Chandler Riggs

Chandler Riggs was born on June 27, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. He is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Carl Grimes on A.M.C.’s television drama “The Walking Dead.” Riggs was only 10 years old when he was given the part and he had previously worked in theater. His first film role was as Egon the Zombie in 2006’s “Jesus H. Zombie,” and four years later, he starred as Carl Grimes in “The Walking Dead,” in which he fought zombies. Riggs developed a sky-high reputation and is regarded as one of the acting industry’s prodigies.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Chandler Carlton Riggs

Birth date:

June 27, 1999



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$8 million

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Chandler Riggs was born in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta. He is Gina Ann Riggs and William Riggs’ son and he was raised with his younger brother, Grayson. His father is a member of the band Jillhammer. He is descended from English, German, Scottish, and a distant Welsh lineage. Riggs graduated from Woodstock, Georgia’s Etowah High School. He was also home-educated for a few years prior to enrolling in a traditional school.

Riggs was only five years old when he won his first part as Egon, a.k.a. Zombie, in the indie horror flick “Jesus H. Zombie” in 2006. Later, he proved to be a fortunate charm in his television debut as Carl Grimes in A.M.C.’s horror thriller “The Walking Dead.” The actor got the lead role in 2010 at the age of 10, his most significant role to date, and remained a part of the series until his character was murdered in the midst of the eighth season. Riggs has garnered several prizes and plaudits for his performances throughout the series, including three Saturn Awards, a Young Artist Award, and a Satellite Award.

Riggs has also released numerous songs as a performer, including his first single ‘Hold On’ (feat. Lolaby) in 2017. On February 5, 2018, he released his first E.P., titled “Lunar.” As for his growth in the acting area, his performance in A.M.C.’s horror television series “The Walking Dead” is widely regarded as one of his greatest. To prepare for his performance and get a better understanding of his character, he started reading a comedy work. The series was one of the highest-rated in American cable television history, giving it a household name.

Career timeline

His Debut As an Actor

Riggs makes his acting debut at the age of seven in a national Hyundai commercial.

His Major Acting Breaks

He gets his first two significant acting breaks as Tom in the film "Get Low" and a tiny role in the television film "The Wronged Man."

His First Lead Role

He gets a lead role in "The Walking Dead" and remains a part of the series until his character is killed off during the eighth season.

His First E.P.

In February, he releases his first E.P. named "Lunar."

Why We Love Chandler Riggs

  1. He began acting at a young age

    Riggs has spent most of his life as an actor. He began his career in theatrical shows at the early age of four and swiftly advanced to work on an independent horror short film.

  2. He is brave

    Riggs had a severe concussion in 2019 while horseback riding, resulting in considerable memory loss. Though no lasting harm was sustained and no bones were broken, he had some difficulty with short-term memory after the event. He focused on his recovery and demonstrated bravery.

  3. Carl Grimes is a really adorable child

    We all adored and appreciated the young Carl Grimes while watching "The Walking Dead." The public acknowledges Riggs as a highly motivated actor who has accomplished so much at such a young age via his hard work, immaculate abilities, and commitment. We know his forthcoming ventures will bring a new level of smiles to our faces and a new degree of love to our hearts!

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is an extreme video game fan

    He is an avid video game player who makes an effort to play on a daily basis and he even used to have a YouTube account to share footage of him and his friends playing games.

  2. He had previously appeared as a zombie

    Riggs first appeared as a zombie in the humorous horror flick "Jesus H. Zombie" in 2006, when he was barely a youngster.

  3. He’s pretty handy

    Riggs reportedly has a golden heart and has participated in mission trips with his church group, where he assisted in the construction of shelters, including roof replacement.

  4. "The Mist" is his favorite film

    It's only natural that he'd like horror films — and it turns out that his all-time favorite film is "The Mist," a 2007 film adaptation of Stephen King's book.

  5. Michonne is his favorite character

    When it comes to choosing a favorite character, Riggs isn't going for the most familiar; he's going for the most interesting, which happens to be Michonne.

Chandler Riggs FAQs

What does Chandler Riggs do now?

Riggs is still acting, in addition to doing charity work, streaming on Twitch, and frequenting fundraisers.

How much was Chandler Riggs paid?

The actor received $100,000 per episode during his time as Carl Grimes in “The Walking Dead.”

Does Chandler Riggs still live in Georgia?

No, Riggs moved to Los Angeles in 2019.

Chandler Riggs’s birthday dates

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