Paul William Walker IV was an American actor best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. Walker began his career as a child actor during the 1970s and 1980s, but first gained recognition in the early 1990s after appearing in the television soap opera The Young and the Restless. He soon transitioned into film, and received praise in 1999 for his performances in the teen films She's All That and Varsity Blues, which helped kickstart his career. Walker then gained international fame after starring in The Fast and the Furious. He subsequently gained commercial success in a number of other action and thriller films, enjoying critical praise for his performances in Joy Ride, Into the Blue, and Running Scared. Walker also enjoyed critical and commercial success in other genres, such as the survival drama Eight Below and the war film Flags of Our Fathers.
|Born:||Paul William Walker IV, September 12, 1973, Glendale, California, U.S.|
|Died:||November 30, 2013, Santa Clarita, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Injuries sustained from Single-vehicle collision|
|Education:||Village Christian School|
|Net worth:||$25 million (2014)|
|Children:||Meadow Rain Walker|
|Relatives:||Cody Walker (brother), Caleb Walker (brother)|
|Twitter:||Paul Walker's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Paul Walker's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Paul Walker's IMDb|
About Paul Walker
Actor who won the 2001 Hollywood Breakthrough Award for New Male Stylemaker for his performance as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious. He reprised his role in five Fast and the Furious sequels and also played prominent roles in the films Varsity Blues, Pleasantville and The Lazarus Project. He tragically died in a car crash in November 2013 in Santa Clarita, California.
He began modeling and working as a child actor at age two, appearing in commercials for Pampers and Showbiz Pizza. In 1985, he earned minor roles in shows such as Touched by an Angel and Highway to Heaven.
He earned a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and his grandfather was a professional boxer.
His mother, Cheryl Walker, was a former fashion model, and his father was a sewing contractor. He was raised alongside four siblings, Cody, Caleb, Ashlie and Amie. He had a daughter named Meadow with his girlfriend Rebecca Soteros and he also dated Jasmine Gosnell.
He won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team with Vin Diesel for The Fast and the Furious.
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