Walter was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he studied at the American Conservatory of Music, the Chicago Academy for the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He danced with the Joel Hall Dancers for several seasons touring internationally and was a guest artist with numerous regional companies. He has been in productions of West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls and many other productions in both Chicago and Los Angeles. He recently appeared in NBC's Marry Me and is playing a photographer in The Secret in Their Eyes starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Chiwetal Ejiofor.
He is also a professional photographer and has photographed clients such as Toni Braxton, Billy Wirth, Michael Learned, Marianne Williamson, Alanis Morissette, Joe Manganiello, Owen Wilson, John Rubinstein, Bill Duke, Emo Philips, Victor Webster, Elijah Wood, Steven Adler and Billy Ray Cyrus. He has shot for clients such as Maxim, Coca-Cola, Jockey Underwear, the Sundance Film Festival, FVM Global Magazine, Style Fashion Week LA, and Uni-Ball Pens.
His illustrations have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Face Magazine, FVMglobal.com, and numerous other ad campaigns.