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This article is about the Fear character. For other pages with the same name, see: Calvin

"Sit. Your mom's been looking for you. (...) Showed up at my folks'. (...) Can't have that. Can't have people... (...) coming to me looking for you."
—Calvin to Nicholas Clark.[src]

Calvin Jasper, better known as Cal, is a character and an antagonist in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He is Nicholas Clark's best friend and drug dealer. He served as the primary antagonist of the episode "Pilot".


Calvin is a manipulative individual. He is a drug dealer who provides drugs for Nicholas Clark. While it appears he is Nick's best friend, in reality Calvin has little care for him, only seeing him as a consumer of his drugs. He is shown to be willing to kill Nick out of fear he'll leak his name and become a danger to his drug-dealing career. He tries to lure Nick into a false sense of security while driving him beneath an overpass. Nick realizes Calvin is about to murder him and manages to overpower and kill Calvin in self-defense.


Los Angeles, California

Calvin was born in 1990 and was Nick's best friend, and alongside Nick's girlfriend Gloria, the two's drug dealer. He is also shown to know Nick's mother Madison and mother's boyfriend, and lives in the Los Angeles area with his parents.


Season 1


Calvin is outside his parents' house vacuuming their minivan when he is approached by Madison and Travis, who are looking for a runaway Nick. Calvin embraces Madison, but fails to produce any knowledge of Nick's whereabouts. Later, Calvin meets a distressed Nick at a diner. Nick explains to Calvin the story of how he saw his undead girlfriend Gloria eating a man, however, Calvin disputes this story.

Calvin, concerned that Nick is leaking his name and will become a danger to his drug-dealing career, takes Nick for a drive. He stops at a storm drain beneath the overpass and produces a gun, causing Nick to defend himself. While fighting, Calvin is shot in the process and Nick runs away in horror. He then reanimates and starts walking down the tunnel.

A while later, a reanimated Calvin is found by Madison and Travis. He tries to attack Madison, but Nick runs him over with Travis' truck. He is then further run over a second time, sending him flying into the storm drain. As Calvin lays down with broken bones protruding out of his flesh and his lower jaw torn away, he turns to the trio and snarls at them.

It is possible that after Operation Cobalt is implemented Calvin was killed by the napalm bombing. However, his fate is currently unknown.


Killed By

Calvin, increasingly skeptical of Nick's trustworthiness, attempts to kill him with a gun. However, the two end up fighting, causing Calvin to be shot by Nick in the chest in self-defense and then to reanimate.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Calvin has killed:

  • Gloria (Possibly, Indirectly Caused, Alive)
  • At least 2 unnamed druggies (Possibly, Indirectly Caused)
  • Possibly many unnamed people (Pre-Apocalypse, Indirectly Caused or Direct)


Fear the Walking Dead

Season 1


  • The casting call for this character used the name Casper.[1]
  • He is the first named, living character in Fear The Walking Dead to be killed on-screen.
  • He is the first person to attempt to kill another survivor.
  • He is the first character in Fear The Walking Dead to be amputated.
    • His leg and lower jaw were amputated after Nick runs him over with Travis' truck.
  • He is the first antagonist to appear in Fear The Walking Dead.
    • He is also the first antagonist to be killed in Fear The Walking Dead.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech Jan Škvor Derek
French Mohad Sanou N/A
German Nick Forsberg David
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) Miguel Ángel Ruiz N/A
Spanish (Spain) Carlos Lladó Melvin