- Appeared in commercials for Pampers Diapers at the age of 2.
- Made his TV series debut in a two-part 1986 episode of the Michael Landon drama Highway to Heaven; subsequently appeared on '80s sitcoms Charles in Charge, Diff'rent Strokes and Who's the Boss?
- Was nominated for Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series and Best Youth Actor in a Soap Opera at the 14th and 15th Annual Youth in Film Awards, respectively, for his role on the long-running The Young & the Restless.
- Breakout role came in 2001 with a part in Rob Cohen's car-racing smash The Fast and the Furious, which earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male.
- Combined his longtime love for surfing with his acting career when he starred in 2005's Into the Blue.
- In 2010, founded the charity REACT Worldwide, which sends money and physical aid to areas struck by natural disasters.
- Died in 2013 in a car crash (as the passenger) after attending a charity event.
- Caleb Walker — Brother
- William Walker — Grandfather
- Meadow Rain Walker — Daughter
- Cody Walker — Brother
- Bliss Ellis — Ex-significant Other
- Cheryl — Mother
- Paul William Walker III — Father
- Ashlie Walker — Sister
- Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell — Ex-significant Other
- Rebecca Soteros — Ex-significant Other