Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

21 Little-Known Facts About Paul Walker That Will Make You Miss Him Even More.

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California, on September 12, 1973 and graced TV and movie screens for decades before his unexpected death 40 years later.

The blonde-haired, blue-eyed actor passed away on November 30, 2013 in a single-car accident just north of Los Angeles alongside friend Roger Rodas, who was later identified as the driver.

Earlier that day, Walker attended an event for Reach Out Worldwide, a nonprofit he had founded to provide relief efforts for victims of natural disasters. His family, friends, and fans mourned, and Furious 7 crew scrambled to rewrite the original ending as gracefully as possible.

Nearly three years later, we continue to celebrate Walker's life and work, which expanded well beyond Brian O'Conner and the realm of acting. He was also an animal lover, athlete, humanitarian, and loving father.

Continue reading for photos and interesting facts about Paul Walker's life.

Paul Walker started his career early.

When he was just a toddler, he starred in a commercial for the baby products company Pampers. He followed after his mother, Cheryl, by continuing on as a model.

Paul Walker started his career early.

ET

His father, Paul Walker III, was a two-time Golden Gloves champion.

It looks like fighting and athleticism ran in the family. His grandfather was 'Irish' Billie Walker, also a boxer.

His father, Paul Walker III, was a two-time Golden Gloves champion.

HLN

It wasn't long before Paul stole hearts by appearing on the small screen.

Walker developed as an actor on shows like the NBC drama Highway to Heaven (pictured here), Charles in Charge, and The Young and the Restless.

It wasn't long before Paul stole hearts by appearing on the small screen.

NBC

Here's the young Paul as Jeremy Beatty in Throb.

Paul's character was the son of divorcee Sandy Beatty who took up a job at a small record label called Throb.

Here's the young Paul as Jeremy Beatty in Throb.

Everett Collection

He played "Professor" Bennett in the 1986 horror comedy Monsters in the Closet.

The teen slasher film also starred Stacy Ferguson, more famously known today as Fergie.

He played "Professor" Bennett in the 1986 horror comedy Monsters in the Closet.

Monsters in the Closet

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