Nothing is known about Howell's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point during the outbreak, Howell joined a community in Ohio.
Howell is seen in the Commonwealth station. He is assigned with McHugh to Sector C by Colonel Vickers. He listens to Sebastian bragging about his skills in fighting walkers. He chuckles with McHugh when Daryl sarcastically claps for him.
This list shows the victims Howell has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- "The Rotten Core" (No Lines)