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Shumpert (also known as "Bowman") is a survivor of the zombie apocalypse in AMC's The Walking Dead and a member of the Woodbury Army. He serves as the quaternary antagonist of Season 3.


Nothing is known about Shumpert's life before or as the outbreak began. It is possible that he was already a resident in Woodbury. It is unknown how he acquired his archery skills but it is possible that he gained this skill while living in Woodbury or was skilled with a bow prior to the outbreak.

Usually, Caesar and Shumpert are seen together and seem to be friends due to his nickname, "Shump", given to him and said only by Martinez in "Prey". They are seen together numerous times throughout Season 3, working together to complete The Governor's tasks or guard the walls of Woodbury and keep its residents safe. Caesar and Shumpert are the only remaining guards of Woodbury, and are possibly fearful of The Governor. Later, the night after a campfire when the three men had settled down, Martinez cared enough to take Shumpert with him when he fled the campsite. In "Dead Weight", it is revealed that Martinez put down Shumpert after he had become "reckless" and been bitten by the walkers.

Episode Appearances

Season 3

  • 3x03: "Walk With Me" (No Lines)
  • 3x05: "Say the Word" (No Lines)
  • 3x07: "When the Dead Come Knocking" (No Lines)
  • 3x08: "Made to Suffer" (No Lines)
  • 3x09: "The Suicide King"
  • 3x10: "Home" (No Lines)
  • 3x11: "I Ain't a Judas" (No Lines)
  • 3x14: "Prey"
  • 3x15: "This Sorrowful Life" (No Lines)
  • 3x16: "Welcome to the Tombs"

Season 4

  • 4x06: "Live Bait" (Flashback, No Lines)


The Walking Dead Villains

ZombiesShane† • The Governor† • Chris† • Dwight‡ • Negan‡ • Caesar Martinez† • Woodbury Army† • The Hunters† • Pete Anderson† • Nicholas† • The Saviors‡ • SherryGregoryAlphaThe Whisperers


ZombiesShane Walsh† • Merle Dixon‡ • The Governor† • Gareth† • DwightNeganEd Peletier† • Randall Culver† • Caesar Martinez† • Shumpert† • Woodbury Army† • The Governor's Militia† • Lizzie Samuels† • Alisha† • Mitch Dolgen† • Dan† • Joe† • Lan† • Lou† • Tony† • Mary† • Dawn Lerner† • Peter Anderson† • Ron Anderson† • Nicholas† • The Wolves† • Owen† • Paula† • The SaviorsSimonGregory

Video Games

ZombiesKenny† • NateMikeMichelle† • GaryLilly

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