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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his Escapists or TV Series counterparts. For other pages with the same name, see: Billy

"What's a segs?"
—Billy to his parents, mispronouncing sex.[src]

Billy is a character first encountered in Issue 2 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is Allen and Donna's son and the twin brother of Ben. Following his parent's deaths, Billy is unofficially adopted by Dale and Andrea.


Gainesville, Georgia

Billy and his twin brother Ben were born in 1999 to Donna and Allen. When the outbreak began, Billy's parents heard that a safe-zone is being established in Atlanta city, the family traveled for Atlanta. However they arrived late and found that the city had become overrun with zombies. They soon bumped into Dale and the Atlanta Survivor Camp, where they began to live in hope that the military would soon rescue them.


The Prison

Billy doesn't seem to understand what is happening in the world around him. After his mother, Donna, died, he didn't seem to understand what had happened, although he was very sad. When the survivors settled down at the prison, Billy lost his father to a lurker attack. He, along with his twin brother, Ben, were later adopted by Dale and Andrea.

When Rick, Glenn, and Michonne arrive back from Woodbury, Billy, including the rest of the prison survivors, begin to prep for war.

Hershel's Farm Redux

Before The Governor returns with his forces, Dale decides to leave with a few others in the RV, including Billy. Billy leaves the prison along with Ben, Dale, Andrea, Sophia, Glenn, and Maggie. Unlike his brother, he shows no signs of mental illness.

Road to Washington, D.C.

On the road to Washington, D.C., Billy is brutally stabbed to death by Ben, who's convinced that Billy will come back, indicating that he didn't destroy his brain. It's most likely that he was put down by a member of the Survivors as he was buried along side his brother after Carl Grimes executes Ben the night after Billy's death.


Killed By

Ben, in an attempt to turn his brother into a walker, stabs Billy to death.

Later, a member of the Survivors puts him down to prevent reanimation.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Billy has killed:



Allen was the father of Billy and Ben. Billy and Ben depended on both of their parents for protection. When Allen died, the children were both distraught and depressed.


The twins loved their mother. When she died, they expressed sorrow over her death.


"Don't worry, he's going to come back. I didn't hurt his brains."
—Ben to Andrea after killing Billy.[src]

Ben and Billy appeared to have a normal brotherly relationship. The two were usually always shown together. In later issues, Billy appeared to have grown fearful of his own brother, after witnessing him poking a dead cat. Billy is later killed by Ben, stating to Andrea that he'll come back, since he didn't "hurt his brains."

Andrea Grimes

Ben, at least, loved Andrea, like his own mother. Not much is seen about Billy's and Andrea's relationship, but, it can be inferred that he liked her. Although Andrea was harsh with Ben and Billy at times, they still liked her. Andrea was deeply saddened by Billy's death, and felt like she failed Allen.


Billy, along with Ben, was usually seen playing with Dale. In the back of a truck on the road to D.C., either Ben or Billy was sleeping with their head on Dale's lap. Dale was more of an easy going parent whilst Ben and Billy were alive. Dale was deeply saddened by Billy's death.

Carl Grimes

Billy and Carl were good friends, and often seen playing together. Carl was upset over the death of Billy, and killed Ben.

Sophia Grimes

Sophia often played with Ben and Billy, and they seemed to be good friends.

Glenn and Maggie

Glenn and Maggie were with the twins for a while, when they were on the farm. They eventually developed a good relationship during that time.


Comic Series

Volume 1: Days Gone Bye

Volume 2: Miles Behind Us

Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars

Volume 4: The Heart's Desire

Volume 5: The Best Defense

Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life

Volume 7: The Calm Before

Volume 8: Made To Suffer

Volume 9: Here We Remain

Volume 10: What We Become

Volume 11: Fear The Hunters

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Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • Robert Kirkman answered the question whether naming characters the same name: Billy, Eugene, Chris, Eric, Jim, and Bruce was an oversight, "It's not oversight at all. It's completely unrealistic for a group of people to meet at random and never encounter the same names."
  • Billy and Ben were the first twins in the Comic Series, the second pair being the Greene twins.
  • Billy was born in 1999 since the outbreak started in 2003.
  • It is said in the script book that Ben and Billy are 4 years old. They turned either 5 or 6 during the apocalypse.