He is the son of Rick and Lori and the half-brother of Judith Grimes. He joined Shane with Lori to travel to Atlanta , for the refugee camp. As time goes on, Carl slowly becomes hardened, due to the severe loss of life of the loved ones around him. He has also had to adapt to the new world which Rick was reluctant for him to do, but has done so with as much brutality and animosity as him. Carl is one of the two remaining Atlanta survivors and is the sole surviving member of his family. Several years after his father's death , Carl followed his example and became a role model for the communities, while also acting as a messenger for the Commonwealth.
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During the initial outbreak, Carl believed his father to be dead, so he and his mother joined Shane Walsh to travel to Atlanta to the refugee camp. As time progresses, Carl slowly becomes hardened due to the severe loss of life and the environment around him. He has shown to be more than willing to assist and protect the people he cares about, especially Michonne , another survivor who he regards as a mother figure and his best friend. After reaching the Alexandria Safe-Zone he forms a friendship with fellow teenage survivor Enid. This friendship eventually blossoms into a relationship, though it becomes somewhat strained and uncertain after Enid's relocation to the Hilltop Colony. In the middle of the war against Negan and the Saviors , Carl contemplates the future of the communities. Following a last selfless act of rescuing a stranger , Carl leaves behind a legacy for his family and friends to change the world for the better and focus on rebuilding civilization.
Carl was forced to grow up fast in this post-apocalyptic world, and as a result he became the natural-born leader that he is today. With his childhood now firmly behind him, Carl is a survivor, and he knows how to keep those around him safe as well. With the impending war, Carl proves time and time again that he is the son of Rick Grimes.
For his work on the series, Riggs won three Saturn Awards from five nominations and a Young Artist Award from three nominations. In late , Riggs started releasing electronic music under his stage name, Eclipse. Riggs began acting at age four.