41 Facts About Paul Walker


Paul Walker began his career as a child actor in the 1980s, gaining recognition in the 1990s after appearing in the television soap opera The Young and the Restless; he received praise for his performances in the teen comedy She's All That and the comedy-drama Varsity Blues, and saw international fame by starring in The Fast and the Furious.


Paul Walker starred in the commercially successful road thriller Joy Ride, becoming an action star.


Paul Walker followed this with the box-office disappointments Into the Blue and Running Scared, although he earned praise for his performance in the survival drama Eight Below, and for his portrayal of Hank Hansen in Flags of Our Fathers.


Outside of these, Walker largely appeared in low budget action films, but starred in the commercially successful heist film Takers.


Paul Walker died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30,2013, as a passenger in a speeding car.


At the time of his death, Paul Walker had not completed filming Furious 7 ; it was released after rewrites and stand-ins, including his brothers Cody and Caleb, both of whom filled in for Paul Walker, while the song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was commissioned as a tribute.


Paul Walker was born on September 12,1973, in Glendale, California.

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Paul Walker's mother, Cheryl, was a fashion model, and his father, Paul William Walker III, was a sewer contractor and former amateur boxer, who was a two-time Golden Gloves champion.


Paul Walker spent the majority of his early life in the Sunland neighborhood of Los Angeles, and graduated from Village Christian School in 1991.


Paul Walker subsequently attended several community colleges in Southern California, majoring in marine biology.


Paul Walker began a modeling career as a toddler, starring in a television commercial for Pampers at age two.


Paul Walker has appeared in commercials, most notably for Showbiz Pizza in 1984, before beginning an acting career on television that year, appearing in the teen anthology series CBS Schoolbreak Special.


Paul Walker continued to work in television until 1996, across a number of genres; he appeared in two episodes of the fantasy drama Highway to Heaven between 1984 and 1986, and secured his first leading role in 1987, appearing as Jeremy Beatty in the sitcom Throb.


Paul Walker began his film career in 1986, appearing mainly in low budget B films.


Paul Walker starred in the critically successful thriller Joy Ride, focusing on car-related action, and reprised his role as Brian O'Conner in the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious.


Paul Walker portrayed Hank Hansen in Clint Eastwood's war film Flags of Our Fathers and starred in the survival drama Eight Below, both released in 2006.


Paul Walker then starred in the independent film The Lazarus Project, which was released on DVD on October 21,2008.


Paul Walker then reprised his role in the fifth and sixth installments of the franchise, which were commercially successful, while his performances were praised.


Paul Walker starred in the heist film Takers, and returned to modelling in 2011, appearing as the face of fragrance brand Cool Water.


Paul Walker served as executive producer on the film Pawn Shop Chronicles, while Furious 7, originally slated for release in 2014, was pushed back to recreate Walker's likeness.


The film was then released in 2015, and Paul Walker won the award for Choice Movie Actor: Action at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, and was nominated for Choice Movie: Chemistry.


Paul Walker was set to play Agent 47 in the film adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, but died before production began.


Paul Walker was raised in a Latter-day Saint household, but later became a non-denominational Christian.


Paul Walker's godfather is Vin Diesel, with whom Walker shared a close bond; Diesel gave him the nickname "Pablo", while Walker's mother referred to her son as Diesel's "other half".


At the time of his death, Paul Walker was in a relationship with Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.

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Paul Walker held a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ricardo "Franjinha" Miller at Paragon Jiu-Jitsu and was awarded his black belt by Miller posthumously.


Paul Walker founded the humanitarian aid nonprofit charity Reach Out Worldwide with financial adviser Roger Rodas in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


Paul Walker traveled to a number of disaster-stricken areas to supply aid until his death.


Paul Walker had an interest in marine biology, and joined the board of directors of The Billfish Foundation in 2006.


Paul Walker fulfilled a lifelong dream by starring in the National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White, which premiered in June 2010.


Paul Walker spent 11 days catching and tagging seven great white sharks off the coast of Mexico.


Paul Walker's car was sponsored by Etnies, Brembo Brakes, Ohlins, Volk, OS Giken, Hankook, Gintani, and Reach Out Worldwide.


Paul Walker had been preparing for an auto show prior to his death.


Paul Walker owned Always Evolving, a Valencia high-end vehicle performance shop, where Rodas, a pro-am racer, acted as CEO.


Paul Walker had a large car collection of about 30 cars, a portion of which he co-owned along with Rodas.


In January 2020, twenty-one vehicles owned by Paul Walker were sold for a combined $2.33 million during spirited bidding at an annual car auction in Arizona.


Rodas died of multiple trauma while Paul Walker died from the combined effects of trauma and burns.


The curve where Paul Walker and Rodas died is a popular spot for drifting cars.


Paul Walker's body was cremated and his ashes were buried in a non-denominational ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


Paul Walker's life was later chronicled in the documentary I Am Paul Walker, which was released on August 11,2018.


In December 2014, Paul Walker's father filed a wrongful death claim against Rodas's estate, seeking the return of or "a proportionate share" of revenue generated by a group of automobiles that were jointly owned by both Paul Walker and Rodas.