The Walking Dead: 5 Actors Who Could’ve Played Rick Grimes

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3. Mark Pellegrino

Actor Mark Pellegrino was another rumored name to be in the running for Rick Grimes. With prominent roles on Lost, Dexter, Being Human and Supernatural, Pellegrino is easily recognizable and certainly knows how to handle a lead spot on a TV series.

Pellegrino looks rather gruff, though. He seems to naturally look more like a villain than a hero (or anti-hero, in Rick’s case). Looking at him in his other roles, as well, makes me feel that he would be a mismatch. He’s a fine enough actor, and I’ve no doubt he could play a part to perfection on The Walking Dead— just not Rick Grimes.

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