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

"No! No, man. Brandon... Just don't do this. (...) Look, I-I can get better, just give me a little more time! I promise! (...) I'm begging you, man... Show me mercy."
—James' last words before being shot by Brandon.[src]

James McCallister, nicknamed Baby James, is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He is a member of Brandon's Group.


Like his friends, James is shown to be an immature and careless survivor who goes along with his friends' recklessness. He snaps a chicken's neck which prompts the farmer to shoot his leg. However, it appears he mainly goes along with the heinous acts of his group to fit in. After he is shot, he is shown to fear his friends, knowing that they will most likely put him down due to his injury. His fear is so great that he pretends that he is fine despite being no condition to move. He begs Travis to not tell Brandon to stop knowing what they will do to him. While injured he is shown to be civil and respectful with Travis. Despite the best efforts of Travis to protect James, Chris tricks him and allows Brandon to put James down.


San Diego, California

Few things are known about James' life before the apocalypse except that he was born on April 22nd 1988, was from San Diego, and attended the UCSD together with Brandon, Derek, and Troy. During the school vacation before the apocalypse, they had traveled down to the Sea of Cortez in Baja California to party.



During the first stages of the outbreak, James and his friends, Derek, Troy, and Brandon, camped somewhere before Troy was bitten and later put down. After Troy's death, the group decided to try to make it back the United States plundering whom they're able to while on the way. At one of these stops, they encounter Travis and Chris, who they try to manipulate into helping them.

Season 2

"Do Not Disturb"

James and his group are looting from a roadside taco stand in Baja California; the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Magaña, recently having been killed and dumped behind the counter. When zombies sneak inside, James and his group emerge from the kitchen to see Chris taking down the zombies.

That night, James and his group find Chris and Travis camping out on the side of the road and declare that they will be camping there as well. James, Brandon, and Derek open up to Travis and Chris, winning the trust of Chris, but not Travis. They offer to give Travis and Chris a ride since they don't have any gas to spare for their car. James and the others befriend Chris and they arrive at an abandoned farm. They find chickens inside the barn and start having fun chasing them. When the farmer enters the barn with a shotgun, Derek draws his firearm and refuses to stand down as Travis attempts to diffuse the situation. As a means to taunt the outnumbered farmer, James snaps the neck of the chicken he is holding, only to be shot in the leg by the farmer. He then witnesses Chris suddenly shooting and killing the farmer.

"Date of Death"

After being shot, it is revealed that the bullet went through his thigh, suggesting he had a chance of recovery. With the help of the boys, Travis stitches up the leg wound and regularly tends to James as a week goes by, asking what his pain level was on a scale of 1 to 10. One night, Travis and James have a conversation about what happened with his friend who was partying with him, Brandon, and Derek and how he was put down after he was infected. After a week, the group decides it is time to leave and load up James in the truck, despite Travis' pleas to stay longer and allow James to heal, who says he is fine but is lying out of fear of being put down. Before they can drive off the farm, the pain from the truck bouncing around is too much and he passes out. The group brings James back to the barn and Travis brandishes a gun and watched over James, to protect him from being put down. When Chris comes in to talk to Travis and offer food, Travis is tricked by his son and tackled by Chris and Derek while Brandon promptly executes James by shooting him in the head. After the boys abandon Travis on the farm, James is buried next to the Suarez family.


Killed By

After breaking a chicken's neck, James is shot in the leg by Elías.

Later, Chris and Derek tackle Travis while Brandon shoots a wounded James in the head.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims James has killed:


Fear the Walking Dead

Season 2


  • The casting call for this character used the name Dennis.[1]
    • James was described as "A short, shifty, southern California bro who carries himself like a guy who’s been in too many bar fights."
  • James is implied to be the youngest member of his group, given his nickname, "Baby James".
    • His birthday, according to his grave, is 4/22/1988, making him 22 at the time of his death.
    • He is one out of the three characters in the Fear The Walking Dead Universe to have a confirmed birthday date, the other two being Christopher Manawa and Elías Suarez.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Brice Ournac Zach
German Tim Sander Theodore Douglas
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian Paolo Vivio Owen
Will Campbell
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) David Ramos N/A
Spanish (Spain) N/A N/A


  1. [1] - Spoil the Dead.com (March 29, 2016)