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"Sit. Your mom's been looking for you. (...) Showed up at my folks'. (...) Can't have that. Can't have people... (...) coming to me looking for you."
—Calvin to Nicholas Clark[src]

Calvin, better known as Cal, is a character in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. A minor antagonist, Calvin is introduced as Nicholas "Nick" Clark's best friend and drug dealer.


Los Angeles, California

Calvin was Nick's best friend, and alongside Nick's girlfriend Gloria, the two's drug dealer. He is also shown to know Nick's mother Madison and mother's boyfriend, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his parents.


Season 1


First seen outside his parents house vacuuming his parents minivan, Calvin is approached by Madison and Travis, looking for Nick who has escaped hospital. Calvin embraces Madison, but fails to produce any knowledge of Nick's whereabouts.

Later, Calvin meets a distressed Nick at a diner. Nick explains to Calvin the story of how he saw his undead girlfriend Gloria eating a man, however Calvin disputes this story. Calvin, concerned that Nick is leaking his name and will become a danger to his drug dealing career, takes Nick for a drive, stopping at a storm drain beneath the overpass and produces a gun. The two fight, and Calvin is shot in the process, causing Nick to run away in horror.

Nick makes contact with Madison and Travis, and the three go to the location of the shooting, finding no sight of Calvin's body. However, as they drive away, an undead Calvin approaches. Madison and Travis, unaware that Calvin had died and reanimated, attempt to communicate with him. As he is about to attack Madison, Nick runs Calvin over with Travis' truck. He is then further run over a second time, sending him flying into the storm drain. As the three look at Calvin from above, Calvin turns and snarls at the three whilst he writhers on the ground, with broken bones protruding out of his flesh and his lower jaw torn away.


Killed By

Calvin, increasingly sceptical of Nick's trustworthiness, attempts to kill Nick with a gun. However the two end up fighting, causing Calvin to be shot by Nick in the chest with the gun and soon after reanimating.

It is possible that after Operation Cobalt is implemented (as seen in season two's "Monster") that Calvin was killed by the napalm bombing. However, his fate is currently unknown.


Fear The Walking Dead

Season 1


  • The casting call for this character used the name Casper.[1]
  • He is the first named, living character in Fear The Walking Dead to be killed on-screen.
  • He is the first person to attempt to kill another survivor.
  • He is the first character in Fear The Walking Dead to be amputated.
    • His leg and lower jaw were amputated after Nick runs him over with Travis's truck.
  • He is the first antagonist to appear in Fear The Walking Dead.


Fear The Walking Dead Characters
Clark Family AliciaNicholasMadison
Manawa Family TravisChristopherElizabeth
Los Angeles CynthiaMariaPatrickAdamDouglasWilliamHectorSusanPeterJoannaGladysMr. CruzMattCalvinGloria
Paul R. Williams High School TobiasRussellBrandonArt
L.A.P.D. GonzalesHendersonFinleyRichards
Salazar Family DanielOfeliaGriselda
National Guard Compound VictorAndrewColeRichardsCastroHodgesScottMcElroyJonesJohnsonFrenchGraceBethanyShihMelvinWillimasMoyersVrakking
Catrina Island, California SethGeorgeHarryMelissaWilla
Flight 462 AlexJakeMichaelAlanTomIan
Connor's Pirates JackVidaConnorBenBreannahReed
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California SofiaJuanJavierRamonCeliaJorgeLuisVazquezMiguelThomas
Suarez Family ElíasAngelicaBenitoSara
Brandon's Group BrandonDerekJames
La Colonia LucianaReynaldoAlejandroFranciscoAnaLauraOlivieroAlonso
Los Hermanos MarcoAntonioRamiro
Rosarito Beach Hotel ElenaHectorAvaIleneAndrésOscarMrs. DiazJessicaCharles
Broke Jaw Ranch TroyChristineErinPatBobBlakeDaxKerryStanGabePaulMrs. TwomeyJakeCooperTerranceJeremiahJosephJimmieGretchenKathyVernonMikePhilMarthaRussellCharleneWillyTracy
Gonzalez Dam LolaEverardoEfraínDanteOthónJ.C.Pablito
Black Hat Reservation QaletaqaLeeMartaJoséJohnKlah
El Bazar MariaJohnnyMatarifeEddieJohnNineteenNineEleven
Virginia MorganRickCarolPaul
Althea's Group JohnAltheaJune
Leland's Group LelandHardyBill
Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium ColeVivianDouglas
The Vultures CharlieMelvinEdgarIngridEnnis
Miscellaneous Survivors DianaSlimRyanMollyStevenMr. MagañaMrs. MagañaGael
Walkers EllenGeoffJohnsonChristinaKimberly