The only thing that is known about Red's life before the outbreak is that he was a high school math teacher. He also may have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.
Red was involved on Woodbury's assault on the Meriwether County Correctional Facility and its survivor inhabitants. He informs the Governor that Hershel Greene, one of the prison survivors, seems willing to surrender. He was also present when Lilly Caul killed the Governor.
Red was killed and devoured by zombies while escaping the prison.
This list shows the victims Red has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- Red's nickname is mentioned in The Fall of the Governor.