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Chandler Riggs

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Chandler Riggs
Chandler Riggs 2014.jpg
Chandler Riggs at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014 held in Orlando, Florida.
Born (1999-06-27) June 27, 1999 (age 15)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, USA[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Chandler Carlton[3] Riggs (born June 27, 1999) is an American child actor, best known for his role as Carl Grimes on the The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series (2010-present).

Early life

Riggs was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Gina Ann (Carlton) and William Riggs.[4] He has a younger brother, Grayson.[5]

Career

Riggs played a Munchkin in his musical theater debut, Atlanta's Fox Theater production of The Wizard of Oz, and got his first major acting break in the 2009 film Get Low (as the character Tom).[6][7]

The Walking Dead

At age 10, Riggs was cast in his biggest role to date: Carl Grimes on the The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.[8] Grimes, his family and friends fight to survive in a violent apocalyptic world populated with zombies and the few surviving humans, some of whom are even more diabolical and dangerous than the zombies. The drama is the highest rated in cable television history and has smashed all previous ratings records.[9] In 2012 and 2013, Riggs was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor for his role on the show.

Riggs had previously worked with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd on the television movie The Wronged Man.

Personal life

Riggs' hobbies include swimming, mountain biking, rollerblading and skiing. He is a drummer and tap dancer. Riggs' father, William, is a member of the band Jillhammer.[10]

Filmography

Riggs at the 2013 Florida SuperCon

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jesus H. Zombie Egon/Zombie
2009 Get Low Tom
2010 The Wronged Man Ryan Gregory (age 7)
2011 Terminus Daniel Short film
2014 Mercy George Bruckner
2015 Home Invasion

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2010–present The Walking Dead Carl Grimes Credits list as a main character in 67 episodes, but appeared in 50

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor The Walking Dead Nominated[11]
Satellite Award Best Cast - Television Series Won
2013 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Won[12]
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Nominated[13]

References

  1. ^ "Chandler Riggs". tvguide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  2. ^ Fall, Cristine (2010-11-18). "Q&A - Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes)". AMC. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  3. ^ Riggs, Chandler (July 2014). "Untitled". Instagram. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "Chandler Riggs: Biography", TV Guide. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chandler Riggs". tvguide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  6. ^ "CHANDLER RIGGS". buddytv.com. Buddy TV. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Chandler Riggs". tvguide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  8. ^ Langshaw, Mark (2010-06-16). "Carl joins 'Walking Dead'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 30, 2015). "'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale is Highest Rated Finale in Series History, Garnering 15.8 Million Viewers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Chandler Riggs". tvguide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-04-02. 
  11. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  12. ^ The 40th Saturn Award Winners
  13. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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