Before They Were Stars: 12-Year Old Paul Walker as a Stuttering Kid on “Highway to Heaven”

Well, by now, you’ve probably heard about Paul Walker’s fatal car accident, which is definitely one of the more shocking and unexpected celebrity deaths of all time. A lot of people forget that Walker started off his career as a child actor and one of his earliest roles came at the age of 12 when he played a stuttering kid in this 1986 two-part episode of Highway to Heaven. There’s actually a lot of star power in this episode, as Josh Brolin, fresh off his role inĀ The Goonies, plays Paul’s long-lost brother, and the two actors have an ultra-sappy reunion.

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