Walker also enjoyed critical and commercial success in other genres, such as the survival drama Eight Below (2006) and the war film Flags of Our Fathers (2006).
Later in his career, Walker featured as a presenter for the marine biology series Expedition Great White Walker died on November 30, 2013 at age 40 as a passenger in a single-car crash alongside friend and driver Roger Rodas.
In 2001, Walker's breakthrough role arrived when he starred opposite actor Vin Diesel in the successful action film The Fast and the Furious, the first film in the franchise.
The film established Walker as a notable film star and leading man and led to his reprise of the role in the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Walker then starred in the crime thriller Running Scared and Walt Disney Pictures' Eight Below, both released in 2006.
Eight Below garnered critical-acclaim and opened in first place at the box office, grossing over US$20 million during its first weekend.
, The Young and the Restless, and Touched by an Angel.
That year he starred in a commercial for Showbiz Pizza.The song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was commissioned for the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to Walker.The oldest of five siblings, Walker was raised primarily in the Sunland community of Los Angeles and attended high school in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Sun Valley's Village Christian School in 1991.Walker began his small screen career as a toddler, when he starred in a television commercial for Pampers.He began modeling at age two and began working on television shows in 1985 with roles in shows such as Highway to Heaven, Who's the Boss?He had also completed the action film Brick Mansions, a remake of the French film District 13, which was released in April 2014.