Andrew and Paul Walker have a lot in common. They were both born in the 70s and are both talented actors who have been very successful in the movie industry when one considers the accolades and volume of the body of work they have featured in. As they are also both incredibly handsome, fans of the two actors are always curious to know if they are related in any way.
Notably, while Andrew is still very much active, alive and around, Paul lost his life in a fatal car accident in 2013. Here are facts to explain the actual relationship between Andrew and Paul Walker.
Are Andrew and Paul Walker Brothers?
Andrew William Walker was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the 9th of June 1979. Andrew grew up and schooled in Montreal, Canada. After high school, he got into Vanier College and was very good and active in playing football. His plan was to make a career out of his passion and he got a full scholarship to play at Boston College. Unfortunately for him, he had a minor incident during a casual drill which tore his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury ended his budding football career. He then turned to act, starting with small roles and recurring roles in various television series in Canada before heading to Hollywood for better opportunities.
Some of his notable works are Steel Toes (2006), Maybe It’s Me (2001- 2002), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2002-2003), Against the Wall (2011).
Andrew is also a popular face on Hallmark Channel. He has featured in close to ten Hallmark movies and some of them include A Bride for Christmas, Date With Love, Love in Design, Love Struck Cafe, A Dream of Christmas, Appetite for Love amongst others.
Paul Walker, on the other hand, is an award-winning actor who gained international recognition when he began to feature in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
He was born in Glendale, California, on the 12th of September, 1973. Although he began to act when he was a child, some of his notable early roles were in The Young and the Restless (1992), Varsity Blues (1999) and She’s All That (1999). He also enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim for his roles in Joy Ride (2001), Eight Below (2006), Into the Blue (2005), Flag of Our Fathers (2006), Running Scared (2006) to mention a few.
Paul was known for his philanthropic efforts and won an MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Awards alongside fellow actor and tight buddy Vin Diesel for his role in The Fast and Furious.
On the 30th of November 2013, while he was returning from an event for his charity (Reach Out Worldwide) with his friend Roger Rodas who drove them in Paul’s Porsche Carrera GT. The car crashed into a lamp post made of concrete and burst into flames. Paul died from the effect of his burns and trauma while Rodas died as a result of the trauma. Their bodies were burnt beyond recognition by the time help arrived.
Despite sharing the same surname and having several other things in common, Andrew and Paul Walker are not related.
While Andrew is Canadian, Paul’s ancestry was majorly English with a bit of Swiss, Irish and German. The similarities between the duo asides their acting career is their surname -Walker which is a popular English surname.
Who Are Their Family Members?
Andrew was born to Bruce (a school administrator) and Joyce Walker (a librarian). He has a sister named Jenimay Walker who is also an actress and a model. He is married to Cassandra Troy Walker and they have a son.
Paul Walker’s father – Paul William Walker III was a boxer and sewer contractor and his mother Cheryl was a fashion model. He was the second eldest of his parents five children and his brothers are Cody and Caleb Walker. His sisters were Amie and Ashlie Walker. He also had a daughter with Rebecca Soteros (his ex-girlfriend) named Meadow Rain Walker. She was born on the 4th of November 1998.
Paul died in the middle of the filming of Furious 7 and his brothers – Cody who is also an actor and shares a striking resemblance with the late Paul and Caleb – had to finish the filming in honor of his memory.