This article is about the Woodbury resident. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series, or his TV Series or Road to Survival counterparts. For other pages with the same name, see: Bruce

Bruce Allan Cooper is character and an antagonist first encountered in The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. He is a resident of Woodbury and is one of The Governor's right-hand men and most trusted allies.


Location Unknown

Little is known about Bruce's life prior to or as the outbreak began. His father owned a gas station and Bruce helped him work there. He also had a girlfriend named Shauna. It is likely that he lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

Bruce was first chronologically introduced within the novel, Rise of the Governor. He was one of the first survivors that the Blake brothers and Nick encountered when passing through Woodbury. The trio had spotted him and two other men building a makeshift barricaded wall around the town, and though he showed caution by raising his shotgun at them, he allowed the three of them to enter the town, stating that in Woodbury, it was everyone for themselves.

Main Article: Bruce Allan Cooper (Comic Series)


Killed By

After Bruce shoots Glenn and orders his group to attack, he is shot in the neck by Andrea. He eventually dies from blood loss.

After discovering him barely alive and choking on his own blood, The Governor puts him down.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Bruce has killed:

  • Swede
  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


Nick Parsons

Even though Nick found Bruce and Gabe threatening in the beginning, he came to trust them, and moved into Woodbury.


Little is known about their relationship as they are never seen interacting, but it can be assumed they had a close loving one. Bruce mentions that he misses her, showing that he cares for her.


Novel Series


Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyGeorgeTomClint
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Jack Chelsea Bobby Trudy FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitzMr. WeimannMrs. WeimannMr. FordhamMrs. Fordham
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Zombies MaribelleBobby
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.
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