The Walking Dead Main Cast

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[s] means Series Regular [as] means Also Starring [sg] means Special Guest Star [r] means Recurring [g] means Guest Star 9 Seasons: Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9

1. Andrew Lincoln

Actor | The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln is a British actor. Lincoln spent his early childhood in Hull, Yorkshire before his family relocated to Bath, Somerset when he was age 10. He was educated at Beechen Cliff School in Bath, and then the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His father is a civil engineer...

9 Seasons: Season 1: Rick Grimes [s] Season 2: Rick Grimes [s] Season 3: Rick Grimes [s] Season 4: Rick Grimes [s] Season 5: Rick Grimes [s] Season 6: Rick Grimes [s] Season 7: Rick Grimes [s] Season 8: Rick Grimes [s] Season 9: Rick Grimes [s]

2. Jon Bernthal

Actor | The Wolf of Wall Street

Jon Bernthal was born and raised in Washington D.C., the son of Joan (Marx) and Eric Bernthal, a lawyer. His grandfather was musician Murray Bernthal. Jon went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School, in Moscow, Russia, where he also played professional baseball in the European professional ...

4 Seasons: Season 1: Shane Walsh [s] Season 2: Shane Walsh [s] Season 3: Shane Walsh [sg] Season 9: Shane Walsh [sg]

3. Sarah Wayne Callies

Actress | Prison Break

Sarah Wayne Callies has made an indelible impression on audiences worldwide by bringing complex and powerful female characters to life on screen. Callies can currenly be seen starring on USA's critically acclaimed drama series "Colony". Callies will make her directorial debut on the show, taking ...

3 Seasons: Season 1: Lori Grimes [s] Season 2: Lori Grimes [s] Season 3: Lori Grimes [s]

4. Laurie Holden

Actress | Dragged Across Concrete

Laurie Holden is best known to audiences as Andrea in the hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead. However, Laurie's big acting break came much earlier in her career, starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the critically acclaimed TNT mini-series Young Catherine. Since that auspicious beginning, she has ...

3 Seasons: Season 1: Andrea [s] Season 2: Andrea [s] Season 3: Andrea [s]

5. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Green Mile

Jeffrey DeMunn was born on April 25, 1947 in Buffalo, New York. He studied in England at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, then returned to America and was a member of the National Shakespeare Company. He has starred in many theatre productions, both on and off Broadway, including "K2" (for which...

2 Seasons: Season 1: Dale Horvath [s] Season 2: Dale Horvath [s]

6. Steven Yeun

Actor | Okja

Steven Yeun was born in Seoul, South Korea, to June and Je Yeun. His family first immigrated to Canada and stayed there for one year, and then moved to the U.S. He has a brother named Brian. He began acting while at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI, where he studied Psychology as a major (BS in ...

7 Seasons: Season 1: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 2: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 3: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 4: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 5: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 6: Glenn Rhee [s] Season 7: Glenn Rhee [s]

7. Chandler Riggs

Actor | The Walking Dead

Chandler Riggs was born on June 27, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Get Low (2009) and Mercy (2014).

Season 1: Carl Grimes [s] Season 2: Carl Grimes [s] Season 3: Carl Grimes [s] Season 4: Carl Grimes [s] Season 5: Carl Grimes [s] Season 6: Carl Grimes [s] Season 7: Carl Grimes [s] Season 8: Carl Grimes [s]

8. Norman Reedus

Actor | The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Norman's first film was in 'Guillermo Del Toro''s 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also ...

9 Seasons: Season 1: Daryl Dixon [r] Season 2: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 3: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 4: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 5: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 6: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 7: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 8: Daryl Dixon [s] Season 9: Daryl Dixon [s]

9. Melissa McBride

Actress | The Walking Dead

Melissa Suzanne McBride (born May 23, 1965) is an American actress and former casting director, best known for her role as Carol Peletier on the AMC series The Walking Dead. McBride has garnered critical acclaim and received multiple awards and nominations for her role on the show.

McBride was born ...

9 Seasons: Season 1: Carol Peltier [r] Season 2: Carol Peltier [as] Season 3: Carol Peltier [as] Season 4: Carol Peltier [s] Season 5: Carol Peltier [s] Season 6: Carol Peltier [s] Season 7: Carol Peltier [s] Season 8: Carol Peltier [s] Season 9: Carol Peltier [s]

10. Lauren Cohan

Actress | The Boy

Lauren Cohan is a British-American actress and model, best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead (2010) and recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries (2009), Supernatural (2005), and Chuck (2007). After her film debut on Casanova (2005) as Sister Beatrice, she starred in the sequel ...

8 Seasons: Season 2: Maggie Greene [r] Season 3: Maggie Greene [s] Season 4: Maggie Greene [s] Season 5: Maggie Rhee [s] Season 6: Maggie Rhee [s] Season 7: Maggie Rhee [s] Season 8: Maggie Rhee [s] Season 9: Maggie Rhee [s]

11. Danai Gurira

Actress | Black Panther

Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, who were from Zimbabwe. Her father was then teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was five, the family moved back to Zimbabwe, residing in the capital Harare. Gurira later returned to the United States, and studied ...

8 Seasons: Season 2: Michonne [g] Season 3: Michonne [s] Season 4: Michonne [s] Season 5: Michonne [s] Season 6: Michonne [s] Season 7: Michonne [s] Season 8: Michonne [s] Season 9: Michonne [s]

12. Michael Rooker

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker was born on April 6, 1955 in Jasper, Alabama. When he was thirteen, his parents divorced and he went with his mother to live in Chicago. He caught the acting bug while attending college, and began appearing in local stage productions. On first breaking into film, his intensity and "...

3 Seasons: Season 1: Merle Dixon [g] Season 2: Merle Dixon [g] Season 3: Merle Dixon [s]

13. David Morrissey

Actor | The Other Boleyn Girl

David Morrissey started acting at Everyman's Youth Theatre in Liverpool, where he was born and raised. He made an auspicious debut in One Summer (1983), a series about two Liverpool runaways. Following a degree at RADA, he worked with the theatre company Cheek By Jowl. He has also worked at theatre...

3 Seasons: Season 3: Philip 'The Governor' Blake [s] Season 4: Brian Heriot / The Governor [s] Season 5: The Governor [g]

14. Scott Wilson

Actor | The Ninth Configuration

One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern ...

4 Seasons: Season 2: Hershel Greene [r] Season 3: Hershel Greene [as] Season 4: Hershel Greene [s] Season 9: Hershel Greene [sg]

15. Emily Kinney

Actress | The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney is an American actress. She is best-known for her role as "Beth Greene" in the AMC television series, The Walking Dead (2010). Kinney was born in Wayne, Nebraska. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. Kinney has had reoccurring roles and guest appearances on ...

4 Seasons: Season 2: Beth Greene [r] Season 3: Beth Greene [r] Season 4: Beth Greene [as] Season 5: Beth Greene [s]

16. Chad L. Coleman

Actor | Left 4 Dead 2

Delivered a fantastic performance of a reformed street 'hitter' on the HBO show 'The Wire' from Series 3 to Series 5 with varied screen time. The character reflected the possibility of reformed criminals into positive characters of society; as with Coleman's character starting a boxing gym for the ...

3 Seasons: Season 3: Tyreese Williams [r] Season 4: Tyreese Williams [as] Season 5: Tyreese Williams [s]

17. Sonequa Martin-Green

Actress | Star Trek: Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 21, 1985) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her television role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, a role she played from 2012 to 2017. Before that, she had starred in several independent films before gaining her first recurring role as ...

5 Seasons: Season 3: Sasha Williams [r] Season 4: Sasha Williams [as] Season 5: Sasha Williams [as] Season 6: Sasha Williams [s] Season 7: Sasha Williams [s] Season 9: Sasha Williams [sg]

18. Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Actor | Walk of Shame

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was born on September 22, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk of Shame (2014), The Waterboy (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is married to Michelle Paress.

2 Seasons: Season 4: Bob Stookey [as] Season 5: Bob Stookey [as]

19. Michael Cudlitz

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

Michael Cudlitz was born on December 29, 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Sex Drive (2008) and Southland (2009). He is married to Rachel Cudlitz. They have two children.

4 Seasons: Season 4: Abraham Ford [r] Season 5: Abraham Ford [s] Season 6: Abraham Ford [s] Season 7: Abraham Ford [s]

20. Josh McDermitt

Actor | The Walking Dead

Josh McDermitt was born on June 4, 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Joshua Matthew Michael McDermitt. He is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Twin Peaks (2017) and Angie Tribeca (2016).

6 Seasons: Season 4: Eugene Porter [r] Season 5: Eugene Porter [as] Season 6: Eugene Porter [as] Season 7: Eugene Porter [s] Season 8: Eugene Porter [s] Season 9: Eugene Porter [s]

21. Christian Serratos

Actress | The Walking Dead

Christian Marie Serratos (born September 21, 1990) is an American actress who plays Rosita Espinosa in AMC's The Walking Dead TV series, based on the comic book of the same name. She is also known for playing Suzie Crabgrass in the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and ...

6 Seasons: Season 4: Rosita Espinosa [r] Season 5: Rosita Espinosa [as] Season 6: Rosita Espinosa [as] Season 7: Rosita Espinosa [s] Season 8: Rosita Espinosa [s] Season 9: Rosita Espinosa [s]

22. Andrew J. West

Actor | The Walking Dead

Andrew J. West was born in Merrillville, Indiana and grew up in the nearby town of Lake Station. He was interested in acting from an early age, but he didn't actually get to throw himself into it until he went to Indiana University. At first he studied philosophy and anthropology, steering clear of...

2 Seasons: Season 4: Gareth [sg] Season 5: Gareth [as]

23. Seth Gilliam

Actor | Starship Troopers

Seth Gilliam was born on November 5, 1968 in New York, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) and Courage Under Fire (1996). He is married to Leah Gardiner. They have one child.

5 Seasons: Season 5: Father Gabriel Stokes [as] Season 6: Father Gabriel Stokes [as] Season 7: Father Gabriel Stokes [as] Season 8: Father Gabriel Stokes [s] Season 9: Father Gabriel Stokes [s]

24. Lennie James

Actor | The Walking Dead

Lennie James was born in Nottingham to Trinidadian parents, and grew up in South London. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they ...

6 Seasons: Season 1: Morgan Jones [g] Season 3: Morgan Jones [sg] Season 5: Morgan Jones [r] Season 6: Morgan Jones [s] Season 7: Morgan Jones [s] Season 8: Morgan Jones [s]

25. Ross Marquand

Actor | The Walking Dead

Ross Marquand is an American actor native to Denver. Upon receiving his BFA in Theatre from the University of Colorado he moved to Los Angeles and quickly garnered attention in various film and television projects.

After portraying the late Paul Newman on "Mad Men," Marquand went on to land perhaps ...

5 Seasons: Season 5: Aaron [r] Season 6: Aaron [as] Season 7: Aaron [as] Season 8: Aaron [s] Season 9: Aaron [s]

26. Tovah Feldshuh

Actress | Lady in the Water

Tovah Feldshuh was born on December 27, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Terri Sue Feldshuh. She is an actress, known for Lady in the Water (2006), Just My Luck (2006) and Brewster's Millions (1985). She has been married to Andrew Levy since March 20, 1977. They have two children.

2 Seasons: Season 5: Deanna Monroe [r] Season 6: Deanna Monroe [as]

27. Alexandra Breckenridge

Actress | American Horror Story

Alex Breckenridge was born on May 15 1982 in Darien, Connecticut before moving to California when she was 12. Breckenridge first got an interest in acting at 13 when she performed in local theater productions and soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Her first film was the ...

2 Seasons: Season 5: Jessie Anderson [r] Season 6: Jessie Anderson [as]

28. Austin Nichols

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Austin Nichols was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was raised in Austin, Texas until the age of eighteen, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 with a degree in creative writing. His role in Six Feet Under led to ...

3 Seasons: Season 5: Spencer Monroe [r] Season 6: Spencer Monroe [as] Season 7: Spencer Monroe [as]

29. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Actor | Watchmen

Jeffrey Dean Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's smash hit series, Grey's Anatomy (2005). His dramatic arc as heart patient "Denny Duquette", who wins the heart of intern "Izzie Stevens" (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite...

4 Seasons: Season 6: Negan [sg] Season 7: Negan [s] Season 8: Negan [s] Season 9: Negan [s]

30. Austin Amelio

Actor | Everybody Wants Some!!

Austin Amelio (born April 27, 1988) is an American actor best known for his roles on The Walking Dead and Everybody Wants Some!!

He earned his first on-screen acting credit in the 2010 short film Potluck as Vincent Lowe. Amelio began his career in array of short films. His most notable roles are ...

3 Seasons: Season 6: Dwight [r] Season 7: Dwight [as] Season 8: Dwight [as]

31. Khary Payton

Actor | The Walking Dead

Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his voice role of the DC Comics character Cyborg across various films, cartoons and video games. He is also known for his live action performances on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.

In 1986, Payton was a ...

3 Seasons: Season 7: King Ezekiel [as] Season 8: King Ezekiel [as] Season 9: King Ezekiel [s]

32. Tom Payne

Actor | The Walking Dead

Thomas Payne (born 21 December 1982) is an English actor. He is known for appearing on AMC's The Walking Dead as Paul "Jesus" Rovia (2016-2018).

Payne was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up in Bath, Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School and was a prolific contributor to the school's ...

4 Seasons: Season 6: Paul "Jesus" Rovia [r] Season 7: Paul "Jesus" Rovia [as] Season 8 : Paul "Jesus" Rovia [as] Season 9: Paul "Jesus" Rovia [s]

33. Xander Berkeley

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Xander's father was a painter and his mother a school teacher who sewed, providing him with costumes (his preference over toys). School plays and Community Theater were next. An experimental theater troupe in the area (which was an offshoot from Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater in New York) took ...

4 Seasons: Season 6: Gregory [g] Season 7: Gregory [as] Season 8: Gregory [as] Season 9: Gregory [as]

34. Katelyn Nacon

Actress | The Walking Dead

Katelyn Nacon was born June 11, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia USA, daughter of Mark and Natalie Nacon, is recurring on the #1 cable television show, AMC series, The Walking Dead. Katelyn portrays the quiet and mysterious teenager Enid, whom Carl (played by Chandler Riggs) meets shortly after arrival in ...

5 Seasons: Season 5: Enid [g] Season 6: Enid [r] Season 7: Enid [r] Season 8: Enid [as] Season 9: Enid [s]

35. Steven Ogg

Actor | Grand Theft Auto V

He is an acclaimed Canadian voice and motion capture artist for the hit game Grand Theft Auto V (2013) in the role of Trevor Philips. He was nominated in numerous events for the role including a VGX nomination for Best Voice Actor.

He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on November 4, 1973. Before ...

3 Seasons: Season 6: Simon [g] Season 7: Simon [r] Season 8: Simon [as]

36. Pollyanna McIntosh

Actress | Exam

Pollyanna McIntosh grew up in Portugal and Colombia before returning to her birthplace of Scotland, where she first began performing, on stage, at The Edinburgh Festival. At 16, she left for London and soon became involved in indie filmmaking (her first paid gig was as a stoner in Irvine Welsh's ...

3 Seasons: Season 7: Jadis [r] Season 8: Jaids / Anne [as] Season 9: Anne [as]

37. Callan McAuliffe

Actor | Flipped

Callan McAuliffe (24) was educated at The SCOTS College in Sydney, Australia. As a teenager he topped the Trinity College (London) Musical Theatre Exams as well as variety of Drama Scholarships. He studied with The Sydney Theatre Company via Mr Alan Flower and Screenwise. These combined to open the...

2 Seasons Season 8: Alden [r] Season 9: Alden [as]

38. Avi Nash

Actor | Barry

Avi Nash is an actor, known for Barry (2016), The Walking Dead (2010) and Learning to Drive (2014).

2 Seasons Season 8: Siddiq [r] Season 9: Siddiq [as]

39. Samantha Morton

Actress | Minority Report

Samantha Morton has established herself as one of the finest actors of her generation, winning Oscar nominations for her turns in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and Jim Sheridan's In America (2002). She has the talent to become one of the major performers in the cinema of this young century.


1 Season: Season 9: Alpha [as]

40. Cooper Andrews

Actor | The Walking Dead

Cooper Andrews was born on March 10, 1985 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Halt and Catch Fire (2014) and Den of Thieves (2018).

3 Seasons: Season 7: Jerry [r] Season 8: Jerry [r] Season 9: Jerry [as]

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