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Star Focus – Norman Reedus

By Newguy

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Trademarks: Sunglasses

Age: 45

Number of Roles: 60

Biggest Role: The Walking Dead

Awards: He won New England Film & Video Festival award for best acting performance for ‘Floating’.

Debut Role: Floating (1997)


The Boondock Saints

The Boondock Saints

Early Career: In 1997 Norman got his first acting roles, with drama ‘Floating’, horror film ‘Mimic and comedy ‘Six Ways to Sunday’. With these three films Norman showed he had range and it opened the door to plenty of roles. While he continued to get leading roles in many different roles it wasn’t until 1999 and ‘The Boondock Saints’ where he plays on of the MacManus brothers people started taking notice of him as that film went on to become a cult classic.

master of horror

Masters of Horror

Television Roles:

  • Charmed (2003) 2 Episodes
  • Masters of Horror (2005)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
  • The Walking Dead (2010-2015) 65 Episodes

Break Out Role: The Boondock Saints (1999)

Blade 2

Blade 2



2000-2009: Norman continued to have a steady run a films in the start of the noughties with one of the biggest ones being ‘Blade II’. Unlikley many actors Norman only had a couple of television appearances and the chance to work with John Carpenter on his episode of ‘Masters of Horror’ we get to see him enter horror yet again. Norman finished the decade with a continuation of his constant film roles which did include a sequel to ‘Boondock Saints’ and one of my personal avourite films ‘Pandorum’ which has one of the scenes that scares every single Walking Dead fan.

2010 Onwards: in 2010 Norman started to become one of the most liked actors in television when he appeared in ‘The Walking Dead’ as Daryl Dixon who is easily the most popular character in the show. Even with this role he continued to make films and while his popularity continues to grow he has got a couple of bigger films on the way and has become the new face for the ‘Silent Hill’ video games.

Silent Hill Game

Silent Hill Game

Next Big Role: Air

My Favourite Role: Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead, he starts off as his brothers quiet learner, but after his brother is left and disappeared he starts the quest to find him but also to stay loyal to the people who have helped him. He ends up becoming part of the group and a crucial member at that. He helps them track and along with his crossbow he can take out walkers in silence. As the show has continued he has gained popularity that if his character was killed off people would actually quit the show, something that not many supporting characters have ever achieved.

Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon

My Least Favourite Role: Pandorum because it is too short.

Films I Want to See That I Haven’t Seen: Air

Stars They Work With Often: Guillermo Del Torro

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