The character was a Woodbury resident in the comic books upon which the series is based. He saved the Governor from a vicious attack by Micchone. On the TV series, he will play a loner who is deeply haunted by his past both before and after the zombie apocalypse.
Larry Gilliard Jr. appeared alongside Chad Coleman (who playes Tyreese) on The Wire, where he starred as D'Angelo Barksdale. This casting news comes just weeks after Chad Coleman was made a series regular on The Walking Dead.