In The Walking Dead, Jon Bernthal played Shane, a former colleague of Rick, who killed himself in season 2. Since then, the actor has made two appearances in the series (including a passage in the episode 5 of season 9) but it is for a completely different role that he is now known. Since 2016, he is the embodiment of Frank Castle aka The Punisher for Netflix. After having made his appearance in season 2 of Daredevil, he was entitled to his series of solo that will soon be a season 2. It was also rather present the film as it played in Sicario, Baby Driver , or First Man.
Jon Bernthal in The Punisher Netflix
Jon Bernthal in The Punisher Netflix
Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori)
Lori, wife of Rick, has also had a tragic fate in The Walking Dead , since she died giving life to her daughter Judith, who, she, is always fancy. After his departure from the series in 2013, the actress took three years to find a role. Since 2016, it is in the casting of the series Colony where she gives the reply to Josh Holloway (Sawyer in Lost). She was also resumed in 2017, the role of Sara Tancredi in season 5 of Prison Break.
Sarah Wayne Callies in Colony
Sarah Wayne Callies in the face of Dominic Purcell in Prison Break
Michael Rooker (Merle)
In the early days of The Walking Dead, Michael Rooker played Merle’s brother Daryl (Norman Reedus). Since then, we have been able to see it at the cinema, notably in the franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. He plays the role of Yondu Udonta, who took away Peter (Chris Pratt) when he was a child.
Michael Rooker in Guardians of the Galaxy
In the comics of Robert Kirkman, Andrea is still alive, but in the series, this is a moment that the character played by Laurie Holden had to say goodbye. Following his departure in 2013, the actress has quickly found roles on television. We have been able to see her in Major Crimes , but also in the seasons 5 and 6 of The Americans.
Laurie Holden in The Americans
Laurie Holden in Major Crimes
Scott Wilson was on the program from episode 5 of season 9 of The Walking Dead where he resumed his role as Herschel. The actor unfortunately passed away last October 6 as a result of leukemia at age 76. The series had tribute in the first episode of season 9.
The tribute of The Walking Dead Scott Wilson
Emily Kinney (Beth)
The death of Beth Greene didn’t really upset all of the fans of The Walking Dead, the character does pleasant really, not everyone. Since then, we have been able to see her in the Arrowverse on the CW since it has played a role in The Flash and Arrow. She has also been in the cast of Conviction, cancelled after one season.
Emily Kinney in The Flash
Emily Kinney in Conviction
Chad Coleman (Tyrese)
For its part, Chad Coleman has played the role of Tyrese in seasons 3 and 4 of the series. After the death of his character, the actor has found a role since he joined the cast of The Expand , but also that of The Orville by 2017.
Chad Coleman in The Expand
Michael Cudlitz (Abraham)
Everyone remembers the first episode of season 7 and the deaths of Glenn and Abraham. Since then, he has found a role on television, but in a comedy. It is one of the major actors in The Kids are Alright aired on ABC. But most importantly, it has a different look. Without his red colour and his mustache, he is unrecognizable.
Steven Yeun (Glenn)
Another victim of Negan : Glenn. After his departure, the actor has decided to move a little bit away from the tv, and turn with the film and it was rather well done. He has played in Okja , and in Burning presented in official competition at the Cannes film Festival in 2018. Side private life, he has become a father in may 2017 to a little boy named Jude.
Steven Yeun at the Cannes film Festival 2018
Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha)
It is at the end of season 7 that Sonequa Martin-Green has left the series. A departure that is not really surprising because the interpreter Sasha had already returned to a role : she is the star of Star Trek : Discovery, available to us on Netflix, which will return in January for season 2.
Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek : Discovery
Chandler Riggs (Carl)
It ends with the last big departure date before those of Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan : that of Chandler Riggs. It is not really held in the best conditions, because the father of the young actor had openly criticized the series. Since then, Chandler Riggs moved away from the trays, but has started in music. But most of all, he cut his hair. This is a good news !
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.