Larry Mainland was born in Charleston, SC and currently lives in Duluth, Georgia with his wife and teenage son. He also has another son and daughter in their 30’s and 7 grandchildren.
When his youngest son was diagnosed with a brain tumor, in 2007 at the age of 7, Larry had to close his brokerage business to devote his entire time to helping take care of his son’s medical needs and later his rehabilitation, which will continue for many years to come.
In 2010, as his son’s health progressed to a point where Larry could finally do something outside the home, he started looking for something new and exciting to apply his unique talents to. A friend suggested he apply to become one of the zombies for a new TV production called “The Walking Dead”, on AMC. He submitted his information and was given a call back in less than 5 minutes. It seems he had “the look” they were after.
Larry is best known as a Featured & Promotional Zombie from “The Walking Dead”. His image was the first to be released from the set before the show aired and has been used extensively for advertising in more than 140 countries. He has been on the cover of numerous magazines, such as “Entertainment Weekly” in the US and “SFX”, the #1 Sci-Fi magazine in the United Kingdom, twice and countless articles worldwide. He can be seen on t-shirts, mugs, buttons and virtually anything you can put an image on, including board games and even on “Xbox Live”. As a Ghoul in the movie, “Goosebumps”, Larry can be seen on board games, in many books, and on various merchandize. Recently, Larry was fortunate to appear as an Obnoxious Zombie on TBS, in the TV game show, “Separation Anxiety”. He has also appeared on TruTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect”, as Sir James Oglethorpe. Other Film and TV credits include such notables as:
“The Three Stooges”, “Contagion”, “Sick People”, “Level Up”, the movie “Remnant” and “Home” …just to name a few. You can see all of Larry’s credits on http://www.imdb.me/LarryMainland He’s also been photo featured by “I Am Me Magazine” and interviewed countless times by such notables as “Entertainment Weekly”, “Stiff Magazine”, “Zombie Nation Magazine” and more recently on the new, web-based talk show, “Two Irish Girls Unfiltered”.
You can find Larry on:
His website – http://www.LarryMainland.com
IMDb – http://www.imdb.me/LarryMainland
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/LarryMainlandFanPage Twitter – http://twitter.com/LarryMainland
Instagram – http://instagram.com/LarryMainland
If you’d like to see more images of Larry, simply Google his name…
Though life may be quite difficult at times, it certainly is anything but dull…