Almost nothing is known about Mr. Richards' life before or as the outbreak began, except that he had a wife.
Mr. Richards attends the Governor's barbeque in Woodbury and socializes with the other residents. He listens to the Governor's history about Woodbury and participates in his toast.
Mr. Richards is at the arena with other residents, cheering and demanding for the death of Daryl. The next morning, Mr. Richards is one of the townspeople attempting to depart Woodbury, but is denied passage through the gates along with the other residents.
Though unseen, Mr. Richards stayed behind in Woodbury with his wife, the other senior citizens, the children, and their mothers. After being informed of the massacre of their fellow residents, he and the other surviving Woodbury residents boarded a bus to the prison and joined the community.
Mr. Richards is one of the casualties of the Cell Block D attack and was put down by Glenn towards the back of the cell block.
While Daryl Dixon is on the run with Michonne, Tyreese Williams, and Bob Stookey for medical supplies, he finds a stone and picks it up, mentioning that when Mrs. Richards went into Cell Block A, she asked him to find a jasper stone to be used as a marker for the grave of her husband, who died in the Cell Block D attack.
- Killed By
- Patrick (Caused)
One night in the prison, Patrick died from the flu, reanimated, and began to wreak havoc in Cell Block D.
- Zombies (Alive)
Mr. Richards was attacked and killed by the reanimated prison residents in the morning.
- Glenn Rhee (Zombified)
Later, he is stabbed in the head by Glenn.
- "Infected" (No Lines)
- ↑ The only two other adult males killed in the cell block attack are portrayed by Greg Crews and Andrew Crigler. Both confirmed that their characters were not named Mr. Richards as Greg Crews' character was named after himself and Andrew Crigler's character was only referred to as "Young Walker". This leaves Rob Fitts' elderly character from Woodbury as the only one who fits the role of Mr. Richards.