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This article is about the walker. For other pages with the same name, see: Joe

Joe Sr. is a zombified character in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the father of Joe Jr. and a walker found in an abandoned restaurant.


Barnesville, Georgia

Very little is known about Joe Sr.'s life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he ran a BBQ restaurant with his son, Joe Jr. He appeared to be at least 6'5".


Season 4


Joe Sr. is found behind a barricade in his restaurant where he had reanimated. A note is found on a table near the barricade and the note says, "Please do what I couldn't", signed by his son Joe Jr., meaning he was asking for someone to put his father down, as he couldn't do it himself.


Killed By
  • Unknown Cause (Alive)

At some point during the apocalypse, Joe Sr. died due to unknown causes and reanimated.

As Rick has his hatchet stuck it into his head, Carl decides to shoot at the zombified Joe.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Joe Sr. has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of Zombies


TV Series

Season 4


  • Although being uncredited, it is mentioned in the audio commentary of "After" that Jake Garber portrayed Joe Sr.
    • It is also mentioned that they wanted Joe Sr. to look weak as a walker; however, due to Jake Garber's height, it was near impossible to make him look weak.