Paul Walker‘s younger brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, stepped in to help finish Furious 7 after their brother was killed in a car crash in November 2013. Now one of the brothers has been bitten by the acting bug.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Paul’s youngest brother, Cody, 26, has been working with Paul’s manager Matt Luber at Luber Rocklin Entertainment and is taking meetings with Hollywood talent agencies. Cody Walker, who had no prior professional acting experience before Furious 7, plans on pursuing film and television roles beyond the Universal drag-racing franchise. It’s unclear if there would be a role for him in any future installments in the blockbuster series. Cody is scheduled to attend the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Wednesday night.
After a lengthy production hiatus, due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, both Caleb and Cody Walker joined the cast of Furious 7 to stand in for their brother’s scenes. Elaborate CGI was used by Peter Jackson’s WETA effects house to complete the process. The Universal film hits theaters on Friday and is expected to become one of the year’s top-grossing films.
In addition to pursuing acting, Cody also is the brand manager of his late brother’s foundation Reach Out Worldwide, which helps emergency responders get into disaster-stricken areas.