Nothing is known about Samuels prior to or as the outbreak began. 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. When one of the girls from the group starts cracking stupid jokes, Samuel whispers to Frost, "Is this bitch for real?", but Frost quickly shuts him up.
This list shows the victims Samuels has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people
- Issue 187 (No Lines)