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Where You've Seen 'The Walking Dead' Actors Before

Updated April 8, 2020 13.2m views31 items

With everyone dying and coming back to life all the time, it's hard to keep track of all the different performers appearing regularly on The Walking Dead each week. To make things even more confusing, many of these people actually had lives and careers prior to appearing on the show. In what other roles have you seen The Walking Dead actors before?

The hotly anticipated adaptation of the comic book series by the same name, The Walking Dead was an instant smash success when it premiered in 2010. One of the best AMC shows of all time, the series follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world in which dead people reanimate and eat other people. You may call them zombies, but in this world, they are called "walkers." Maybe these people have never heard of zombies; who knows. Easily one of the creepiest shows on TV right now, the show has steadily increased viewership each season, becoming one of the most popular on television. While most of The Walking Dead actors are relatively new faces, the cast is made up of hard-working professionals who have actually been in the biz for years or even decades. Where have you seen that guy with the gun before? How about that lady with a knife in her hand, blood on her face, and a gleam in her eye? Does that zombie look familiar??

Some of The Walking Dead's star performers have racked up years of experience; others may have only popped up in one or two other roles. Wondering where you've seen that The Walking Dead actor or actress before? Allow us to humbly assist.
  • Jeffrey DeMunn, also an accomplished character actor, appeared in lots of neat things before playing Dale Horvath on The Walking Dead. Here's a picture of DeMunn playing the prosecuting attorney in the opening scenes of The Shawshank Redemption (a movie which, incidentally, was directed by The Walking Dead show creator, Frank Darabont).

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  • Alexandra Breckenridge - 'Amer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Where You've Seen 'The Walking Dead' Actors Before
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    Before she was Jessie, Alexandra Breckenridge played the young version of maid Moira O'Hara in the first season of American Horror Story: Murder House. She has appeared in other seasons of AHS

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  • Before he led the zombie resistance as Rick, Andrew Lincoln played a sensitive dude in love with his best friend's wife in Love Actually.

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  • Emily Kinney - 'The Good Wife' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Where You've Seen 'The Walking Dead' Actors Before
    Photo: CBS / AMC

    Before she played Beth, Emily Kinney appeared on The Good Wife as the sister of a famous pop star accused of attempted murder.

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