Phil McCarthy is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. He is a resident and one of the four founding fathers of the Broke Jaw Ranch community.


Nothing is known about Phil's life before the apocalypse other than he helped to build the Broke Jaw Ranch community.


Season 3

"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"

Phil is discovered by Madison, Troy and a few other men. He is tied up to a chair and recites the poem Antigonish (repeating the same lines over and over) as a crow eats bits of his brain. Madison uses Troy's knife to put him down.

"Brother's Keeper"

Phil's body is finally buried by Troy after he seeks refuge at his outpost.


Killed By

Following an attack on his outpost by Qaletaqa Walker and his men, Phil is tied to a chair on Qaletaqa's orders. He then has his head scalped in order for him to die a slow, painful death by being eaten by crows as punishment for killing two of Qaletaqa's men.

After discovering the massacre at the outpost and Phil tied to a chair, Madison puts him down by stabbing him in the brain with Troy's knife.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Phil has killed:


Fear The Walking Dead

Season 3


  • According to Troy Otto, he has a penchant for using weapons in .22 (5.56mm) caliber.
Fear The Walking Dead Characters
Clark Family NicholasMadisonAlicia
Manawa Family TravisChristopherElizabeth
Los Angeles CynthiaMariaPatrickAdamDouglasHectorKimberlySusanPeterJoannaGladysCruzMattCalvinGloria
Paul R. Williams High School TobiasRussellBrandonArt
L.A.P.D. GonzalesHendersonFinleyRichards
Salazar Family DanielOfeliaGriselda
National Guard Compound VictorBethanyAndrewColeRichardsCastroHodgesScottMcElroyJonesJohnsonFrenchGraceShihMelvinWillimasMoyersVrakking
Catrina Island, California SethGeorgeHarryMelissaWilla
Flight 462 AlexJakeMichaelAlanTomIan
Connor's Pirates JackVidaConnorBenBreannahReed
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California SofiaJuanJavierRamonCeliaJorgeLuisVazquezMiguelThomas
Baja California StevenEliasAngelicaBenitoSaraGael
Brandon's Group BrandonDerekJames
La Colonia LucianaReynaldoAlejandroFranciscoAnaLauraOlivieroAlonso
Los Hermanos MarcoAntonioRamiro
Rosarito Beach Hotel ElenaHectorAvaIleneAndrésOscar DiazCharlesJessicaChristina
Broke Jaw Ranch TroyChristineErinPatBobBlakeDaxKerryStanGabe
Paul TwomeyJeremiah Jr.CooperTerranceJeremiahJosephJimmieGretchenKathyVernonMikePhilRussellMarthaCharleneWillyTracy
Gonzalez Dam LolaEverardoEfraínDanteOthónJ.C.Pablito
Black Hat Reservation QaletaqaLeeMartaJoséJohnKlah
El Bazar MariaJohnnyMatarifeEddieJohnNineteenNineEleven
United States-Mexico Border DianaGeoff
Southern United States MorganNaomiAltheaJohnEnnisKyle