“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein
Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Walker Barnes has had success in both acting and modeling. This past year alone, Walker was cast as a lead in The Lawst Inn (a horror movie filmed in China and coming out in October of 2019) and one of the leads in Butter, a film about a lonely obese boy who announces plans to kills himself in front of a live Internet audience by overeating. Walker also landed co-star roles on American Horror Story and Strange Angel episodes. In addition, Walker has been featured in commercials for brands such as Coke, Adidas and ABC Mouse (filmed in London). He has been trained in various film techniques, including on-camera, cold reading, commercial and improvisational, and has played roles ranging from dramatic to purely comedic. Two years ago, he was selected to represent the United States in a world-wide modeling competition held in Poland, which was watched by over 15 million people across the globe.
Born in Tampa, Florida, Walker is the oldest of three boys. He grew up in a home that valued education, athletics and creativity in equal measures. A creative and art-filled environment encouraged him to explore a variety of means of expression. At age ten, he and his younger brother each were given small video cameras, which opened the door to the new and exciting world of film.
Walker attended the University of Florida, where he pursued a degree in pre-law criminology, along with a minor in philosophy. During his time at UF, he pursued his love for acting by taking several drama classes and by becoming part of an improvisational program. During his junior year, he started a sketch and writing club with several of his friends. Upon graduation, Walker decided to put his law school aspirations on the back burner and pursue his life-long dream of becoming an actor.
When Walker is not acting, he enjoys hobbies that test his physical abilities, such as hiking, rock climbing, weight lifting and swimming. Walker successfully completed an Olympic Triathlon this past spring. Walker also loves almost anything that stirs his creative juices, such as producing videos and writing screenplays. Regardless of age or background, Walker firmly believes that our own individuality can best be expressed through our unique creativity.