In November 2013, the world mourned the loss of actor Paul Walker in a tragic car accident. Left behind were his daughter Meadow, his parents Cheryl and Paul Walker III, and his three younger siblings, Ashlie, Caleb, and Cody.
In the wake of his passing, Caleb and Cody have dedicated themselves to preserving their brother’s legacy and continuing his philanthropic work.
Let’s delve into the lives of Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, and how they have honored the actor’s memory.
Early Life and Family
Paul Walker, born to Cheryl, a former model, and Paul Walker III, a former amateur boxer, grew up in the Sunland neighborhood of Los Angeles alongside his younger sister Ashlie and two younger brothers, Caleb and Cody.
Their upbringing in the blue-collar community at the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains and fond memories of family vacations at Carpinteria State Beach in California shaped their close-knit bond.
Paul’s Influence on Caleb and Cody
Caleb and Cody fondly remember Paul as a father figure and a great role model. Paul’s impact on their lives was profound, and his influence continues to resonate with them. Cody paid tribute to his older brother’s influence on his upbringing, expressing love and admiration for him.
Caleb’s Wedding and Family
In 2013, just weeks before Paul’s untimely death, Caleb married his longtime love Stephanie Branch in Orange County, California, with Paul standing proudly by his side as the best man. This heartwarming gesture captured some of the last family photos of the Walker brothers together, showcasing the strong bond they shared.
Body Doubles for Paul in Furious 7
Following Paul’s passing, production of the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious film franchise, Furious 7, was put on hold. Caleb and Cody stepped in as body doubles for their late brother, allowing the film to be completed.
This emotional and cathartic experience provided them with a deeper understanding of Paul and a sense of closure.
Cody’s Acting Career
Cody, following his appearance in Furious 7, ventured into acting and landed significant roles in movies and shows, including USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and In the Rough. His dedication to his craft and the legacy of his brother is evident in his career choices.
Since Paul’s passing, Cody has been committed to continuing his brother’s charity work, particularly his nonprofit Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW). Cody’s involvement as the CEO of the organization and the launch of FuelFest demonstrate his determination to uphold Paul’s vision and make a positive impact on the world.
Caleb’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Caleb’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish Chronic Tacos, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain in southern California. With Paul’s support, Caleb opened multiple locations, and his journey reflects the resilience and determination ingrained in the Walker family.
Cody and his wife Felicia hosted the first season of Fast: Home Rescue, a home renovation show that continued Paul’s charity work with Reach Out WorldWide. The show’s focus on helping homeowners in need aligns with Paul’s mission of kindness and assistance to others.
Honoring Paul’s Memory
Both Caleb and Cody found touching ways to honor their brother’s memory by naming their children after him. This heartfelt gesture reflects the enduring impact Paul had on their lives and the importance of carrying on his legacy through future generations.