What Happened To Chandler Riggs After ‘The Walking Dead’?

Starring as Carl Grimes in “The Walking Dead” must have opened several doors to success to the 23-year-old actor Chandler Riggs. 

After his character was tragically killed off from the show, many fans have wondered why he actually departed from the successful zombie-fighting series. 

Read on to find out why, as well as where he is now. 

Carl Grimes’ destiny in ‘The Walking Dead’

Having joined the main cast of “The Walking Dead” at just 11 years old, it was definitely strange for the actor to be suddenly cut out of the series that ultimately paved his way into Hollywood. 

The 23-year-old actor had portrayed Carl Grimes for 8 years, in a total of 77 episodes over the course of 8 entire seasons. 

Carl was supposed to be one of the main characters for at least two seasons, according to Chandler, however his character was bit by a zombie, which ultimately ended in him committing suicide before he could turn into one himself. 

He shot himself with the same gun he owned since he was a kid, which is an especially emotional scene to watch. 

Chandler Riggs has definitely outdone himself when it comes to bringing young Carl Grimes to life, as he portrayed him from childhood to his early adulthood. 

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Why was Chandler Riggs let go from ‘The Walking Dead’? 

While the creators of the show did not address this themselves, many people had a lot to say about the situation. 

When asked how he felt about being let go, Chandler commented he was heartbroken and devastated that this ‘chapter’ of his life was over so suddenly. 

His dad had a lot to say on this subject, as well, as he added that the whole family was disrupted and even a little insulted by the way the situation was handed to them. 

Namely, Chandler was about to start college at the filming location in order to keep up with starring in the show, but his intentions were suddenly cut off. 

He even admitted to buying a brand new house for himself near the filming location of ‘The Walking Dead’, as he was excited to study and work there. 

We are yet to find out why all of this went down, and if the creators had bad intentions or if it was simply the end of the character’s story. 

Chandler Riggs today 

After his departure from TWD, the young actor decided not to attend the college as he initially planned to. 

Instead, he soon joined the cast of “A Million Little Things” in 2019.  

Before landing this role, he previously starred in successful movies, including the 2019 movie titled “Only”, “Keep Watching”, and “Mercy”, filmed in 2014. 

He’s also been doing a lot of charity work alongside pursuing his acting career. 

His Twitch streams are getting thousands of views each week, and each and every week he donates all the funds he collects during his streams to a different charity. 

Not many actors that have risen to fame are down-to-earth enough to actually help others, so this is very nice to hear. 

Hopefully, his talents will soon get recognized by Netflix or Paramount!