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Owen is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a young resident of Woodbury along with his mother.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Owen's life before or as the outbreak began, except that he had a mother.


Season 3


As Andrea and The Governor talk about jobs in town, Owen can be seen playing with a younger boy in the streets.

"Welcome to the Tombs"

Owen is seen in the street with Ms. McLeod and other residents who were not apart of the Woodbury army. The next morning, Owen is one of the Woodbury refugees who was brought to the prison and admitted entrance into the community.

Season 4

"30 Days Without An Accident"

Owen is seen listening to Carol during storytime as he sits with the other children in the library.


Owen was sleeping in Cell Block D when one of the zombified residents infected and killed him. He was later put down and could be seen covered with a blanket as his mother cried over his corpse. While Rick informs Carl, Michonne and Maggie of what happened, his mother walks past them, weeping and carrying the bloodied blanket that covered him.


Killed By

One night in the prison, Patrick died from the flu, reanimated, and began to wreak havoc in Cell Block D.

Owen was attacked and killed by zombies in the morning.

Using an arrow from his crossbow, Daryl put Owen's body to rest in front of Owen's sobbing mother.


TV Series

Season 3

Season 4


  • Owen is named after the actor who portrays him, Owen Ridings.
    • The actor has a sister, Eryn Ridings, who also played a prison child named Eryn.
  • In the Making Of video for "Infected" on the AMC website, Owen Ridings can be seen running down the stairs as he escapes the cell block, but this scene was changed as he played the role of the dead child.
  • While his death was never clearly seen on-screen, his death was confirmed by the actor.
  • Owen was supposed to appear outside working in a garden with his mother, but the scene was cut.[1]


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
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The Wolves OwenEdwardAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieHarlanFreddieKalEduardoGregoryCrystalAndyWesleyCraigEthan
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Miscellaneous Survivors PaulaEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
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TonyBillJoe Sr.CarlaDellyEddie
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