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Chandler Riggs

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Chandler Riggs
Chandler Riggs by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Riggs at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1999-06-27) June 27, 1999 (age 18)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Chandler Riggs (born June 27, 1999) is an American actor, known for his role as Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.

Early life

Riggs was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Gina Ann (née Carlton) and William Riggs.[3] He has a younger brother, Grayson.[4]


Riggs played a Munchkin in his musical theater debut, Atlanta's Fox Theater production of The Wizard of Oz, and in 2009 at age nine got his first two major acting breaks simultaneously, as Tom in the film Get Low[5][6] and a bit part in the television movie The Wronged Man.[7]

The Walking Dead

At age 10, Riggs was cast in his biggest role to date: Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead, an AMC horror drama television 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 themselves. The series is the highest rated in cable television history and has smashed all previous ratings records.[9] Riggs had previously worked with the show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd on The Wronged Man.

In 2012 and 2013, Riggs was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor for his role on the show, and in 2014 won that award and a Saturn award.[7]



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
2017 Keep Watching John Mitchell
2018 Only Casey In post-production
2018 Inherit the Viper In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2018 The Walking Dead Carl Grimes 77 episodes
2015–2018 Talking Dead Himself 4 episodes
2017 Robot Chicken Carl Grimes (voice) Episode: "The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor The Walking Dead Nominated [10]
Satellite Award Best Cast - Television Series Won [11]
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]
2014 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Won [14]
2015 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Nominated [15]
2016 Saturn Award Won [15]
2017 Saturn Award Nominated [16]
2018 Saturn Award Pending [17]


  1. ^ "Chandler Riggs". TV Guide. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fall, Cristine (November 18, 2010). "Q&A - Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes)". AMC. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chandler Riggs: Biography", TV Guide. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Chandler Riggs". TV Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "CHANDLER RIGGS". Buddy TV. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chandler Riggs". TV Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Carl Grimes/Chandler Riggs". AMC. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Langshaw, Mark (June 16, 2010). "Carl joins 'Walking Dead'". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  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. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Satellite Awards Nominates 10 Films for Best Motion Picture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  12. ^ The 40th Saturn Award Winners Archived 2012-02-29 at WebCite
  13. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "35th Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Association. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films". Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (March 2, 2017). "Saturn Awards Nominations 2017: 'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 

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