|Date of Birth||12 September 1973, Glendale, California, USA|
|Date of Death||30 November 2013, Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, USA (car accident)|
|Birth Name||Paul William Walker IV|
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
Mini Bio (3)
Paul William Walker IV was born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale California. He began acting when he was very young, appearing in many TV commercials. In 1987 he played Prof. Bennet in Monster in the Closet (1986). He then starred in the television series, Throb (1986). He also made guest appearances on several television shows including Charles in Charge (1984),Highway to Heaven (1984),Who's the Boss? (1984) and Diff'rent Strokes (1978). Paul also had a role in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (1973).
In 1987, Walker was cast in Programmed to Kill (1987) as the character Jason, and since then he had appeared in a steady stream of movies. He also majored in Marine Biology at a California community college.
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Paul William Walker was born on September 12, 1973 in Glendale, California. A native of Southern California, Paul grew up active in sports like soccer and surfing, with brothers Cody and Caleb and sisters Ashlie and Amie. His mother was a model, which lead to Paul modeling and acting as a young child. Some of his early TV work includes episodes of "Charles in Charge", "Highway to Heaven", "Who's the Boss?", and "Diff'rent Strokes". In 1986, Paul starred in the horror spoof Monster in the Closet and was featured on the TV series "Throb" (1986-87). After finishing Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, Paul attended several community colleges and at first majored in Marine Biology. However, his early taste of acting came back with a vengeance and Paul decided to pursue an acting career. With experience in modeling, a number of television guest spots, Paul joined the cast of "The Young & The Restless" as Brandon Collins for a 2-year stint. He was young, making money and starring in the top rated soap opera on television. Paul started spending more money than he had and after the job ended, he tried attending Santa Barbara City College to work towards a Marine Biology degree.
With encouragement from friends and an old casting agent who remembered him as a child, he decided to try his luck once more with acting shortly after returning from College. He starred in Meet the Deedles (1998), a campy, silly but surprisingly fun film which failed to garner much attention. However, lack of attention would not be a problem for Paul Walker for long. With Pleasantville (1998), he appeared in his first hit. As the town stud (a la 1950s) who more than meets his match in modern day Reese Witherspoon, he was one of the most memorable characters of the film. Roles in the teen hits Varsity Blues (1999), She's All That (1999) and The Skulls (2000) have cemented Walker's continued rise to celebrity. He was chosen to be one of the young stars featured on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue in April 2000. While the other stars on the cover, brooded and tried their best to look sexy and serious, Paul smiled brightly and showed why he is not part of the norm. This is one young actor who certainly stood apart from the rest of the crowd, not only with his talent but with his attitude. The Dallas Morning News commented in March of 2000 that, "Paul is one of the rarest birds in Hollywood- a pretension free movie star." The latest blockbuster hit The Fast and the Furious (2001) had raised his stardom to an even higher level.
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Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. Paul grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents Paul William Walker III and Cheryl Walker separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William Walker was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a Navy middleweight boxing champion, while his maternal grandfather commanded a tank battalion in Italy under General Patton during World War II.
He attended high school at Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, California, graduating in 1991. Paul set his mind to be in the entertainment industry. Paul attended a number of auditions and had a number of small roles on TV and in the movies before gaining a role in Varsity Blues (1999) in 1999.
That same year, Paul and his then-girlfriend Rebecca had a baby girl named Meadow Rain Walker. Even though Paul publicly admitted that Meadow was not planned, he said that she is his number one priority. Paul and Rebecca separated a few years ago and Meadow lives with her mother in Hawaii. She often visited with Paul as his homes in Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach, California.
Walker, who had English and German ancestry, became famous as a child star as he was appearing in TV commercials at a young age. He was cast for the first season of the family sitcom, Throb (1986) and began modeling until he received a script for the 1994 movie, Tammy and the T-Rex (1994).
Roles in Pleasantville (1998) opposite fellow Hollywood members Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire, Varsity Blues (1999)opposite actor Scott Caan and also another teenage movie, She's All That (1999) opposite then-teenage heartthrobs, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. Real success came when he appeared in The Fast and the Furious (2001) opposite Vin Diesel.
Paul has formed a friendship with Tyrese Gibson, Jason Biggs, Oakley Lehman, Scott Caan and Jessica Alba.
Aside from that, Paul enjoyed working out. His fighting scenes in the movies lead to a passion for martial arts. He has studied various forms of Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Jeet Kune Do and Eskrima. Paul mentioned in a magazine interview that he hopes enroll in the Keysi Fighting Method when it comes to the United States.
Other than practicing martial arts, Paul enjoyed relaxing at home with his daughter, Meadow Rain, surfing near his Huntington Beach abode, walking his dogs and just driving. When Paul seriously did get a break from the entertainment business, he says he loved traveling. Paul had traveled to India, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sarawak, Brunei, Borneo and other parts of the Asian continent.
Tragically Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday November 30, 2013, after attending a charity event for "Reach Out Worldwide."
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Personal Quotes (18)
What's Dom really representative of to him? He's the father and the older brother he never had. It's not a buddy. Brian doesn't even realize it. He gave up on having that kind of family or life before he even knew it was possible, and I don't think he ever thought it could be as great as what he has.
|The Fast and the Furious (2001)||$1,000,000|
|2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)||$7,000,000|
|Into the Blue (2005)||$8,500,000|