During his modeling days, Reedus had a bit part as a supermarket customer in the music video for this Radiohead track, which was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Guillermo del Toro’s second theatrical release was Reedus’ first, a bio-horror movie about cockroach-killing super-insects gone rogue. Reedus played a sewage worker who crosses paths with one of the bugs.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Reedus played one half of a set of Irish-American fraternal twins who become vigilantes after clashing with the Russian mob. The film received poor reviews but became such a cult classic that it spawned a 2009 sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.
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Blade II (2002)
Del Toro cast Reedus again in this superhero sequel, in which the actor played pot-spoking weaponsmith Scud opposite Wesley Snipes as the titular vampire hunter.
Reedus guest-starred in two 2003 episodes of this bewitching WB drama, playing a duplicitous boyfriend of Rose McGowan’s Paige Matthews.
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Reedus guest-starred in the first minutes of this CBS procedural’s very first episode, playing a prisoner of then-Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).
The Walking Dead (2010–)
Daryl Dixon doesn’t appear in the comic book series on which this hit AMC zombie drama is based, but then-showrunner Frank Darabont created the character after Reedus auditioned for the show reading his onscreen brother Merle’s lines.
Reedus played the Judas to Lady Gaga’s Mary Magdalene in the music video for the pop star’s second single from her second album, Born This Way. The video earned two MTV VMA nominations.
Ride With Norman Reedus (2016–)
After playing Judas as a biker in that music video, Reedus got back on the hog for this AMC travelogue, each episode of which features him and a guest — often a Walking Dead costar — touring a destination by motorcycle.
Death Stranding (2019)
Reedus leads the cast of this acclaimed title from video game auteur Hideo Kojima, playing a courier trying to restore connectivity in a post-apocalyptic world. The project reunited him with del Toro, who plays another character in the game.
We’re about to get a double dose of Norman Reedus every Sunday night. Starting March 8, every episode of The Walking Dead will be followed (a few hours later) by the actor’s other AMC show, Ride With Norman Reedus, which is returning for its fourth season.
“Season 3 was a blast — we had a ton of fun traveling the world and the U.S. with some really awesome guests,” Reedus said in an AMC press release. “We’re looking forward to turning that up even further for season four. I can’t wait for everyone to see it all.”
The actors go on an adventure in Kyoto on the AMC series.
Before you hit the road with Reedus again, though, scroll through the gallery above to relive highlights from his career so far — from his music video appearances to his film parts to his starring role in a new video game.
Ride With Norman Reedus, Season 4 Premiere, Sunday, March 8, 12/11c