Gareth is the leader at Terminus, where he lives with his mother Mary and his crew of Terminans. He initially created Terminus as a sanctuary for survivors of the apocalypse. However, after Terminus was attacked by a gang of violent men who murdered and raped members of his group, Gareth turned Terminus into a deadly trap and eventually resorted to cannibalism.
Gareth imprisons Rick’s group in a train car as he prepares to slaughter and eat them. However, Carol creates a diversion that allows Rick’s group to destroy Terminus and escape. Gareth and several other Terminans survive and follow Rick’s group to a church, where they kidnap Bob and devour his leg. Later, Gareth leads an assault on the church, but Rick’s group is able to ambush them and Gareth dies along with the rest of the Terminans in a brutal massacre.
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 did not pursue his craft until he went to Indiana University, where he studied philosophy and anthropology. He auditioned for university plays and began landing roles, including the lead in Eric Bogosian’s SubUrbia. He then began writing, producing, and acting in short films with his college friends, some of which went to the festivals and won awards.
After moving to Los Angeles, he landed the role of the young Christian Troy in the cult classic television series Nip/Tuck, had simultaneous recurring roles on Greek and Privileged, and guest starred on shows such as Bones, CSI:NY, Ghost Whisperer, Castle, Body of Proof, Shit My Dad Says, and Suburgatory.
He was also the lead in the critically acclaimed web series Rockville CA from Josh Schwartz. That was followed with the lead in two ABC pilots: Who Gets the Parents, opposite Jane Kaczmarek and Adam Arkin; and Family Practice, opposite Christopher Lloyd and Jean Smart.
Most recently, West starred in the indie film Walter, opposite William H. Macy.