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  Richard Foster
Season three richard foster
Actor Greg Tresan
Gender Male
Hair Gray
Age Early to mid 50s
Occupation Unknown 
Family Mrs. Foster - Wife (Deceased)
Unnamed - Daughter (Deceased)
First Appearance "Walk With Me"
Last Appearance "The Suicide King"
Death Episode "The Suicide King"
Cause of Death Bitten by walkers (Alive)
Shot by The Governor (Before Reanimation)
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Walk With Me" to "The Suicide King"
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
TWD GP 309 0815 0458
Richard as he is being shot by the Governor
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"That man out there, Rich Foster, that makes seven."
The Governor talking to Andrea about Rick Grimes's group[src]

Richard Foster, also referred to as Rich, is a survivor of the outbreak in Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead. Richard lives in the town of Woodbury with his family.


Location Unknown

Little is known about Richard's life before or as the outbreak began, except that he has a pet dog, wife, and daughter, who survived along with him. It is possible that he lived in or near Woodbury prior to the outbreak.


Season 3

"Walk With Me"

Richard is seen walking around town with his daughter and wife. He and his family also inspect the newly-acquired vehicles taken from the National Guard by the Governor and listen to his speech.

"Killer Within"

Richard is seen walking in the street with his wife and daughter.

"Say the Word"

Richard attends the barbecue with his family and listens to the Governor's toast.

"When the Dead Come Knocking"

Richard watches his daughter ride her bike in the street.

"The Suicide King"

Richard is attacked by zombies, who broke into Woodbury through the back gate. Seriously wounded, he is shot in the head to prevent reanimation by the Governor, who then returns to his apartment without uttering a single word. Richard is later mentioned by the Governor along with other Woodbury survivors who were killed when Andrea goes to talk to him.


Killed By

While the townspeople of Woodbury were attempting to depart, Richard is attacked by walkers who had breached the back gate. He is bitten before being rescued by Andrea.

Soon after, a crowd is drawn to the scene and The Governor comes out of his house. In front of the crowd, The Governor shoots him in the head, putting him out of misery and preventing reanimation without uttering a single word.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Richard has killed.

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Mrs. Foster

Richard was often seen with his wife, as well as their daughter, walking the streets of Woodbury and inspect military vehicles newly acquired when the governor takes them to the city. He and his wife are also seen to grill and toast.

Richard Foster's daughter

Mr. Foster was often seen with his daughter, walking in the streets of Woodbury and inspecting the newly-acquired military vehicles when The Governor brings them to town.


TV Series

Season 3


  • Richard was eaten by two zombies, one of them being the The Walking Dead's FX Makeup artist, Gregory Nicotero, who enjoys performing zombie acting every season, and the other being an extra, Andrew Jenkins.
  • Richard is dubbed as "The Woodbury Guy" in the In Memoriam clip for "The Suicide King"'s Talking Dead segment.
  • The actor, uncredited, who portrayed Richard is Greg Tresan, which is revealed in the making of "The Suicide King", in a clip on YouTube.
  • Richard and his family were listed as "Featured Family" in the scripts for the Woodbury scenes in Season 3.[1]


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