John Gallagher Jr. Enters ‘The Newsroom’ As This Week’s Hump Day Hottie

John Gallagher Jr. had us swooning on the last season of “The Newsroom.” He’s just so nice…and incredibly easy on the eyes. What’s not to love, right? His adorable charm is anything but news to us. So, with the new season of the HBO series underway, we figured why not show him all the love he deserves and name him this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Check out this dreamy photo of John, and keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This Wilmington, Delaware, native, 29, was raised by two folk singers, which might explain where all his artsy talent comes from. Around the same time he was making a name for himself on Broadway, he also played in a band called Old Springs Pike, but left the band to be a full-time actor.

Where you might have already seen him: He’s an award-winning stage actor (having taken home three Tonys) for his work in shows like “Spring Awakening” and “American Idiot.” He’s also racked up roles in film and TV, with parts in “NYPD Blue,” “Whatever Works” and “The West Wing.”

Why you should take notice of him now: These days, John has us tuning in every Sunday night. His role as lovable news producer Jim Harper on HBO’s media-themed drama, “The Newsroom,” is hard to resist. Whether or not he does end up with his crush, Maggie, is anyone’s guess (we’re always here to comfort him), but we are looking forward to him hitting the road with the Romney campaign during the show’s just-launched second season. What happens during the Romney campaign, stays on the Romney campaign…or something like that.

Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute John by gawking at the photo above!