Walking Dead fan-favorite Michael Cudlitz recently attended a bourbon-tasting event in West Kelowna, BC, Canada, at Crown & Thieves. When he discovered a convention the same day, he agreed to participate in that as well. According to Kremoes Review, Cudlitz stole the show at the Kelowna ComiCon event.
Cudlitz is best known within The Walking Dead universe for portraying the king of one-liners, Abraham Ford. Introduced in season 4, Abraham and his travel companions Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) and Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) were headed to Washington D.C. as Eugene convinced everyone he knew the key to cure the virus that was bringing the undead back to life.
Abraham met his maker at the end of Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) Lucille. Until the end, Abraham remained calm, cool, and ever so brave.
While Cudlitz is best known in TWDU for his portrayal, he also served another role as director of several episodes of the main series and two episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
Did Michael Cudlitz direct The Walking Dead?
During Season 9 of The Walking Dead, Cudlitz would step behind the camera in episode 7, “Stradivarius.” This would take place years after his on-screen death in the series in an episode written by Vivian Tse.
He would go on to direct two episodes in season 10, “Silence the Whisperers” and “Open Your Eyes,” both outstanding episodes. And in the eleventh and final season of the series, he directed “Rogue Element.”
In the spinoff’s first season, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Cudlitz directed the sixth and seventh episodes. “Shadow Puppets,” and “Truth or Dare.” Both of these episodes were two of the best from this season.
Since he departed from The Walking Dead, Cudlitz has starred in several new series and movies. He portrayed Mike Cleary in The Kids Are Alright, Paul Krendler in Clarice, a continuation of Silence of the Lambs character Clarice Starling’s story, Jed Haywood in Red Stone, and starred as Lex Luther in Superman & Lois.
Next, he will join Jake Abel, Zhang Hanyu, and Vivienne Tien in a drama, Unspoken. The film, expected to be released in April 2024, follows a Chinese man whose estranged deaf daughter has been murdered. The two were separated as she attended a university in the U.S., and as a former law enforcement officer, he believes local authorities have apprehended the wrong suspect and that racism is clouding the investigation.