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"See... your weapons, your truck, the fuel in your truck, if you got mints in your glove compartment, you got porn underneath the seats, change in the seats -- hell, the seats themselves, the floor mats, your maps, little stash of emergency napkins you got there in the console... None of those things are yours anymore. (...) Your property... now belongs to Negan."
—Bud threatening Daryl Dixon, Sasha Williams, and Abraham Ford[src]

Bud is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a high ranking member of the Saviors.


Port Arthur, Texas

Almost nothing is known about Bud's life prior to the apocalypse, other than he worked as a drywaller, additionally he grew up as a motorcycle enthusiast (as evidenced by his apparel along with his motorcycle.) He had a family, (though the exact composition of which is not known), he had a grandfather who lived up in Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia, whom he frequently visited from time to time.


After the onset of the outbreak, Bud alongside his family journyed to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in order to locate his grandfather, however to his devastation his family died. At some point later Bud eventually encountered Negan to whom he then joined his group dubbed "The Saviors", upon where he became one of his lieutenants alongside Paula, and eventually Dwight

Bud aided his leader into terrorising other survivors and communities into subjugating to Negan's will, (including ambushing and murdering innocent survivors they encountered on the road.) According to Molly Bud's group enjoyed to demonstrate their superiority to other travelling survivors.

Season 6

"Start to Finish"

As Daryl Dixon, Abraham Ford, and Sasha Williams continue their drive back to Alexandria Safe-Zone after briefly being separated the day before, they are stopped by Bud and other armed men. He informs the trio that their truck, weapons, and all other supplies now belong to his leader, Negan.

"No Way Out"

Bud takes the trio's sidearms and orders one of his men to make Daryl open the back of the truck. He informs Sasha and Abraham that his group of Saviors will be escorted back to wherever they call home and not to ask any questions. Abraham asks him who Negan is and he pulls a gun on Abraham. Sasha tries to reason with him and so he takes out another gun, now pointing at both of them. After a moment of holding the two at gunpoint in silence, he lowers the guns and says he won't kill either of them. However, he changes his mind after a moment and pulls the guns on them once again, though before he can kill either, he and his entire group are blown up with a rocket launcher by Daryl.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Bud has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.


Killed By

As Bud holds Sasha and Abraham at gunpoint, he threatens to kill them but then decides not to. However he changes his mind and prepares to execute the two. Before he can pull the trigger, he along with his entire group of Saviors are blown up seconds later with an RPG by Daryl.



"Your property..... Now belongs to Negan."
—Bud to Abraham, Daryl, and Sasha about Negan[src]
Bud was never shown onscreen with Negan although it is evident that he was completely loyal to him, and more than willing to rob and kill other survivors for their supplies on behalf of his leader. It is possible he was one of Negan's close associates as he was shown leading a well-armed group of seven other Saviors during their run-in with Daryl, Sasha and Abraham. Negan personally kills a member of Rick's group as revenge for the deaths of his people, which includes Bud.


TV Series

Season 6


  • While the character is not specifically named, his actor Christopher Berry personally named him Bud.[3]


TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp DarylCarolMoralesMirandaLouisElizaGlennAndrea
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldLaceyDuncanOtisJosephine
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynKarenThomasGregMiltonEricFoster StevensRowanEileenNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyGloriaPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers SashaTyreeseBobLizzieMikaBeckyLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloeRichardsPatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabriel
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenAmandaLicariFrancoMcGinleyPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEricEnidOliviaBobNatalieMikeyJakeTobinSpencerKentBarbaraBruceFrancineHeathScottAnnaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyMichaelStacyNicholasTommyWillAnnieSturgessBarnesHollyErinRichardsShellyCarterPeteRegAiden
The Wolves OwenEdwardAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieHarlanFreddieKalEduardoGregoryCrystalAndyWesleyCraigEthan
The Saviors SherryDwightSimonNeganWadeCamRomanMilesJiroNeilPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeBudT.Tina
Miscellaneous Survivors PaulaEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNick
TonyBillJoe Sr.CarlaDellyEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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