In his role of Daryl Dixon, serious redneck with a big heart, he's a favorite of fans of AMC's The Walking Dead. And, now that Sons of Anarchy is now more, one of a very few characters on television who rides a motorcycle.
So, maybe it's not surprising that the folks who run AMC thought it would be a good idea to put him on a bike, and shoot a sort of two-wheel travelogue.
The result is Ride with Norman Reedus, which debuts Sunday, June 12. It features some well-known riders, such as Peter Fonda, and some completely unknown ones that Reedus met along the way.
In a conversation with The Ride's Susan Carpenter, Reedus reveals some of his bad boy childhood antics, and how they form the basis of his love for two-wheel transport. He shares some thoughts about his new TV show, and on the difference between playing a character, and playing yourself.