Paul William Walker (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor and model. Walker began his early career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless andTouched 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 Rideand Takers.