(written from a Production point of view)
Born on New Year's Day 1963 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Walker grew up in Kensington, Maryland and graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1982. He later attended Montgomery College.
Beside his work on The Next Generation, Walker also appeared in the 1987 science fiction film The Running Man which features Trek alumni Mick Fleetwood, Dey Young, Tony Brubaker, Joel Kramer, George Wilbur, and Wayne Grace. As a certified balloon artist, he later launched his company "Balloons by Max".  
Walker passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, 22 September 2013 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, from end stage liver disease. He was survived by his partner of seven and husband of one year Scott Nuce.