Widely known as the father of late actor and action hero Paul Walker. Following his son's untimely death in November 2013, he handled most legal and familial issues with the press, including filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche in November 2015.
His son rose to widespread prominence for his role in The Fast and the Furious franchise, having portrayed Brian O'Conner since 2001.
He has worked as an actor and appeared in a 1993 episode of the soap opera The Young and the Restless. He also served as a firearms consultant on the crew for the 2001 Fast and the Furious film.