“I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.” - Paul Walker
|Paul Walker's Life's Journey|
|“I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.” - Paul Walker|
Full name is Paul William Walker. He was born in Glendale which is in California. He grew up together with his two brothers, Caleb and Cody & two sisters, Ashlie & Amie. His parents, Paul William Walker is a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker is a model. His grandfather, William Walker was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a Navy middleweight boxing champion while his grandfather commanded a tank battalion in Italy army under General Patton during World War 2. Paul grew up very active in sports like surfing and soccer. He had English and German ancestry.
Paul was cast for the 1st season of the family Sitcom, Throb in 1986 and began his modelling until he received a script for the 1994 movie which Tammy and the T-Rex. He did his high schooling from Village Christian High School which is in Sun Valley, California and graduating in 1991. Encouragement from friends and an old casting agent who remembered him from the childhood, he decided to try his luck in acting shortly after returning from College.
He starred in Meet the Deedles in 1998, silly but it’s a fun film which was failed to gain much attention. With the Pleasantville in 1998, he gave his first hit. The town stud who more than meet his match in modern day Reese Witherspoon, he was one of the most memorable character of the film. In that same year, Paul and his girlfriend Rebecca had a baby girl named Meadow Rain Walker. Paul publicly admitted that Meadow was not planned and he said that she is his number one priority in his life. After that Paul and Rebecca separated and Meadow lives with her mother in Hawaii. Many times she visited with Paul as his homes in Santa Barbara and Huntington Beach in California.
Roles in the three hits film Varsity Blues in 1999, She's All That in 1999 and The Skulls in 2000 cemented Walker continued rise to celebrity. He was chosen t as one of the youngest stars featured in the cover of Vanity Fair in April 2000. This is one of the young actor who certainly stood apart from the rest of the crowd, not only with his talent but with his good attitude. The Dallas Morning News was commented in March 2000 that "Paul is one of the rarest birds in Hollywood- a pretension free movie star." The latest blockbuster hit which is unbeatable The Fast and the Furious in2001 had raised his stardom on higher level.
He has studied various forms of Taekwondo, Jujits and Jeet Kune. Paul also mentioned in a magazine interview that he had hoped enroll in the Keysi Fighting method when it comes to the United States. Paul also enjoyed relaxing at home with his daughter, Meadow Rain, and walking his dogs and driving.
He travelled many places and countries like India, Fiji , Costa Rica… Tragically, Paul Walker died in a car crash on November 30, 2013, after attending a charity event for "Reach Out Worldwide."