Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

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Rick Grimes is a small-town sheriff who wakes from a coma to an undead apocalypse.

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

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Daryl Dixon is an adept survivalist and Merle Dixon's little brother.

Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee

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Glenn is Rick's "go-to-town expert" who is married to Maggie.

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

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Carl is the son of Rick and Lori. He flees with his mom and Shane after the apocalypse.

Danai Gurira as Michonne

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Michonne is the mysterious warrior who saved Andrea from walkers with her katana blade.

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier

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Carol has rebounded from the pain of losing her daughter to become a stronger woman.

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene

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Maggie is Glenn's wife, who lived with her father Hershel in a secluded farmhouse.

Emily Kinney as Beth Greene

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Beth is Hershel's daughter and Maggie's sister, and has become a caretaker for baby Judith.

Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese

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Tyreese is Sasha's brother, who is traveling with Carol and baby Judith.

Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha

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Sasha is Tyreese's scrappy no-nonsense younger sister.

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Bob Stookey

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Bob has secrets. He is fighting his own demons, and struggles to control them.

Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford

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Sgt. Abraham Ford is on a mission to get Eugene to Washington, D.C.

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler

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Formerly allied with the Governor, Tara is determined to help the group.

Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa

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Rosita is in a relationship with Abraham and is equally determined to get to D.C.

Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter

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Dr. Eugene Porter is observant and focused, but not a warrior.

Andrew J. West as Gareth

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Gareth is a pragmatic leader at Terminus, a dangerous man with secrets.

David Morrissey as The Governor

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The Governor was the charismatic leader of Woodbury, a seemingly utopian community

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

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Lori is Rick's wife, Carl's mother and the emotional center of the group of survivors.

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath

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Dale owned the RV around which the others, particularly Andrea, formed a community.

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

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Morgan meets Rick after his wife's death. He is living alone in Rick's hometown.

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes

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Gabriel Stokes is a man of the cloth who is starting to face the truths of the world.

Laurie Holden as Andrea

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Andrea was an attorney, on a road trip with her sister Amy when the apocalypse occurred.

IronE Singleton as T-Dog

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T-Dog has proven himself a capable member of the group, offering humanity and kindess.

Madison Lintz as Sophia Peletier

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Carol's daughter Sophia was friends with Carl before a walker attack separated them.

Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene

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Hershel is a veterinarian who offers the survivors medical expertise and sage wisdom.

Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon

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Merle is Daryl Dixon's brother and the Governor's second in command.

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

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Shane was Rick's partner and best friend since high school who harbored feelings for Lori.

Emma Bell as Amy

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Amy was heading to college with her older sister Andrea during the outbreak.