Jeremy William Palkowetz was born in LaGrange, GA, and moved to Puyallup, WA, at a young age, where he was raised with an older brother and a younger sister. He turned to acting in college after a knee surgery sidelined him from athletics. He went on to graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in Comparative Literature and minor in Drama, where he also got his first taste of the stage. After graduation he was cast as an Entertainment host on the Disney Cruise Line and performed for two years.
He soon realized his true passion for acting and quickly moved back to land where he landed a role in Never Back Down as the bully/jock using his athletic background to take numerous violent hits in the scene. After joining the Screen Actors Guild in 2008, he quickly landed roles on Guiding Light as well as a National Commercial for Coors Light Beer.
Jeremy has also been seen in such television shows as Bloodline with Kyle Chandler, Are We There Yet? along side Terry Crews and Anthony Anderson, USA’s Burn Notice, and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries along side Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev.
He currently portrays the Hilltop Colony’s Andy on The Walking Dead.
He continues to pursue and perfect his love for acting with a positive attitude and constant outpouring of love and support from his family and friends. He takes nothing for granted.