Total Nerd

The Best The Walking Dead Actors  

Ranker TV
920 votes 109 voters 1k views 20 items

List Rules Only main and supporting cast members - no guest stars. Vote based on their performances on The Walking Dead.

When it comes to bringing those delightfully creepy chills year after year, no one does it better than the actors on The Walking Dead. Never in the history of the world have a group of people been so celebrated for making us yell at the screen at as we watch their antics unfold. Perhaps its no surprise that some of the best actors on The Walking Dead have even raked in a few awards for the creepy characters they play on the small screen. But are the most award-winning actors always the best? Here's where you'll get the chance to decide. 

Peruse this list of all the actors on The Walking Dead who have won awards from their appearance on the show, as well as others who have not - but who stand out nonetheless. Just select your favorite actor or actress, give them an upvote, watch as they climb the ranks, and see who prevails as the best among The Walking Dead cast. 

 

 

Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

Critics' Choice TV Award Nomination
Best Actor in a Drama Series (2013)

People's Choice Award Nominations
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (2014, 2017)
Favorite TV Anti-Hero (2014 - Win)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominations
Best Actor on Television (2011, 2013, 2015 - Win, 2016, 2017 - Win, 2018)

Andrew James Clutterbuck (born 14 September 1973), better known by his stage name Andrew Lincoln, is an English actor. His first major role was in the BBC drama This Life (1996–1997). Lincoln later portrayed Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers (2001–2003) and Mark in the Christmas-themed romantic comedy film Love Actually (2003). Beginning in 2010, Lincoln gained international fame for his portrayal of Rick Grimes, the lead character on the hit AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead. For his portrayal of Rick Grimes, Lincoln won the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He departed the cast of The Walking Dead in 2018. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Rick Grimes

Age: 45

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Were they great on The Walking Dead?

More Andrew Lincoln

#107 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #656 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History #703 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nomination
Best Supporting Actor on Television (2011)

 

Steven Yeun (born December 21, 1983) is a Korean-American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Glenn Rhee on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Yeun has also appeared in many short and feature films, and has done video game and cartoon voiceovers. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Glenn Rhee

Age: 35

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Were they great on The Walking Dead?

More Steven Yeun

#822 of 2,003 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #40 of 41 Who Should Replace Ben Affleck As Batman? #7 of 54 The Best Asian American Actors And Actresses In Hollywood

Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
Photo:  AMC/Jackson Lee / WireImage

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominations
Best Supporting Actor on Television (2012, 2015, 2017)

IGN Award Nomination
Best TV Hero (2012 - Win)

Norman Mark Reedus (born January 6, 1969) is an American actor, voice actor, television host, and model. He is known for starring in the popular AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead as Daryl Dixon and in the film The Boondock Saints (1999) and its sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) as Murphy MacManus. He has also acted in numerous films and television series, and modeled for various fashion designers (most recognizably Prada in the 1990s). ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Daryl Dixon

Age: 50

Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America

Were they great on The Walking Dead?

More Norman Reedus

#189 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #381 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film Historyfeaturing 50+ Interesting Facts About Norman Reedus

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

Critics' Choice TV Award Nomination
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series (2016 - Win)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominations
Best Guest Performance in a Television Series (2017 - Win, 2018)

MTV Movie + TV Award Nomination
Best Villain (2017- Win)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor of film and television. He is known for his roles as John Winchester in the fantasy horror series Supernatural (2005–2007; 2019), Denny Duquette in the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2006–2009), the Comedian in the superhero film Watchmen (2009), Jason Crouse in the political drama series The Good Wife (2015–2016), Negan in the horror drama series The Walking Dead (2016–present), and Harvey Russell in Rampage (2018). ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Negan

Age: 52

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Were they great on The Walking Dead?

More Jeffrey Dean Morgan

#330 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History #151 of 336 The Coolest Actors Ever #115 of 527 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With