6 Facts About the Late and Great Paul Walker That Will Touch Your Heart
Paul Walker was a charismatic and inspirational individual, both on and off the big screen. While he was in a number of television series and films prior, he hit the spotlight after starring as Brian O’Conner in the infamous 2001 film the Fast and the Furious.
1. Paul started his small screen career as a toddler, when he starred in a commercial for Pampers in the 1970’s.
2. Paul was a natural actor and started working in television in 1985 at the age of 11, appearing in “Highway to Heaven”, “Touched by an Angel”, “Throb” and others before moving on to the big screen.
3. “Monster in the Closet” was Paul’s first movie and was released in 1986. Below is a scene from the movie.
4. Paul Walker majored in Marine Biology at the California community college, and was a huge fan of Marine Biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Although Paul enjoyed acting, his first love was always marine biology. He was a board member of the Billfish Foundation, and did many projects including “Expedition Great White” for National Geographic. Keep this in mind the next time you watch “Into the Blue”.
5. Paul was a dedicated father to his daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.
During an interview, Paul revealed: “She keeps encouraging me to do all this stuff. I thought at this point in my life I would need to be home with her, but she wants me to keep acting so she can travel around the world with me.”
6. Paul was always held in high regard and was close friends with his “Fast and Furious” co-star Tyrese Gibson. Vin Diesel considered Paul to be like a brother, and affectionately called him “Pablo”.
Paul Walker’s mother often referred to her son as Vin Diesel’s “other half”. Perhaps the chemistry between the cast members is part of the reason why the Fast and Furious franchise has been so successful.