Brian O Conner is one of the beloved characters of the Fast and Furious franchise. A born racer, he won the hearts of all his fans after he left the police force and joined Dominic’s crew. He started off the movies as a police officer sent undercover to bring down the infamous Dominic Toretto. He gets fired from the LAPD when it’s discovered that he switched teams and actually helped Dominic out instead. He helped make the movies what they were and after Paul’s death fans weren’t sure that the franchise should go on without him. After all, how can you have a Dominic without a Brian?
Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 13, 2013 and the studio made the decision to retire Brian O’Conner instead of trying to replace him. Fans wondered if they should have killed him off in the movie but the idea hit just a little too close to home. In the end they wanted to see Brian off with his family, in love and enjoying retirement. They wanted to enter Furious 7 on a good note instead of leaving a tragic taste in everyone’s mouth. The franchise is still going on for another three movies but we’re not sure that it will ever be the same without Brian by Dominic’s side. You may think that you know everything there is to know about this great character but you don’t! Check out these Fast facts about Brian O’Conner.
13. He Never Knew His Father
There is something to be said for the role of a good father in a child’s life, especially when it comes to raising boys. Without a strong role model, a boy can have difficulty becoming a man without some serious guidance and attention from the other people in their lives. Even many single mothers struggle to give their children both role models while still trying to provide for them as well. Brian talked briefly in the movies about the fact that he never knew his dad, that he had never even met him. Dominic and Mia were so close to their father that it struck a chord with Brian who always wished that he knew his dad. When it came time for him to be a father to Jack he wanted his own son’s life to be different from his experience.