Sure, we all adore Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (some more than others); however, there’s a new slew of actors out there ready to make us swoon. From vampires to superheroes, there’s an untapped pool of actors worthy of your love. Check out these nine new Hollywood hotties to put on your celeb radar!
1. Colton Haynes
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of panties dropping at the very sight of Colton Haynes’ blue eyes.
Colton, previously an Abercrombie & Fitch model (can you say “Abercrombie Abs”?!), got his first major role in MTV’s Teen Wolf as Jackson Whittemore. He currently stars in the television series Arrow, a drama on CW following the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Colton plays Roy Harper, who was Green Arrow’s sidekick Speedy in the comics.
As if being both an actor and model weren’t enough, Haynes sings, too! This Kansas-born triple threat is one to watch in 2014. Luckily, Colton will continue to grace our eyes as a regular character in the second season of Arrow.
2. Jamie Dornan
You’ve been warned: Jamie Dornan is going to take your breath away. This Irish actor will make millions of women around the world swoon and beg in the highly anticipated romantic drama Fifty Shades of Grey.
Playing the iconic fictional character Christian Grey would be a tall order for any male actor. Grey, an alpha-male, self-made billionaire with a need to sexually dominate women, is an intriguingly complex character, and Jamie is up for the challenge.
His time as a Calvin Klein model as well as those liquid chocolate eyes are sure to help him steal the hearts of women around the globe. In the meantime, if you can’t wait until 2015 to see this dreamboat hit the big screen again, you can watch Jamie in the 2006 film Marie Antoinette or the television series Once Upon a Time.
3. Tyler Blackburn
Shoulder-length hair on a man has never looked so good.
Previously a daytime drama regular on Days of Our Lives, Tyler Blackburn is famous for his role as the sensitive bad boy Caleb in Pretty Little Liars. If that crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside role wasn’t enough to win you over, Tyler recently starred in Alloy Entertainment’s web series Wendy, in which he sang his own songs, including the theme song, “Save Me.”
Fans of this California native can continue to pine for him while watching ABC Family’s PLL spin-off, Ravenswood.
4. Beau Mirchoff
Feast your eyes on the most beautiful son of a podiatrist to ever grace the small screen.
Beau Mirchoff may have made his debut as the troubled but dynamic Danny Bolen on the sixth season of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, but he has been making hordes of women weak at the knees ever since.
Now famous for his role as the adorably irresistible Matty McKibben in MTV’s Awkward, Beau, a self-proclaimed goofball, has charmed his way into our hearts once again.
If you didn’t fall for him in Awkward, maybe his real-life soft side will make you swoon. This totes adorbs hottie loves the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally and even reenacted the famous faux orgasm scene in an NYC deli. He’s also picked out his wedding song, “Knot Comes Loose” by My Morning Jacket.
While he’s currently taken (sigh), you can swoon over him from afar in the indie movie Grass Stains, which will come out this year.
5. Charles Michael Davis
Charles Michael Davis is funny and smart as well as sexy. He’s an all-around romantic and a guy’s guy. So where did he come from?!
You might recognize him from his time guest-starring on That’s So Raven, Switched at Birth, The Game and The Vampire Diaries. He now stars in The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off, The Originals, as a vampire ruler in New Orleans.
Charles has even participated in a delightfully cheesy, once-in-a-lifetime wedding proposal video for one of his friends. Highlights from this 27-minute video include him dancing and lip-synching with the rest of his buddies to ‘N Sync’s “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You” and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You.” How many celebs are cool enough to do that?!
While Charles may play a diabolical vampire on-screen, this piece of eye candy is nothing but lovable off-screen.
6. Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin is that Disney Channel star who grew up and didn’t go off the deep end.
Rather than asserting his adulthood with leaked nude pictures (Dylan Sprouse? What?) or twerking on Robin Thicke (thank you, Miley), he simply matured… very handsomely.
He is definitely not the mischievous little brother from Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place anymore. Rather, Jake, who speaks fluent Spanish in addition to English, now plays Jesus Foster on ABC Family’s The Fosters, in which he is one of the twins adopted on the show.
This star’s creativity brings all the girls to the yard. Jake writes, directs and acts in shorts for his own YouTube channel “Jakeethekid” and has written and sold his first screenplay for the movie Kings of Suburbia.
While he’s no doubt an attractive actor with many talents to offer, it’s ultimately his heart of gold that is sure to win you over. Jake devotes time to charitable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
7. Dylan O’Brien
Even though he’s 22, Dylan O’Brien has a baby face that cannot be denied.
Famous for his role as Stiles, a goofy sidekick in the MTV series Teen Wolf, Dylan also co-starred in the romantic comedy The First Time and recently appeared in The Internship.
You may also recognize Dylan from an extra special episode of New Girl as “The Guy” to whom Jess lost her virginity. Too bad we can’t all be Zooey Deschanel…
His next big plan is to star as Thomas in the upcoming film The Maze Runner, which is set to come out in 2014. This sci-fi thriller is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Thomas and a larger community of boys are trapped in a maze and must band together to escape.
8. Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson is the hidden gem you have been looking for. Give his fiery red locks a chance, and you will not be disappointed. First notably appearing in the background of the Harry Potter saga as Ron’s older brother Bill Weasley, this Irish actor is a star both on and off screen.
In the recent romantic drama About Time, Domhnall will win your love and affection as Tim, a humble, kindhearted young man who learns on his 21st birthday that he can travel in time. This movie offers a chance for American women to get a glimpse of Domhnall in all his charmingly quirky glory. After witnessing Rachel McAdams fall for him on-screen, you won’t be far behind her.
9. Austin Butler
Austin Butler is the babe of all babes.
Austin became everyone’s crush while working the tween network, guest starring on Hannah Montana, iCarly, Zoey 101 and Wizards of Waverly Place. Everyone wanted a piece of this hottie with the golden locks.
However, Austin has really made a splash as the heartthrob on the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. On this CW series, Butler plays Sebastian, a brooding dreamboat attending the same high school as Carrie Bradshaw (played by AnnaSophia Robb).
In addition to his impossibly symmetrical features, Austin will dazzle you with his musical ability. While making an appearance on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, Austin performed a duet with Lucas Grabeel. Feel free to melt at the sound of his voice.
Remember to keep an eye out for these hotties as they continue to make our hearts melt and our knees weak!