The Walking Dead on AMC is the hottest series of this season. Morgan tells Rick in the first episode, “It’s us against them (the dead)”. Meet the characters and the actors who battle the Walking Dead and bring the show to life.
Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes a small town deputy sheriff that awakes from a coma to find his world under attack from the Dead. His only goal is to stay alive and find his family. Lincoln was born Andrew James Clutterback is an English actor with a long list of television and movie credits in England.
Sarah Wayne Callies plays Lori Grimes, Rick’s wife in the series. Thinking her husband is dead, she escapes with her son and her husbands’ best friend to Atlanta. Callies is best known for her role as Sara Tancredi on the Fox series Prison Break.
Jon Bernthal stars in the role of Shane Walsh, Grimes best friend and partner that leads a small band of survivors in a camp just outside of Atlanta. Bernthal has a long list of television and movie credits including roles in Ghost Writer and Night at the Museum; Battle of the Smithsonian.
Lennie James is Morgan, a husband and father who loses his wife to the dead and struggles to keep his young son safe and alive. James is an English actor and playwright well known in England. Recently he played in the AMC miniseries ‘The Prisoner’.
Jeffrey DeMunn plays the role of Dale, a widower who ends up in the small encampment
outside Atlanta with Lori and Shane. DeMunn is well known in this country for his work on stage, television and the movies. DeMunn has the distinction of appearing in more Steven King movies than any other actor.
Laurie Holden is Andrea, who along with her Sister Amy played by Emma Bell is part of the camp outside the city of Atlanta. Holden hails from Canada and holds a dual citizenship between Canada and the United States. Holden may look familiar to fans of The X File where she played the role of Marita Covarrubias, the U.N. Informant to Mulder.
Emma Bell has appeared in several television shows including Law and Order. Watch for Bell’s star to rise as a result of her role on The Walking Dead and her lead role in the upcoming ‘Final Destination 5’ movie.