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The Walking Dead universe has expanded by leaps and bounds introducing many actors into TWD Family. It is difficult to keep track of them all, but it is always exciting to see any of them in other roles outside of TWDU.
Fans enjoy seeing the former and current Walking Dead actors in other roles and Netflix offers many movies and shows that feature some of our favorite cast members in TWDU.
There is a surprising number of choices on Netflix with one or more of our favorite Walking Dead universe actors. Some of these you have heard of, and I bet there are many you haven’t.
Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Sam Witwer, Tiffany Morgan and Cheri Dvorak
A violent storm rages in a small town and an eerie mist is left in its wake that kills anyone who remains outside.
Based on a true story, this film follows a family whose lives are greatly altered after the mother suffered a life-altering accident. She finally finds inspiration from an unlikely source, an injured magpie that her family takes in.
Bernthal stars with Sandra Bullock in this emotional drama of a woman released from prison after serving time for a murder conviction. As she tries to piece her life back together, she searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind.
Christine – Jayson Warner Smith
This film is based on the true events of an awkwardly ambitious TV reporter who struggles when she is required to report on violent stories.
Holiday Rush – Sonequa Martin-Green
Martin-Green plays radio producer Roxy Richardson in this Christm rom-com alongside Romany Malco.
Also: 2 episodes of New Girl
Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars with Chris Evans, Zoe Zaldana and Jason Patric in this action movie about an elite black ops squad who are out for revenge.
Also: Grey’s Anatomy and Supernatural
The Boy – Lauren Cohan
The Boy is a chilling horror film starring Lauren Cohan. She stars as a nanny hired to care for a young boy who turns out to be a doll that the parents treat as a human child. When she violates the rules for caring for the doll, disturbing events begin to occur.
This series is another telling of Mexican-American performer Selena Quintanilla’s life. Christian Serratos portrays the late singer, and the resemblance is uncanny. This series focuses on her amazing life and all of her accomplishments at such a young age. Parts 1 and 2 are available to stream.
Also: Love, Death + Robots and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
Okja – Steven Yeun
This film stars Steven Yeun and tells the story of a young girl who risks it all to save her best friend. This best friend is a fascinating beast named Okja.
Also: Sorry to Bother You, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, Tuca & Bertie and Voltron: Legendary Defender
Irreplaceable you – Alanna Masterson
This film, starring Alanna Masterson, is a sweet tale of two people, Abbie and Sam, who have been friends since childhood and are now engaged to be married. Upon Abbie’s cancer diagnosis, she becomes determined to find her fiance Sam a new love before she dies.
MindGamers – Tom Payne
Tom Payne stars in this sci-fi film about a group of students who create a collective consciousness that makes them realize they are a part of a much larger, sinister experiment.
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered – Khary Payton
Khary Payton voices the character Victor Stone/Cyborg. This production is an animated short based on Lego and DC Comic brands.
Also:Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Bobbleheads: The Movie
The 100 – Nadia Hilker, Zach McGowan and Alycia Debnam Carey
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama that originally aired on The CW that was loosely based on a novel series written by Kass Morgan. The series ran for seven seasons and ended in September 2020. The series is set 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse that has wiped out most living things on Earth. A space station called The Ark is home to thousands of people where three generations have been born. Nadia Hilker plays Luna at the end of season 3 through part of season 4. Zach McGowan plays Roan from the beginning of the third season through the fourth and appears in one episode of season 7. Alycia Debnam Carey portrayed Lexa and the Judge in seasons 2 and 3 with a special appearance in season 7.
McGowan also appears in Shameless
Barry – Avi Nash & Jenna Elfman
The film Barry dramatizes the life of former President Barack Obama while he attended Columbia University. Avi Nash plays a friend of Obama’s named Saleem. Jenna Elfman plays Kathy Baughman, the mother of one of Obama’s friends. The film has an amazing cast and shows what it feels like to be mixed race in America and tells the story of one of our presidents. The film also stars Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Ellar Coltrane and Linus Roache.
He Never Died – Steven Ogg
The film that debuted at South by Southwest in 2015, He Never Died, follows Jack (Henry Rollins), who is an immortal cannibal. He avoids human contact to protect others and himself, shutting himself away in his apartment, only leaving for food, bingo, mass, and purchasing donated blood from a hospital intern. When his adult daughter is kidnapped, Jack decides to locate her and encounters many obstacles along the way. Steven Ogg plays Alex, a local crime boss who is involved with Jack’s daughter’s kidnapping.
Vikings Valhalla– Pollyanna McIntosh
Pollyanna McIntosh portrays Queen Ælfgifu of Denmark in the Netflix original series Vikings Valhalla. This series tells of some of the most famous Vikings in history Leif Eriksson, his sister Freydis Eriksdotter, Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson, and Norman King William the Conqueror.
Also: Hap and Leonard
Breckinridge plays Mel Monroe, who moves to the remote town in Northern California, Virgin River. She is a midwife and nurse practitioner who wants to start fresh. She learns small-town living isn’t quite as easy as she hoped and will need to decide if Virgin River can be her new home.
Also: American Horror Stories
Rebirth – Andrew J West
West plays JR in this thriller film that also stars Fran Kranz and Adam Goldberg. Two friends go on a weekend-long Rebirth retreat that requires them to unplug from the world. This begins a trippy journey of psychodrama, seduction, and violence.
Christmas in the Heartland – Brighton Sharbino
This film is a cozy feel-good film that also stars Bo Derek and Shelley Long. It is a Parent Trap switcheroo film, where two girls visiting grandparents they have never met switch places. They come from very different backgrounds and long to see how the other one lives. One finds herself in the lavish lifestyle with wealthy grandparents, and the other experiences a fun, quirky grandma from a very modest family.
This Netflix original movie Do Revenge is a subverted Hitchcock-ian dark comedy loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951), with the scariest of all protagonists, teenage girls. Abrams portrays Max, the king of the school who is suspected of releasing a sex tape featuring his girlfriend and Alpha It-girl Drea (Camila Mendes).
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Austin Abrams and Zoe Colletti
This film is based on the children’s series of books by Alvin Schwartz. A group of teens stumbles upon the spooky home of Sarah Bellows, a local legend who turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories. The teens begin to live out these horrific stories that don’t have happy endings.
Zoe Colletti also stars in: Boo, Bitch! and A Boy Called Christmas
Austin Abrams also stars in: Dash and Lily
F is for Family – Mo Collins
Mo Collins stars in the dark animated adult series F is for Family. The story follows a suburban Irish-American family who lives in Rustvale, Pennsylvania, in the 70s. Collins voices many characters in the series. There are currently 4 seasons available, with a fifth and final season in production.
Also: Lady Dynamite
This biographical film is a musical drama following the life of blues singer Ma Rainey. This story shows a recording session in 1927 at a Chicago Music studio where tensions rise as Ma Rainey and her band record their music.
This film was Chadwick Boseman’s final film role.
Also: The God Committee, First Match and If Beale Street Could Talk
The Highwaymen – Kim Dickens & John Carroll Lynch
This period crime drama is set in 1934 shows the famous criminal duo, Bonnie and Clyde, when they break fellow criminals from the Texas Eastham Prison Farm. Former Texas Rangers are sent to track and kill the couple in a film based on true events.
Dickens and Lynch star with Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson and Kathy Bates.
Dickens also: House of Cards and Footloose (2011)
Lynch also: Private Life, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Crazy Stupid Love
During a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a casino owner hires a motley crew of mercenaries to break in and retrieve his money from the vault. Dillahunt portrays Martin an employee of the casino with an agenda of his own.
This film also stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo and Huma Qureshi.
Blow– Cliff Curtis
The 2001 film Blow is set in the 1970s and follows an American cocaine kingpin, George Jung (Johnny Depp), and his rise to becoming the world’s premiere importer of cocaine from Colombia’s Medellin cartel. Curtis portrays Columbia drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Also: 10,000 BC
Cursed – Daniel Sharman
Cursed is a Netflix drama series based on an illustrated novel. This series is a reimaging of the tale of King Authur. A young rebel Nimue, armed with a mysterious sword, joins forces with a young Arthur while trying to save their people.
Also: Medici The Magnificent
Based on a book of the same title, this series chronicles the imprisonment of executive Piper, whose past catches up to her. She is put into a woman’s prison where she learns the lifestyle there while making friends as well as enemies.
Rodriguez plays Aleida Diaz, a former inmate, in seasons 1-7.
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie – Annet Mahendru
Mahendru voices Eva, a Russian snowy owl with a matching accent, Kowalski’s love interest/girlfriend and the North Wind’s intelligence analyst. This film focuses on the penguins featured in the original Madagascar film. They join forces with the North Wind to take down the evil Octavius Brine.
Dragons Rescue Riders – 4 movies Nicolas Cantu
Cantu plays Dak in all four of the Netflix movies in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The Dragons Rescue Riders follow Dak and his sister Leyla, who are twins raised by dragons. Being raised by dragons has given them the unique ability to communicate with them. The films follow the twins and the dragons as they help and rescue humans and other dragons.
Free Birds – Dan Fogler
The animated film Free Birds follows turkeys who travel back in time to prevent turkeys from becoming the food of choice for Thanksgiving meals for generations. The film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler with supporting roles done by George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, and Dan Fogler.
Also: The Guardian Brothers
Sutherland played the young Nick Goode in the second and third Fear Street films from Netflix. The Fear Street trilogy of films is based on the books by R.L. Stein and are a horror hit for the streamer. All three films were outstanding, with each one better than the last. Nick Goode would grow up to be the sheriff of Shadyside.
Corey Hawkins: 6 Underground
Ritchie Coster: Happy!, Let Me In, Blackhat, The Bounty Hunter
Robert Patrick: Edge of Fear, Jarhead Law of Return, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, The Laundromat, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Endless Love, and The Poison Rose
Terry Crews: The Ridiculous 6, Sandy Wexler, Scary Movie V, Sorry to Bother You, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Friday After Next, The Willoughbys, Ultimate Beastmaster and Ultimate Beastmaster Mexico
Embeth Davidtz: The Amazing Spiderman and Bridget Jones’s Diary
Olivia Munn: Love Wedding Repeat, America the Motion Picture
Danny Ramirez: Look Both Ways
Daniella Pineda: Cowboy Bebop, What/If, Mr. Roosevelt, The Originals
Anthony Edwards: Designated Survivor, Hustle
Jessie T. Usher: Dangerous Lies, Seal Team
Gage Monroe: Hotel Transylvania: The Series, The Shack, Justin Time
There you have it—the list of Netflix movies and shows that feature actors from all of The Walking Dead series. I am sure I have missed some, and feel free to Tweet me (@iowamamaof3) if you know of others I have missed. Keep in mind Netflix is ever-changing, so by the time you read this, things could change.
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