It all started with a HUGE role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat… Well, not a huge role, actually just a choir boy. However, this was the springboard that shot the acting bug at a young Chandler Riggs. Growing up with parents who were a part of the theatre community in Atlanta, baby Chandler was able to test out his chops in performance art at an early age. He was a mere 4 years old in his first role, and afterwards continued his endeavors in theatre. His real debut (if choir boy isn’t official enough for you all) was as a Munchkin in Atlanta’s Fox Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz!
All this leads to Chandler landing his larger acting breaks at age 9 as Tom in the film Get Low and a smaller role in The Wronged Man (made for TV movie). The following year, 2010, he was cast as our beloved baby Carl in this new zombie show called The Walking Dead. As you all know, this dream role would then consume the next EIGHT years of Chandler’s life. Growing up on a TV show is no easy task, but Chandler has captured the heart of millions of supportive fans around the world and those of his fellow cast and crew-mates.
Needless to say, it was devastating to see him go.
But with all endings come new beginnings, and Chandler has a bright, bright future ahead of him. Returning to Los Angeles he sets his sights on landing new gigs, playing video games, and perfecting his music under the DJ name: Eclipse. Recently, he’s been releasing new tracks (which you should listen to – link below) and dipping his toes into performing live! Watch the interview below as we dig into Chandler’s future in acting, music, his free-time and how much of a video game nerd he is (so are we Chandler, so are we). Enjoy!
If you want to check out his music, click this link! -> https://soundcloud.com/eclipse_sound
Check out more of our interviews below!
Lorenzo De Felici (Co-Creator & Artist of Oblivion Song): https://www.skybound.com/lorenzo-de-felici
Pollyanna McIntosh (Actress playing Jadis, AMC’s The Walking Dead): https://www.skybound.com/pollyanna-mcintosh/
Annalisa Leoni (Colorist, Oblivion Song): https://www.skybound.com/annalisa-leoni