'Talladega Nights' Star Houston Tumlin Dies by Suicide
The child star who played Will Ferrell's son Walker Bobby was 28
Published Mar 24, 2021Houston Tumlin — best known as the child actor who played Will Ferrell's son in Talladega Nights — had died.
Tumlin was found dead inside his home in Pelham, AL, on Tuesday (March 23). As TMZ reports, he died by suicide. Tumlin was 28.
According to the report, his girlfriend was in the home at the time of death, though so far it's unclear why Tumlin may have decided to take his own life.
Tumlin played the extremely potty-mouthed 10-year-old Walker Bobby, the son of Ferrell's Ricky Bobby, in 2006's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
But while Tumlin's role was more than a little memorable, he did not pursue his acting career any further, and instead enlisted in the military.
You can find one of the classic Talladega Nights scenes with Tumlin below.