Carl was forced to grow up fast in this post-apocalyptic world, and as a result he became the natural-born leader that he is today. With his childhood now firmly behind him, Carl is a survivor, and he knows how to keep those around him safe as well. With the impending war, Carl proves time and time again that he is the son of Rick Grimes.
An Atlanta native, Chandler Riggs began acting at age four. Riggs’s early work included local stage productions of The Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. He also studied tap for several years with So You Think You Can Dance finalist Zack Everhart. At the age of nine, he was cast in his first two feature film roles simultaneously in The Wronged Man and Get Low. Riggs was just 10 years old when he landed the role as Carl on The Walking Dead.
Riggs’s other feature films include Blumhouse Productions’ supernatural thriller Mercy, which is available on DVD, and Voltage Pictures’ Keep Watching, which is soon to be released.
For his work on The Walking Dead, Riggs won the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series in 2014 and 2016. He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series, Comedy, or Drama in 2012 and 2013 and won the award in 2014.