Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe is an Australian actor who portrays Alden on AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Callan was born in Sydney, Australia and ultimately educated at The SCOTS College, wherafter he retains an immunity to - and perhaps even a fondness of - bagpipes. He is currently working in the USA, UK and Australia. His USA career began in 2009 when Rob Reiner cast him as his romantic lead Bryce in "Flipped". Soon after this, Callan was cast as Sam, in Dreamworks sci fi, "I Am Number Four". Baz Lurhmann followed in casting Callan as the Young Gatsby to Leonardo Di Caprio's lead role in "The Great Gatsby". In 2013 Callan also worked with Samuel L Jackson in a support lead role of Oburi filming "Kite," followed by the lead role of Sean Flynn with Sir Ben Kingsley in the UK film, " Robot Overlords". In 2013 he was named a 'break out' at The Toronto International Film Festival for his lead role as the French Canadian 'Dominic' in the coming of Age USA Independant film "Beneath The Harvest Sky". In 2014 he was named the Winner of a Young Artist Award (USA) for his role as Young Gatsby. He is the youngest winner of the international GQ Man of The Year Award for "Breakthrough of the Year" - presented 2012/2013 for his work in the Performing Arts. In tandem to his USA work Callan has also worked in Australia with AACTA Award-winning directors Matt Saville (Cloudstreet) and Robert Connolly (Underground: The Julian Assange story). More recently, as the lead in international film "Hacker", he was invited to open the Almaty International Film Festival in Kazakhstan. There he had many adventures, and drank the milk of the camel, and ate the meat of the horse, which imbued him with renewed wit and vigor, respectively.

As a younger teen he worked on some of Australia's Logi (Emmy) Award-winning television series including: Packed to Rafters, Comedy Inc, and Blue Water High. He played the lead in Franswa Sharl (Dir Hannah Hilliard) the multi-award winning short film which won The Berlin Crystal Bear at the Berlinale Festival in 2010 along with another nine international awards.

Callan is well versed in outdoor survival skills, and can make a mean suspended A-frame. He also maintains that he can start a campfire with nothing but the power of positivity - though is yet to demonstrate this. He is also a natural athlete and can do just about anything you need him to do/are willing to pay him to do. He is a musician and vocalist and plays an unusual number of obscure and sometimes unpleasant instruments to varying levels of competency. These include, but are not limited to the piano, the Chinese violin (erhu/zhongu), the Irish tin flute, the regular violin, the guitar, and the larynx. Callan is good at imitating voices and accents, which can sometimes be offensive but is usually endearing. Callan has studied with The Trinity College (London) in Musical Theatre, The Australia Theatre for Young People, Mr Alan Flower (The Sydney Theatre Company), and has otherwise spent a lot of time learning by watching movies and television to avoid responsibility. Callan is a considerate, charitable fellow, and is the Youth Ambassador to The Wolf Connection in Los Angeles, a charity which focuses on the recovery and well-being of at risk teens, alongside the healing power of rescued wolves. Callan was honoured to be appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in 2013. His mother generally considers him to be well mannered and his father is very proud of him.

Other Works

  • Franswa Sharl
  • Flipped
  • I Am Number Four
  • Underground: The Julian Assange Story
  • The Great Gabsty
  • Beneath the Harvest Sky
  • Kite
  • Robot Overlords

Trivia

  • Callan's great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Augustus Henriques, was the first USA Consul to Australia. Appointed by the President of the United States, Henriques originally resided in his home on 5th Avenue, New York. He took up his position to represent the USA in Australia in Melbourne in 1852. Callan was named after Joseph's grandson (Callan's great-grandfather), Claude Augustus Henriques. Callan's full name is Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe.
  • Callan was the Youth Ambassador to The Wolf Connection. A non-profit organization which works with wolves and wolf-dogs in programs to help 'at-risk' teenagers in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Callan was a hands-on Ambassador, using his weekends to train with the wolf-dogs. When he wasn't filming, he assisted in the programs led by trained counselors.

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Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7-8) • Andrew Lincoln (1-8) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-8) • Christian Serratos (7-8) • Danai Gurira (3-8) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7-8) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7-8) • Lauren Cohan (3-8) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-8) • Melissa McBride (4-8) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-8) • Ross Marquand (8) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Seth Gilliam (8) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-8) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Avi Nash (8) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Callan McAuliffe (8) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Charles Halford (8) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Cooper Andrews (8) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Daniel Newman (8) • Deborah May (7-8) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-8) • Jayson Warner Smith (8) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • Jon Eyez (8) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (8) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1, 8) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-8) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-8) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7-8) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7-8) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Sabrina Gennarino (8) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-8) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7-8) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7-8Tom Payne (6-8) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Whitmer Thomas (8) • Xander Berkeley (6-8)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1-2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Aerli Austen (7) • Al Vicente (3) • Alec Rayme (6) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Anja Akstin (7) • Ann Mahoney (5-6) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • Anthony Lopez (7) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Autumn Dial (7) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Beth Keener (6) • Bethany Anne Lind (6) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brett Gentile (6-7) • Brian F. Durkin (7) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brian Stapf (7) • Briana Venskus (7) • Brina Palencia (4) • Brody Rose (6) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Carlos Aviles (6) • Carlos Navarro (7) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chloe Aktas (7) • Chris Burns (5) • Chris Gann (6) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Claire Bronson (5) • Cooper Andrews (7) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5-7) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Newman (6-7) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Darin Cooper (6) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5-7) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Elena Sanchez (6) • Elijah Marcano (5) • Elizabeth Ludlow (7) • Elyse Nicole DuFour (7) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • G-Rod (6) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Gina Stewart (7) • Griffin Freeman (7) • H. Patrik Coyne (6) • Ian Casselberry (6) • Ilan Srulovicz (6-7) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • Jacqueline Fleming (7) • James Allen McCune (2) • James Chen (6-7) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jasmine Kaur (6) • Jason Alexander Davis (5-6) • Jason Burkey (7) • Jay Huguley (6) • Jayson Warner Smith (7) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeremy Palko (6-7) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5-6) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jimmy Gonzales (6) • Jonathan Kleitman (6) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5-7) • Joshua Hoover (7) • Joshua Mikel (7) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Justin Kucsulain (6) • Justin Miles (6) • Katelyn Nacon (5-6) • Karen Ceesay (6-7) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kenric Green (6) • Kerry Cahill (7) • Kevin Patrick Murphy (6-7) • Kimberly Leemans (6) • Kyle Clements (5) • Labrandon Shead (6) • Lance Tafelski (6) • Lane Carlock (7) • Lawrence Kao (3) • LB Brown (6) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Lindsley Register (7) • Liz E. Morgan (6) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Macsen Lintz (7) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5-7) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Martinez (7) • Matt Lowe (6) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) • Michael Scialabba (7) • Michael Traynor (5-6) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Mike Seal (7) • Mimi Kirkland (7) • Myke Holmes (6) • Nadine Marissa (7) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Nicole Barré (7) • Noah Benjamin (7) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Peter Zimmerman (6-7) • Phillip DeVona (2) • R. Keith Harris (6-7) • Ricky Russert (7) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Robert Walker-Branchaud (6-7) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sabrina Gennarino (7) • Sherry Richards (4) • Stephan Jones (7) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Sean Garland (6) • Susie Spear Purcell (5-6) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5-7) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5-6) • Tim Parati (7) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Tyshon Freeman (7) • Vanessa Cloke (6-7) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7)