Nothing is known about Shelby's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was employed as an entertainer at a Humbug's Gulch theme park.
A zombified Shelby wanders into the caravan's campground. Dwight notices him and puts him down shortly after. Afterwards, the group notices that he's wearing a uniform from the nearby Humbug's Gulch, providing them with the idea to travel there in hopes of transforming it into a safe haven.
- Killed By
- Unknown Cause (Alive)
At some point during the outbreak, Shelby died due to unknown causes and reanimated.
- Dwight (Zombified)
Shelby was stabbed in the head by Dwight.
- "Channel 5" (Zombified)
- A zombie with the same hair and outfit as Shelby was seen in "The End Is the Beginning", which is a result of production reusing zombie costumes and makeup.