Mr. Richards (first name unknown) is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a former resident of Woodbury, alongside his wife. Following the Governor's massacre, he moved to the Prison.
Nothing is known about Mr. Richards' life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he had a wife.
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.
Mr. Richards is seen carrying plywood across the street to give to other residents that are boarding up the windows of the buildings as Andrea walks through town.
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 Hawthorne, 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, Infected)
One night in the prison, Patrick died from the flu, reanimated, and began to wreak havoc in Cell Block D.
- Zombies (Alive)
Mr. Richards is among those 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.