17-year-old Nick Santonastasso wants to be a "Walker" on AMC's "The Walking Dead." There's just one problem: He has no legs (and only one arm), so he won't be "walking" in his audition. Despite that, as TMZ reported on Tuesday, a petition to get him on the show has some solid numbers.
Santonastasso was born with only one arm and no legs. The petition is seeking 2,500 signatures before it is sent to comic book creator Robert Kirkman, who is also involved in the TV series. At the time of this writing, there are 1,777 signatures.
The petition, titled "Get Nick Santonastasso on Walking Dead: Please Robert Kirkman put Nick on Walking Dead," was started by Johnny Pope of Georgetown in South Carolina. It says:
Nick has made the best out of his physical sistuation (sic) and it would great if he could work as a zombie on up coming walking dead episode.
There is historical reason to believe such a walker would exist. Those who remember the show's first episode will recall that Rick came upon one zombie who was pretty much just a half person, with entrails streaming behind her and no lower part of her body.
Santonastasso has created his own audition "tape" of sorts. It can be seen, embedded below. If you think that he should get a shot on AMC's hit zombie series, surf over to the petition site linked above and hit it up with a signature.