|First Appearance||The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor|
|Last Appearance||The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury|
Almost nothing was known about Barker's life before the outbreak. It was known that he was friends with Gene Gavin and Manning, and that he worked alongside them. He was Gene's star pupil at Camp Ellenwood, destined for Special Ops duty with the 221st Military Intelligence Baton.
Along with Gene and Manning, Barker took control of Woodbury. When Gene talked to the residents of Woodbury, Barker and Manning were searching for survivors that weren't at the meeting.
Barker, along with Manning, Stinson, and Tommy Zorn, were being kept prisoner below the racetrack. He came up with a plan to escape. His plan was that one of them feign being dead, so when Brian Blake came in to retrieve the body, Barker, who was chained up near the entrance, could attack him. Manning thought the plan would fail, which Barker disagreed with. Stinson and Tommy agree with Manning, and tell Barker that they don't want to end up like Gene Gavin, Johnson, or Greely. Barker talked them into it, and Stinson agreed to play dead.
Later, Brian Blake and Bob Stookey are going to visit the prisoners. On the way there, Brian informed Bob that these were the people that he fed Penny Blake with. When they arrived, they notice Stinson on the ground bleeding and slowly shifting his position. Brian, believing he had reanimated, moved into shoots him. When he entered, Barker pounced on his back, breaking his chains off in the process. He scratched Brian's ankles, and bit into the area around his Achilles' heel. The Governor reached for his gun, and unloaded the clip into Barker's face. After frightening the rest of the prisoners, Brian departed. He ordered Bob to bring Barker's body to the infirmary, for "preparation".
After attacking Brian in an attempt to escape from his prison below the racetrack, Brian managed to grab his gun and unload the whole clip into Barker's skull. Bob later took his body to the infirmary so it could be prepared for feeding Penny.
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