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"Whatever... whatever, man... it’s your show... I just work here."
—Sam to Martínez after being relieved of guard duty.[src]

Sam Curtis is a character first encountered in The Fall of the Governor. He is a guard living in Woodbury. He is described as hardly out of his teens, with a spindly body decked out in hip-hop regalia, and a headband drawn around his Jheri curls. He also looks slightly stoned and more than a little paranoid.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Sam's life before or when the outbreak began.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Sam became a guard in Woodbury.

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

Main Article: Sam Curtis (Comic Series)

While Martínez helps Rick's group, Stevens and Alice escape Woodbury, Sam is guarding one of the town's walls. Martínez calls him down and offers to take over his shift for him, taking his AK so that they can escape from Woodbury. Sam hands him his firearm and walks down the alley. Later, after the Governor is attacked by Michonne, it is said that Sam hung behind at the alley, and witnessed Martinez jumping the fence and Michonne splitting from the group.

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two

Sam goes on a supply run for fuel, along with Gus Strunk, Rudy Warburton, Matthew Hennesey and Raymond Hilliard.

Main Article: Sam Curtis (Comic Series)

Sam is apart of a four-man squad led by Bruce Cooper that were sent to sweep the parking lot of the Wal-Mart near Woodbury after the nearby National Guard Station is blown up by the prison survivors. Sam's corpse is discovered along with Bruce and two other men by the Governor when he, Gabe, Gus and Rudy find the scene of the shooting. Brian prevents Bruce from reanimating and then the party leaves Sam, and the other corpses behind.


Killed By

While investigating the Wal-Mart after the nearby National Guard Station explosion, Sam is killed in a shootout along with Bruce and two other guards.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people




Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two


  • Sam is replaced by "Curtis" during the Walmart shootout in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor.
    • While this could be an error, it's also possible Sam and Curtis are the same character, as Curtis is a surname and there are many instances in the novels where a character is named, but their comic appearances differ from each other notably. This would likely be done to not introduce too many unnecessary characters and give already existing ones more activity.
Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyTomClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexEvanJakeRonnieArloJohnnyBruceSamStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggertBroylesSwedeStevieStinsonSamTreyGeneDetroit
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Chelsea Bobby Trudy Jack FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitz
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Jiāngshī MaribelleBobby
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.