Who is Walter McKenzie Wilson?

Walter McKenzie Wilson is the only son of Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson and fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn.

Rainn and Holiday had a son, Walter McKenzie, on October 1, 2004. The Wilson couple were married pm June 30, 1995.

Walter McKenzie Wilson Biography
Walter McKenzie Wilson Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameWalter McKenzie Wilson
BirthdayOctober 1, 2004
Age 18 years old
Sun signLibra
TraitsPositive- Loyal, charming, and social
Negative-  Indecisive, unreliable, and vain
BirthplaceUnited States of America
NationalityAmerican
ReligionBaháʼí Faith
EthnicityCaucasian
GenderMale
Height5 feet 10 inches
EyesBrown
HairDark Brown
ParentsRainn Percival Dietrich Wilson (father)
Holiday Reinhorn (mother)
SiblingsNone
Marital statusSingle

Early life

Walter McKenzie Wilson childhood photo
Childhood photo of Walter McKenzie Wilson

Walter McKenzie Wilson, the son of actor Rainn Wilson and writer Holiday Reinhorn, was born into wealth and privilege. He is Caucasian and has Dutch, English, and Norwegian roots.  He was born in the U.S.A.

Walter is a handsome young man. As the son of equally attractive parents, he has inherited some good genes. 

Walter stands at five feet, ten inches tall. As a teenager, he will most likely continue to grow in height in the years to come. Walter has brown-colored eyes and dark brown hair. 

The Wilson couple has tried their best to keep their dearest son away from the prying eyes of the media and has made sure to provide Walter the opportunity to enjoy a normal childhood. 

Rainn appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2007 and shared funny stories about Walter, who was only two and a half years old.
He described Walter as a “handsome little tyke” on the late-night talk show, revealing his son’s odd ways.

“I’m a little worried about him, Conan, he’s a little weird. My son is strange. He’s talking in complete sentences, but I can’t really understand what he’s talking about half the time. The other day I went, ‘Walter, what do you want to do today?’ And he said, ‘I wanna throw a lemon up in the sky.’ I mean, who talks like that? It doesn’t make any sense.”

He added,

“He was running around, doing something and I was like, ‘Oh, Walter, you sure are a busy beaver.’ And he goes, ‘No, I’m a big boy.’ He doesn’t get the metaphor. I mean, we’re not really communicating.”.

Conan O’Brien responded to Rainn’s story about Walter and said, “God, you’re a tough dad.”

Moreover, Rainn also described how he and Walter had the chance to meet legendary actor, Sir Peter O’Toole at a Super Bowl party. Rainn shared that he was very excited for Walter to meet O’Toole.

While introducing little Walter to O’Toole, Rainn revealed that O’Toole quoted the opening lines of John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and said,

“Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness / Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, / Sylvan historian”.

Walter, however, was unimpressed and replied,

“No, I’m not a sylvan historian. I’m a big boy.”

Rainn further joked and said,

“I told him, I was like, ‘You don’t talk to a knight that way.’ I took him home, I tried to show him some of Lawrence of Arabia to educate him on Sir Peter and he was like, ‘Oh, look a camel. [he said] We’re not communicating, Conan, I don’t know…I’ll give him another year.”

which made the entire studio laugh. 

Religion

Walter McKenzie Wilson is a member of the Baháʼí Faith. Baháʼu’lláh started the Baháʼí Faith in the 19th century. Walter’s dad, Rainn Wilson, hosts a podcast named Baháʼí Blogcast on the Baháʼí Blog website.

Wilson’s father is quite vocal about his spiritual beliefs. Despite growing up in the Baha’i Faith, Rainn stopped practicing the religion in his 20s. However, he later reconnected with his faith.

“I was in New York City, going to acting school, and I was going through a rebellious phase. didn’t want anyone telling me what to do. I was disenchanted with things that were organized.”

Raiin Wilson confessing his disconnect with his religion

Despite getting married in a Baha’i ceremony, Holiday Reinhorn’s wife is not a Baha’i. Instead, he shared that Holiday adopted the religion after attending Ruhi classes in the L.A. area.

In an interview with Bahá’í World News Service, Rainn shared why he drifted apart from the religion and said,

The Office actor also revealed that Holiday Reinhorn’s wife wasn’t a Baha’i even though the couple got married in a Baha’i ceremony. Instead, he shared that Holiday adopted the religion after attending Ruhi classes in the L.A. area. 

Family of Wilson McKenzie Wilson

Rainn Wilson (father)

Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson

Rainn is an actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, and writer. In 1999, he made his film debut in Galaxy Quest. He had supporting roles in several movies such as Almost Famous, Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal, and House of 1000 Corpses.

The Office star Wilson became popular after portraying the role of Dwight Schrute in the superhit NBC sitcom. His work in the series earned him three Emmy nominations in a row. 

At the start of his career, Wilson guest-starred in several shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Entourage, Monk, Numbers, Charmed, Tim, and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, and Reno 911!. Moreover, he played the role of Arthur Martin in HBO’s Six Feet Under. 

Father of Walter hosted Saturday Night Live in February 2007. Additionally, he starred in Super in 2010. In 2014, Rainn acted in independent horror-comedy Cooties and the thriller “The Boy.” In addition, he lent his voice to the character of Gargamel in the animated reboot of The Smurfs: The Lost Village, released in 2017. 

In 2017, Wilson played the role of Jim Dickinson in Permanent. The same year, he starred in Netflix’s Shimmer Lake.

In 2019, Wilson acted in the independent drama Blackbird. Recently, Wilson served as an executive producer and narrator for Netflix’s We Are the Champions.

Also, the founder of the website and YouTube channel SoulPancake, Rainn, co-wrote the New York Times bestseller SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions. In addition, he published his autobiography, The Bassoon King, in 2015. 

Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn Marriage

Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn wedding photo
Rainn Wilson and Holiday Reinhorn’s wedding photo

Rainn Wilson is married to Holiday Reinhorn, an American fiction writer. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the writer of the 2005 novel Big Cats. 

Walter’s parents met each other for the first time in the mid-1980s during an acting class at the University of Washington. But, they didn’t date right away; it took several years for Rainn to make the first move. 

Rainn became interested in pursuing a relationship with Holiday, and years after meeting the fiction writer, he finally decided to reconnect with her and looked her up in the Whitepages. Soon they started dating.

Describing their first date, Rainn shared in his autobiography,

“I don’t believe in love at first right — it simply doesn’t make sense — but that’s what happened to me on that night.”

As soon as Walter McKenzie Wilson’s parents began dating, they moved in together. 

Then, on April 18, 2018, Rainn shared an Instagram post dedicated to his wife. 

Rainn wrote,

“We survived on pizza, falafel, beef with broccoli, and scrambled eggs for years, living barely above the poverty line — doing theater and writing strange things.” 

The Wilson couple exchanged vows on Washington’s Kalama River on June 30, 1995. Soon they wed in an unconventional ceremony. A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” to welcome the guests to the wedding venue. 

Moreover, Holiday chose an unconventional outfit. She wore a beautiful minidress and white go-go boots. 

Following their wedding vows, Rainn and Holiday jumped into the Kalama River. Rainn wrote in his book,

“It was a bizarre and profound expression of our love. And a hell of a lot of fun.”

While most Hollywood marriages crumble apart, Rainn and Holiday Wilson remain a happy couple for over 28 years.

The net worth of Walter McKenzie Wilson

Walter McKenzie Wilson with his father, Rainn Wilson and Mother, Holiday Reinhorn
Walter McKenzie Wilson with his father, Rainn Wilson, and Mother, Holiday Reinhorn

Walter McKenzie Wilson is yet to start a career of his own.

Nevertheless, as a celebrity child, Walter leads a lavish lifestyle that most can only dream of. Rainn Wilson, Walter Wilson’s father, has a fantastic net worth of approximately USD 14 million as of 2022.

Walter’s father has accumulated impressive earnings as an actor, producer, director, and writer. For the first three seasons of The Office, Rainn earned approximately USD 20,000 per episode. However, NBC later hiked his salary; he made USD 100,000 until the show’s final season.

Recent News and Controversies

Unlike most celebrity kids, Walter Wilson leads a reasonably private lifestyle. As a result, he has not been a part of controversies

While Walter himself has not made any headlines in recent times, in 2020, Walter’s former nanny, Leslie, was in the news after receiving a home makeover. The latter teamed up with HGTV real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott in an episode of HGTV’s hit series Celebrity IOU. 

Rainn credited Leslie for playing an essential role in raising Walter in the episode. Fighting back the tears, Rainn said,

“We are so grateful that Leslie has been in our lives and helped raise our son and we’re so happy to be able to offer her this home renovation, thanks to the Property Brothers. I hope her family loves it and enjoys it. She has made our lives so much richer. Leslie gave so much love to our son, Walter. To watch him be nourished and flourish—there’s no more priceless gift than that.”

Rainn and the Property Brothers revamped Leslie’s home by adding an open floor plan with a remodeled kitchen, collapsible glass doors, and a custom kids’ playhouse in the episode.

Likewise, Walter made news in May 2021 when his mom, Holiday Reinhorn, shared an adorable photo of him as a child on her Instagram account, giving everyone a peek into the life of little Walter, who is now all grown up. 

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