- "No. It's the same as it ever was. The weak get taken. So we do what we can here. The Vatos work on those cars, talk about getting the old people out of the city. But most can't even get to the bathroom by themselves, so that's just a dream. Still, it keeps the crew busy, and that's worth something. So we barred all the windows, welded all the doors shut except for one entrance. The Vatos, they go out, scavenge what they can to keep us going. We watch the perimeter night and day and we wait. The people here, they all look to me now. I don't even know why."
- —Guillermo to Rick Grimes and T-Dog about the apocalypse and the elderly.[src]
Guillermo, also referred to as "G", is a former antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the head of the Vatos gang, as well as a former custodian of the nursing home in Atlanta, Georgia. He appears as a tough, no-nonsense thug, but only acts on best intentions for his people, which includes a handful of elderly and helpless folks. He served as the primary antagonist of the episode "Vatos".
Nothing is known about Guillermo's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he lived in Atlanta working as a custodian at a nursing home.
After the onset of the outbreak, all the nursing home staff abandoned the seniors and left them to die. Guillermo and Felipe decided to stay behind and take care of them with the help of the Vatos gang. Over time, he became the leader of the group.
Guillermo is mentioned by Miguel as the boss of the gang and takes Rick Grimes to him. Guillermo is well protected with a gang of tough-looking men. Guillermo has Glenn Rhee hostage, demanding for "his" bag of guns back, along with Miguel, otherwise Glenn would be killed, revealing Glenn to be tied up on the roof. He warns that Rick better come back, with his demands met, or "locked and loaded." Rick, T-Dog, and Daryl Dixon return, armed and ready for a fight. During this second encounter with the Vatos gang, an old woman trudges into the garage, calling Felipe for help. On seeing the armed newcomers, she warns them against harming Guillermo, who is a "good boy" and bids them to follow her when Rick tells her that they are just there for Glenn. Soon, Rick realizes that the building is filled with elderly patients. He pulls Guillermo aside and berates him for his behavior, saying that they weren't bluffing and were ready to kill. Guillermo echoes their commitment, saying that someone had to take care of these people after the nursing home staff abandoned them, leaving him, the head custodian, and Felipe, a nurse, behind. The rest of the gang members and some of the family members who came looking for their relatives stayed voluntarily to look after them as well. It seems Guillermo took charge and decided to watch out for his people and protect the food and medicine, and he saw that the guns would have been a good asset to the large group. Rick donates half of his guns and ammo before bidding farewell to Guillermo and his people.
- Killed By
- Unknown Cause
At some point, everyone at the nursing home was killed.
Although it is not known how Guillermo died, in a deleted scene for "What Lies Ahead", Rick's group returns to the nursing home to find all of the Vatos dead due to another unknown group of people having executed them and walkers invading the nursing home afterwards. It's possible that this event still happened (sans Rick's group returning after the CDC explosion).
This list shows the victims Guillermo has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- Originally, Neil Brown Jr. was just an extra, but the producers eventually decided the nursing home survivors needed a leader.
- Guillermo was supposed to be an infected walker at the overrun nursing home. However, this scene was cut out of Season 2.
- He is one of ten characters known to speak Spanish in the TV Series.
- Óscar Castellanos voices Guillermo in the Spanish dub.
- Sascha Rotermund voices Guillermo in the German dub.
- Thomas Roditi voices Guillermo in the French dub.
- During Talking Dead for "Evolution", Robert Kirkman answered a fan question regarding the status of all the Vatos gang members and elderly residents at the nursing home and confirmed that they are all dead.
- 'The Walking Dead': Neil Brown Jr. on his character, Guillermo AMCTV Blogs