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The Best The Walking Dead Actors 

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Updated July 29, 2019 1.5k votes 189 voters 1.5k 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. 

 

 

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Norman Reedus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominations
Best Supporting Actor on Television (2012, 2015, 2017)

IGN Award Nomination
Best TV Hero (2012 - Win)

Characters: Daryl Dixon

Age: 50

Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America

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Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
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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)

Characters: Rick Grimes

Age: 45

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
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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)

Characters: Negan

Age: 52

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Melissa McBride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
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Critics' Choice TV Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Nominations
Best Supporting Actress on Television (2014 - Win, 2015 - Win, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Characters: Carol Peletier

Age: 53

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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