Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon doesn't look all that sensitive here, but star Norman Reedus gives him heart in "The Walking Dead." (AMC)

I'm sorry.  

Then you beat Tyrion Lannister from "Game of Thrones." And then Walter Bishop from "Fringe," and now you're in the final.  

Are you familiar with those other characters at all?  
No. [Laughs.] In all honesty, I never watch television. I just got cable like a week ago. I'm so far behind. I just started watching "Portlandia," which I'm addicted to right now.  

Yeah, that comes back in just a few weeks.  
Yeah, around the 6th, which is my birthday.  

Nice. Happy birthday.  
Thanks. Yeah, a birthday miracle. But it used to be actors, like, you get a TV show and you'd be like, "Ah, keep trying, you'll get a movie." Now television is it. It's so rare that you see a movie that you go, "That's a great movie." But TV is just getting so much better all the time. It's great.  

Some of the time, but I know what you mean. What do you think of all the fan support?
I'm very thankful of it. The fans have been so key to keeping Daryl alive on the show. He was kind of an experiment at first, I think. Frank Darabont created him specifically for the show. He isn't in comic books. I get a lot of love from the fans so I'm eternally grateful.  

I've seen support for you on a lot of fan sites and Facebook and Twitter.  
That's awesome. Yeah, people are talking about some bots. What's a bot? I just saw that on there.  

Sometimes people program voting bots that will vote automatically over and over again. But we've been watching and haven't seen that.  
Oh, that's cool.  

We have done the tourney four times now, and people always bring them up. But it's just for fun.
"Community," that show and our show, they're all good shows, so lots of voting makes sense.  

Let's talk a little about what we can expect on "The Walking Dead" in February.  
A lot of action. I think we're kind of done talking for the second half of Season 2. [Laughs.] I mean, you have to do some talking to set up storylines and stuff, but I know people want to see things get splattered. [Laughs.] But in the second half, things, the violence steps up.