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"Whoa, don't shoot!"
—Jody to Carl Grimes.[src]

Jody is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Jody's life prior to or as the outbreak began.


Nothing is known about Jody's life after the outbreak, except that he had taken shelter in Woodbury and enlisted in the Governor's army to fight Rick Grimes' group at the prison.

Season 3

"Welcome to the Tombs"

Jody is seen as part of the Governor's army, in which they assault the prison. He enters the prison's tombs and after being fired on and nearly attacked by zombies, he flees outside.

Jody runs into the woods where Carl Grimes, Hershel Greene, and Beth Greene are hiding. Jody is caught by the group and ordered by Hershel to drop his weapon. Jody complies and surrenders, but Carl, nonetheless, coldly shoots him in the head and kills him, much to Hershel's horror.

Later on, Hershel informs Rick what Carl did to Jody, and Carl later explains to Rick why he murdered Jody, claiming that it was for the safety of the group, using Dale Horvath's, Merle Dixon's, and his mother Lori's deaths as examples of ones that could have been prevented by killing beforehand.

Season 8


Carl tells Rick and Michonne about his murder of Jody and how he killed Jody as he was surrendering. Carl expresses regret for killing Jody and states that he's thought about it every day since and how easy it was for him to do.


Killed By

After fleeing the ambush at the prison, he runs into the woods where he comes across Hershel, Beth, and Carl. He is told by Hershel to drop his gun, but Jody instead starts to step towards Carl and says he'll hand over the gun.

Despite surrendering and not posing any threat, Carl shoots Jody in the head, killing him in cold blood.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Jody has killed:


TV Series

Season 3