Paul Walker
American actor
Paul Walker
Paul William Walker IV is an American actor. He became well known in 1999 after his role in the hit film Varsity Blues. However, he is perhaps best known for starring as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series. His other films include Eight Below, Into the Blue, She's All That and Takers. He also appears in the National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White.
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Paul Walker's personal information overview.
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 2 months
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Michelle Rodriguez Shoots Down Those Paul Walker 'Fast 8' Rumors
Huffington Post - 5 months
The “Fast and the Furious” cast doesn’t have friends. They got family. And that family felt an unimaginable loss when Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash in 2013. “Furious 7” gave Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, a memorable and tear-jerking send-off at the end of the film, and it appears that’s how it will stay for now. Rumors that Walker’s character would appear in the next installment in the franchise, “Fast 8,” began spreading after an Entertainment Tonight interview with Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody. In the interview, the pair said they had a phone call with Vin Diesel to discuss the possibility. But “Fast and the Furious” actress Michelle Rodriguez just set the record straight. Image: Tumblr When asked if Paul Walker had a presence in “Fast 8” or if it was just a rumor, Rodriguez said, “That’s a rumor, man.”  The actress continued, “That’s a whole other subject matter, by the way, that is brought up for all actors to consider. Do you ...
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15 Things That Have Happened Since 'Fast and Furious' Came Out in 2001
ABC News - 8 months
Wanna feel old? This Paul Walker hit was released 15 years ago.
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Ron Lester Of Billy Bob 'Varsity Blues' Fame Dies At Age 45
Huffington Post - 8 months
Ron Lester, an actor best known for his role as Billy Bob in the 1999 sports drama "Varsity Blues," died Friday of liver and kidney failure at a Dallas hospital, Lester's agent, Dave Bradley, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Lester was 45 years old.  According to Bradley, the actor, who has been hospitalized since February, was moved from the intensive care unit and into hospice care early Friday. Surrounded by family, friends and his fiancée, Jennifer Worland, Lester was taken off life support and died at 8:57 p.m., NBC News reported. "He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully," Bradley wrote in a Facebook post.  In November, the actor opened up about his health issues with a Twitter photo of himself and Worland sharing a kiss.  "Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Worland, I wouldn't be alive!" he wrote.  Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Wor ...
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Paul Walker Wasn’t 'Just Another Caucasian Male,' According To Michelle Rodriguez
Huffington Post - 9 months
The 15th anniversary of "The Fast and the Furious" is upon us, and to celebrate the legacy of a movie that inexplicably spawned seven sequels, the always candid Michelle Rodriguez is here to confuse us.  Rodriguez, who is currently training for "Fast 8" ( ), spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her early memories on set with the franchise's late star, Paul Walker, whom we apparently all misunderstood.  When asked how she remembers the first film now, after Walker died tragically in a car crash in 2013, Rodriguez presents an alternate version of the blond and blue-eyed actor, who consistently played the rich or preppy white guy in movies throughout the '90s and early aughts.  What he embodied in one persona is almost impossible to find out there. He had a swag to him. He wasn’t just another Caucasian male. He had some something that united him to the streets, that made him a little bit edgier than everybody else. He may have looked like a Barbie Doll, or a Ken Doll, and ...
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Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Reaches $10 Million Crash Settlement
Huffington Post - 11 months
(Reuters) - The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the car, traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour), careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles. Meadow Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement that the settlement would go into a trust for the teen. The settlement, reached in November 2014, went unnoticed for nearly a year and half because it was filed under "Meadow W.", according to celebrity news website TMZ, which first reported the story. According to Milam's statement, Rodas was only partially responsible for the crash, and the settlement covers a "fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star ...
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Paul Walker's daughter gets $10.1 million settlement in actor's death
Reuters.com - 11 months
(Reuters) - The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday.
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Porsche not liable for Paul Walker's death, judge says
CNN - 11 months
A federal judge in California ruled Monday that Porsche Cars of North America is not at fault for the 2013 crash of the Porsche Carrera GT that killed actor Paul Walker.
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Porsche not at fault in crash that killed Paul Walker: judge
Chicago Times - 11 months
The widow of a man driving the Porsche that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker cannot prove the carmaker is responsible for the accident, a federal judge said. There was not enough evidence in Kristine Rodas' claims that her husband died because the Porsche Carrera GT he was driving lacked several...
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What to Watch Saturday
NYTimes - about 1 year
“Furious 7” says farewell to Paul Walker. “Meru” follows climbers up a blade of granite. And Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis spar in “Tumbledown.”
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How Weta Digital helped 'Furious 7' say goodbye to Paul Walker in 'the best way'
LATimes - about 1 year
As senior visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital, Joe Letteri has created everything from digital stunt doubles to fantasy creatures in "Lord of the Rings," "Avatar" and countless other films. But "Furious 7" challenged him in a new way. When star Paul Walker died in an off-set car crash halfway...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Walker
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    Walker died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013, alongside friend Roger Rodas.
    More Details Hide Details Three films that he was involved in at the time were released posthumously: Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014) and Furious 7 (2015). The song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, which appeared on the Furious 7 soundtrack, is a tribute to Walker. The song was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Walker was born in Glendale, California, and was the son of Cheryl (née Crabtree), a fashion model, and Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor and a fighter who was a two-time Golden Gloves champion. Paul’s paternal grandfather had a boxing career as “'Irish' Billie Walker”. Paul's ancestry was mostly English, with some German, Swiss, and Irish. One of his grandfathers raced factory cars for Ford in the 1960s. The oldest of five siblings, Walker was raised primarily in the Sunland community of Los Angeles and attended high school in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Sun Valley's Village Christian School in 1991. He was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After high school, Walker attended several community colleges in Southern California, majoring in marine biology.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    Shortly after his death, the Hurricane Katrina based film Hours, which he had completed earlier in 2013, was released on December 13, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He had also completed the action film Brick Mansions, a remake of the French film District 13, which was released in April 2014. At the time of his death, Walker had been filming Furious 7, which was slated for release in July 2014. The film was completed by using his brothers Caleb and Cody as his body doubles/stand-ins, and CGI, and was released in April 2015. Walker was also set to play Agent 47 in the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, but died before production began.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    Walker lived in Santa Barbara with his dogs. He and Rebecca Soteros, a one-time girlfriend, had a daughter named Meadow Walker, who lived with her mother in Hawaii for 13 years and then moved to California to live with Walker in 2011.
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    The Coty Prestige fragrance brand Davidoff Cool Water for Men announced in January 2011 that Walker was going to be the new face of the brand as of July 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He reprised his role in the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five (2011), and again in Fast & Furious 6 (2013). For this film, he won the 2014 MTV Movie Award as best on-screen duo, with Vin Diesel. He was part of an ensemble cast in Wayne Kramer's Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013), which was Walker's last film released before his death.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    He fulfilled a lifelong dream by starring in a National Geographic Channel series Expedition Great White (later retitled Shark Men), which premiered in June 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He spent 11 days as part of the crew, catching and tagging seven great white sharks off the coast of Mexico. The expedition, led by Chris Fischer, founder and CEO of Fischer Productions, along with Captain Brett McBride and Dr. Michael Domeier of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, took measurements, gathered DNA samples, and fastened real-time satellite tags to the great white sharks. This allowed Dr. Domeier to study migratory patterns, especially those associated with mating and birthing, over a five-year period.
    He flew with his humanitarian aid team, Reach Out Worldwide, to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims.
    More Details Hide Details An avid car enthusiast, he competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series in which he raced an M3 E92 and was on the AE Performance Team. His car was sponsored by Etnies, Brembo Brakes, Ohlins, Volk, OS Giken, Hankook, Gintani, and Reach Out Worldwide. Walker had been preparing for an auto show prior to his death. Roger Rodas became Walker's financial adviser in 2007 and helped to establish Reach Out Worldwide. Rodas, a pro-am racer was the CEO of Always Evolving, a Valencia high-end vehicle performance shop owned by Walker. Walker was close friends with his 2 Fast 2 Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson. Vin Diesel considered Walker to be like a brother, both on and off screen, and affectionately called him "Pablo". Walker's mother referred to her son as Diesel's "other half". Walker, who was raised in a Mormon household, later became a non-denominational Christian.
    In March 2010, Walker went to Constitución, Chile, to offer his help and support to the people injured in the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on February 27.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    Walker then appeared in the crime drama Takers, which began filming in September 2008 and was released in August 2010.
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    Walker starred in the independent film The Lazarus Project, which was released on DVD on October 21, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently returned to The Fast and the Furious franchise, reprising his role in Fast & Furious, which was released on April 3, 2009.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    Walker then starred in the crime thriller Running Scared and Walt Disney Pictures' Eight Below, both released in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Eight Below garnered critical-acclaim and opened in first place at the box office, grossing over US$20 million during its first weekend. During the filming of Running Scared, director Wayne Kramer stated that "Walker is that guy on some level" when comparing Walker with his character in the movie, Joey Gazelle. Kramer continued on to say that he "loved working with Walker because as a director he's completely supportive of my vision of what the film is. And even better, he's completely game for it."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    The film established Walker as a notable film star and leading man and led to his reprise of the role in the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious.
    More Details Hide Details He continued his career with leading roles in films such as Joy Ride (2001), Into the Blue (2005), and Timeline (2003); he had a supporting role in Clint Eastwood's adaptation of Flags of Our Fathers (2006).
  • 2001
    Age 27
    In 2001, Walker's breakthrough role arrived when he starred opposite actor Vin Diesel in the successful action film The Fast and the Furious, the first film in the franchise.
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  • 1998
    Age 24
    In 1998, Walker made his feature film debut in the comedy Meet the Deedles, which finally gained him fame.
    More Details Hide Details This subsequently led to supporting roles in the movies Pleasantville (1998), Varsity Blues (1999), She's All That (1999), and The Skulls (2000).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    In 1993 he played Brandon Collins on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.
    More Details Hide Details He and his co-star Heather Tom, who played Victoria Newman, were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a soap opera at the Youth in Film Awards.
  • 1988
    Age 14
    He and his sister Ashlie were contestants on a 1988 episode of the game show I'm Telling!; they finished in second place.
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  • 1987
    Age 13
    In 1987 he appeared in The Retailiator (aka Programmed to Kill), a low budget cyborg action film, with Robert Ginty.
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  • 1986
    Age 12
    Walker's film career began in 1986, with the horror/comedy film Monster in the Closet.
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  • 1985
    Age 11
    Walker began his small screen career as a toddler, when he starred in a television commercial for Pampers. He began modeling at the age of two and began working on television shows in 1985, with roles in shows such as Highway to Heaven, Who's the Boss?
    More Details Hide Details The Young and the Restless, and Touched by an Angel. That same year, he starred in a commercial for Showbiz Pizza.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on September 12, 1973.
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