Two of the CW’s highly-anticipated new shows premiere this week. Since I’ve already chosen The Arrow’s Stephen Amell previously for my Man Crush feature, I thought I’d give the honor this week to Jay Ryan. He stars as the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast which premieres tonight on The CW. Even with special effects makeup to hide his good looks, Ryan is the furthest thing from beastly. That said, he can ravage me anytime he wants. GROWL.

Born Jay Bunyan, the 31-year-old actor was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He changed his last name to Ryan after receiving feedback while auditioning for roles in Los Angeles. Some felt Bunyan sounded to closely to bunion. LOL. Jay’s big break came when he landed a role on the popular Aussie soap, Neighbors. His other roles Down Under include Go Girls, Legend of the Seeker and Sea Patrol. The Kiwi’s big US debut occurred last year when he appeared on FOX’s short-lived Terra Nova. Here’s hoping his stint as the “beast” lasts longer. Check out the hotness that is Jay in several pictures below.

Even with that scar for Beauty and the Beast, he’s one gorgeous man.

Token instagram-esque pic.

Looking buff in a tank.

Posing with his CW co-star Kristin Kreuk.

Hanging out with other Fall 2012 TV hotties. I’d like them all of them to go please ;)

Grabbing a handful. If you’re interested to see his naked butt, definitely Google it. His full moon will have you howling.

Simply gorgeous.

Going all thug on the left and sexy mechanic on the right.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any recent shirtless pics of him. But he’s definitely gotten buffer since the above pic.

Doing a little red carpet promotion for his new show.

Giving a little sexy side smirk. I wonder what mischievous thoughts he has running through that handsome head of his.