brooks from Necessary Roughness
Eeeee! Look at that smile! Those dimples. So cute. And as a bonus, he doesn’t play an attorney or a police officer! Instead, he plays Terrence ‘T.K’ King, a star football player in Necessary Roughness. Also he used to be a Calvin Klein model, so I need to make an excursion to Google post haste.
12. Aaron Tveit from Graceland
Look at this little Broadway baby come over to the silver screen! Aaron plays FBI Special Agent Mike Warren on Graceland, but more importantly he is SO. PRETTY.
13. Patrick J. Adams from Suits
Oh my gooooodness. Patrick is another actor I’m not very familiar with, but I’m gonna need to rectify that because he has the bone structure of a champion. And apparently a photographic memory for his character of Mike Ross, a genius almost-lawyer on Suits.