Kato Walker was born in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach California. The medium of film was always an eclipsing focus of his. Film was a vehicle he used to bond with people as a kid. Three of his best friends, who are his closest friends to this day became lifelong friends simply over their shared obsession of the film Rush Hour. Spending his time making films for and with his friends. He started to focus on writing in the hopes that it would be a catalyst to get projects made and spend more time behind the camera.