"Paul Walker"

Primary Authors: Durwin Johnson, Alyssa Kowalski, Tyler Saunders

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Paul Walker was born on the 12 September 1973 in Glendale, California. He was raised in a family of four; having two brothers and one sister. His modeling career started in pampers commercials when he was still a toddler. His film career began at the age of 13, when he appeared in Monster in the Closet (1999).

Walker attended a Christian high school during which he discovered his passion, leading him to attend a series of community colleges in order to earn a degree in marine biology. Afterwards he dove into full time acting.

Walker is a very well-known actor for his roles in action packed movies like the Fast and Furious (2001-2015) series, Brick Mansions (2014), Takers (2010), Flag of Our Fathers (2006), Joy Ride (2001), and Vehicle 19 (2013).

The Fast and Furious series are seven movies. Even though the movies are one big story line, they don't make a complete story. Each movie has its own issues the characters are dealing with. Paul Walker plays the role of Brian O'Conner who first starts off as an undercover cop in the first movie but then, as the movies go on, he turns into part of the bad group and he quits being a cop to show his loyalty for the crew. All these movies deal with illegal street racing and heists.

In the movie Brick Mansions, Walker played the role of Damien Collier who is an undercover cop. The movie's plot is that Walker's character is trying to bring down a neighborhood's crime lord who is trying to bring down the whole city with the help of an ex-convict gone good.

Takers is about a group of professional bank robbers. On one of their last robberies, they are interrupted by a police detective and his partner. Walker plays the role of John Rahway who is one of the professional robbers.

In the movie Flag of Our Fathers, Walker plays the role of Hank Hansen who a Marine. The film is about six Marines who climb a mountain to raise a flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima which was in World War II.

Joy Ride is about a group of young people who are taking a road trip and have a CB radio. They talk to truckers on it for entertainment. But one of the truckers they were talking to wasn't like the rest. He turned out to be a psycho killer and they have to escape him since he is now following them. Walker plays the role of one of the young people who are taking this road trip with his friends.

In the movie Vehicle 19, Walker plays the role of Michael Woods who is a guy who gets in a rental car in which there is a lady tied up in the trunk. The police are after Woods because they want to kill the woman in his car for having information about a powerful guy that they do not want leaking out at the courthouse. Walker's character protects her from the cops by driving though the city and doing what it takes to get away from the police.

Most of Paul Walker's movies are action packed. He was a very good actor and his legacy will live on and will be truly missed by his fans.

When not filming, Walker spent his time giving back to the world. He is a humanitarian, a humble man, and a father. In January 2010, after the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti, "Paul Walker saw the gap in amount of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations." Once he returned from his trip to Haiti, Walker contacted some of his close friends and asked them to assist him in forming Reach Out Worldwide.

Walker is a humanitarian, because, as he goes on to say himself, "I'm a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, 'I should be there; I should be helping out.'" He cares about people and he cares about our world. Even while working in the movie industry, Director Wayne Kramer states that "Walker is that guy on some level, he loved working with Walker because as a director he's completely supportive of my vision of what the film is." Walker doesn't want to impose. He is a very humble man.

Works Consulted

Paul Walker in Flag of Our Fathers