December is best known as the month of holiday cheer and warm fuzzy feelings, of eggnog and spiked cider, of celebrations and gifts and of course, the month when the birth of Jesus is celebrated. However, for fans of The Walking Dead, Jesus’ birthday doesn’t just come in the form of…well…the biblical Jesus; it also comes in the form of Tom Payne’s birthday on December 21st.
Yep, the man who brought Jesus to life in front of our eyes was also born in December and TWD’s Jesus has to be one of the most kick ass characters in the history of the series, and also one of the most caring. From his rough around the edges start, to standing up for Maggie and Sasha; he’s been an integral part of the group and we’re just getting to know him.
In addition to getting to know the character of Jesus, fans are getting to know Tom at conventions, through interviews, and as a member of our favorite cast and it’s been interesting. Just as Jesus fit in quickly on the show, Tom fit in quickly within the cast! He’s also incredibly fascinating off the show too. He’s got one of the most active Instagram accounts of any cast member and it just goes to show that he’s easy going, happy, and that he knows how to appreciate what he’s got.
We looked through his Instagram account and picked 5 of his best posts to use for our TWD Christmas celebration, from selfies to photos on set – there’s a lot to enjoy.
When he was all of us.
When he posted lyrics from The Smiths.
This awesome M&G photo from Walker Stalker Atlanta.
Honestly; Tom’s entire Instagram feed is awesome and if you haven’t taken the time to look through it yet, there’s no day more perfect than today to get started. Happy birthday Tom!
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