Who is Paul Walker?
Born September 12, 1973, Paul Walker was an American actor who is well known for his role in The Fast and the Furious and its franchise.
Known for action movies, Paul played in many hit movies and gained popularity worldwide till his death.
Unfortunately, he died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013.
After his death, the song See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was released in Furious 7 in 2015.
It is a tribute to him, which became one of the biggest hits to date.
Today, we will be discussing Paul Walker’s death, height, career, relationship, net worth, and even more.
So, keep on reading!!
|Real Name||Paul Walker|
|Date of Birth||September 12, 1973|
|Birth Place||Glendale, California|
|Age||40 years old|
|Eye Color||Hazel Blue|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Where was Paul Walker born? Paul Walker was born on September 12, 1973, and his hometown lies in Glendale, California.
Regarding his education, he attended Village Christian School and graduated from there in 1991.
As for his higher studies, he majored in Marine biology attending several community colleges in Southern California.
We know that he had a daughter with his high school girlfriend, Rebecca Soteros, with whom he lived till 2011.
Now, let’s know about the beginning of Paul Walker’s career and the achievements he made till his death.
What is Paul Walker famous for?
Beginning/ TV appearance
Paul Walker began his career as a toddler in the modeling industry.
At the age of 2, he was featured in a TV commercial for Pampers.
He continued to work for commercials during his teen days too.
His ads for Showbiz Pizza is the most notable one which happened in 1984.
Then, the same year, he began his acting career after appearing in the teen anthology series CBS SchoolBreak Special.
He appeared on the show till 1996 and started working in the fantasy drama series Highway to Heaven from 1984 to 1986.
Then, he finally got his lead role in 1987, appeared as Jeremy Beatty in the sitcom Throb.
Again, in 1993, he appeared as the main cast of the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
He got nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Soap Opera at the Youth in Film Awards for his performance.
His last appearance on TV was his role in the American drama fantasy Touched by an Angel.
Another last appearance on TV was as a contestant on one of the episodes of the game show I’m telling! alongside his sister Ashlie.
Then, in 1986, Paul started his acting career by appearing mainly in low-budget B films.
He had his first role in the horror-comedy movie Monster in the Closet.
The following year, he starred in the science fiction movie The Retaliator.
After over four years, Paul returned to the film screen playing in the American science fiction horror comedy film Tammy and the T-Rex.
Then, he got a featured comedy film, Meet the Deedles, in 1998.
The movie was a flop but eventually earned Paul supporting roles in films like Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She’s All That, and Skulls.
Walker had his big break after appearing as the character Brian O’Conner in the hit movie The Fast and the Furious in 2001.
In 2002, his performance in the movie earned him MTV Movie Award and Best On-Screen Team.
Likewise, he got a role in another thriller movie like Joy Ride and played his character in the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious.
However, his success was short-lived, and he mainly starred in low-budget or commercially flop movies like Timeline and Into the Blue.
In 2006, he played the supporting role in Flags of Our Fathers’ war film and Eight Below’s survival drama.
Eight Below was a commercial hit, and it gained over $20 million during its opening weekend.
Similarly, in 2008, Walker starred in the independent film The Lazarus Project.
After seven years, he returned to reprise his character in Fast & Furious(2009).
The movie was a commercial hit and the most earning franchise of the time.
Then, he reprised his character in the fifth and sixth franchises, which were hits too.
Paul’s performance was highly praised, and he was nominated for Choice Movie Actor-Action at Teens Award 2011 and for Choice Movie: Chemistry alongside Vinsel Diesel.
Not only that, he won the second MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo with Diesel.
In 2010, he starred in the heist film Takers, and a year later, he went back to modeling again.
He became the face of the fragrance brand Cool Water.
In 2012, he founded his own production company Laguna Ridge Pictures and signed a first-look deal with Fast & Furious distributor Universal Pictures.
He worked as an executive producer for the film Pawn Shop Chronicles.
After his death, four movies such as Hours, Brick Mansions, District 13, in which he starred, were released.
Furious 7 was released in 2015 after using existing reference materials, Paul’s brothers Caleb and Cody, and actor John Brotherton.
The film had remained incomplete due to the unfortunate death of Paul.
After the movie release, Walker won the Choice Movie Award: Action at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards and was nominated for Choice Movie: Chemistry.
It was reported that he was set to play Agent 47 in the film adaptation Hitman: Agent 47; however, he died before the production started.
Also, he reportedly rejected the role of Superman in Superman Returns due to the controversial Superman curse.
How did Paul Walker die? Paul Walker died due to severe burns in an unfortunate incident of a car crash.
On November 30, 2013, Paul and Roger Rodas were returning from Charity held for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Their car crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees and immediately caught fire.
Reportedly, Roger died of multiple trauma whereas Paul died of both trauma and severe burns.
Not only that, the burnt made their bodies beyond recognition.
Several stars and friends posted tributes to the actor on social media platforms.
His ashes were buried in a non-denominational ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Posthumously, there were lawsuits made regarding Walker and Rodas’s death.
Both Walker’s father and daughter filed cases against Porsche; however, the court sided with Porsche, and settlements were done.
How tall was Paul Walker? Paul Walker was around 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm and weighed about 84 kg or 185 pounds.
His Zodiac sign was Virgo. He had blonde hair and blue hazel eyes.
Regarding his nationality, he was an American and white as for his ethnicity.
As for his religion, he was a non-denominational Christian.
Paul was really close to Vinsel Diesel, and his mother also called Vinsel his other half.
Relationship of Paul Walker
Who was Paul Walker dating? At the time of his death, Paul was dating Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.
Besides Jasmine, he was in a relationship with Rebecca Soteros, with whom he had a daughter Meadow Walker.
Meadow Walker is a model and founder, and president of the Paul Walker Foundation.
She is also a global ambassador and advisor of Everyone’s invited.
Family of Paul Walker
Paul Walker was born to his parents Paul William Walker III and Cheryl.
His father was a sewer contractor and former amateur boxer who won the Golden Gloves championship twice.
And Paul’s grandfather William Walker was a boxer.
As for his mother, Cheryl, she was a fashion model.
Regarding his siblings, Paul had two sisters named Ashlie and Aimee, and two brothers called Caleb and Cody.
There is no information about the profession of his sisters; however, it is known that his brothers are also known, American actors.
Net Worth of Paul Walker
What is the net worth of Paul Walker? Paul Walker was a bonafide actor in the American movie industry.
He earned quite a fortune for himself and his family till his death.
The estimated net worth of Paul Walker, as of 2021, is approximately $25 million.
Now, let’s know some of the lesser-known facts about Paul Walker.
Trivia about Paul Walker
- Paul Walker was born on September 12, 1973.
- He majored in Marine Biology.
- Walker was a huge fan of cars and had over 30 cars which he co-owned along with Roger Rodas.
- He held a brown belt in Brazillian jiu-jiu jutsu.
- As a toddler, Paul did modeling for commercials like Pampers.
- At the time of his death, he resided in Santa Barbara.
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