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The Best The Walking Dead Actors  

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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. 

 

 

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)

Mark Norman Reedus, better known as Norman Reedus, is an American model-turned-actor. He is most recognized for his role as Daryl Dixon. Reedus is also well known for his Prada clothing modeling in the 1990's. In addition, he has appeared in numerous films, directed several videos, and modeled for various other fashion designers. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Daryl Dixon

Age: 50

Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 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)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the 2005 medical drama Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, The Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, and Ike Evans in Magic City. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Negan

Age: 52

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

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Andrew Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 3 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)

Andrew James Clutterbuck, better known by his stage name Andrew Lincoln, is an English actor most recognized for his portrayal of Rick Grimes. He first came to public attention as Egg in the BBC drama This Life, followed by roles such as Simon in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers and Mark in the romantic comedy film Love Actually. ...more on Wikipedia

Characters: Rick Grimes

Age: 45

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Steven Yeun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best The Walking Dead Actors
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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

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