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Last night the much anticipated spin-off Fear the Walking Dead premiered and the series young male star, Nick Clark, is a drug-addled, paranoid, albeit entertaining mess. A far cry from the mother show's Carl Grimes, who has always shown grace under pressure and has grown to be quiet the warrior on the zomified FX series. Sixteen-year-old Chandler Riggs will no doubt continue to take down Walkers like his older compatriots when The Walking Dead returns on October 15 on AMC. Here are a few things you may not know about the actor.
1. He Started Acting at Age 4
As a young four-year-old boy in Atlanta, Riggs started doing community theater. Soon after he landed an agent and acted in a few films before being cast as Carl on The Walking Dead.
2. He Played a Zombie in His First Movie
Ironically before playing a killer of the walking dead, Riggs was part of the zombie ensemble in a 2006 indie film called Jesus H. Zombie. But it was his next movie, Get Low starring Robert Duvall that really got the young actor noticed.