Norman Reedus began his acting career on the stage in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was working at a Harley Davidson shop at the time, and while drunk at a party, he began yelling at people from the second floor, which landed him the role. Now, years later, Reedus has quite the list of credits to his name.
He is best known for his role as Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead. This character wasn’t featured in the source material, the comic story created by Robert Kirkman but created explicitly for Reedus for the series. He has played this role since season 1 of The Walking Dead, which premiered in 2010, and will be seen in an expansion of TWDU in his own spinoff, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. This series premieres on AMC on September 10, 2023.
Another well-known role is that of Murphy MacManus, twin brother of Conner (Sean Patrick Flannery) in The Boondock Saints movies. These two films follow the vigilante brothers in their quest to rid Boston of crime and evil. The Boondock Saints met with less than favorable critical reviews but has since gained an avid cult following.
Reedus hosts a travel series on AMC, Ride with Norman Reedus, which sees Reedus and a special celebrity guest as they travel on motorcycles to unique locations worldwide. The sixth season of this series will premiere on AMC on September 10, following the premiere of the Daryl Dixon series.
What else does Norman Reedus star in?
Reedus is a jack of many trades, including photography and art, and recently added author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his first novel, The Ravaged. He has also starred in many music videos.
To his credit, he has a long list of TV shows, including voice work on Helluva Boss, Ballmasterz 9009, Robot Chicken, and American Dad! He has also lent his voice talents in several video games as Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: Onslaught, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
In the Death Stranding video game, developed by Kojima Productions, Reedus portrays Sam Porter Bridges. A sequel is in development for PlayStation 5, and a film adaptation is also reportedly in the works.
"The game is set in the United States following a cataclysmic event which caused destructive creatures to begin roaming the Earth. Players control Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus), a courier tasked with delivering supplies to isolated colonies and reconnecting them via a wireless communications network."
Other TV shows to his credit include two episodes of The Soup & Charmed, an appearance in one episode each of Law & Order: SVU, Hawaii Five-0, The Chase, and 13 Graves.
He would get his first movie roles in Mimic and Floating in 1997. He is well known for Other roles include Six Ways to Sunday, Dark Harbor, Gossip, Blade II, Moscow Chill, Red Canyon, Hello Herman, and many more.
In 2015, Reedus guest starred in Vaction, the fifth installment of the Vaction film series, where he played a trucker who stalks the next generation of the Griswolds, Rusty’s (Ed Helms) family. He would also star in Air and Sky in 2015, the last of which he met the woman who become his fiancee, Diane Kruger. He would then star in Triple 9 in 2016.
Next, he will star in the drama, The Bikeriders, scheduled to release on December 1, 2023.
In 2024, he will star in the John Wick spinoff, Ballerina.
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