20 Years of Sexy Lawyers

updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

2005

MARK VALLE
Brad Chase, ABC's Boston Legal

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we have before us a graduate of West Point who served five years in the Army and now portrays a driven attorney. We intend to prove that 40-year-old Hark Valley, a single father of one, is also a family man and a romantic at heart.

Where are you on Wednesday nights?
"I watch Americas Next Top Model with my 17-year-old daughter."

What would you say you've done to impress a woman?
"I find out what her favorite food is, then I'll probably have someone deliver it. I'm not the best cook."

Would you say you're a sensitive man?
"I am an actor. I'm pretty perceptive in terms of other people's feelings or thoughts or physical cues, things like that."

Summation: His devotion to family and sincerity in finding love are clear. "I would love to have more children," he says. "I am single right now but not necessarily out of principle. I enjoy dating and meeting new people. Self-awareness is probably the sexiest thing I can think of" We rest our case.

SEXY TV LAWYERS
They've all had their day in the court of appeal

1985
JOHN LARROQUETTE
(Dan Fielding)
Night Court

1986
HARRY HAMLIN
(Michael Kuzak)
L.A. Law

1987
JIMMY SMITS
(Victor Sifuentes)
L.A. Law

1988
CORBIN BERNSEN
(Arnie Becker)
L.A. Law

1989
BLAIR UNDERWOOD
(Jonathan Rollins)
L.A. Law

1990
COTTER SMITH
(Eugene Rogan)
Equal Justice

1991
PETER ONORATI
(Charlie Howell)
Civil Wars

1992
SAM WATERSTON
(Forrest Bedford)
I'll Fly Away

1993
DON CHEADLE
(John Littleton)
Picket Fences

1994
PETER MACNICOL
(Alan Birch)
Chicago Hope

1995
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT
(Harmon Rabb Jr.)
JAG

1996
GREG GIRALDO
(John Alvarez)
Common Law

1997
GIL BELLOWS
(Billy Alan Thomas)
Ally McBeal

1998
DYLAN McDERMOTT
(Bobby Donnell)
The Practice

1999
STEVE HARRIS
(Eugene Young)
The Practice

2000
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
(Larry Paul)
Ally McBeal

2001
TOM CAVANAGH
(Ed Stevens) Ed

2002
ERIC McCORMACK
(Will Truman)
Will & Grace

2003
JAMES SPADER
(Alan Shore)
The Practice

2004
BRUNO CAMPOS
(Mark Camacho)
The D.A.

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