Houston Tumlin Wiki – Houston Tumlin Biography
Houston Tumlin, the former child actor who starred in the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, has died at the age of 28.
Tumlin played Walker Bobby alongside Grayson Russell’s Texas Ranger Bobby, the two trash-talking sons of Ferrell’s iconic character in the 2006 NASCAR-themed comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” Despite the film’s PG-13 rating, Tumlin’s Walker frequently uses crude language like his father, including in a memorable family dinner scene.
Russell portrayed Ferrell’s other son, Texas Ranger Bobby in the movie. According to his IMDB profile, he continues to act and recently made an appearance on the TV series, Tell Me a Story, which stars Danielle Campbell and Paul Wesley.
He served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Alabama.com reported. Tumlin returned to the U.S. following his military duty in September 2019. According to TMZ, he worked numerous different odd jobs around his Alabama town such as repairing telephone lines.
Houston Tumlin Age
Houston Tumlin was 28 years old.
Tumlin is survived by his family and girlfriend, the latter of whom was inside the home when Tumlin died. He also posted photos with his family, including his father, mother, and sister, along with pictures from his time serving in the army.
Cause of Death
He has died at the age of 28. Tumlin’s cause of death was reportedly suicide, according to Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans, who confirmed the information to TMZ.
The actor is thought to have died at his home in Pelham, Alabama at around 4:30 pm on Tuesday 23 March. His girlfriend was at home at the time. No note was found at the scene.
Friends posted messages to social media in the wake of the announcement. “Some of y’all might know who this is. This is Houston Tumlin, aka ‘Hooty’. He was ‘Walker’ in Talladega Nights (Will Ferrell’s Son). I graduated with him and he was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. He recently passed, and words can’t describe how hard this is. RIP buddy,” wrote one friend.
Another former classmate wrote on Instagram: “Words can’t describe how much this hurt seeing that you passed away @_tumlin_ . You always made everyone laugh and will be missed dearly. I will never forget us setting up this skit and nearly getting suspended for it in high school.”
“These kids are my grandchildren and you are raising them wrong. They are terrible boys,” Ted Manson’s Chip says. Ten-year-old Walker shoots back, “Shut up, Chip, before I go (expletive) on your (expletive).”
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Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby approves: “I love the way they are talking to you because they are winners. Winners get to do what they want.”
In February, Tumlin shared a throwback photo on Instagram of himself and his onscreen brother posing at the premiere of “Talladega Nights.” He wrote, “Tell me a set of ‘brothers’ more handsome. I’ll wait.”
“I’ve never experienced hurt like this before. I feel numb, I feel defeated, I feel lost. I feel empty. My heart is absolutely shattered,” she captioned several pictures of the couple Tuesday. “My sweet, sweet baby.. Our time together was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ll miss your big heart, caring spirit, infectious laughter, & oh man could the list go on. I love your smart mouth, your ‘i’m always right attitude… your hugs, your kisses, your touch. Just YOU!”
She continued: “One thing is for sure though, I have the absolute best guardian angel a girl could ever wish for cause everybody knows you don’t play about me. I love you so much Houston Lee & thank you for loving me so passionately and unapologetically for the time we had each other.”