Chandler Riggs is an American actor and DJ, known for his regular role as Carl Grimes on the AMC horror-drama television series The Walking Dead from 2010 to 2018. For his work on the series, Riggs won three Saturn Awards from five nominations and a Young Artist Award from three nominations. Riggs has appeared in the films Get Low, Mercy and Keep Watching. In late 2017, Riggs started releasing electronic music under his stage name, Eclipse. In early 2019, he began recurring on the ABC drama series A Million Little Things.
Chandler Carlton Riggs
Electronic, Dance, Dubstep
Dim Mak Records
Birthday / Date of Birth
Chandler Riggs was born on the 27th of June 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia, Unites States.
He is currently 20 years old.
Chandler has English, German, a bit of Scottish and far off Welsh ancestry.
Riggs attended Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia. He was also homeschooled for a few years before going to a regular school. After high school, he got admission at the University of Georgia and Auburn University, however, he deferred studied and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He also attended the Theater of Stars in Atlanta to hone his acting skills. Apart from acting, he also studied tap dancing for several years.
- Father – William Riggs
- Mother – Gina Ann Carlton (Real Estate Agent, Actress)
- Siblings – Grayson Riggs (Younger Brother)
- Relatives – William D. Riggs, Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Betty Foss (Paternal Grandmother), Milton Eugene Carlton (Maternal Grandfather), Carol Ann Rothermel (Maternal Grandmother)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Chandler Riggs dated –
- Haleigh Hekking (2018-Present) – Model and social media star Haleigh Hekking and Chandler started dating one another in 2018. The duo enjoys spending their time together playing games and going on adventures.
- In feet – 5 feet 7½ inches
- In centimeters – 172 cm
- In meters – 1.72 m
- In Kilograms – 68 kg
- In Pounds – 150 lbs
His shoe size is 8.5 (US).
Starring as Carl Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead from 2010 to 2018 and PJ in A Million Little Things and winning multiple awards such as the Saturn Award, Satellite Award and the Young Artist Award.
Chandler Riggs was just only five years old when he landed his first acting role in the 2006 indie horror film Jesus H. Zombie, playing the role of Egon aka Zombie.
Riggs is quite a lucky charm as he made his television debut as Carl Grimes on the AMC horror-drama television series The Walking Dead. The actor clinched the lead role at age 10 in 2010, his biggest role to date, and continued to be part of the series until his character was killed off midway through the series eighth season.
Riggs released his debut single track titled Hold On (feat. Lolaby) in 2017 under his stage name Eclipse. He has also released several other songs via SoundCloud such as Lunar (2018), Grime (2018), Soar (2018), Phoenix (2018), Dawn (2018), Into Oblivion (2018), Burns (2018), and Endeavor (2019). Chandler released an EP via SoundCloud titled Lunar with a compilation of 4 of his singles on February 5, 2018. The songs were Hold On, Lunar, Dawn and Grime.
Chandler has appeared in several commercials such as Cox Communications-Bundle & Rooms to Go. Through his social media, he has also endorsed several brands including Xbox.
Awards & Nominations
|2012||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor||The Walking Dead||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Cast – Television Series||Won|
|2013||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series||Won|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2014||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor||Won|
|2015||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series||Nominated|
Chandler Riggs Favorites
- Favorite Movies – The Mist (2007), Super 8 (2011)
- Favorite TV Show – Phinneas & Ferb
- Favorite Books – Looking for Alaska (2005) by John Green, Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012) by Stephen Chbosky
- Favorite Color – Grey
- Favorite Computer Game – Minecraft
- Favorite Character On The Walking Dead – Michonne played by Danai Gurira
Chandler Riggs Net worth
Chandler Riggs has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019. He was paid $100 thousand per episode of The Walking Dead series.
Social Media Portfolio
Some Lesser Known Facts About Chandler Riggs
- Chandler’s middle name Carlton is his mother’s maiden name.
- Riggs was merely 4 years old when he started his career as an actor. Some of his earliest acting credits in a theater are The Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma the musical.
- At the age of 5, he made his debut feature film appearance in Jesus H. Zombie in 2006. It was also based on the dead.
- He made his first television appearance in the film The Wronged Man at the age of 10.
- Chandler co-founded the event and virtual festival production company titled URL Events in the past.
- Chandler had learned to tap dance from dancer Zack Everhart who was a finalist in So You Think You Can Dance season 11.
- Apart from being a skilled actor and DJ, he is also very good at playing the drums.
- Chandler’s father William played a part in the film Zombieland (2009). William is also part of the band Jillhammer.
- In 2013, he graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly (US).
- On his 14th birthday, co-star Andrew Lincoln had gifted him a machine gun.
- He is a huge fan of actor Grant Gustin and his character as Barry Allen in The Flash.
- He is a huge fan of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb.
- In the past, he had started a YouTube channel titled The Orange Trampoline to which he would upload gaming videos with his friends.
- Chandler enjoys spending his time going swimming, mountain biking, rollerblading and skiing.
- In 2017, he earned his recognition as a DJ. He started touring across the United States while performing in various recognized events like the Fire Festival in 2019 and the EDC in 2018.
- In 2017, Riggs starred in the Voltage Pictures horror film Keep Watching.
- In January 2019, Riggs was cast as PJ for a multi-episode arc on the ABC freshman drama series A Million Little Things.Riggs, whose character’s full name was revealed to be Patrick Nelson, appeared in two episodes of the series’ first season.
- In March 2019, Riggs signed with Steve Aoki‘s record label Dim Mak Records.