Explore Talent talks about ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker as recalled through his life and career. The 40-year-old actor who died in a fatal car crash is one of Universal Studio’s best assets. Family and friends of the celebrity mourned over his immature death.
On the blog, Explore Talent opens up with Paul Walker’s personal life. Paul Walker was born Paul William Walker IV on September 12, 1973. His parents, Paul William Walker III and Cheryl née Crabtree raised their children to be religious. He was born in Glendale, California and grew up in San Fernando Valley.
Paul Walker started his career in the show business as a model. At the age of two, he did Pampers TV commercial. As he grew older, he shifted from modeling to acting. He got TV roles from various shows including Highway to Heaven, Charles In Charge, Touched By An Angel, Who’s The Boss?, Throb, The Young and The Restless, among others. After stopping his TV career, he pursued acting in films. His first film debut was Monster in the Closet and his first feature film, Meet the Deedles. He also did Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon. This made him popular and made lots of teen movies including She’s All That, The Skulls, and Varsity Blues. His careers may have its ups and downs, but he made lots of incredible movies including Joy Ride, Into The Blue, Timeline, Flags of Our Fathers, Running Scared and Eight Below. The most popular movies he ever made were the Fast & Furious franchise. He appeared in all series except for Tokyo Drift.
Other than being an actor, he spent his time as a marine biologist. He graduated from a community college in California. His greatest dream was fulfilled when he became part of the National Geographic Channel’s episode on Expedition Great White Shark. He worked with Chris Fischer for more than a week to spend time with 7 Great White Sharks in the coasts of Mexico.
Paul Walker is also a philanthropist. He created a nonprofit organization, Reach Out Worldwide that aids victims from calamities such as earthquake and typhoon. He helped victims from Chile, Haiti and Philippines who experienced the devastating effects of natural disasters.
On the day of his death, November 30, 2013, Paul Walker came from Santa Clarita, Southern California to help victims of Typhoon Haiayan in the Philippines. The charity event was participated by Always Evolving Performance Motors, Reach Out Worldwide, actors, businessmen, friends, and race car enthusiasts. Always Evolving Performance Motors is owned by former race car driver, Roger Rodas who died in the car accident with him. Rodas was his best friend and business partner. They died after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that Rodas drove went out of control and they crashed in a light pole and tree. The actor’s publicist, Ame van Iden, sadly announced Paul Walker and Roger Rodas’ death through social media sites.
Source: Explore Talent