Walking Dead Wiki

Attention! Please be aware that spoilers are not allowed on the wiki and a violation of this policy may result in a ban. Information (character deaths/fates, screenshots, etc.) from episodes released early on AMC+ may not be added to the wiki until the episode officially airs at 9pm EST on the Sunday it is scheduled for. Thank you.


Walking Dead Wiki
This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for his Novel Series counterpart, the Hilltop resident or the Kingdom survivor.

"That man out there, Rich Foster, that makes seven."
The Governor talking to Andrea about those who died in last night's attack on Woodbury.[src]

Richard Foster, also referred to as Rich, is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury, alongside his family.


Location Unknown

Little is known about Richard's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he has a pet dog, wife, and daughter, who survived along with him. It is possible that he lived in or near Woodbury prior to the outbreak.


Season 3

"Walk With Me"

Richard is seen walking around town with his daughter and wife. He and his family also inspect the newly-acquired vehicles taken from the National Guard by the Governor and listen to his speech.

"Killer Within"

Richard is seen walking in the street with his wife and daughter.

"Say the Word"

At the barbeque, Richard relaxes in a chair and enjoys watching his daughter play fetch with the family dog. He holds his daughter as they listen to the Governor's speech during th toast. Afterwards, he continues to enjoy the festivities with his family.

"When the Dead Come Knocking"

Richard watches his daughter ride her bike in the street.

"The Suicide King"

Richard is attacked by zombies, who broke into Woodbury through the back gate. Seriously wounded, he is shot in the head to prevent reanimation by the Governor, who then returns to his apartment without uttering a single word. Richard is later mentioned by the Governor along with other Woodbury survivors who were killed when Andrea goes to talk to him.


Killed By

While the townspeople of Woodbury are attempting to depart, Richard is attacked by walkers who had breached through the back gate and is bitten several times.

Soon after, the Governor comes out of his house and shoots him in the head to prevent reanimation.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Richard has killed.

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3 👁 👁 👁 👁
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
Season 11
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • Richard was bitten by two zombies, one of them being the The Walking Dead's FX Makeup artist, Greg Nicotero, who enjoys performing zombie acting every season, and the other being an extra, Andrew Jenkins.
  • Richard is dubbed as The Woodbury Guy in the In Memoriam segment of Talking Dead for "The Suicide King".
  • Richard and his family were listed as Featured Family in the scripts for the Woodbury scenes in Season 3.[1]