Everyone’s favorite redneck with a heart of gold is celebrating a birthday today.
Norman Reedus has been kicking around Hollywood since the late 90s and has amassed an impressive stream of credits in movies and TV, including memorable roles in Boondock Saints and Blade II. But for us, of course, he’s Daryl Dixon.
Reedus took what could have been a background character and ran with it, creating one of the most popular characters on television. He’s so popular that fans joke they’ll riot if he’s ever killed off. At least, we hope they’re joking.
This year seems like Reedus will be bigger than ever. In addition to appearing in The Walking Dead, he has two films set for release in 2015, the sci-fi movie Air and crime drama Triple Nine. And he’s confirmed a third Boondock Saints film is in the works.
He is also taking on the world of video games, his voice and eerily realistic likeness will star in the hotly anticipated horror game from Hideo Kojima, Silent Hills.
So, let’s take this opportunity to wish him a happy birthday and continued success in the comments or on our forums.