‘Walking Dead’s’ Norman Reedus getting Hollywood Walk of Fame star

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled Tuesday honoring “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus five days before the start of the 11th and final season of the AMC post-apocalyptic horror series.

Former “The Walking Dead” cast member Jon Beranthal and Greg Nicotero, the series’ primary director, will join Reedus in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of Hollywood Toys & Costumes at 6600 Hollywood Blvd., between Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

The star is next to the star of the late filmmaker George A. Romero, considered the father of zombie films for his “Night of the Living Dead” series of films. “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series of the same name.

The star is the 2,734th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony will be streamed on the Walk of Fame’s website, www.walkoffame.com.

Reedus will continue his role as crossbow-wielding zombie killer Daryl Dixon in a spinoff of “The Walking Dead” set to premiere in 2023 on AMC.

Before the 2010 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” Reedus was best known for his portrayal of Murphy MacManus, who along with his fraternal twin Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) becomes a vigilante after killing two members of the Russian Mafia in self-defense in the 1999 vigilante action thriller film “The Boondock Saints” and its 2009 sequel, “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.”

Reedus’ other film credits include the 2016 heist action thriller, “Triple 9”; the 2015 French independent film “Sky”; the 2015 post-apocalyptic film “Air”; the 2013 drama about a couple expecting their first child “Sunlight Jr.”; the 2010 Robert Redford-directed historical drama about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, “The Conspirator”; and the 1999 psychological thriller, “8mm.”

Reedus also stars in the AMC alternative series “Ride With Norman Reedus,” which follows him and a friend touring a different city via motorcycle and checking out motorcycle shops, tattoo parlors and restaurants frequented by motorcycle enthusiasts.

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Reedus’ other television credits include the first episode of CBS’ revival of “Hawaii-Five-0” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Reedus’ novel “The Ravaged” was published in May and reached The New York Times Best Sellers list. He has also released two books of his photography, “The Sun’s Coming Up… Like a Big Bald Head” and “Portraits from the Woods.”

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