The Walking Dead Main Characters

by yetti-2001 | created - 27 Jul 2014 | updated - 27 Jul 2014 | Public

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...

Rick Grimes

2. 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 ...

Daryl Dixon

3. 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 ...

Glenn Rhee

4. 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).

Carl Grimes

5. 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 ...

Michonne

6. 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 ...

Maggie Greene

7. 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 ...

Hershel Greene

8. Melissa McBride

Actress | The Walking Dead

Melissa McBride was born on May 23, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Melissa Suzanne McBride. She is an actress and casting director, known for The Walking Dead (2010), The Mist (2007) and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002).

Carol Peletier

9. 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 ...

Shane Walsh

10. 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 ...

Lori Grimes

11. David Morrissey

Actor | The Walking Dead

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...

Phillip "The Governor" Blake

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 "...

Merle Dixon

13. 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 ...

Andrea

14. Jeffrey DeMunn

Actor | The Mist

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...

Dale Horvath

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 ...

Beth Greene

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 ...

Tyreese

17. Sonequa Martin-Green

Actress | Star Trek: Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green was born on March 21, 1985 in Russellville, Alabama, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Star Trek: Discovery (2017), The Walking Dead (2010) and The Good Wife (2009). She has been married to Kenric Green since December 4, 2010. They have one child.

Sasha

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.

Bob Stookey

19. Irone Singleton

Actor | The Blind Side

IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film The Blind Side; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe ...

Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas

20. Dallas Roberts

Actor | 3:10 to Yuma

A native of Houston, Texas, Roberts, who attended Juilliard, has lived in New York City for 14 years. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Off-Broadway play, "Nocturne," by Adam Rapp. He is married to Christine Jones, who is the Set Designer for Spring Awakening and a ...

Milton Mamet

21. Lew Temple

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Lew Temple was born October 2, 1967 and is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Axel on "The Walking Dead," the character of Ned Oldham in the action adventure thriller, "Unstoppable" which also starred Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson; directed by Tony Scott,...

Axel

22. Vincent M. Ward

Actor | Traffic

Vincent M. Ward is known for his work on Traffic (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and The Walking Dead (2010).

Oscar

23. Alanna Masterson

Actress | The Walking Dead

Alanna Masterson (born June 27, 1988) is an American actress who is known for her role as Tara Chambler in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Masterson was born on Long Island, New York to Carol Masterson (a manager) and Joe Reaiche, a Lebanese Australian former rugby league player with the...

Tara Chambler

24. 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.

Abraham Ford

25. 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 Mad Men (2007).

Eugene Porter

26. 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 ...

Rosita Espinosa

27. 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).

Father Gabriel Stokes

28. 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...

Gareth

29. James Allen McCune

Actor | Blair Witch

James Allen McCune was born as the youngest of three children in Atlanta, Georgia to Charlotte and Loren McCune. James began acting at 17 in his High school's drama club, "ECHOStage" and would go on to do musical theatre in Atlanta before transitioning into film and Television. After playing "Jimmy...

Jimmy

30. Jose Pablo Cantillo

Actor | Crank

Jose Pablo Cantillo was born on March 30, 1979 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Crank (2006), Disturbia (2007) and Crank: High Voltage (2009).

Caeser Martinez

31. Travis Love

Stunts | Black Panther

Travis Love, the youngest of five children is from Soperton, Georgia. An actor and filmmaker, he is best known for his portrayal of Shumpert (the Bowman) in one of the most popular cable series of all time, "The Walking Dead". His most recent work includes Black Panther (2018), The Have and the ...

"Shump" Shumpert

32. Jane McNeill

Actress | Venom

Jane McNeill was born in Whiteville, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Drama and graduated with a BA in Journalism. After 10 years in regional and Chicago theater, she earned a Masters degree in Education at DePaul University. In 2010, ...

Patricia Greene

33. Emma Bell

Actress | The Walking Dead

Emma Jean Bell (born December 17, 1986) was born in Woodstown, New Jersey, grew up in Flemington and the Stanton section of Readington Township and attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School. She moved to New York City at the age of 16. She attended Talent Unlimited High School Performing Arts...

Amy

34. Jeryl Prescott

Actress | The Walking Dead

Jeryl Prescott is an actress and writer, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Ray Donovan (2013) and The Skeleton Key (2005).

Jacqui

35. Andrew Rothenberg

Actor | Stranger Than Fiction

Andrew Rothenberg was born on January 26, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Save the Last Dance (2001) and Prison Break (2005).

Jim

36. Juan Gabriel Pareja

Actor | The Walking Dead

Juan Gabriel Pareja is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Goliath (2016) and The Mist (2007).

Morales

37. Adam Minarovich

Actor | The Walking Dead

Adam Minarovich was born on January 30, 1977 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) and Chop (2011).

Ed Peletier

38. Madison Lintz

Actress | The Walking Dead

Madison Lintz was born on May 11, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her acting career when she was only 6 years old. She had been in a few commercials and voice-overs and did a commercial for a national Golden Corral spot which aired all over the country. Her big acting break came when she got ...

Sophia Peletier

39. Brighton Sharbino

Actress | Miracles from Heaven

Some dreams never come true, but with perseverance and passion, they can become reality. That could be said for young actress Brighton Sharbino, who at just six years of age was already starring in commercials and landing roles in television shows. Born and raised in Texas, Brighton comes from a ...

Lizzie Samuels

40. Kyla Kenedy

Actress | The Walking Dead

A rising talent with a knack for both comedy and drama, Kyla Kenedy is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young actresses in the industry.

Kenedy will can currently be seen starring opposite Minnie Driver in ABC's Television Critics Association Award-winning sitcom, "Speechless." The show...

Mika Samuels

Judith Grimes (also played by Eliza Cornwell, Tinsley Price, and Anniston Price)



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