Nothing is known about Samuels prior to the the apocalypse. It is possible he lived in or near Ohio and had some military or police experience.
At some point, Samuels made his way to the Commonwealth and joined the Commonwealth Army.
Samuels is one of the soldiers present when the Alexandria group arrives in Commonwealth territory.
Samuels is among the soldiers to listen to Mercer's call to overthrow the Commonwealth leadership. However, when Lance walks in he doesn't respond.
This list shows the victims Samuels has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people
- Issue 187 (No Lines)