Norman Reedus


06 Jan 1969


Hollywood, Florida, USA


Norman Mark Reedus


Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne (Yarber), a teacher, and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Norman's first film was in 1997 the Guillermo del Toro horror thriller film Mimic, where he played the character Jeremy. He has also played roles in the films Floating, Six Ways to Sunday, Deuces Wild, Blade II, Gossip, 8mm, American Gangster, Hero Wanted and Moscow Chill. In 2005 he had a bit-part in the Christian Alvart German film Antibodies as a German Polizist (policeman). In 2008 he starred in the film Red Canyon.

Norman is perhaps best known for playing the role of Murphy MacManus in the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He also starred opposite Flanery in the sequel 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Reedus at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego.

As of 2010 he stars as Daryl Dixon in the AMC television series The Walking Dead. The character was not originally in the comic book series of the same name, but was created specifically for Reedus after his audition for the character of Merle Dixon. The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman has stated he feels "absolutely blessed [Reedus] has honored the show with his presence, and the way he has come in and taken over that role and defined Daryl Dixon. A lot of Norman's portrayal of the character in the first season inspired all the writers to do what we did with him in the second season. We love writing him and end up doing cool stuff with him."

Actor ( 85 credits )

King Cake: A Big Easy Story (2017) Himself
Triple 9 (2016)
Ride with Norman Reedus (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016)  Rolo (2 episodes, 2016)
Chelsea (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Sky (2015)
Air (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Stretch (2014) Norman Reedus
The Image Revolution (2014) Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
No Small Parts (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) Stanley
Sunlight Jr. (2013) Justin
Night of the Templar (2013) Henry Flesh
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself - The Walking Dead (1 episode, 2014)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary (2012) Himself
Hello Herman (2012) Lax
Undead Noise (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
unCONventional (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Talking Dead (2011)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2011-2014)
The Conspirator (2010) Lewis Payne
8 Uhr 28 (2010) Stranger
Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis (2010) Barry
Meskada (2010) Dennis Burrows
The Walking Dead (2010)  Daryl Dixon (65 episodes, 2010-2015)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Anton Hesse (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) Murphy MacManus
Pandorum (2009) Shepard
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Cadillac Records (2008) Chess Engineer
Clown (2008) Lucien
Dead*Line (2008) Seth
Red Canyon (2008) Mac
Hero Wanted (2008) Swain
Moscow Chill (2007) Ray Perso
American Gangster (2007) Detective in Morgue
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
A Crime (2006) Vincent Harris
Walls (2006) Henry Flesh
Antibodies (2005) Polizist Schmitz
A Lot Like Love (2005) Emily's Ex at Airport (uncredited)
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) Billy Neal
Masters of Horror (2005)  Kirby (1 episode, 2005)
Ôsama no kampô (2004)
Until the Night (2004) Robert
The Soup (2004)  Daryl Dixon / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tough Luck (2003) Archie
Nobody Needs to Know (2003) Kurt
Octane (2003) Recovery Man
Overnight (2003) Himself
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Deuces Wild (2002) Marco
Blade II (2002) Scud
Luster (2002) Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
The Beatnicks (2001) Nick Nero
Sand (2000) Jack
Bad Seed (2000) Jonathan Casey
Gossip (2000) Travis
Beat (2000) Lucien Carr
The Boondock Saints (1999) Murphy MacManus
8MM (1999) Warren Anderson
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) Brautigan
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Derek Lord (1 episode, 2006)
I'm Losing You (1998) Toby
Reach the Rock (1998) Danny
Dark Harbor (1998) Young Man
Davis Is Dead (1998) Larry
Charmed (1998)  Nate Parks (2 episodes, 2003)
Floating (1997) Van
Mimic (1997) Jeremy
Six Ways to Sunday (1997) Harry Odum
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Extra (1994)  Himself - The Walking Dead (1 episode, 2014)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Vacation (0) Trucker

Producer ( 1 credit )

Air (2015) executive producer

Director ( 1 credit )

I Thought of You (2006)

Norman Reedus Related News

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Walking Dead Season 7 Will Make the World Explode Says Reedus

Norman Reedus, who returns as Daryl Dixon this fall, claims the new Walking Dead episodes are so good, the planet won't be able to withstand it.