Paul William Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor, model and philanthropist. Walker began his early career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched By An Angel. He would then gain prominence with breakout roles in coming-of-age and teen films such as She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for playing Brian O'Conner, one of the lead protagonists in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in its additional sequels. He also branched out in various films such as Eight Below, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Takers.
Walker began his small screen career as a toddler, when he starred in a television commercial for Pampers. He began modeling at the age of two and began working on television shows in 1985, with roles in shows such as Highway to Heaven, Who's the Boss?, The Young and the Restless, and Touched by an Angel. That same year, he starred in a commercial for Showbiz Pizza.Walker's film career began in 1986
Walker died in a single car-accident on November 30, 2013 alongside friend Roger Rodas. His film Hours was released posthumously and his signature character, Brian O’Conner, will be retired in his final film Fast & Furious 7, which is slated to be released April 10, 2015.