The Walking Dead’s Matt Mangum looks back at his final scene

Matt Mangum as DJ, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Matt Mangum as DJ, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Matt Mangum portrayed DJ in The Walking Dead series. He died as one of Alpha’s (Samantha Morton) pike victims in season 9, episode 15, “The Calm Before,” but returned for a scene in season 10, episode 13, “What We Become.” He shared a flashback photo on Instagram of the third anniversary of filming his final scene in the series.

“What We Become” is the episode in which Michonne (Danai Gurira) accompanies Virgil (Kevin Carroll) back to his home on Bloodworth Island. He gives her some freaky tea that makes her hallucinate a very different world than what she actually lived.  We saw her look away when Andrea (Laurie Holden) needed help, and we even see her as Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) right-hand woman.

This is where we see DJ again. He is among the Saviors with Negan when they first find Michonne. In his flashback photo, we see the backs of Michonne and Negan in the line-up scene where in the alternate universe in Michonne’s hallucinations, Michonne is the one wielding Lucille.

Matt Mangum – The Walking Dead and other roles

DJ enters the series during season 8 as a member of Negan’s Saviors. Although never an extremist like many others, he joins Jed after the Saviors are defeated, and when the Sanctuary finally falls, he relents. Years after Rick’s “death,” he is seen as a member of Alexandria. Ultimately, he, along with the Highwaymen Ozzy (Angus Sampson) and Alek (Jason Kirkpatrick), makes a brave effort against the Whisperers. It doesn’t end well for them, but they are remembered as heroes for their actions.

Mangum is known for his roles in Cobra Kai, Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven, Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony, American Reunion, Drop Dead Diva, Sweet Home Alabama, We Were Soldiers and The Last Castle. 

Next, he will star in the movie The Daylong Brothers with fellow Walking Dead universe actors Keith Carradine and Adam Boyer. Directed and written by Brandon McCormick, this film is a southern gothic story about three cursed brothers seeking revenge on their father, who sold their souls to the devil before they were born.

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