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Also Known As: Paul William Walker, Iv Died: November 30, 2013
Born: September 12, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Glendale, California, USA Profession: actor

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While Paul Walker began his show business career as a child model, it was years before he became a household name considerably later with his role as LAPD cop-turned-criminal Brian O'Conner in the surprise action hit "The Fast and the Furious" (2001). After the phenomenal success of the testosterone-fueled film, Walker developed a following as an athletic, attractive leading man in actioners including "Into the Blue" (2005), and the family-oriented Disney offering "8 Below" (2006). He also found occasional success in more character-oriented dramas like "Pleasantville" (1998) and "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), though it was Walker's continued involvement in the "Fast and Furious" franchise that kept him in the limelight and offset his string of second-rate thrillers that came and went with little notice. In fact, the franchise became his de facto bread and butter, as Walker reprised O'Conner for "2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003), the fourth installment "Fast & Furious" (2009) and "Fast Five" (2011), the most critically and commercially successful movie of the bunch. Despite catcalls from some quarters over his limited range, Walker nonetheless was a central figure in one of the more popular and successful...

While Paul Walker began his show business career as a child model, it was years before he became a household name considerably later with his role as LAPD cop-turned-criminal Brian O'Conner in the surprise action hit "The Fast and the Furious" (2001). After the phenomenal success of the testosterone-fueled film, Walker developed a following as an athletic, attractive leading man in actioners including "Into the Blue" (2005), and the family-oriented Disney offering "8 Below" (2006). He also found occasional success in more character-oriented dramas like "Pleasantville" (1998) and "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), though it was Walker's continued involvement in the "Fast and Furious" franchise that kept him in the limelight and offset his string of second-rate thrillers that came and went with little notice. In fact, the franchise became his de facto bread and butter, as Walker reprised O'Conner for "2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003), the fourth installment "Fast & Furious" (2009) and "Fast Five" (2011), the most critically and commercially successful movie of the bunch. Despite catcalls from some quarters over his limited range, Walker nonetheless was a central figure in one of the more popular and successful film franchises of recent memory. His death in a high-speed car crash in November 2013 shocked and saddened the film community, who lost not only a rising action film star, but a quiet humanitarian.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Brick Mansions (2014)
3.
 Hours (2013)
4.
5.
 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
6.
 Vehicle 19 (2013)
7.
 Air Racers 3D (2012)
8.
 Fast Five (2011)
9.
 Takers (2010)
10.
 Fast & Furious (2009)
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1975:
First modeling job was a Pampers ad at age two
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Worked as a child actor while in high school in the 1980s
1986:
Guest starred in a two-part episode of "Highway to Heaven" (NBC) as an institutionalized mentally challenged boy
1986:
Played Diana Canova's son on the syndicated series, "Throb" (billed as Paul W Walker)
1987:
First film appearance, "Programmed to Kill"
1993:
Had a recurring role on the CBS soap, "The Young and the Restless" as Brandon Collins
1994:
Cast in the short-lived CBS sitcom, "The Boys Are Back"
1998:
First lead role in a feature, as surfer dude Phil Deedle, in the comedy "Meet the Deedles"
1998:
Had a supporting role as the captain of the basketball team in "Pleasantville"
1999:
Co-starred as the team's star quarterback who is injured in the film, "Varsity Blues"
1999:
Played Freddie Prinze Jr's friend and rival in the romantic comedy, "She's All That"
2000:
Co-starred with Joshua Jackson in "The Skulls"
2001:
Breakthrough role as Brian O'Connor in the action film "The Fast and the Furious"
2003:
Reprised role for the sequel, "2 Fast and 2 Furious"
2003:
Acted in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's book, "Timeline"
2005:
Co-starred with Jessica Alba in the thriller, "Into the Blue"
2006:
Starred in the Disney film, "Eight Below"
2006:
Cast as one of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"
2008:
Starred as a former criminal who gets a second chance at life in "The Lazarus Project"
2009:
Re-teamed with the original cast for the fourth film, "Fast & Furious"
2010:
Appeared in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"
2011:
Reprised role of Brian O'Connor for the fifth film, "Fast Five"
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Education

Village Christian High School: Sun Valley , California -

Notes

"I'm not ready for a leading-man role yet anyway. I don't want the pressure of all those millions of dollars rising on my performance. I'm much more comfortable inthe back seat right now." --Paul Walker, quoted in THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, January 30, 1999

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companion:
Bliss Ellis. Met in April 1998 during filming of "Varsity Blues" in which she appeared as an extra.

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grandfather:
William Walker. Professional boxer.
father:
Paul W Walker Sr. Businessman. Operates a general contracting firm.
sister:
Ashlie Walker. Born in June 1976.
brother:
Caleb M Walker. Born in October 1977.
brother:
Cody Beau Walker. Born in 1988.
daughter:
Meadow Walker. Born in early 1999.
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