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A story for the scripts - Alumni Profiles
September 2013 Issue
IronE Singleton remembers a sweltering day in an abandoned Georgia prison, when a horde of gruesome zombies attacked his character T-Dog. He didn’t make it out alive. But zombies were just part of daily life on the hit series “The Walking Dead,” in which Singleton (AB ’98) played the zombie-killing juggernaut T-Dog. Prior to this role, he was cast in “The Blind Side,” playing the part of the menacing thug Alton. Singleton’s path to stardom, however, had its own obstacles. He was born and raised in a rough neighborhood of Atlanta, where characters like Alton were all too real. “I knew college was the only way out,” he says. “I needed a totally different environment and constant education.” With God as his inspiration, Singleton was determined to leave the projects behind. He spent his first year of college at Kentucky State before transferring to Georgia to pursue a degree in drama and play football. Starting as a defensive back and later …
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