List of The Walking Dead (TV series) characters

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The Walking Dead is an American television drama series created and produced by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. The following is a list of characters from The Walking Dead television series. Although some characters appear in both places, the continuity of the television series is not shared with the original comic book series.


Key:      = Main
Key:      = Main (credited as "also starring")
Key:      = Recurring
Key:      = Guest/Cameo
Actor/actress Character Appearances
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 Total
Andrew Lincoln Rick Grimes 6 13 15 11 45
Chandler Riggs Carl Grimes 6 12 14 10 42
Steven Yeun Glenn Rhee 5 12 13 10 40
Norman Reedus Daryl Dixon 4 12 13 11 40
Melissa McBride Carol Peletier 4 12 12 7 35
Lauren Cohan Maggie Greene - 12 13 9 34
Emily Kinney Beth Greene - 11 13 8 32
Scott Wilson Hershel Greene - 11 13 8 - 32
Laurie Holden Andrea 5 13 13 - - 31
Danai Gurira Michonne - 1 15 11 27
Sarah Wayne Callies Lori Grimes 6 13 8 - - 27
Jon Bernthal Shane Walsh 6 12 1 - - 19
David Morrissey The Governor - - 13 5 - 18
Jeffrey DeMunn Dale Horvath 6 10 - - - 16
Chad L. Coleman Tyreese - - 5 9 14
Sonequa Martin-Green Sasha - - 5 9 14
Michael Rooker Merle Dixon 2 1 11 - - 14
Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. Bob Stookey - - - 10 10
Alanna Masterson Tara Chambler - - - 7 7
Michael Cudlitz Abraham Ford - - - 4 4
Josh McDermitt Eugene Porter - - - 4 4
Christian Serratos Rosita Espinosa - - - 4 4
Andrew J. West Gareth - - - 1 1
Seth Gilliam Gabriel Stokes [1] - - - - -
  • David Morrissey is not featured in the opening credits for the first five episodes of the fourth season; he and Scott Wilson are removed from the opening credits after the season's tenth episode.
  • Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green were promoted to series regulars in season four in the opening credits."
  • Michael Rooker was promoted to series regular in season three; he and David Morrissey are added to the opening credits beginning with the season's third episode.
  • Scott Wilson was added to the opening credits of season three.
  • Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride were promoted to series regulars in season two; McBride is added to the opening credits until she was in season three. [2] [3]

Main characters[edit]

Character Actor/actress Starring seasons Recurring seasons Episode count Status
Andrea Laurie Holden 1, 2, 3 -- 31 Deceased
Laurie Holden
Andrea (Laurie Holden) is a former civil rights attorney who is extremely protective of her younger sister, Amy. Following Amy's death, she considers suicide but decides to remain with the group. After being separated from the group in the third season, she is rescued by Michonne and is brought by Merle to Woodbury, where she begins a romantic relationship with The Governor. She is eventually caught in the crossfire between The Governor and Rick and attempts to mend relations, but later turns on The Governor after learning that he intends to attack the prison. She is captured by the Governor and left in a room with a dying Milton who bites her before she is able to free herself. She is discovered by Rick and Michonne and takes her own life.
Tara Chambler Alanna Masterson 5 4 7 Alive
Tara Chambler (Alanna Masterson) is Lilly's sister. After welcoming The Governor (under the alias "Brian Heriot") into their apartment, Tara comes to trust him and follows him as he leads them to join a larger group and lead an attack on the prison, though she refuses to fight when confronted with The Governor's true nature. Glenn discovers Tara in the aftermath of the battle and she agrees to stay with him until he finds Maggie. They later meet Sgt. Abraham Ford, Dr. Eugene Porter, and Rosita Espinosa. She travels with them and they eventually find Maggie, Bob and Sasha before finding Terminus and being captured.
Daryl Dixon Norman Reedus 2, 3, 4, 5 1 40 Alive
Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) is Merle's younger brother. A Southern redneck with a tough background, Daryl is a survivalist and member of the Atlanta band who quickly becomes one of Rick's closest confidantes and a leader within the group, a role he is not entirely comfortable with. After the fall of the prison, he escapes with Beth who is later kidnapped while he fights off a group of walkers. He joins a nomadic group (the Claimers) before turning on them to save Rick, Carl, and Michonne.
Merle Dixon Michael Rooker 3 1, 2 14 Deceased
Michael Rooker
Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) is Daryl Dixon's older brother. A Southern racist and misogynist, Merle grew up in an abusive household. His first meeting with Rick quickly escalates to conflict and Merle is subdued and handcuffed to a pipe, but the keys are lost. The group escapes, but Rick leads a rescue party only to find that Merle has cut himself free and disappeared. Merle returns in "Walk with Me", alive and residing at Woodbury, a thriving settlement run by the malicious Governor and serves as The Governor's lieutenant and enforcer. He escapes Woodbury with Daryl but struggles to integrate into the prison. He attempts to secure peace with The Governor by kidnapping Michonne, but relents and lets her go before returning to Woodbury and luring a pack of zombies to attack in an attempt to assassinate The Governor. He fails and is killed and left to reanimate. He is later discovered by Daryl, who kills him.
Rosita Espinosa Christian Serratos 5 4 4 Alive
Christian Serratos
Rosita Espinosa is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Sgt. Abraham Ford's survivor group, with whom she is in a relationship.
Abraham Ford Michael Cudlitz 5 4 4 Alive
Michael Cudlitz
Sgt. Abraham Ford is a survivor and former member of the military. He is attempting to deliver Eugene to Washington DC, believing he has the answer to the cause of the zombie plague.
Gareth Andrew J. West 5 4 1 Alive
Gareth is a survivor who makes his debut is the Season 4 finale. He is the leader of Terminus.
The Governor/Phillip Blake David Morrissey 3, 4 -- 18 Deceased
David Morrissey
Phillip Blake, known as "The Governor" (David Morrissey) is the leader of the fortified town of Woodbury. The Governor is a charismatic man who is nevertheless power-mad and willing to kill anyone to secure the supplies needed to strengthen the town. When Merle rescues Andrea and Michonne he quickly develops a romantic relationship with Andrea, but Michonne remains skeptical. When she leaves, he orders Merle to track her and kill her, but she escapes. Merle instead returns with Glenn and Maggie, who are tortured. When Rick leads a rescue party, Michonne steals away to kill The Governor only to find a room full of heads in fish tanks and his reanimated daughter, who she kills. This enrages The Governor and in the ensuing fight he loses his eye. He resolves to take the prison using walkers as a weapon and eventually leading a militia. When they are routed, he murders most of the militia before being abandoned by his remaining lieutenants. He wanders alone before meeting Lilly and Tara using the alias Brian Heriot. He eventually meets up with a larger group and takes it over, murdering its leader and blaming the prison group. He takes Hershel and Michonne hostage and leads his new group to attack the prison, demanding that Rick and his group abandon the prison. He refuses a gesture of cohabitation before murdering Hershel and triggering a battle. Rick and The Governor brawl, with The Governor gaining the upper hand before being impaled by Michonne and shot and killed by Lily.
Beth Greene Emily Kinney 4, 5 2, 3 32 Alive
Emily Kinney
Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) is Hershel's younger daughter and Maggie's younger half-sister. She sinks into a deep depression after watching her mother, half-brother and neighbors, who had become walkers and were being housed in her father's barn, get shot by Rick's group and attempts suicide, but changes her mind. She recovers and survives the fall of the farm before travelling with the group to the prison. She is often seen helping to take care of Judith. When the prison becomes infected with the flu, she is put in charge of isolating the group's children to protect them from the deadly virus. She witnesses her father's death at the hands of The Governor and escapes the fall of the prison with Daryl. When they become separated during a walker attack, she is kidnapped. Her current whereabouts are unknown, but Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple have confirmed that Beth will appear alive in Season 5.
Hershel Greene Scott Wilson 3, 4 2 32 Deceased
Scott Wilson
Veterinarian and farmer Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) is a religious man and former alcoholic. He allows Rick and his group to remain at the farm while Carl recuperates after being shot, but hides from them that he is keeping walkers in his barn, merely believing them to be sick, not dead. When Shane opens the barn and the group kills everyone inside, his worldview is shattered, but he develops a close friendship with Rick and often acts as a voice of wisdom. When the group attempts to clear the prison, he is bitten and Rick cuts off his leg to prevent him from turning into a walker. Hershel becomes a member of the leading council of the prison and counsels the group to work to rebuild a society which can forgive the past wrongs of its members. When the prison becomes infected with the flu, he works as a medic and provides natural remedies to help ease the symptoms of his patients until a cure can be found. He is later taken hostage by The Governor, but is proud to hear Rick offer forgiveness and coexistnce to The Governor and his group. The Governor refuses, and murders Hershel before attacking the prison.
Maggie Greene Lauren Cohan 3, 4, 5 2 34 Alive
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) is Hershel's daughter and Beth's elder half-sister. A tomboy at heart, she scavenges supplies from the local town. She develops strong feelings for Glenn, impressed by his bravery and loyalty to the group. After the fall of the farm, she settles at the prison with the rest of the group. Maggie and Glenn are captured by Merle and later she is sexually abused (forced to undress) by the Governor. Rick's group rescues them. She helps defend the prison during The Governor's first attack, and kills the sniper stationed in the guard tower. She accepts Glenn's proposal of marriage and participate in Rick's successful ambush on The Governor's second attack on the prison. She guards the prison until Rick's group returns with the Woodbury survivors. When Glenn is infected by deadly influenza virus that spreads to many survivors, Hershel decides to risk exposure by caring for the sick, which fuels Maggie to take out her frustrations by killing walkers near the fences. She manages to rescue her father and fiancee by killing the reanimated infected that overrun the quarantine zone, before Daryl's group returns with medicine. When the Governor arrives at the prison, Maggie witnesses their father's execution, and they participate in the defense against the Governor's militia. Maggie is separated from Glenn and Beth, and flees the compound with Sasha and Bob. The three later discover the prison bus, with all the inhabitants dead and reanimated as walkers, but is relieves to discover that Glenn is not among them. The trio then find a Terminus sign and all go towards it while leaving Glenn messages to follow. The three later find Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene and all of them rescue Glenn and Tara in a walker-filled tunnel. The whole group then decides to travel to Terminus where they are captured.
Carl Grimes Chandler Riggs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 -- 42 Alive
Chandler Riggs
Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) is Rick and Lori's son, and Judith's older brother. Confronted with the harsh realities of his new world, he quickly learns to defend himself and even rescues Rick from a reanimated Shane. In the prison, when his mother dies during childbirth, he shoots her in the head to prevent her from turning. The ease with which he shoots a member of The Governor's militia troubles Rick, leading him to give up his authority over the group and teaching Carl to farm, renouncing violence. When The Governor attacks for the final time, he and Carl are separated from the rest of the group. With Rick severely injured and unconscious, Carl reveals his anger towards his father for failing to protect the group and his mother. He raids neighboring houses for supplies but is nearly overcome by a walker. He returns to the house and reveals he still depends on his father, and can't bear to bring himself to shoot Rick if he does turn. Rick eventually recovers and they are reunited with Michonne, but are driven from the house by the Claimers. They later meet the Claimers again on the road, where one of the members nearly rapes Carl. After overcoming them with Daryl's help, they travel to Terminus and are captured.
Lori Grimes Sarah Wayne Callies 1, 2, 3 -- 27 Deceased
Sarah Wayne Callies
Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) is Rick's wife and Carl and Judith's mother. Believing Rick to be dead, she begins a relationship with Shane, but is loyal to Rick once he returns, and she pushes Shane away from her and Carl, of whom she is fiercely protective. In the second season, she discovers she is pregnant but is unsure who the father his. She attempts to comfort Shane so he will feel accepted in their group, but she is cautious about his reckless actions, and ultimately warns Rick that Shane is dangerous. At the same time, she is disturbed by her husband's gradual change in this more savage environment, and is shocked after learning he killed Shane. From their escape from the farm till their endeavor to take up residence at the prison, Lori becomes increasingly estranged from Rick and Carl, which she blames on herself. She becomes worried about her baby's survival, and when she goes into labor following a walker attack, Lori convinces Maggie to give her a C-section, despite the fact that it will prove fatal for her. Lori dies giving birth, and Carl is forced to shoot her to prevent reanimation.
Rick Grimes Andrew Lincoln 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 -- 45 Alive
Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is the series' central character. A former sheriff’s deputy in a small Georgia town, Rick is an everyman[4][5][6] — smart, calm, just, a sharpshooter, and a good friend, husband and father — but flawed. Rick is a natural leader, someone his fellow survivors will turn to in a crisis, confident in his guidance, even when he at times doubts himself. His overwhelming need to do the right thing and protect those who can't protect themselves may pull him away from his family, causing cracks of tension within his marriage and in his relationship with his son. His frustrations about leading his group and keeping them safe gradually change him into a darker character. When the group is forced to leave the overrun farm, Rick declares the group will no longer by a democracy, and that those who don't wish to follow him can leave. Rick leads the group to the prison and clears it, establishing a safe place for them to live. When Lori dies during childbirth, he becomes overwhelmed with guilt and begins seeing Lori in hallucinations. He is forced to come into conflict with The Governor after his group attacks Woodbury to rescue Maggie and Glenn. Rick admits that he cannot lead the group alone and offers the group a vote on whether to defend the prison or to abandon it. Under his leadership, the group routes The Governor's forces and brings in the former Woodbury residents to form a new community. He realizes that despite his guilt over failing to protect his wife, he cannot allow himself to become isolated and must save as many people as possible to ensure the future of the group. Rick relinquishes leadership of the group and takes up farming with Carl after becoming disturbed by the ease with which he kills a member of The Governor's militia. When Karen and David who had become infected with the flu are found stabbed in the head and burned, Rick investigates the murders, and concludes that Carol was the killer; Rick sends Carol away from the prison. When The Governor arrives at the prison with Michonne and Hershel hostage, he proposes that the two groups coexist in the prison, pleading with the militia that they could be forgiven for the things they have done. The Governor rejects his offer and decapitates Hershel. He brawls with The Governor and is almost strangled before being saved by Michonne, who stabs the Governor. He reunites with Carl and leaves the prison devastated after finding Judith's empty, bloody baby carrier. He becomes more protective of Carl but falls asleep for an extended amount of time when they encounter a safe house. When he wakes up, he acknowledges his son's maturity and apologizes for his bad decisions. Michonne reunites with the two, but they are driven from the house by the Claimers. They they head off towards the supposed sanctuary "Terminus". The trio are captured by Joe and The Claimers, but they overcome them and escape with Daryl's help. All four then reach Terminus and are soon held prisoner in a train car where they are reunited with the other prison survivors.
Dale Horvath Jeffrey DeMunn 1, 2 -- 16 Deceased
Jeffrey DeMunn
Dale Horvath (Jeffrey DeMunn) is an older man and former car salesman. His age, calm affect, worldly experience, and RV provide the nucleus around which the small community of survivors has formed. He is wise, and the respected elder of the group. He is also rather feisty and not afraid to speak his mind or call others out for mistakes in judgment. Dale manages to talk Andrea out of a suicide attempt by putting himself at risk, as well. Dale becomes wary of Shane, after witnessing that Shane contemplated killing Rick beforehand as well as guessing that Shane killed Otis while retrieving medical supplies for Carl. Dale becomes upset at the group when they decide to kill Randall to avoid any risks he might have posed and argues for sparing his life, leading to the execution being postponed. Dale is killed by a walker who was accidentally lured by Carl earlier that day. Dale's death causes the group to reevaluate their unity and allow Randall to live.
Michonne Danai Gurira 3, 4, 5 2 27 Alive
Danai Gurira
Michonne (Danai Gurira) is a resourceful, self-sufficient, katana-wielding survivor. She first appears as a hooded figure accompanied by two walkers chained to her side-by-side, with their arms and lower jaws cut off (to prevent them attacking her or anyone else), who saves Andrea from walkers after she is separated from the group when the farm is overrun. When Michonne and Andrea are taken to Woodbury, Michonne immediately becomes suspicious of The Governor. She departs Woodbury, which causes The Governor to send Merle and his men to kill her. She escapes and travels to the prison where she is taken in by Rick and the group. She assists Rick's group in rescuing Glenn and Maggie, but is looked on with suspicion when she abandons the group to attack The Governor directly. When she returns to the prison, she begins to gain the group's trust. The Governor offers Rick peace if he hands over Michonne, and Rick considers it before Merle kidnaps her and decides to hand her over, but changes his plan and lets her go to fight The Governor's army alone, which leads to his death. After the prison group drives away The Governor's army, Michonne and Rick travel to Woodbury, where they discover Andrea dying from being bitten. Michonne is deeply saddened by the situation, and she stays by Andrea's side when she commits suicide. Michonne later returns to the prison with Rick's group and the Woodbury citizens. Months later, she maintains an ongoing search for The Governor. During a supply run to get medicine, she is convinced by Tyreese to stop her search for the Governor. The Governor captures her along with Hershel, but she escapes when the prison group engages The Governor's group in combat, and later saves Rick's life by running The Governor through with her katana. She escapes the prison with another pacified walker acting as her camouflage, but rejects her isolation and tracks down Rick and Carl. She and Carl go on a supply run, where she reveals to him that she had a three-year-old son, Andre Anthony, who died shortly after the apocalypse. Her lover and Andre's father Mike and Mike's friend Terry eventually became her first walker pets. After reuniting with Rick, who escaped their safe house from raiders, the three proceed towards "Terminus", where they are captured.
Carol Peletier Melissa McBride 3, 4, 5 1, 2 35 Alive
Melissa McBride
Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) is Sophia's protective mother and Ed's abused wife. She has a kind heart and puts the good of the group ahead of her own needs, but is weak and dependent on the group for survival. When her daughter, Sophia, goes missing she convinces the group to continue searching for her, though they eventually discover her in a barn full of walkers kept by Hershel. Throughout the third season she continues to grow into a dependable fighter and survivor and manages to keep herself alive after being separated from the group, when the prison is overrun with walkers. In the 7 months leading up to Season 4, Carol has started a story time program for the younger kids from Woodbury, which is actually a cover for her self-defense and weapons training course for the children. She keeps the class a secret from Rick and the rest of the survivors. When the father of two children, Lizzie and Mika, dies following a walker attack, she becomes their adoptive mother. Despite Carol's urges, Carl, who has witnessed one of her sessions, tells Rick of her weapons training. Carol kills Karen and David in "Infected, as she believed they were a threat to the group due to their infection with the flu which had not yet spread to others within the prison. Rick banishes Carol from the group, giving her a car and supplies so she can make it on her own. She returns to the prison just after its destruction and later encounters Tyreese, Lizzie, Mika and Rick's baby daughter Judith. She is surprised that Tyreese does not know yet of her involvement in Karen's death, and the group proceeds towards "Terminus", a possible sanctuary. Carol, Tyreese, Lizzie, Mika, and Judith later find a house in good condition and decide to stay there for a while before advancing to Terminus. Carol is disturbed by Mika's refusal to kill dangerous people, but more concerned with Lizzie's refusal to see the walkers as dangerous, though her fears are alleviated when Lizzie helps kill walkers during an attack. When Carol and Tyreese return from gathering food, they discover to their horror that Lizzie has murdered Mika in order to convince them that walkers are merely changed humans. Carol realizes that Lizzie is seriously ill and a danger to other people. She concludes that she can neither be left alone nor allowed to be around other people and executes her. She reveals her responsibility for David and Karen's death to Tyreese, who forgives her. Carol, Tyreese, and Judith then set off for Terminus, but their whereabouts are unknown at season's end.
Eugene Porter Josh McDermitt 5 4 4 Alive
Dr. Eugene Porter is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Sgt. Abraham Ford's survivor group. He claims that he knows what caused the outbreak and was headed to Washington to find the "cure".
Glenn Rhee Steven Yeun 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 -- 40 Alive
Steven Yeun
Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) lived in Atlanta, where he delivered pizzas for a living. He is keenly aware of the extreme danger of his missions on behalf of the group, but because of his loyalty to the group he is willing to take the risks. His knowledge of every shortcut in Atlanta proves extremely useful, and he is an excellent scavenger. Glenn thinks well on his feet and shows great compassion and humanity. Despite all the horrors he's seen, he maintains an enthusiasm for life and its unexpected pleasures. He is an integral part of Rick's group, showing surprising depth and emotion when the group experiences devastating tragedy. In the second season, he develops a passionate relationship with Maggie, while living on the Greene farm. In the third season, he becomes more confident and displays courage and ingenuity. He and Maggie are captured by Merle and tortured by The Governor, leading them to disclose the prison's location. They are later rescued by Rick's group; however, Glenn becomes vengeful when he suspects The Governor raped Maggie, and he fills in as the leader when Rick and Daryl are absent. He later renews his relationship with Maggie and proposes marriage to her in the penultimate episode. He participates in the defense of the prison against The Governor's militia, and stays at the prison until Rick and Michonne return with the remaining Woodbury residents. Glenn and Maggie get married in between seasons 3 and 4. Glenn becomes infected with a deadly virus that has ravaged the prison population, and he put in quarantine. He is saved by Hershel, who intubates his lungs to allow him to breathe and is later treated with medicine by Bob. When the Governor attacks the prison again, he is still weak but manages to be escorted by Maggie out of the prison. However, he leaves the bus to find Maggie, and is left behind in the prison. Upon waking, he gathers supplies from the prison and wearing riot armor for protection, he fights a large amount of walkers in the courtyard, rescues Tara Chambler, and escapes the prison. The two encounter Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter and Rosita Espinosa, and comes into conflict with Abraham when their missions collide. When Eugene accidentally disables the truck, Abraham's group is forced to set aside their mission, bringing Eugene to Washington, D.C. to find a cure for the apocalypse, to assist Glenn and Tara in finding Maggie.
Sasha Sonequa Martin-Green 4, 5 3 14 Alive
Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) is Tyreese's younger sister. She travels with her brother's group to the prison and eventually to Woodbury, where she becomes a guard at Woodbury's walls alongside her brother. She is a truer shot than her brother, and with Tyreese, decides to stay behind with the people of Woodbury to protect them instead of joining the Woodbury army's attack on the prison. They let Rick's group in after Karen explains The Governor's onslaught on his men. Sasha, along with Tyreese, Karen, and other citizens of Woodbury are taken in by the prison group. By the time season 4 begins, she has been appointed to the prison Council, and participates on the majority of the supply runs that the prison organizes. She, however, becomes one of those infected by a deadly virus circulating the prison, forcing her to enter quarantine. Hershel keeps her safe in a locked cell block when some infected reanimate as walkers. She is then treated by Bob, one of the new prison inhabitants, who gives her medicine. She participates in the battle between her group and the Governor, and escapes the prison with Bob and Maggie. The three later discover the inhabitants in the prison bus have died and reanimated, and Sasha participates in killing her undead former comrades.
Bob Stookey Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. 4, 5 -- 10 Alive
Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard, Jr.) was an army medic before the zombie apocalypse started. Bob recently joined the prison community a week before the fourth season opener when Daryl found him surviving on his own. Bob maintains a confident face to prove his worth to the group, but struggles with alcoholism and his troubled past. When a deadly influenza virus affects the prison inhabitants, Bob joins Daryl's group to retrieve medicine at a college. Bob then talks to Daryl about being the last survivor to two different groups, and admits responsibility for the death of another member of a group during a supply run when his temptation for alcohol resulted in an attack by walkers, although he is quickly forgiven by Daryl. At the college, Bob retrieves a bottle of alcohol, which is later discovered by Daryl, who loses trust in Bob. When they return to the prison, Bob creates vaccinations to help cure the infected. Bob participates in the battle against the Governor. He is injured, however he manages to escape the prison with Sasha and Maggie. After being treated by Sasha, he joins them in their quest to find the prison bus. The three discover the inhabitants in the prison bus have died and reanimated, and Bob participates in putting down his former colleagues.
Tyreese Chad Coleman 4, 5 3 14 Alive
Chad Coleman
Tyreese (Chad Coleman) is the leader of a group that includes his sister Sasha and Allen's family. His group initially seeks refuge at the prison, but Rick drives them out while hallucinating about Lori. They find their way to Woodbury and become guards at Woodbury's walls, but he gradually becomes wary of The Governor's intentions. Tyreese and Sasha decide to remain in Woodbury to guard its citizens instead of joining The Governor's attack on the prison. When Rick's group arrives at Woodbury, Tyreese decides to let them in after Karen tells them about The Governor's massacre of his army. Rick's group takes Tyreese, along with Sasha, Karen, and other citizens of Woodbury to the prison where he becomes a prominent member of the survivor group. He begins a relationship with Karen and is furious when she is found murdered after she had become infected with the flu. He commands Rick to investigate on the murder, and attacks Daryl and Rick out of frustration. He joins Daryl's group to retrieve medicine from a college, and they manage to retrieve the medicine and return just in time to save the remaining infected. Tyreese is among Rick's group who fight the Governor's militia. He is saved by Lizzie and Mika, and escapes the prison with the children and Rick's baby daughter Judith. He reunites with Carol, unaware of her responsibility for Karen's death. The group then head towards a possible sanctuary named "Terminus".
Shane Walsh Jon Bernthal 1, 2 3 19 Deceased
Jon Bernthal
Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) was a sheriff’s deputy in a small Georgia town; he was Rick’s partner in the sheriff’s department and best friend since high school. Shane harbors feelings for Lori, and the two begin a sexual relationship after Shane tells Lori that Rick is dead. Among the group of survivors, Shane initially acts as the de facto leader, a position he enjoys. He has always lived in Rick's shadow and, while he never consciously resented it, he relishes his newfound position of authority. Shane is the primary antagonist in Season 2, becoming increasingly prone to bouts of irrational violence and bloodlust, which gradually develop from the first season. His strong survival instinct and breakdown of conscience results in the deaths of Otis and Randall and life-threatening gestures toward Dale and Rick, until Rick ultimately kills Shane in an act of self-defense. After Shane dies, he reanimates as a walker, tries to bite Rick, and is finally brought down by Carl. In "Made to Suffer", Rick mistakenly believes he sees Shane during the attack on Woodbury, walking through the smoke where "Shane" fatally shoots Oscar before Rick shoots and kills him. When Rick inspects the body, it turns out to be that of an ordinary Woodbury soldier and not Shane.

Supporting characters[edit]

Atlanta survivors[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Amy Emma Bell 1, 3 6 Deceased
Amy (Emma Bell) is Andrea's younger sister. When the dead begin to rise, Amy and Andrea joined the survivor group existing on the outer limits of the overrun city of Atlanta. One night, Amy is bitten by a walker in the opening stages of a walker swarm's attack on the exposed camp and dies in Andrea’s arms. Andrea is distraught after Amy's death and wants to stay in the CDC and die, but Dale convinces Andrea not to.
Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas IronE Singleton 1, 2, 3 20 Deceased
IronE Singleton
Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas (IronE Singleton) is a muscular and well-intentioned man who becomes extremely loyal to Rick. He is part of the group Rick meets in the Atlanta department store, and after Rick subdues Merle he accidentally drops the key to the handcuffs down a drainpipe leaving Merle trapped on the rooftop. T-Dog travels with the group to Hershel's farm and survives its destruction before travelling to the prison. He helps clear the prison, but is bitten while securing the gate. He later sacrifices himself to save Carol during a walker attack.
Jacqui Jeryl Prescott Sales 1, 3 6 Deceased
Jacqui (Jeryl Prescott Sales), is a member of the Atlanta survivors. She accompanies the band to the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control. At first, she believes the CDC will have a cure and save them, and she despairs with the rest of the group when they learn that there is no cure. She elects to remain behind with Dr. Jenner when the CDC self-destructs, holding his hand when the building explodes.
Jim Andrew Rothenberg 1, 3 5 Undead
Jim (Andrew Rothenberg) was a member of the Atlanta survivor group. During a walker attack on the group, Jim is bitten but says nothing until Jacqui finds out. Jim suffers the effects of the infection for days before asking to be abandoned on the road to the CDC in order to rejoin his family.
Morales Family Vivana Chavez, Maddie Lomax and Noah Lomax 1 4 Unknown
The Morales family consists of the husband, who goes by his last name, his wife Miranda (Viviana Chavez), and their two young children, Eliza (Maddie Lomax) and Louis (Noah Lomax). After the survivors decide to go to the CDC, the Morales' decide to try their luck locating relatives in Birmingham, Alabama. They are never again seen or mentioned after that.
Ed Peletier Adam Minarovich 1, 2 4 Deceased
Ed Peletier (Adam Minarovich) is Carol's husband and Sophia's father. He is lazy, abusive, and sexist. After Ed slaps his wife in front of other survivors, Shane beats Ed badly, threatening to kill him the next time he sees Ed lay his hands on his family or anyone else again. Due to his injuries, Ed remains in his tent and becomes the first victim of a subsequent walker attack, when he unknowingly opens the tent to a walker outside (see "Vatos").
Sophia Peletier Madison Lintz 1, 2 8 Deceased
Sophia Peletier (Madison Lintz) is Carol and Ed Peletier's 12-year-old daughter. Sophia and her mother are shown to be closer to the Grimes family after Ed is killed by a walker, and both Sophia and her mother become more outspoken and happy following Ed's demise. In the first episode of Season 2, walkers chase Sophia into the woods, and she becomes detached from the group. The group searches for her, but in the mid-season finale, it is revealed that Sophia became a walker and was being kept in Hershel's barn. Rick remorsefully shoots her, and she is buried at the farm.

Hershel's farm[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Jimmy James Allen McCune 2 10 Deceased
Jimmy (James Allen McCune) is Beth's 17-year-old boyfriend, who resides at the Greene farm. He's shown to be eager to have a gun and attempts to get one from Rick without Hershel's permission. He successfully rescues Rick and Carl from the barn when walkers overrun the farm but is killed and devoured slowly when walkers overrun the RV (in "Beside the Dying Fire").
Otis Pruitt Taylor Vince 2 3 Deceased
Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is Hershel Greene's ranch hand and Patricia's husband. In the season 2 premiere ("Save the Last One"), he accidentally shoots and wounds Carl while hunting deer, and Otis leads Rick and Shane to Hershel's farm to get help. Guilt-ridden over Carl's wounding, he volunteers to go with Shane to the local high school to get the medical supplies needed to save Carl's life. Both Otis and Shane are injured while fleeing a large herd of walkers. When they run low on ammunition and seem in danger of being overtaken, Shane shoots Otis in the leg, leaving him to be devoured so that Shane can escape.
Patricia Jane McNeill 2 11 Deceased
Patricia (Jane McNeill) is a middle-aged woman who resides at the Greene farm along with her husband Otis. She has some limited medical skills, suggesting she was Hershel's veterinary technician, as she can administer I.V.'s, stitch superficial wounds, and prepare for surgeries, though not perform them herself. She is a quiet but helpful individual, and is shown to be greatly concerned with Otis' well-being. Patricia is deeply distraught over Otis' death. After his funeral, she befriends Lori and Carol, though she exhibits depressed behavior. She is killed by walkers (in "Beside the Dying Fire") while attempting to escape the farm. Patricia is one of the names Carl suggests for Judith.

The Living[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Dave and Tony Michael Raymond-James and Aaron Munoz 2 2 Both Deceased
Dave (Michael Raymond-James) and Tony (Aaron Munoz) are from Pennsylvania and are with a group of 30 armed men. They encounter Rick, Hershel, and Glenn in a bar (in the episode "Nebraska"). During a conversation, Dave mentions that Tony went "to college"[7] for two years. Tony then walks over to a corner and urinates on the floor. After Rick refuses them safe harbor at the farm, Dave reaches for his handgun, giving away an ambush. After Rick kills Dave in self-defense, he spins around and shoots Tony in the right shoulder and stomach, before Tony can fire the shotgun he has raised. As Tony slumps against the wall, Rick kills him by shooting him in the head. Rick then takes Tony's shotgun and some shells from his pocket, while Glenn takes Dave's handgun. Rick, Hershel, and Glenn leave Dave and Tony's corpses in the bar when they flee the town.
Nate Phillip DeVona 2 1 Unknown
Nate (Phillip DeVona) is a member of Dave and Tony's group, who waits outside the bar in his car during the shootout. As walkers approach and Sean is killed, Nate drives off, leaving Randall behind.
Randall Culver Michael Zegen 2 4 Deceased
Randall Culver (Michael Zegen) is a young member of Dave and Tony's group. He attended the same high school as Maggie Greene and recently lost his mother (presumably when the apocalypse broke out). When he impales his leg on a fence, Rick, Glenn, and Hershel rescue him, despite his having shot at them. When they realize Randall's group may be dangerous, Rick and Shane disagree about whether to keep him alive or kill him. Shane ultimately brings Randall out into the woods and snaps his neck. Glenn and Daryl later discover Randall as a walker, and Glenn impales him through the head with a machete.
Sean Keedar Whittle 2 1 Deceased
Sean (Keedar Whittle) is a survivor from Dave and Tony's group. During the shootout, Hershel shoots him in the chest. He survives, only to be devoured by walkers attracted by the sounds of gunshots.

Prison survivors[edit]

Five inmates in the prison survived the apocalypse, locked up in the canteen for ten months. Until released from the canteen by Rick's group, they were unaware of the walker plague that wiped out a large percentage of the population. Rick tells them they can live in a separate cellblock. They all eventually die.

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Andrew Markice Moore 3 3 Deceased
Andrew (Markice Moore) is a character from the comics; he is an inmate-survivor at the prison and Tomas' right-hand man. When Rick kills Tomas, Andrew attacks Rick, after which Andrew flees and ends up in a courtyard, surrounded by walkers, where Rick locks him in. However, Andrew was shown (in "Killer Within") to have survived, and he attempts to sabotage the prison, which leads to the deaths of Lori and T-Dog. Andrew eventually gets into a confrontation with Rick, successfully disarming him. Andrew orders Oscar to shoot Rick, but Oscar instead shoots Andrew dead.
Axel Lew Temple 3 8 Deceased
A character from the comics, Axel (Lew Temple) is an inmate-survivor at the prison, who was jailed for armed robbery. He initially leads others to believe he was in for a narcotics conviction. He appears to be much kinder than his fellow inmates and tends to calm things down. After Tomas' attempt at killing Rick, he and Oscar are accused of collaborating with Tomas and Andrew to kill Rick and his group. After Rick's group dispatches with Tomas and Andrew, Rick's group holds Axel and Oscar at gunpoint. After Axel begs for mercy and pleads that he and Oscar were not in on Tomas' plan, Rick decides to spare him and Oscar and allow them to live in another cellblock. Axel later pleads with Rick to let him and Oscar join Rick's group, but his request is denied. After helping the group clear out walkers that Andrew induced to invade the prison, Axel and Oscar are finally accepted into the group. Axel becomes close friends with Carol; as he amuses her with tales about his previous life, he is unexpectedly shot in the head by The Governor, in the opening volley of The Governor's attack on the prison. Carol uses Axel's body as a shield from the assault. In a later episode, Daryl tells Andrea that everybody liked Axel and he was part of the group. Axel was the last surviving prison inmate.
Big Tiny Theodus Crane 3 2 Deceased
Big Tiny (Theodus Crane) is a large inmate-survivor in the prison. He is the muscle of the group but appears to be gentler and more reasonable than some other group members (such as Tomas and Andrew). While clearing out the cellblock, he disobeys Rick's admonition to stick together, and a walker scratches his shoulder blade. While trying to convince the others the scratch has no effect on him, Tomas unexpectedly and brutally smashes his head repeatedly with a blunt instrument, killing him, much to the others' horror.
Oscar Vincent M. Ward 3 7 Deceased
Oscar (Vincent M. Ward) is an inmate-survivor at the prison, who was jailed for breaking and entering. He refuses to beg for his life after being accused of associating with Tomas and tells Rick he can shoot him and Axel if he wants. Rick spares Oscar and allows him and Axel to move to a separate cellblock. After being denied entry into Rick's group, and before Andrew induces a walker invasion, Oscar decides to leave the prison. He gains Rick's trust after shooting Andrew, who was trying to kill Rick, and then giving Rick the gun. Oscar soon becomes a vital member of the group and demonstrates proficiency in killing walkers, as well as a fondness for bedroom slippers. During the rescue mission to save Glenn and Maggie, Oscar is shot and killed by a Woodbury soldier, while helping Maggie over the blockade wall.
Tomas Nick Gomez 3 2 Deceased
Tomas (Nick Gomez) is the leader of the five inmate-survivors at the prison and is feared by the others. He is the only prisoner who appears to be violent and hostile towards the new group; he claims the prison belongs to him and orders Rick's group to leave. He and Rick eventually strike an agreement that Rick's group will help them clear another cellblock to live in in exchange for half of the pantry's stores of food. Tomas first proves he is untrustworthy when he later tries, unsuccessfully, to renege on that deal. While clearing out walkers, Tomas violently kills Big Tiny after Tiny is injured by a walker, and Tomas shows no remorse. Tomas then makes two attempts on Rick's life, forcing Rick to kill him.

Woodbury survivors[edit]

Woodbury is a town in Georgia, of which a few streets have been walled off to keep the town operating. It is led by Philip Blake, who has adopted the nickname "The Governor" from the townspeople. Woodbury had a population of close to eighty people at the time of Andrea and Michonne's arrival, but due to various factors (such as the prison group's attack on the town and The Governor's slaughter of nearly his entire army), the population dwindles dramatically throughout Season 3. Robert Kirkman later confirmed that any and all Woodbury characters who were not brought to the prison are deceased. The remaining population of Woodbury at the Prison Community dwindles further throughout Season 4 as a result of the spreading of the flu. As of the Season 4 episode "Inmates," nearly every resident of Woodbury is confirmed to be deceased, as the bus is apparently overwhelmed and everyone on board becomes zombified (and later put down by Maggie Greene, Bob Stookey, and Sasha). It has been confirmed that any other Woodbury resident (except Jeanette) not seen dying either on the bus or at the prison is deceased nonetheless. Thus, as of the episode "Inmates," the entire population of Woodbury is confirmed to be dead.


Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Crowley Arther Bridgers 3 2 Deceased
Crowley (Arthur Bridgers) is one of The Governor's enforcers. In "Hounded", after Michonne leaves Woodbury, Merle leads a team to track her down and kill her, and Michonne decapitates him. Merle then has Gargulio put Crowley down before he turns.
Gargulio Dave Davis 3 1 Deceased
Gargulio is a new soldier to the Woodbury army, tasked with participating with Merle's posse to track down and kill Michonne after she leaves Woodbury. Merle forces Gargulio to shoot Crowley in the head, to prevent him from reanimating. Merle shoots Gargulio dead for disagreeing with Merle's plan to give up on finding Michonne but to tell The Governor they killed her.
Haley Alexa Nikolas 3 3 Deceased
Haley (Alexa Nikolas) is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting Woodbury's wall. She teaches Andrea how to use a bow and arrows, and tells Andrea she had to kill her father and brother when they turned. She gets angry when Andrea crosses the wall (breaking The Governor's rules) and at Andrea's delight in killing a "biter". Maggie shoots and kills Haley when Maggie and Rick storm Woodbury to save the Dixon brothers.
Karen Melissa Ponzio 3, 4 8 Deceased
Karen (Melissa Ponzio) is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting Woodbury's wall. She is seen trying to leave Woodbury when conditions worsen, and she becomes angry when Noah is forced to join Woodbury's army. She is among The Governor's soldiers who attack and fail to take over the prison. When the army rebels against returning to the prison, The Governor shoots all of them, except his top henchmen (Martinez and Shumpert), and Karen, who hides under a body and survives. She is found hiding in a truck by Rick, Michonne, and Daryl, and is among the Woodbury citizens who are taken to the prison. By the time Season 4 begins, she has started a relationship with Tyreese. When an influenza outbreak spreads throughout the prison, Karen begins to get sick and is quarantined until she gets better. However, Carol kills Karen and burns her body.
Caesar Martinez Jose Pablo Cantillo 3, 4 13 Deceased
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Caesar Martinez (Jose Pablo Cantillo) is one of The Governor's enforcers; he becomes The Governor's most trusted enforcer after Merle defects. Martinez is a sharpshooter who favors a baseball bat; he also shown shown wearing a baseball jersey bearing the number 23. He reveals to Daryl that walkers killed his wife and children when the apocalypse began. Merle, who acts as Martinez's sparring partner in Woodbury's gladiator-style tournaments, refers to him both as "Brownie" and as "Bro" in the same conversation because Merle was a Redneck and Junkie, in "Say The Word". Martinez assists in all of The Governor's attacks against the prison, although he is shocked when The Governor massacres his own army (in "Welcome to the Tombs"). Because Martinez and Shumpert didn't disobey him in that episode, The Governor spares them, and together, the three depart. In the Season 4 episode "Live Bait", which shows what occurred to the trio after The Governor slaughtered the Woodbury army, Martinez puts down a walker who approaches The Governor, who seems to have fallen into in an indifferent stupor. The next morning, The Governor awakens to find Martinez and Shumpert have abandoned him to fend for himself. Martinez and The Governor reunite when Martinez finds him in the pit trap. As revealed in "Dead Weight", Martinez has established himself as the leader of his group, with seconds-in-command Pete and Mitch. Martinez is comforted by The Governor's having apparently changed his ways (evidenced by his having started over with a new family). While playing golf with The Governor, Martinez reveals that Shumpert had died and admits to his worries about keeping the group safe. After Martinez proposes sharing leadership with him, The Governor strikes him down and feeds him to a pit of walkers.
Noah Parker Wierling 3 1 Deceased
Noah (Parker Wierling) is one of The Governor's enforcers; he is an adolescent who has severe asthma. The Governor enrolls Noah in his army despite his youth and infirmity. Karen and Andrea try to stop this from happening but fail. It is not made clear whether or not Noah is among The Governor's army that attacks the prison. In an interview with MTV, Melissa Ponzio (Karen) confirmed that Noah is not Karen's son (as some viewers believed) and that The Governor killed him off-screen.[citation needed]
Paul E. Roger Mitchell 3 3 Deceased
Paul (E. Roger Mitchell) is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting the wall. He tries to break out of Woodbury when conditions worsen. He is among The Governor's men who attack the prison and retreat when Rick's group overwhelms them. The Governor shoots and kills Paul when Paul protests against returning to attack the prison.
Shumpert Travis Love 3, 4 11 Deceased
Shumpert ("The Bowman") (Travis Love) is one of The Governor's enforcers. Like Daryl, his weapon of choice is a crossbow (hence, some fans who don't know his name sometimes refer to Shumpert as "The Bowman" or "Bowman"), although (also like Daryl) he is a marksman. Shumpert participates in The Governor's attacks on the prison. When the second attack ends in failure, and the army decides not to return to the prison, The Governor guns down the Woodbury soldiers, sparing only his allies Shumpert and Martinez, although the two are visibly stunned by the slaughter. The three then drive off together. Shumpert and Martinez make camp with The Governor, then abandon him and form a group of their own. When The Governor joins Martinez's group, Martinez discloses to him that Shumpert had become depressed and reckless following the massacre, and was bitten by a walker, forcing Martinez to put him down.
Tim Lawrence Kao 3 3 Deceased
Tim (Lawrence Kao) is one of The Governor's enforcers. Despite Tim's youth, The Governor had trained him to kill both the undead and the living. He also rakes The Governor's lawn and referees Woodbury's gladiator tournament. In "Hounded", after Michonne leaves Woodbury, Merle leads a team to find her. However, she gets the drop on them and fatally stabs Tim in the chest. Merle later prevents Tim from becoming a walker by stabbing him in the brain.
Jody N/A 3 1 Deceased
Jody (Tanner Holland) is one of the Woodbury citizens who participate in the attack on the prison but are defeated. He however is not killed by The Governor in the shootout. Jody gets separated from everyone else and instead finds Carl, Hershel, Beth, and Judith. Carl shoots him dead after Jody tries to hand them his weapon (whim Carl thought was trying to shoot him).


Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Penny Blake Kylie Szymanski 3 2 Deceased
Penny Blake (Kylie Szymanski) is The Governor's zombified daughter, whom he has kept locked in a closet in his house. He feeds her fresh meat and tenderly grooms her. Michonne finds her in a cage and lets her out, but is shocked when pulling the bag off Penny's head reveals she is a walker. The Governor pleads with Michonne not to harm Penny, but Michonne kills her anyway, thus sending The Governor into a rage.
Eileen Meaghan Caddy 3 3 Deceased
Eileen (Meaghan Caddy) is a Woodbury resident, who is pregnant. She has her baby sometime before the events of "Welcome to the Tombs".
Eryn Eryn Ridings 4 2 Deceased
Eryn (Eryn Ridings) is a young Woodbury refugee brought to the prison after the fall of Woodbury, who is seen attending Carol's storytime session. She was killed on the walker attack in the prison. Rick and Daryl found her body, and Daryl put her down.
Greg Greg Crews 4 2 Deceased
Greg (Greg Crews) is a Woodbury refugee who is brought to live at the prison community. In "Infected", and undead Patrick bites him while Greg is sleeping, which gradually causes a full-scale attack from within Cell Block D when Greg himself reanimates. Daryl uses his crossbow to put down Greg.
Mr. Jacobson Randy Ward 3, 4 9 Deceased
Mr. Jacobson (Randy Ward) is a Woodbury resident often seen around the town. Following the disbanding of Woodbury, he and the other remaining Woodbury residents are taken by Rick's group on a bus to the prison. About seven months afterward, an influenza outbreak sweeps through the prison community, and Mr. Jacobson becomes infected. He loses his battle with the flu and is put down in private by Glenn after reanimating (so as to not dishearten the other sick community residents in quarantine).
Jeanette Sherry Richards 4 4 Deceased
Jeanette (Sherry Richards) is a newcomer to the prison community, who was brought there along with the other remaining residents of Woodbury. Carol brings her with the other sick residents of the community to Cell Block A to be quarantined. Jeanette insists that she is not sick and her allergies are only acting up, but Carol does not believe her, and makes her enter anyway. She is probably treated when Daryl's group returns with medicine. Jeanette is among the prison inhabitants who escape the prison on the bus when the Governor attacks the compound. As of the mid-season finale of Season 4, Jeanette is the only named Woodbury character who is confirmed alive. Quite possibly Jeanette died on the bus after the attack walkers.
Milton Mamet Dallas Roberts 3 10 Deceased
Milton Mamet (Dallas Roberts) is a scientist who serves as one of The Governor's right-hand men. He knew Phillip Blake before Phillip became "The Governor", and thus had a long-term relationship with him. Although Milton has allied himself with The Governor, he seems to disagree with The Governor's violent and unethical methods. He studies the decapitated bodies of Michonne's pair of walkers and researches the possibility of appealing to Michael Coleman's humanity, after Coleman dies and reanimates. Milton later helps Andrea escape to go try and make peace with Rick, and accompanies The Governor to the peace meeting with Rick. He expresses misgivings about The Governor's methods when he learns The Governor plans to kill everyone at the prison except for Michonne. He later tells Andrea to escape and, it is implied, he burns the captured walkers The Governor planned to use against the prison group. The Governor realizes that Milton revealed his plan to Andrea, and this causes a rift in Milton and The Governor's relationship. When Milton challenges The Governor to give up the war and forego avenging Michonne's vanquishing of zombified Penny, The Governor restrains and badly beats Milton for his betrayal. He then tasks Milton to kill Andrea, but Milton instead attacks The Governor, who then stabs Milton, mortally wounding him. The Governor locks Milton in the torture chamber with Andrea, deciding to let the reanimated Milton eat her. However, Milton attempts to assist Andrea by planting a pair of pliers within her reach with which to free herself and stab the zombified Milton in the head. Andrea fails to free herself in time, and a zombified Milton bites her before she puts him down. Rick's group later finds his body with a bitten, but alive, Andrea.
Ms. McLeod Lucie O'Ferrall 3 4 Deceased
Ms. McLeod (Lucie O'Ferrall) is an elderly Woodbury resident, who is too arthritic to join The Governor's army. She is seen getting off the bus at the prison and is not seen after "Welcome to the Tombs," leaving her fate unknown. Ms. McLeod is seen running down the stairs in "Infected". She is quarantined in death row and gets killed when the sick people start to reanimate as walkers.
Rowan Lindsay Abernathy 3 2 Deceased
Rowan (Lindsay Abernathy) is a Woodbury resident who guides newcomers Andrea and Michonne around the town after they've recovered from being on the road, and she defends The Governor's enforcers when Andrea complains about seeing a walker "strung up like a Christmas ornament". Rowan is shown to have a sexual relationship with The Governor. She gets killed when Rick and Maggie, attack Woodbury at the arena.
Dr. Stevens Donzaleigh Abernathy 3 2 Deceased
Dr. Stevens (Donzaleigh Abernathy) is Woodbury's physician. She cares for Andrea, Michonne, and Welles after The Governor has brought them in, for the Woodbury victims injured in the battle with Rick's group, and for The Governor after his fight with Michonne.
Thomas Tyler McPherson 4 2 Deceased
Thomas (Tyler McPherson) is a Woodbury refugee brought to the prison community. During the walker attack on Cell Block D, Thomas is killed in his cell upstairs. Rick goes up to Thomas' cell and puts him down before he can reanimate.

Tyreese's group[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Allen Daniel Thomas May 3, 4 7 Deceased
Allen (Daniel Thomas May) is Donna's husband and Ben's father. The three travel to the prison with Tyreese's group, where Donna dies from a walker bite. After Rick banishes Tyreese's group from the prison, Allen survives with them for several days in the forest and travels with them to Woodbury, where he and his son Ben join The Governor's army. Gradually, Allen is shown to have dark intentions, first made evident in his initial proposal to take over the prison, next in his grudge against Tyreese for making Donna revere him instead of Allen, and ultimately in his willingness to do anything to stay at Woodbury. Allen is among the Woodbury army that attacks the prison and is defeated by Rick's group. When the Woodbury army retreats and abandons their plans for takeover, Allen stands by The Governor's order to return to the prison, wanting to avenge his son's death. An enraged Governor kills the civilian army members, prompting a shocked Allen to draw his gun on The Governor. Allen does not shoot, however, and The Governor shoots Allen in the head, killing him.
Ben Tyler Chase 3 5 Deceased
Ben (Tyler Chase) is Allen and Donna's son, and a member of Tyreese's group. He supports his father's plot to take over the prison, which Tyreese thwarts. After Rick banishes Tyreese's group from the prison, Ben survives with them for several days in the forest and travels with them to Woodbury where, with his father, he joins The Governor's army. He dies (in "This Sorrowful Life") when he steps in front of a bullet meant for The Governor, and Merle shoots him in the chest. After Merle is killed, the reanimated Merle eats an arm off Ben's corpse.
Donna Cherie Dvorak 3 2 Deceased
Donna (Cherie Dvorak) is Allen's wife and Ben's mother. She travels with them and Tyreese's group and is bitten right before entering the prison. Sasha proposes putting her down outside of the prison, but Allen and Ben beg Tyreese to spare her. Tyreese complies and is forced to carry her when she proves too heavy for Allen, who sits on the ground when being chased by zombies, and gives up. Donna soon dies of her wound, and Tyreese destroys her brain before she reanimates.

Prison newcomers[edit]

After The Governor executes most of the able-bodied Woodbury residents who had been members of his army, only the children and elderly townspeople remain at Woodbury (under the watchful eye of Tyreese and Sasha). After Andrea's suicide after being bitten, Rick and his group return to the prison with the remaining Woodbury survivors (including Tyreese, Sasha, Karen, Eryn, Jeanette, and Ms. McLeod), swelling the prison's population from the original ten to around 30.[citation needed] Six to seven months afterward, numerous other survivors have joined the prison community, from various locations and backgrounds. Some of those people are Ryan Samuels, Mika Samuels, Patrick, Zach, Lizzie Samuels, Luke, Owen, Molly, Julio, and Charlie. The compound is initially peaceful and thriving, until a flu epidemic spreads throughout the community and infects numerous residents, killing many of those stricken. However, when the scouting group returns with medicine, the issue is resolved. Shortly afterward, The Governor returns with a militia and executes the captive Hershel, igniting a firefight between the two groups. This battle leads to the fall of the prison community after The Governor tears down the fences. Most of the survivors escape on a prison transport bus, but a few are sent scattered in different directions.

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
David Brandon Carroll 4 3 Deceased
David (Brandon Carroll) is a newcomer to the prison community who Karen in episode 2 says is from "the Decatur group". In "30 Days Without an Accident", he is seen alongside Karen, killing walkers behind the prison fence. In "Infected", David falls ill during the flu outbreak at the prison and is quarantined along with others (such as Karen) in Cell Block A. The next morning, Tyreese discovers that at some point David and Karen were killed by an unknown individual and their bodies dragged out to the courtyard and burned. It is later revealed that it was Carol who killed them, in order to prevent the disease from spreading further and to put them out of their misery. Tyreese later buries David and Karen next to one another.
Julio Santiago Cirlio 4 2 Deceased
Julio (Santiago Cirilo) is a newcomer to the prison community and a mechanic. He falls ill and is placed in quarantine in Cell Block A. Twice he observes the chaos in Cell Block A as Hershel attempts to deal with it. He attempts to escape the prison on the bus but he is killed right behind Glenn and Maggie, when The Governor's militia attacks the prison.
Luke Luke Donaldson 4 4 Deceased
Luke (Luke Donaldson) is a young resident of the prison community and is seen attending Carol's storytime sessions (which are later revealed to be covert self-defense classes for the children). Daryl saves him from an advancing walker during the breach on Cell Block D. When The Governor attacks the prison, he escapes with the children and Tyreese. Beth and Daryl later discover bodies being eaten. They assume it's Luke and Molly's by seeing Luke's shoe next to the pile, though they could be alive.
Molly Kennedy Brice 4 4 Deceased
Molly (Kennedy Brice) is a young survivor who joins the prison community. She attends Carol's storytime session, which is a covert lesson on self-defense for the children. Karen saves Molly during the walker breach in Cell Block D. When The Governor attacks the prison, Molly escapes with the children and Tyreese. Beth and Daryl later discover two bodies being devoured by a group of walkers, assuming it is Luke and Molly's by seeing Luke's shoe, though they could be alive.
Patrick Vincent Martella 4 3 Deceased
Patrick (Vincent Martella) is a new arrival in the prison community. He is around Carl's age and is one of his close friends. Patrick asks to be excused during Carol's storytime session, on the grounds that he is suddenly not feeling well. He dies abruptly later that night and reanimates. A reanimated Patrick bites a sleeping survivor in his cell, which causes the latter to reanimate and ultimately brings about a full-scale attack on Cell Block D. Daryl puts Patrick down once the attack subsides. Patrick is responsible for the deaths of Greg, Eryn, Owen, Ryan, Mr. Jacobson, Ms. McLeod and many others of whom he got sick.
Lizzie Samuels Brighton Sharbino 4 8 Deceased
Lizzie Samuels (Brighton Sharbino) is Ryan's daughter and Mika's sister. She was first seen with other children naming zombies, and later at storytime. During the outbreak her father is bitten, and before dying he asks Carol to look after his daughters. Lizzie expresses intentions to stab his corpse in the head to prevent renanimation but is emotionally unable to. Carol later tells her she is weak and needs to toughen up. Lizzie later gets the flu and is forced into quarantine. Carol is disturbed by Lizzie's apparently personal connection with walkers. When some infected residents succumb to the virus and reanimate, Lizzie rescues Glenn from a walker by leading it away. After being treated with medicine, she plays with Glenn's blood. When The Governor attacks the prison, she convinces the other children to help in the battle. She and Mika rescue Tyreese from two of The Governor's soldiers, after which she escapes with the children and Tyreese.

Lizzie, Mika, Tyreese, and Judith get separated from Molly and Luke. Lizzie also is very sure Sasha is dead. She also shows a disliking towards Tyreese. After Lizzie kills Mika, Carol and Tyreese realize that she is too psychotic to be kept around, so Carol leads her out to the fields to look at the flowers, and as Lizzie tried to apologize for having threatened Carol and Tyreese, Carol killed her.

Mika Samuels Kyla Kenedy 4 5 Deceased
Mika Samuels (Kyla Kennedy) is Ryan's daughter and Lizzie's sister. She is seen naming the walkers and later at storytime. She loses her father during the outbreak and tries to calm Lizzie when Lizzie panics after being unable to stab her bitten father's corpse in the head to prevent reanimation. She and Lizzie become the adoptive daughters of Carol Peletier, as per their father's last wish. When The Governor attacks the prison, Mika and Lizzie rescue Tyreese from two soldiers. She escapes with the children and Tyreese. It is revealed that Mika, Lizzie, Tyreese, and Judith have been separated from Luke and Molly. Mika appears to be saddened by this. Lizzie, believing she will come back, kills Mika, and planned to kill Judith until Tyreese and Carol intervened.
Ryan Samuels Victor McCay 4 2 Deceased
Ryan (Victor McCay) is introduced in Season 4 as a newcomer to the prison community. He is present with his daughters Lizzie and Mika, and is seen in the library when Carol is conducting storytime with the children. During the outbreak in "Infected", a walker bites him. Carol tries to amputate his arm but realizes he is bitten in other, inoperable areas, too. Before he dies, Ryan asks Carol to take care of his daughters. When Lizzie is emotionally unable to carry out her desire to be the one to stab Ryan's corpse in the head to prevent reanimation, Carol puts him down.
Dr. Caleb Subramanian Sunkrish Bala 4 4 Deceased
Dr. Caleb Subramanian (Sunkrish Bala) is a newcomer to the prison community. Not much is known about him, besides the fact that he is a physician, and he and Hershel seem to be friends. After the breach on Cell Block D dies down, Dr. Subramanian assesses what may have caused the outbreak and what steps the group should take to prevent another such disaster. "Dr. S" later comes down with the flu and tells Sasha they have to warn the healthy members of the prison community that the virus is spreading. His condition seriously and quickly deteriorates, although he reveals that he has brought several guns in case of another outbreak. He later succumbs to the sickness after Hershel gives him a checkup. Dr. S later reanimates, and Hershel remorsefully puts him down through Dr. S's locked cell door, after snapping the walker's arm. Hershel later returns to Dr. S's cell and mourns his friend.
Zach Kyle Gallner 4 1 Deceased
Zach (Kyle Gallner) is a member of a surviving group of college students who join the prison community. He then begins a relationship with Beth. Zach accompanies Daryl, Michonne, Glenn, Tyreese, Sasha, and Bob on a supply run, where he is ultimately killed by a pair of walkers. Beth reacts calmly to the news of Zach's death, much to Daryl's surprise. Later, Daryl uses Zach's high-powered car to take himself, Bob, Michonne, and Tyreese on a run to a veterinary college to get medicine that might save the flu-stricken prison group members.

Chambler Family[edit]

After wandering on his own for six to seven months alone, following the fall of Woodbury and the defections of Martinez and Shumpert, The Governor encounters the Chalmer family holed up in their apartment building. The surviving Chalmers later set off with The Governor (who has said his name is "Brian Hariot") to seek shelter elsewhere following the death of one of their own.

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
David Chambler Danny Vinson 4 1 Deceased
David Chalmer (Danny Vinson) is Lilly and Tara's father and Meghan's grandfather. He and Meghan frequently play board games with each other so that Meghan can be preoccupied and distracted from the frightening world around her. David has stage-4 lung cancer and is rapidly approaching his moment of death. Knowing this, Lilly sends The Governor ("Brian") to a nearby assisted living facility to obtain oxygen tanks to help keep David alive for as long as possible, even if for just a few more hours. Early the next day, David succumbs to his cancer and dies. After he has lain lifeless in bed for several hours, his family and ("Brian") enter his bedroom to say goodbye to him. David then suddenly reanimates and grabs Tara. He almost bites her, but "Brian" smashes David's head several times with one of his oxygen tanks, until he finally succumbs. The family is disoriented by this incident, but each of them later recovers. Later, "Brian" and Lilly bury David in a small field behind the apartment complex, and the four of them depart in search of other shelter.
Lilly Chalmer Audrey Marie Anderson 4 3 Deceased
Lilly Chambler (Audrey Marie Anderson) is David's daughter, Meghan's mother, and Tara's sister. She is initially somewhat hostile towards The Governor ("Brian") and reluctantly allows him to take refuge in her family's building. She slowly comes to trust him, especially after he risks going to a walker-overrun assisted living facility to retrieve oxygen tanks for David, who is suffering from stage-4 lung cancer and will soon die (which she knows will be especially devastating to Meghan). When "Brian" kills the reanimated David, Lilly appears to be upset for a brief while, but soon comes to terms with what happened. After David's burial, the four of them depart in search of other shelter. They spend the night sleeping in a catering truck, and Lilly and "Brian" lay awake talking to each other. Slowly, they then begin to have sex. When the truck fails to start, the group abandons it and wanders on the road, until a swarm of walkers forces them to flee. They arrive at an open field, only to be stopped once again, when "Brian" and Meghan fall into a pitfall trap containing several walkers, all of which "Brian" kills before they can do any harm. Lilly and her family join Martinez's group. She is initially against The Governor's attacking the prison, but he assures her that she and Meghan will be safe. She and her daughter are left near a river; however, Meghan is bitten by a walker and dies. Lilly brings Meghan's corpse to the prison, where she witnesses The Governor decapitate Hershel and shoot Meghan in the head. After the battle ends, a bitter Lilly walks up to the dying Governor and shoots him in the head. Tara later mentions to Glenn that she witnessed Lilly become overwhelmed by walkers following the assault on the prison.
Meghan Chambler Meyrick Murphy 4 3 Deceased
Meghan Chalmer (Meyrick Murphy) is the young daughter of Lilly, the niece of Tara, and the granddaughter of David. She frequently plays board games with David in order to escape what is happening around her. She and The Governor ("Brian") bond while playing chess, and she asks about his eye patch. (Albeit somewhat vaguely) "Brian" tells Meghan the story of how he had tried to protect Penny but was ultimately unable to save her. The close bond between Meghan and "Brian" is briefly broken after "Brian" kills the undead David, who had died hours before of stage-4 lung cancer. She, Lilly, Tara, and "Brian" leave the apartment after David's burial, and Meghan continues to isolate herself from "Brian". However, her trust in him is regained after he saves her from a swarm of walkers that forces the group to flee. While running with Meghan in his arms, "Brian" falls into a pitfall trap full of walkers. "Brian" successfully kills all of them, while Meghan cowers in a corner, holding her doll, and "Brian" promises Meghan that he will never let anything happen to her. She is bitten by a walker in "Too Far Gone" and dies, after which The Governor shoots her in the head.

Martinez's Group[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Alisha Juliana Harkavy 4 4 Deceased
Alisha (Juliana Harkavy) is a former Army Reserve member who is recruited by Martinez's group sometime in the six- to seven-month timespan between seasons 3 and 4. She strikes up a friendship with Tara, which quickly becomes a full-on romantic relationship. The two remain inseparable once they begin dating; Alisha even flees with Tara, her family, and The Governor after The Governor's insistence that he and the Chamblers leave the camp. However, after encountering a roadblock consisting of walkers stuck waist-deep in mud, The Governor returns the group to Martinez's camp. Alisha participates in "Brian's" attack on the prison (in "Too Far Gone") and is later shot between the eyes by Lizzie Samuels.
Mitch Dolgen Kirk Acevedo 4 2 Deceased
Mitch Dolgen (Kirk Acevedo) is a member of Martinez's group, who with his brother Pete is second in command after Martinez. Mitch, like his brother, was in the army when the walker outbreak occurred; Mitch was a tank specialist who said he left the army base in his tank. While on a supply run with Pete and The Governor (then known as "Brian"), Mitch wants to raid another camp they encounter, but his brother disagrees. After "Brian" kills Martinez and Pete, he enters Mitch's trailer at gunpoint, advises that he killed Pete and explains why, and convinces Mitch to follow his lead. Mitch participates in "Brian's" attack on the prison (in "Too Far Gone"), operating a tank and destroying much of the prison. Daryl is able to reach the tank and drops a grenade down the barrel of the tank's main gun, forcing Mitch to escape before the grenade blows up the tank. Mitch turns around, exhausted and defeated, and Daryl shoots and kills him with his crossbow.
Pete Dolgen Enver Gjokaj 4 1 Undead
Pete Dolgen (Enver Gjokaj) is Mitch's brother and a member of Martinez's group. After Martinez's death at the hands of The Governor (now known as "Brian"), Pete steps up as the group's de facto leader (which causes unrest amongst many members of the camp). While on a supply run with Mitch and "Brian", Pete thwarts Mitch's desire to raid a camp they encounter in the woods, as Pete is unwilling to rob the group and prefers to find supplies another way. Unwilling to follow a leader who is unwilling to do whatever's necessary for the group to "survive", "Brian" murders Pete by stabbing him in Pete's trailer. He then dumps the body in the nearby lake. Brian later returns to find Pete's undead body submerged and anchored at the bottom of the lake.

The Claimers[edit]

A group of heavily armed men who raid homes searching for supplies and weapons. The group first appeared in "Claimed."

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Billy Eric Mendenhall 4 3 Deceased
A member of the Claimers, he is killed by Daryl during their fight with Rick's group.
Dan Keith Brooks 4 3 Deceased
A member of the Claimers. During the assault on Rick's group, Dan grabbed Carl with the intention of raping him. He is the last-surviving Claimer, and following the killing of the rest of the Claimers, he is stabbed to death by Rick in retribution for his attempted rape of Carl.
Harley JD Evermore 4 3 Deceased
A member of the Claimers, during the fight with Rick's group Harley is shot dead by Michonne after the deaths of Joe and Tony.
Joe Jeff Kober 4 4 Deceased
Joe is the leader of the Claimers, first seen by Rick on the porch of the house that they were raiding in "Claimed." He later appears in "Alone," when his group finds Daryl exhausted on the road after he is separated from Beth. Despite a close encounter with Daryl punching Joe and almost shooting him, Joe is impressed by Daryl's use of a crossbow and decides to recruit him. Joe's group eventually catches Rick, Michonne and Carl, with the intent to avenge Lou's death. During the ensuing fight, Rick kills Joe by ripping his jugular out with his teeth.
Len Marcus Hester 4 3 Deceased
Len first appears when the Claimers raids a large house where Rick is hiding. Rick is forced to hide under the bed he was sleeping on. Another member of the group, Tony, chooses to sleep on the bed, leaving Rick trapped. Len enters the room and wakes up Tony. He demands that he be given the bed, but when Tony refuses and says it's claimed, Len knocks him out of the bed and strangles him into unconsciousness before taking the bed for himself. After framing Daryl for stealing his half of a rabbit, leading the group to question his honesty, Len is severely beaten before being killed by an unspecified member of the group. His bloodied corpse, with an arrow in his forehead, is discovered outside by Daryl as they leave the warehouse they had spent the night in.
Lou Scott Dale 4 1 Deceased
Lou is a slightly overweight member of the Claimers who is discovered in the bathroom by Rick after he escapes from hiding under the bed. In order to stay hidden and undetected by the other members of the group, Rick quickly fights Lou and begins strangling him. Although Lou attempts to grab a pair of scissors on the nearby counter to stab Rick with, Rick ultimately strangles him to death before escaping out the window. Shortly afterward, Lou's reanimation provides a distraction for Joe and the other members as Rick escapes and regroups with Carl and Michonne, who were just outside the house. Lou's death is the primary reason that Joe and his group are actively pursuing Rick, tracking him along the train tracks to Terminus.
Tony Davi Jay 4 4 Deceased
Tony is the member of the Claimers that is responsible for Rick becoming trapped, when he takes a nap on the bed that Rick is hiding under. When Len comes into the room and tries to take the bed, Tony says that it's claimed, prompting Len to knock him to the floor. While he is being strangled into unconsciousness, he sees Rick under the bed but is unable to warn Len before he passes out. During the fight between Joe's group and Rick's group, Tony is shot dead by Michonne after being distracted by Rick killing Joe.


Terminus is a sanctuary that is first mentioned in the first half of Season 4 over a radio broadcast heard by Daryl, Bob, Michonne, and Tyreese while driving in Zach's car. After the fall of the prison, the small factions of prison residents who survive the assault find the signs directing survivors towards Terminus, and each group slowly begins to make its way there. The exact location of Terminus is finally revealed in "Us," where it appears to be a relatively vibrant, well-secured settlement.

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Alex Tate Ellington 4 1 Deceased
Alex appears in Terminus and shows Rick's group around. He is held hostage after Rick becomes suspicious about the clothes the residents are wearing. He tries to reason with Rick and the others to let him go, but is accidentally shot shortly after by Mary as she tried to kill Rick.
Mary Denise Crosby 4 2 Alive
Mary is a resident of Terminus, who warmly greets Glenn, Maggie, Sasha, Bob, Tara, Abraham, Eugene and Rosita when they arrive. She appears to have a calm, happy disposition.

Miscellaneous survivors[edit]

Name Actor/actress Season(s) Episode count Status
Ana Brina Palencia 4 1 Deceased
Ana (Brina Palencia) is a survivor encountered by Rick and Carol while on a supply run. Ana, who has a limp, is holed up in a house with her boyfriend, Sam. She and Sam were separated from the refugee group they were with and left on their own for days. Rick gets to know them and decides they are worthy of joining the prison community. After Carol tends to Sam's wounds, Sam and Ana volunteer to help forage for supplies. Carol agrees, but Rick is reluctant, noting they seem ill-equipped to protect themselves. However, Rick reluctantly complies with the group consensus, gives them guns, and tells them to meet back at the house in two hours. Rick and Carol later discover Ana's tattooed leg amputated, and then - some distance away - her deceased body being devoured by walkers, with Sam nowhere to be found.
Leon Basset Linds Edwards 1, 2 2 Deceased
Leon Basset (Linds Edwards) is a deputy sheriff at the King County Police Department, who along with his partner Lambert Kendell, works with Rick and Shane. During the car chase in season one/episode one, Leon, along with Rick, Shane, and Lambert, prepare for gunfire. It is shown that Leon is new to firearms, as Rick instructs him how to use one in the field, and that post-apocalypse, Leon becomes a walker and is put down by Rick.
Clara Kerry Condon 4 4 Undead
Clara (Kerry Condon) is a mentally unstable survivor Rick encounters in the woods near the prison. He gives her his food and goes with her to bring food to her husband Eddie, who is revealed to be an undead decapitated head Clara keeps in a sack at her camp. When Rick discovers this, Clara attempts to stab Rick so she can kill him and feed him to Eddie. After Rick subdues her, however, Clara stabs herself in the abdomen and waits to die, so that she may reanimate as a walker and rejoin her husband. She pleads with Rick not to kill her for this reason, and tells Rick to ask her the questions he discussed with her earlier: "How many walkers have you killed?", "Have you killed the living?", and (if so) "Why?" She answers: "You can't come back from the things you have done". Rick leaves her be to honor her last wishes. She reanimates later and appears as a walker in "Too Far Gone".
Felipe Noel Gugliemi 1 1 Deceased
Felipe (Noel Gugliemi) is a tough guy associate of Guillermo's and the grandson of "Abuela" (played by Gina Morelli). He is actually a nurse practitioner at the retirement home, who decides to stay behind with the rest of the "Vatos" and help the elderly.
Judith Grimes Adelaide and Eliza Cornwell (Season 3), Tinsley and Anniston Price (Season 4) 3, 4 17 Alive
Judith Grimes (Adelaide and Eliza Cornwell) is Lori's baby and Carl's sister, conceived with either Shane or Rick sometime in Season 1 and born in Season 3, episode 4 ("Killer Within"). Maggie delivers her via a crude Caesarian section, using Carl's knife, and Lori dies during childbirth. Daryl nicknames the baby "Li'l Asskicker", and Rick allows Carl to name her after his third grade teacher. Judith's fate is seemingly unknown following The Governor's final assault on the prison. Rick and Carl find Judith's empty car seat, stained heavily with blood, and presume her to be dead. However,it is revealed that Tyreese had rescued Judith before escaping from the prison with Lizzie and Mika; the three are walking through a forest, with Tyreese holding Judith in his arms,before they reunite with Carol.
Guillermo Neil Brown, Jr. 1 1 Deceased
Guillermo (Neil Brown, Jr.), his associate Felipe, and others protect a nursing home full of the elderly after it gets mostly abandoned. They come into conflict with Rick Grimes and his group when they fight over the weapons Rick dropped in downtown Atlanta. A deleted scene from the season 2 pilot reveals that most, if not all, of the nursing home survivors were killed execution style (hinting at the handiwork of humans) and not by walkers.[8][9]
Dr. Edwin Jenner Noah Emmerich 1 2 Deceased
Noah Emmerich
Dr. Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) is the last surviving staff pathologist at the Atlanta CDC. Working with surviving samples of infected tissue, he attempts to create a possible cure but repeatedly fails. When the Grimes group arrives at the CDC looking for help or survivors, he hesitates to assist and only allows them in once the walkers have them surrounded. He reveals that his wife succumbed to the disease and provided his few tissue samples; he later accidentally destroys them due to fatigue. Despairing, he attempts to lock the group in the CDC building, which is programmed to self-destruct when its fuel runs out. However, he relents and allows them to flee shortly before the building is destroyed. He and Jacqui elect to die in the explosion. Before parting ways with Rick for the last time, Jenner whispers to him (as revealed in the Season 2 finale) that everyone carries the infection and will reanimate after expiring, no matter how they die.
Duane Jones Adrian Kali Turner 1 1 Deceased
Duane Jones (Adrian Kali Turner) is Morgan Jones' son. In the pilot episode, he finds Rick Grimes and knocks him out, mistaking him for a walker. Duane stays with his father when Rick offers to take them to Atlanta. When Rick encounters Morgan again in season 3, Morgan explains that Duane was killed by his undead mother. "Duane Jones" also happens to be the name of the late actor who starred as the heroic protagonist "Ben" in the original zombie movie Night of the Living Dead (1968). Whether or not Duane was put down by Morgan upon reanimating is unknown; it remains ambiguous whether Morgan put him down or allowed him to "survive" as a walker, like his mother.
Morgan Jones Lennie James 1, 3 2 Alive
Lennie James
Morgan Jones (Lennie James) is a survivor staying in Rick Grimes’ hometown with his son, Duane. Following the walker outbreak, Morgan evacuated with his son Duane and his wife Jenny. Their plan was to head for Atlanta in search of military protection. En route, a walker attacked Jenny, forcing the family to seek refuge in a vacant house belonging to Rick’s neighbor. After Jenny died of the walker virus and reanimated, Morgan and Duane stayed in the town, fearful of moving on, with Morgan also unwilling to leave Jenny behind even though she is now a walker. Fiercely protective, Morgan barricades himself and Duane inside the house. Despite the dire conditions, Morgan still endeavors to create normalcy for Duane, correcting his son’s grammar and engaging in mealtime prayers. Both remain haunted by the loss of Jenny, who returns to the house regularly as a walker and turns the doorknob. Morgan and Duane meet Rick after he returns from the hospital; they take him in and tell him about the rise of the dead, its effects, and the possibility of survivors in Atlanta. Morgan declines Rick’s invitation for him and Duane to accompany Rick to Atlanta, so Rick eventually parts ways with the father and son. Morgan plans to end his wife’s suffering as a walker and help his son learn how to effectively use firearms; the two promise to reunite after Duane learns to shoot. In season 3, Rick finds Morgan in a dysfunctional state, paranoid, threatening to kill all who intrude in his town, and living in a house full of booby traps and writings on the walls. We learn that Morgan's son Duane was killed by his undead mother. Morgan states that he has to "clear" and decides not to return with the group to the prison. Lennie James stated in an interview following the airing of "Clear" that Morgan is still alive. He was initially reported to return as Morgan in Season 4,[10] his cast role not specified. However showrunner Scott M. Gimple confirmed that he will not appear in the fourth season, saying that he was misquoted. Despite this, Gimple stated that Morgan will definitely return.[11]
Lambert Kendell Jim R. Coleman 1, 2 2 Unknown
Lambert Kendell (Jim R. Coleman) is a deputy sheriff working at the King County Police Department, along with his partner Leon Basset and co-workers Rick and Shane. He is at the car chase scene with Rick, Shane, and Leon. Post-apocalypse, his fate is unknown.
Sam Robin Lord Taylor 4 1 Unknown
Sam (Robin Lord Taylor) is a survivor encountered by Rick and Carol on a supply run, holed up in the bathroom of an abandoned house with his girlfriend, Ana. They had come from a refugee center, became separated from their group, and were left out on their own for days. After Carol tends to Sam's dislocated arm and other wounds, Sam and Ana volunteer to help forage for supplies. Carol agrees, but Rick is reluctant, noting the pair seems ill-equipped to protect themselves. However, Rick reluctantly complies with the group consensus; he gives them guns and gives Sam his watch so Sam can know when two hours have passed so they can meet back at the house. Rick and Carol later discover Ana's deceased body being devoured by walkers, with Sam nowhere to be found. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Lieutenant Welles Julio Cesar Cedillo 3 2 Deceased
Lieutenant Welles (Julio Cesar Cedillo) is a National Guard pilot. After his helicopter crashes, he is the only survivor. The Governor finds Lieutenant Welles and brings him to Woodbury, where he has Dr. Stevens care for him. After discovering the whereabouts of Welles' men, The Governor takes his own enforcers and kills the soldiers, appropriating their food, supplies, and equipment. He later puts Lt. Welles' decapitated head in an aquarium, alongside other heads in his collection. It is unclear whether or not Welles' head was among those damaged in The Governor's struggle with Michonne.

See also[edit]

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