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Paul Walker Biography

Paul Walker

Date of Birth: September 12, 1973

Date of Death: November 30, 2013

Paul Walker was born in raised in Glendale, Southern California. He has two brothers, Caleb and Cody, and one sister, Ashlie, and started his career as a child, doing modeling and acting.

As a young man, he excelled at sports and picked up a passion for surfing. Walker has always maintained a sense of freedom and a carefree ideology. His friends nicknamed him "Vagrant" because he never stays in one place for long.

After graduating from Village Christian high school, Walker attended several community colleges and at first majored in Marine Biology. Walker considered various career possibilities including marine biology. But with experience in modeling, a number of television guest spots on shows like Who's The Boss?, Diff'rent Strokes and The Young and the Restless already to his credit, he decided acting was definitely the way to go.

Walker made his feature film debut in the outrageous comedy Meet The Deedles (1998), with Steve Van Wormer, A.J. Langer and Dennis Hopper. This campy, silly but surprisingly fun film failed to garner much attention.

Fortunately, his next film, Pleasantville (1998), with Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire was a hit with critics and viewers, and landed Walker on the map. From there, his popularity continued to rise with strong performances in Brokedown Palace (1999), Varsity Blues (1999) and She's All That (1999).

In 2000, Walker co-starred with Joshua Jackson in The Skulls, and then went on the road to escape a psycho-killer in the thriller Squelch, but it was The Fast And The Furious (2001) that propelled him to stardom. He also starred in the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). More recently, he appeared in Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Brick Mansions (2014).

In his spare time, Walker enjoyed surfing, snowboarding, skiing, snorkeling, sailboarding, sailing, shooting, and soccer. He has a daughter, Meadow, with an ex-girlfriend.

Walker died in a car crash on Saturday, November 30, 2013, when the Porsche he was a passenger in hit a tree and burst into flames. Both Walker and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene.

Filmography:

Brick Mansions(2014)
Fast & Furious 6
Vehicle 19(2013)
Fast Five(2011)
Takers(2010)
Fast & Furious(2009)
The Lazarus Project (2008)
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
Flags of our Fathers(2006)
Eight Below(2006)
Running Scared(2006)
Into the Blue(2005)
Noel (2004)
Timeline(2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious(2003)
Life Makes Sense If You're Famous (2002)
Joy Ride(2001)
The Fast And The Furious(2001)
The Skulls(2000)
Brokedown Palace(1999)
She's All That(1999)
Varsity Blues(1999)
Pleasantville(1998)
Meet The Deedles(1998)
Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
Programmed to Kill (1987)
Monster in the Closet (1986)

Filmography

ActorFast & Furious 7 (2015)
ActorBrick Mansions (2014)
ActorFast & Furious 6 (2013)
ActorFast Five (2011)
ActorTakers (2010)
ActorFast & Furious (2009)
ActorEight Below (2006)
ActorRunning Scared (2006)
ActorInto the Blue (2005)
Actor2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
ActorTimeline (2003)
ActorJoy Ride (2001)
ActorThe Skulls (2000)
ActorShe's All That (1999)
ActorVarsity Blues (1999)
ActorMeet The Deedles (1998)