Nothing is known about Alex's life before or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near the location which would later be used as Terminus and somehow joined the survivors of Terminus.
Alex appears in Terminus and shows Rick's group around. He is held hostage after Rick becomes suspicious about the clothes the residents are wearing. He tries to reason with Rick and the others to let him go, but a Terminus resident attempts to shoot Rick as Gareth ordered him to. Rick moves out of the way and Alex takes the bullet instead.
In Season 5, Alex appears in a flashback, shook up by the events currently taking place. Locked in a box cart with Gareth and a few other Terminus residents, Alex says that they should've never put the signs up, and that they brought the attackers onto themselves. After Gareth says that they were trying to do the right thing, as they were human beings, with Alex replying 'What are we now?'
Alex's corpse can is also seen in the warehouse of Terminus. His corpse was being dismembered by two other Terminus men. After an explosion caused by Carol. Rick breaks himself free and kills both the two Terminus men, but before he goes to free everyone else. Rick noticed Alex's corpse on the butcher table.
- Alex is the last character to die in the fourth season.
- He is also the first resident of Terminus to die (on-screen).
- Mary is his mother.