La Colonia the wall sacrafice (2)

Background survivors seen in the La Colonia community, as seen throughout season two.

Hotel group on beach (Pablo & Jessica)

Background survivors alongside the main characters; seen standing outside of the Rosarito Beach Hotel community.

The following are a list of Background Survivors from AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. Sometimes classified as "redshirts"[1], these characters are appear in the background during episodes while the main survivors are engaged in the story. These survivors usually have no part in the main storyline and perform normal, everyday, non-crucial actions.

Background survivors are usually left unnamed, have no speaking roles, and are uncredited. They are ideal for being used as redshirts, characters used to "dramatise the dangerous situation experienced by the main characters", such as the zombie attack on the compound in Season 1 Episode 6 "The Good Man" or the border attack on La Colonia citizens in Season 2 Episode "North". With the introduction of several towns and communities, extras are utilized as background survivors to show a large population at these settlements, including El Sereno, La Colonia and the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

El Sereno, California

For credited background survivors, see this list.

Speaking Roles

Los Angeles, California

For credited background survivors, see this list.

Speaking Roles

Even though Background Survivors did not have credited speaking lines, some of their voices can be heard in the episodes "Pilot", "So Close, Yet So Far" and "The Dog".

  • "Call 911. Someone call 911." - said by an unknown man after the accident.
  • "Yo, yo, man. You okay?" - said by a man to Nicholas "Nick" Clark.
  • "He just walked right into it. Somebody was hit by a car. He needs an ambulance. I don't know. He just ran into... He just ran out." – said by a woman talking on her cell phone.
  • "Really?" - said by a boy in the bus to Chris.[2]
  • "Come on, let's move it!" - said by an unknown man on bus.[2]
  • "What's going on?" - - said by an unknown man on bus.[2]
  • "T.J., let's go, go. Check it out." - said by an unknown man before the riots.[2]
  • "Yeah, another homeless." - said by an unknown woman before the riots.[2]
  • "You know this ain't right." - said by an unknown man before the riots.[2]
  • "Hell, no! We won't go!" - said by several extras before the riots.[2]
  • "Get out! Get out!" - said by an unknown man before the riots.[2]
  • "Kick this wall down!" - said by an unknown man during the riots.[2]
  • "Man, what's going on out here?" - said by Salazar's Cuts client.[2]
  • "There's been a massive spike in the officer-related shootings in the last 48 hours." - said by a man on radio.[2]
  • "And people act like this doesn't change everything. It does. This is a catastrophe of biblical proportions. We are losing the best pocket passer in the league!" - said by another man on radio.[2]
  • "LA County health officials recommend Angelinos stay inside. If you don't need to travel, don't. If you must leave your house, take precautions. Local neighborhood watch programs are being established in many neighborhoods throughout the city..." - said by woman on radio.[2]
  • "Break it up!" - said by an unseen man during riots.[3]
  • "Whoo! Yeah!" - said by an unseen man during riots.[3]
  • "Yo, pull me up, man!" - said by a man during riots.[3]
  • "I got you, boy." - said by a man during riots.[3]
  • "Hey, where you goin'? Get 'em! Get 'em!" - said by a man after Travis scapes from riots.[3]
  • "Come at me! We ain't done nothin'!". - said by a man to cops.[3]
  • "Governors in 11 states have declared a state of emergency and requested the assistance of the national guard to quell riots and protests..." - said by a man on radio when Travis escapes from riots.[3]

Paul R. Williams High School

In season 1 episode "Pilot" , there are numerous students and some staff members at Paul R. Williams High School. For credited background survivors, see this list.

Students

Staff

Speaking Roles

Even though Background Survivors did not have credited speaking lines, some of their voices can be heard in the episode "Pilot".

  • "Hold up right there. Hold up." - said by a staff member to Tobias.
  • "Spread it out!" - said by a soccer player during soccer match.
  • "Bill! Bill! Defense!" - said by coach during soccer match.
  • "To listen." - said by a student during Travis' class.
  • "Next, divide both sides by two..." - said by a teacher, heard over Art's intercom.

Temple Community Hospital

A number of doctors, nurses, patients and visitors appears at Temple Community Hospital in episode "Pilot". For credited background survivors, see this list.

Staff

Patients and Visitors

Speaking Roles

Even though Background Survivors did not have credited speaking lines, some of their voices can be heard in the episode "Pilot".

  • "Paging Dr. Cook. Paging Dr. Cook, please." - said by a Woman on P.A. system.

Los Angeles Police Department

Numerous members of the Los Angeles Police Department appear in different episodes throughout season 1. For credited background survivors, see this list.

Speaking Roles

Even though Background Survivors did not have credited speaking lines, some of their voices can be heard in the episodes "Pilot", So Close, Yet So Far" and "The Dog"

  • "For your own safety, please remain in your vehicles." - Officer on megaphone[4]
  • "Please remain in your vehicles at all times." - Officer on megaphone[4]
  • "Stop. Right now. On the ground! On the ground! Stop!" - said by Gonzales to Bethany ("ND Woman").[2]
  • "By order of the LAPD, you must clear the streets now." - Officer over P.A. during riots.[2]

National Guard Compound

Speaking Roles
  • "Folks, get back inside." - said by an unseen soldier.[3]
  • "We will come to you." - said by an unseen soldier.[3]
  • "Bravo two, bravo two." - said by a soldier on radio.[3]

Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California

In the village of Valle de Guadalupe, there are various background survivors belonging to two factions: the Abigail vineyard and the local church.

Abigail Vineyard

Church Parishioners

See also: Priest and Choir Boy

Tijuana, Baja California

La Colonia

The following are the background survivors that make up the majority of the population at La Colonia, the majority of them being recurring extras. While many extras are are too far in the background or moving too quickly to be easily identified, at least one-hundred-two (102) extras have made up the population of La Colonia. Many of the extras have appeared in "Grotesque", "Los Muertos", "Pablo & Jessica", "Pillar of Salt", and "Wrath", mostly walking around the marketplace, shopping at the stands and stalls, or receiving care at the infirmary. The majority of the population was also present for Alonso's sacrifice and Alejandro's sermons in "Los Muertos" and "Pillar of Salt". As of "North", the majority of the townspeople leave La Colonia towards the border with Nick, Luciana, and Reynaldo.

El Pelícano

See also: Marco's sister

Gonzalez Dam

Rosarito Beach Hotel

At least eleven survivors make up the main group residing at the hotel, along with Ilene, Oscar, Andrés, Elena, and Hector. At least four of the survivors were seen at the wedding in "Do Not Disturb", including one of the bridesmaids. The majority of the extras are recurring with a few who have only appeared once.

Wedding Survivors

Hotel Refugees

Wedding Party

The following are the guests who attended Oscar and Jessica's wedding in "Do Not Disturb". Most of these guests were killed when Elena locked them in the ballroom or eventually escaped and fled for the United States-Mexico Border. At least four of the wedding guests from "Do Not Disturb" survived and are a part of the main group as seen in "Pablo & Jessica".

See also: Mrs. Diaz

Broke Jaw Ranch

Main article: Background Survivors (Fear The Walking Dead)/Broke Jaw Ranch

Black Hat Reservation

The Black Hat Reservation is home to dozens of Native Americans. Most, if not all, reside at the Black Hat Cafe, a diner and motel on the highway near the United States-Mexico border.

References

  1. Redshirt is a slang term for a minor stock character of an adventure drama who dies violently soon after being introduced in order to dramatize the dangerous situation experienced by the main characters. The term originated with fans of the science fiction television series Star Trek, from the red shirts worn by Starfleet security officers and engineers, who frequently meet their demise during the episodes. Redshirt, Wikipedia.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 "So Close, Yet So Far"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "The Dog"
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pilot"