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|Age||Mid to late 40's|
|Occupation||Sergeant in the U.S. army|
|Family||Rosita Espinosa - Girlfriend|
|Series lifespan||"Inmates" to Present|
|Abraham Ford (TV Series) Gallery|
Michael Cudlitz Gallery
- "It seems like neither one of you's been paying close enough attention to the hell on earth we've been living in. So let me tell you how to best avoid winding up just another dead-alive prick. You find some strong, like-minded comrades and you stay stuck together like wet on water. We need people. The more the better. We need each other, partner. Even with all that gear on your shoulder, you won't last a night. Not by yourself."
- —Abraham to Glenn and Tara.[src]
Nothing is known about Abraham's life before or as the outbreak started, apart from that he "is vulgar with rough edges but wise".
After a weakened Glenn collapses from fighting off walkers, Tara uses the end of her gun to kill the remaining walker. While she does so, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene pull their truck up to her. After Tara sarcastically thanks them for their help, the trio exit their truck, to which Abraham tells her that she's "got a damn mouth", then asks about what else she has.
Tara Chambler sits at the back of Abraham's ford military truck, writing the street names on her hand as the truck drives past them. They are forced to stop when they come across a car wreckage blocking the road, and three walkers nearby approach. Tara prepares to shoot them with a rifle, but Abraham orders her to stop and proceeds to attack them with a crowbar. Tara notes that it's the first time she's seen him smiling, to which he replies that he is "the luckiest guy in the world".
The group is soon back on the road, and Glenn finally awakens. He angrily bashes on the back window, demanding that they stop the truck, but Abraham ignores him until the window begins to actually crack. Abraham then angrily stops the truck, and as Glenn tries to leave, Abraham tells him that he is causing disruptions to 'The Mission.' He goes on to reveal that Eugene knows exactly what caused the beginning of the apocalypse, and that government officials are to meet with him in Washington. Glenn tries to leave anyway, and after Abraham tries to force him to stay, Glenn punches him. Abraham angrily retaliates, and a full fight breaks out.
Rosita and Tara unsuccessfully try to intervene, and Eugene is the only one to notice the herd of walkers closing in. The others are too distracted by the fight to notice Eugene calling for them, and it's only after Eugene begins opening fire that the fight stops. After the herd is cleared out, they discover that Eugene's haphazard damaged the truck's gas tank. As Glenn and Tara once again prepare to leave, Rosita chooses to go along with them, stating that with the truck inoperable, there's nothing else for them to do. Eugene then says to Abraham that it would be practical for them to go along as well, stating that it would be safer going back the way they came than venture into the unknown and that they would search for a new vehicle in the mean time.
Abraham does not appear in the episode.
This list shows the victims Abraham has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies.
It is stated by Tara that Rosita loves Abraham.
Abraham is seen to be Eugene's escort to Washington DC, and it is seen that Eugene feels a superiority complex over Abraham because he considers himself smarter. However, Abraham does not appear to be that angry over the disabling of their vehicle, despite it being caused by Eugene's poor riflemanship.
Glenn and Abraham started out pretty bad when Abraham was telling Glenn that Maggie was dead and that he should "do something with his life" which results in them fighting, resulting in a horde to show up. Because Eugene shot the gas tank to the truck he along with Eugene and Rosita help assist Glenn and Tara. During a conversation with Tara, Abraham reveals he has respect for Glenn, but believes saving the world is more important.
It appears that Tara and Abraham have a stable friendship although Tara does question why he smiles when killing walkers and why he's assisting Eugene to get to Washington.
- The name used for Abraham's casting call was "John Tyler", until the casting was revealed at NYCC on October 12th, 2013.
- Michael Cudlitz has said the following about his character: "Abraham is someone who comes with a lot of emotional baggage. And he’s on a mission."
- While currently only a recurring guest star, his contract has an option to be promoted as a series regular for Season 5.