Other than that this man worked as a drama teacher at Paul R. Williams High School, nothing is known about his life before the apocalypse. His actor has however confirmed that Rocky was a passionate teacher, who taught students how to deal with different issues which might come their way.
Rocky Knath is first seen with fellow teachers, including Madison Clark, Travis Manawa and Principal Art Costa, watching a video of an unarmed zombified man attacking emergency services on the highway. Later on that day, he can be seen aiding the dismissal of students from school with other teachers.
As the city of Los Angeles quickly fell to the undead, Rocky's fate remains unclear. It is unknown whether he was able to survive the outbreak or was killed and/or turned into a zombie.
- While Rocky was not credited nor was his name mentioned in dialogue, his name and backstory were revealed by the actor.
- Originally, Rocky was supposed to be a included in the scene where Alicia sits on the bleachers as students work on a mural.