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The Walking Dead Actors Who Also Landed Roles In The MCU

When it first hit the airwaves, AMC's "The Walking Dead" was a force to be reckoned with. The series premiered in 2010 and continued for 11 seasons, ending in 2022 with 177 episodes in the can. The series was based on Robert Kirkman's groundbreaking comic book series of the same name but diverged from that narrative early in its production run. One of the most significant changes involved the introduction of new characters, including the likes of Merle and Daryl Dixon.

Over the years, "The Walking Dead" managed to score some top talent, and hundreds of named cast members showed up for an episode or two, got bit, and met a precipitous end. Throughout its 12 years of production, "The Walking Dead" featured actors who played characters in other popular television series and films, including many who landed roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Like "The Walking Dead," the MCU has become an unstoppable force in the industry. Beginning in 2008's "Iron Man," the franchise exploded to include more than 30 feature films and dozens of television series spread across numerous networks and streaming platforms. The actors on this list have already had the honor of playing a living, breathing character on "The Walking Dead." But if that wasn't good enough for their careers, they also managed to jump on board the biggest franchise in cinematic history with a role in the MCU.

Carlos Navarro - Alvaro / Enrique

Carlos Navarro began acting in 2005 when he played Captain Juliao in the Nintendo GameCube title, "Geist." He appeared in various television series and films over the next two decades. While Navarro continues to act, he spends much of his time on the radio, where he broadcasts for five hours a day on Orlando's number one talk show, "Monsters in the Morning." His most significant acting role came via a nine-episode stint on "The Walking Dead."

Navarro played Alvaro, a man who survived the apocalypse long enough to join the group that founded the Kingdom. He and his father remained in the Kingdom throughout its existence, and Alvaro became one of Ezekiel's soldiers, often staying at his side during potentially hazardous encounters. He was one of the few people who knew of the deal the Kingdom had with the Saviors and facilitated the transfer of supplies to Negan's forces.

In 2021, Navarro joined the MCU as Enrique, one of the goons in the Tracksuit Mafia on "Hawkeye." Enrique took part in the robbery at the auction and was one of the first people Hawkeye took down when he was ambushed. Enrique appeared in five episodes of the hit Disney+ series, making "Hawkeye" his highest number of appearances in a television series following his work on "The Walking Dead."

Travis Love - Shumpbert / M'Bele

Travis Love began his professional career as a public school teacher before transitioning to the silver and small screen. His first acting role came in 2010 when he played Trigger in "Champion Road: Arena," a low-budget fighting flick. Love continued working in the industry and has since appeared in several television series and movies. His second acting gig was on "The Walking Dead," where he ended up playing two different characters across 12 episodes, making him one of just a handful of actors to do so.

Love played an unnamed Vatos thug in the first season of "The Walking Dead," where he held Glenn hostage at the nursing home. He returned in the third season to play Shumpert, the Bowman, one of the Governor's most trusted soldiers in the Woodbury army. He was one of the antagonists against the survivors at the prison but reconsidered his actions after the Governor's massacre. He bailed on the Governor alongside Martinez, but after he was bitten, Martinez had to put him down.

Over in the MCU, Love played an unnamed Jabari warrior in "Black Panther," although he wasn't initially credited with the role. He accompanied M'Baku when he challenged T'Challa for the throne of Wakanda. Love returned in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" as the same character, now credited as M'Bele. He fought alongside M'Baka and the rest of the Wakandans as they opposed Namor and his forces. When M'Baku took up the mantle of King at the end of the film, M'Bele likely accompanied him.

Brett Gentile - Freddie / Truck Driver

Brett Gentile began acting in the early 2000s, playing minor roles on television and film. He also appeared in several shorts and had a small role as White Bread Dad in "We're the Millers." His first foray into the world of superheroes came in 2015 when he played Argento on "Powers" for three episodes. But some of Gentile's most significant work came in 2016 when he landed appearances in both "The Walking Dead" and "Captain America: Civil War."

Gentile played Freddie on "The Walking Dead" and managed to stay alive for five episodes before meeting his untimely end. Freddie is one of the residents of the Hilltop Colony, where he functions as a supply runner. He has some run-ins with Rick Grimes and his merry band of survivors and takes part in the raid on the Savior's satellite outpost, which doesn't go well for him. He's shot several times in the attack and bleeds out, but is saved from turning into a walker and is buried at the Hilltop.

Gentile's work in the MCU isn't as memorable as his time in "The Walking Dead," though he does appear in one of the franchise's best films. Gentile plays a man credited only as Delivery Truck Driver in "Captain America: Civil War." In his brief scene, he honks a horn in frustration, exits his vehicle, and delivers a wooden crate, speaking German all the while. The box contains an electromagnetic pulse weapon that causes a blackout.

Corey Hawkins - Heath / Sailor

Corey Hawkins started out in the theater before adding the silver and small screens to his resume. He managed to gain attention fairly early in his career via performances in "Straight Outta Compton," "Kong: Skull Island," and "BlacKkKlansman." He's done equally well in television with leading roles in "24: Legacy" and "Survive," though he's probably best known to anyone reading this article for his work on "The Walking Dead."

Hawkins played Heath on "The Walking Dead" and was one of the members of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community. He functioned primarily as a supply runner and became involved in many of the primary stories from the sixth and seventh seasons. Eventually, he's captured by the Scavengers alongside Tara and is traded to the Civic Republic Military for some supplies. While his true fate is unknown, he appears in Michonne's hallucination in the series finale, where she shoots him in the head during the raid on the satellite outpost. Regardless, his fate remains a mystery.

While his role in "The Walking Dead" was significant, Hawkins' time in the MCU was comparably less so. Hawkins played a Navy Operations Specialist in "Iron Man 3" and has only a brief moment on screen. He's the OS who lets an Air Force Major know that Air Force One has been compromised and shows him some video of the plane, with War Machine flying away right before it cuts back to Air Force One and Iron Man's arrival.

Elizabeth Ludlow - Arat / Easik Mother

Elizabeth Ludlow started out on the small screen with roles in several popular series, including "The Vampire Diaries," "Powers," and "Satisfaction." Before long, she made the jump to the silver screen with minor roles in hit films, including portraying First Lieutenant Griffin in 2019's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters." Her most prominent television credit is playing Cas Isakovic on "Another Life," though she had an impressive run on "The Walking Dead" for 11 episodes.

Ludlow played Arat on "The Walking Dead" and began as one of the highest-ranking members of the Saviors. She was incredibly close to Negan, working as one of his lieutenants, making her a significant threat to the people of Alexandria. Arat mercilessly kills Olivia when Negan orders her to do so and has no qualms about slaughtering children or torturing prisoners. She attempts to change her ways when the Saviors are defeated, but ultimately fell to Cyndie, who executed her for killing her 11-year-old brother.

Ludlow also played a small but memorable role in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," where she portrays the Easik mother. She's only seen briefly during Ego's expansion across the universe, which he triggers upon revealing his true, evil nature. As Ego's Celestial blue booger enlarges across countless worlds, Ludlow's character can be seen attempting to shield her child from the impending doom. She's saved at the last moment, thanks to Peter's fight with Ego. While brief, it's one of the most evocative moments in the film.

Joshua Mikel - Jared / Unnamed Bodyguard

Joshua Mikel began working in the theater before transitioning into film via a series of shorts created throughout the mid-2000s. He's another actor with "We're the Millers" on his resume, having played the inimitable Gutter Punk #2 in the film. Mikel landed a number of roles throughout his career, appearing in television series and feature films. It wasn't until he found his way onto the set of "The Walking Dead" that he landed a significant role on a popular show.

Mikel played Jared on "The Walking Dead" for 11 episodes. Jared is one of the Saviors who goes up against the survivors of the Kingdom on multiple occasions. He's one of the Saviors' many bullies and thoroughly enjoys terrorizing the people under his thumb. This serves him well at first, but he pays dearly when he runs afoul of Morgan. During their final confrontation, Morgan manages to trap Jared between a fence and a horde of walkers who devour him alive.

In 2018, Mikel played one of Sonny Burch's unnamed bodyguards on "Ant-Man and the Wasp," though he was uncredited for the role. He is one of the first goons to take a blast from Hope after she fails to acquire tech from Sonny peacefully. Mikel gets thrashed fairly easily by Hope and is seen only briefly in the film. Interestingly, Mikel also spent some time in the DCEU, having played Imaginary Jesus in "Doom Patrol," making him a rare example of an actor in all three franchises.

Jordan Woods-Robinson - Eric / Analyst 1182-E

Jordan Woods-Robinson's professional career after college began with the Blue Man Group. He played minor roles in "Missionary" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1," as well as a recurring role in "Magic City." He wasn't well known before landing a part in "The Walking Dead," which he continued to play for several years.

Woods-Robinson played Eric Raleigh in 17 episodes, from the fifth to the eighth season. Eric is one of the recruiters working for Alexandria who travels outside the city to find other survivors alongside his husband, Aaron. They find Rick Grimes and his group of survivors, who save Eric from a herd of walkers. He remains with the survivors for some time before taking part in the raid on the Savior satellite compound. He's shot in the belly and convinces Aaron to let him bleed out so he can return to the fight. He's last seen as a walker, having joined a nearby herd.

Over in the MCU, Woods-Robinson played Analyst 1182-E, one of the many drones working in the Time Variance Authority in "Loki." He hops on the phone to let his boss know the Sacred Timeline is diverging into a multiversal event following Sylvie's attack with Reset Charges. He attempts to explain the situation a bit too technically, so his coworker simplifies it by jumping in to explain that someone has bombed the Sacred Timeline.

Christopher Berry - Bud / Randy

Christopher Berry spent most of his career in feature films, with notable performances in "3:10 to Yuma," "Django Unchained," and "12 Years a Slave." Simultaneously, Berry appeared in a number of television series, including two roles on "Dawson's Creek" and "True Detective." He landed recurring roles in "Resurrection" and "Salem," and while he wasn't in "The Walking Dead" for long, his character isn't easy to forget.

Berry played one of Negan's men for two episodes. While he wasn't credited with a name, Berry referred to his character as "Bud." He is one of the biker Saviors who confronts Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham, informing them that "your weapons ... they're not yours ... your truck, the fuel in your truck, if you got mints in your glove compartment, if you got porn underneath the seat, change in the seats, hell, the seats themselves, the floor mats, your maps, little stash of emergency napkins you got there in the console. None of those things are yours anymore. Your property now belongs to Negan" (via NZHerald). He and his crew are later dispatched by Daryl's RPG.

Berry appeared in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," where he played Randy Vale, one of Adrian Toomes' men. He is with Toomes when Damage Control takes over the cleanup of the Battle of New York and remains with him when they transition into arms dealing. He later shows up at Peter's school, looking for some misplaced tech, and is captured following the Staten Island Ferry disaster.

Austin Nichols - Spencer Monroe / Miles Lydon

Austin Nichols' career began with an episode of "Sliders" in 1999, and he continued acting throughout the 2000s and 2010s. He appeared in "Six Feet Under" and "Pasadena," which elevated his standing, and in 2004, he played J.D. in "The Day After Tomorrow." Nichols also dabbled in directing, but he's probably best known by "One Tree Hill" fans for playing film producer Julian Baker.

In 2013, Nichols appeared as Miles Lydon in Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD." Lydon is a hacker and member of the Rising Tide, which is how he met Skye. The two had a fling, and they remained in contact after she found her way into SHIELD. While he only appeared in one episode in the first season, Lydon was mentioned a few times throughout the series run due to his close association with Skye and his involvement in various hacking activities.

A few years after appearing in "Agents of SHIELD," Nichols made his way to "The Walking Dead," where he played Spencer Monroe. Spencer spends most of the apocalypse safely tucked away behind Alexandria's walls, and while he initially welcomes Rick Grimes and his followers, he comes to loathe them over time. Spencer blames Rick for his family's death, and he tries to goad Negan into killing him. Instead, Negan calls him out for being a coward and eviscerates him without hesitation.

Briana Venskus - Beatrice / Agent Piper

While she started in film shorts, Briana Venskus is best known for her work in television. Venksus played recurring roles in "Nashville" and "Hindsight" before landing the role of Agent Susan Vasquez in "Supergirl." That was her second time in the DC Universe, having appeared in the failed "Wonder Woman" pilot in 2011. Venskus is one of the rare examples of an actor who appeared in "The Walking Dead," a Marvel Series, and a DC Series.

Venksus joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" as Beatrice in 2016. While she only appeared in ten episodes, her work was spread out over several years from 2016 to 2018, and her final appearance came two years later. Beatrice is a resident of Oceanside, and despite fearing the Saviors, she joins the fight against them. When the war with the Saviors ends, Beatrice exacts vengeance against Justin, the man who killed her husband. She is later stabbed by a Whisperer while moving amongst a herd, resulting in a cry of pain that draws the dead to consume her.

Venksus played Agent Piper on "Agents of SHIELD," where she functions as a member of the Operations division. She participates in several of the series' primary storylines, including the fight against Aida, the Battle of Chicago, and more. She survives everything thrown at her and is one of the few members of the team who arrive unscathed at the series finale.

Cailey Fleming - Judith Grimes / Kid Sylvie

Most audiences met Cailey Fleming in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," where she played a young Rey. The following year, Fleming played young Millie in "The Book of Love," and she also worked in television, appearing in an episode of "One Mississippi," "Preacher," and "Better Things." Fleming joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" as Judith Grimes in the ninth season thanks to a time-jump following the Savior War.

Fleming was one of over a dozen actors to play the character of Judith, as several infants and toddlers preceded her. Still, Fleming played her the most and had a significant impact on the series, as she was easily the best child actor on "The Walking Dead." Judith barely survived her birth and was under constant threat throughout her life. Judith often wore her father's hat and carried his revolver. Michonne became her adoptive mother, and Judith held out hope she would see her and Rick someday in the future.

She also played a younger version of Sylvie Laufeydottir in "Loki" shown through a flashback. She's captured by the TVA and brought in for processing. She manages to bite Ravonna Renslayer and gets a hold of her TemPad, allowing her to escape through a Timedoor and go on the run. As it happens, Fleming didn't know who she was playing until she saw the episode.

Kerry Condon - Clara / FRIDAY

Kerry Condon is a classically trained Shakespearean actor, first gaining critical attention by playing Ophelia in "Hamlet" when she was 19. While she's well known for her theatrical work, Condon hasn't shied away from working in film and television. Some of her noteworthy work includes "Angela's Ashes," "Rome," and "The Banshees of Inisherin." In 2013, she joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" for three episodes.

Condon played Clara, a woman who loses herself after her husband, Eddie, dies and becomes a walker. She keeps his decapitated head with her, even going so far as to feed him what meat she can find. She lures Rick to her camp and tries to kill him as a treat for Eddie. Of course, Clara fails and shows immediate remorse. Rick leaves her alive so she can die and join Eddie as a walker, making her story incredibly heartbreaking and indicative of the apocalypse's effect on everyday people.

While you don't see Condon in the MCU, she had a significant role. After Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create Ultron, putting JARVIS out of action, Tony boots up his girl FRIDAY as a replacement. He plugs FRIDAY's artificial intelligence into his suit to take JARVIS' place, and she's voiced by none other than Condon. Since appearing in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Condon played FRIDAY in "Captain America: Civil War," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Avengers: Infinity War," and "Endgame."

Matt Lintz - Henry / Bruno Carrelli

Matt Lintz began acting in 2009 via a role in "Halloween II," and he spent the next decade building up his showbiz credentials. He's probably best known on the silver screen for playing Matty van Patten in 2015's "Pixels," while Lintz's television work includes an eight-episode run as Stevie Taggert in "The Alienist." That same year, he joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" as Henry Sutton.

Lintz was the second actor to take on the role, and he was a leading character in the Kingdom. He was adopted by Ezekial and Carol, who helped care for him throughout his early years. After six years, he begins apprenticing as a blacksmith at the Hilltop, and he becomes close to Lydia after she defects from the Whisperers. Sadly, Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, tricks Henry into a trap, killing him. As a warning, his head is placed atop a pike on the border of the Whisperers' territory.

Soon after his time on "The Walking Dead" ended, Lintz joined the MCU as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala Khan's best friend, in "Ms. Marvel." Bruno is one of the first people to learn of her powers, and he uses his intelligence and skills to help her master them. Later, Bruno identifies a mutation in her DNA as the likely source of her powers. As he reveals this, a snippet of the score from "X-Men: The Animated Series" plays, confirming that Kamala is the MCU's first mutant.

Michael James Shaw - Mercer / Corvus Glaive

The vast majority of Michael James Shaw's performances have been on the small screen. His first, albeit uncredited, role was in 2008, when he played a homeless man on "The Wire." He later joined the DC Universe as Papa Midnite in "Constantine" and landed a leading role in "Limitless" after that series ended. Shaw joined the main cast of "Blood & Treasure" playing Aiden Shaw, but he's probably best known these days for his work on "The Walking Dead."

Shaw played General Michael Mercer, the commanding General of the Commonwealth Army. He stands out for two reasons: his massive physique, and he is the only soldier to wear bright orange armor, while everyone else wears white. Mercer's sister, Maxxine, is instrumental in bringing the Alexandria, Hilltop, and Oceanside communities into the Commonwealth, which puts Mercer in a difficult position. He ultimately sides with the newcomers and stands up against the governor. After the conflict ends, he becomes the lieutenant governor of a new, better Commonwealth.

Shaw stands out in a crowd, but there's a good chance you'd never recognize him in the MCU. He played Corvus Glaive, one of the Children of Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame." He fights and attempts to kill Vision to get the Mind Stone from his forehead, but his prey manages to turn the tables, killing him. In "Endgame," the Corvus Glaive from 2014 returns and fights in the final battle between Thanos' forces and the combined might of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Maximiliano Hernández - Bob Larsen / Agent Sitwell

Maximiliano Hernández got his start playing different characters in "Law & Order," and he returned to the franchise years later in "Criminal Intent" and "Trial by Jury." While much of his career has been in television, he's appeared in several feature films, including "Pride and Glory" and "Hotel for Dogs." Hernández also appeared in a variety of television series, including "The Americans," "Hand of God," and "The Last Ship," where he played Chief Hospital Corpsman "Doc" Rios in 30 episodes.

Hernández is probably best known to fans of the MCU for his portrayal of Agent Jasper Sitwell. He first played the character in 2011's "Thor" and reprised the role two years later in "Agents of SHIELD." Sitwell also appeared in "The Avengers," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and "Avengers: Endgame," thanks to some time travel shenanigans. Sitwell was an important character, and he even name-dropped Dr. Strange before he appeared in the franchise, though he's swiftly killed by the Winter Soldier with minimal effort.

In 2014, Hernández made his debut on "The Walking Dead," playing Bob Lamson. Bob is a police officer at Grady Memorial Hospital, making him an enemy to Rick and his friends. After he's captured, he pretends to cooperate but eventually manages to trick Sasha and escape. Unfortunately for Bob, he doesn't make it very far before Rick hits him with his car. As he is mortally wounded, he tells Rick his people would die, which earns him a bullet to the head.

Ross Marquand - Aaron / Red Skull / Ultron

While Ross Marquand has spent a lot of time in front of the camera, much of his career is filled with voice-acting roles. His talents behind the microphone have afforded him numerous opportunities over the years. He voiced 16 characters in "Robot Chicken," Han Solo in "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars," five characters in "Invincible," and so much more.

Marquand is probably best known for playing Aaron on "The Walking Dead." He joined the cast in the fifth season and remained until the end, appearing in 70 episodes. Aaron starts out as a recruiter for Alexandria alongside his husband, Eric. He eventually loses his right arm below the elbow and is outfitted with an iron hand. He occasionally swaps it for a spiked mace, which makes short work of walkers, people, and anything else that gets in his way.

Marquand's work in the MCU has been extensive. When Hugo Weaving didn't return to play the Red Skull in "Avengers: Infinity War," Marquand stepped in. He played the character so well that many didn't realize it wasn't Weaving until the credits rolled. He's also voiced several characters in "What If...?" In addition to reprising the Red Skull in the animated series, he voiced Ultron. Marquand also voiced the Ultron Drones in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

Jon Bernthal - Shane Walsh / Frank Castle

Jon Bernthal has been acting since the early 2000s, and his resume is filled with all kinds of movies and television shows. He played Al Capone in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and Duncan Carmello in 19 episodes of "The Class." Many fans first met Bernthal when he joined the initial cast of "The Walking Dead" as Shane Walsh, Rick Grimes' partner and closest friend. Of course, things take a turn when Shane shacks up with Rick's wife, Laurie, shortly before Rick returns from certain doom.

The affair drives a wedge between the two men, and Shane becomes increasingly unstable over time. He shifts from being the group's leader to its principal antagonist in the second season. Ultimately, he attempts to kill Rick but gets stabbed in the chest instead. Carl stumbles onto the scene and pulls his gun on a now-zombified Shane, shooting him in the head and putting him down for good. 

Over in the Marvel Universe, Bernthal played none other than the Punisher himself, Frank Castle. While the Netflix series aren't officially a part of the MCU, the opening of the Multiverse certainly allows for their inclusion after Matt Murdock's glorious return in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "She-Hulk." There are high hopes Bernthal will return to the role now that the Multiverse has made that possible. Bernthal played the character in Netflix's "Daredevil" and two seasons of "The Punisher" before Netflix axed the series.

Michael Rooker - Merle Dixon / Yondu

Michael Rooker stormed onto the scene in 1986 as Henry in "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer," and he continued to land impressive roles in "Mississippi Burning," "Days of Thunder," and "JFK," to name a few. His film credits are long and impressive, and they include work in the DC universe via "DC Showcase: Jonah Hex" as Red Doc. Rooker also worked in television for several years, though he usually showed up for a single episode on a hit series before finding his way to "The Walking Dead."

Rooker played Merle Dixon on "The Walking Dead," a new character not seen in the comics. He is part of the initial cast and isn't the most likable person in the world. Merle is a racist jerk who rubs Rick the wrong way almost immediately. Rick handcuffs him to a bar on the roof of a building in Atlanta, Georgia, resulting in the loss of his hand. Ultimately, Merle joins forces with the Governor, and despite his love for Daryl, he becomes an antagonist to the group. The Governor eventually kills him, and Daryl is forced to put him down.

Rooker played Yondu Udonta in both "Guardians of the Galaxy" films as well as the "Holiday Special" and "What If...?" Yondu appeared to be a villain in the first film but had a redemption arc in the second, ultimately sacrificing himself to save Peter Quill as they escaped from Ego's planet.

Danai Gurira - Michonne / Okoye

Danai Gurira began working in theater in Africa, often writing her own plays, many of which have been successful. Outside of the theater, Gurira found her way to the small screen via an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in 2004. She also found work in various films throughout the 2000s and 2010s, though she's probably best known for her work in "The Walking Dead" and the MCU, as both roles were incredibly significant.

Gurira played Michonne Hawthorne in "The Walking Dead," having first joined the series in the third season. Michonne shows up with a katana and two chained walkers in tow, which she uses to survive the wasteland on her own. She joins Rick Grimes and his group, becoming a leading character, thanks to her impressive skills at dispatching walkers, people, and anything else she happens upon. Michonne becomes Rick's wife, taking his surname in later seasons. After his apparent death, she leaves to search for him and will reportedly return in a spinoff series Gurira co-created and co-wrote herself.

In the MCU, Gurira played Okoye, the General of the Dora Milage and the head of the Wakandan military. She is one of T'Challa's closest allies and is equal in skill, making her one of the MCU's deadliest and most capable non-superpowered people. Okoye was with T'Challa when he was snapped out of existence in "Infinity War" and returned to the role in "Endgame," "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," and "What If...?"

Lauren Ridloff - Connie / Makkari

Before she began acting, Lauren Ridloff was a pageant queen, having won Miss Deaf Illinois and Miss Deaf America in 2000. She went on to teach at a public school in Manhattan, New York, before making a move to acting. Her first role came in 2017's "Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes," where she played a QIA agent. She followed this with "Wonderstruck" and the theatrical production of "Children of a Lesser God," which earned Ridloff a Tony Award nomination for best actress in a play.

Ridloff joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" in the ninth season, playing Connie, a deaf survivor who joins the people of Alexandria alongside her sister Kelly. Connie communicates through her sister and via writing, but many survivors, including Daryl, learn ASL to better communicate with her. Connie is believed dead for a long time but manages to survive and makes it to the Commonwealth, where she resumes her pre-apocalyptic job of reporting for the Commonwealth Tribune. She helps uncover the corruption of the Commonwealth and survives to the end of the series.

In 2021, Ridloff played Makkari in "Eternals," a character who is instrumental in introducing the concept of sign language to humanity. She helps stop the emergence of Tiamut the Communicator, which would have destroyed the Earth.

Steven Yeun - Glenn / Yet-To-Be-Named Character

Steven Yeun started acting in 2009, with roles in films like "Burning," "Space Jam: A New Legacy," and "Minari." Yeun also spends a lot of time working in television, with appearances in "The Big Bang Theory," "Warehouse 13," and a plethora of animated series. Yeun has voiced characters in "Voltron: Legendary Defender," "Robot Chicken," and "Invincible."

Of course, Yeun is probably best known for playing Glenn Rhee, the baseball-cap-wearing scout introduced with the initial cast of "The Walking Dead." Glenn saves Rick from a herd when he nearly died in Atlanta, and his knack for slipping into and out of the city helps keep the survivors on the outskirts of the city fed. Glen becomes romantically involved with Maggie, and the two have a child, Herschel. Unfortunately, Glenn meets his end via Lucille, Negan's barbwire-wrapped baseball bat. Negan beats him to death after Daryl sucker-punches him following his execution of Abraham.

Deadline revealed that Yeun has officially made the leap to the MCU, though his role has yet to be confirmed. He's set to appear in "Thunderbolts," which is slated to release in 2024. According to Deadline, his part "is not only significant to this film but could also play a role going forward in future films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." Several possibilities have floated around the Internet, including Amadeus Cho and Robert Reynolds aka, Sentry.