By the time he was 13, he already had an impressive résumé. He had appeared on the TV shows Highway To Heaven, Programmed to Kill, and Throb. Even though he enjoyed acting, he actually considered quitting.
One of his biggest passions was the ocean. He studied marine biology in college, and considered giving up acting to pursue this interest instead. He remained as an actor, but used his status as a celebrity to help many charities.
Walker was a great fighter onscreen. But he was also a fighter offscreen as well. In his spare time, he practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and was a brown belt at the time of his passing. After his death, his instructor awarded him a posthumous black belt.
It's no secret Walker was a fan of fast cars. But did you know he had a hand in selecting cars in the movies? For the original Fast And The Furious film, they even got real street racers that Walker was happy to interact with on set.
When he got a break from acting, Walker loved to travel. He traveled to India, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sarawak, Brunei, Borneo and other parts of the Asian continent. He also enjoyed spending time at home with his daughter, Meadow Rain, where they would surf and play with their dogs.
According to Paul Walker's father, he would have been uncomfortable with all the attention his death generated, as he was uncomfortable with fame in general. He said, "It was embarrassing to him. I thought last night, ‘Paul would be so embarrassed of this.’ And I looked up at the sky, and I said, ‘Well, tough luck pal.'"