Blue-eyed hunk Paul Walker was Vin Diesel’s co-star in the 2001 action movie The Fast and the Furious, and the star of the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). An actor and model since childhood, Walker has worked steadily since his teen years in television and film, including a stint on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. In the late 1990s Walker was all over the place, appearing in Pleasantville (1998, starring Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire), Varsity Blues (1999, with James Van Der Beek), She’s All That (1999, with Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and The Skulls (2000). With the box office success of The Fast and the Furious and its sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Walker proved himself as a bankable leading man. He played a mobster in the creepy Running Scared (2006), among other films, and re-teamed with Diesel for a 2009 sequel, Fast & Furious.
Walker sat out a 2006 sequel, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Diesel sat out both that film and the earlier 2 Fast 2 Furious.