THE WALKING DEAD star NORMAN REEDUS was given the fright of his life when he fell victim to an elaborate zombie prank staged by his crew and co-stars.
The actor was set to give a press interview to promote the zombie show in a hotel room in Japan, when a fan named Nick Santonastasso, who was born with one arm and no legs, emerged from under a table in full living dead make-up.
Reedus was caught on camera yelling and cursing before giving Santonastasso a hug.
The prank was staged by his The Walking Dead co-star Andrew Lincoln and the TV show's make-up department, who helped make Santonastasso look like one of the zombie extras featured in the series.
After the prank, Lincoln revealed, "I bet 20 bucks that you'd scream," while Reedus told Santonastasso, "That was awesome and I already know about you... Wow. Good job, you jerk."
Santonastasso has become an Internet sensation for staging his own zombie pranks on members of the public, and The Walking Dead crew flew him out to Tokyo to take part in the stunt.