Walter Victor

Walter Victor - Personal Website and History

I was born near Detroit, MI in 1976.

Until I was about 5 years old, my family and I lived in Warren, MI, one street from 8 Mile Rd.  I attended Max Thompson Elementary.  We moved around 1982 due to my Father's death.

My mother and I ended up moving in with my "Uncle", in St. Clair Shores, MI where I attended Princeton Elementary.  While in 2nd grade, in 1984, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series.

From there my Mother and Uncle decided to move to Florida.  We lived in Seminole, FL which is near Tampa.  There I attended Madeira Beach Elementary and also Wellington.

Somewhere in this time period, we lived with my sister for a brief time in Detroit, MI.  I can't quite recall when.

After Florida did not work out so "hot", my Mother and I moved back to Warren, MI.  During this period, I attended Carter Middle School for 6th and 7th grades.

After that short stint, we moved to Center Line, MI with my Uncle again.  Here we stayed a while.  I attended Wolfe Middle School for 8th grade and then Center Line High for grades 9-12.  Somewhere in the time-period, my Uncle decided to go back to Florida.  It may be due to my neighbor Chad and myself terrorizing the poor guy with the garage door opener.  We'll never know, I guess.

Also somewhere around this period we live with my sister in Detroit again.  Don't recall the exact timing.

Around age 19, I was introduced to the automotive safety testing field, which in my opinion, is one of the leading causes of vehicles' high cost.  You wouldn't believe what testing labs charge automotive companies for testing of components, just because they can.  I was even offered money once to make a certain component pass a test.  I did not accept it nor did the component pass.  In my "Automotive Testing" years, I worked at MGA Research Corporation, Faurecia Automotive Seating, ACT Laboratories, ArvinMeritor and Primetime Testing Lab.  I did this for about 10 years and was actually quite good at it.

During a layoff.  A friend of mine showed me an online Scrabble site.  Geeky, yes I know, whatever.  Unfortunately, this started a dark period in my life, which led me to Wisconsin for 10 years.  This is a time in my life I'd like to forget.

Which brings us to current times.  I live with my gorgeous fiance Kelly Raikes and my step-son Ryan in Warren, MI.

I've been to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, New York, Arizona and California.

The only other country I've visited is Canada.  I don't really count that as it takes about 20 minutes to get there.  I've probably visited about 50 times, was stopped and searched about five times and kicked out once.  I can say that I have the honor of being told to leave a country.

Check This Out

There is a song entitled, "Walter Victor" by Brazilian songwriter, Júpiter Maçã (Jupiter Apple).

Júpiter MaçãFlávio Basso, better known by his stage name Júpiter Maçã and by its English-language variation Jupiter Apple, was a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, bassist, percussionist, keyboardist, record producer, film director, actor, screenwriter and former television presenter. Before beginning a solo career in 1994, he was already known for being a founding member of the bands TNT and Os Cascavelletes, both pioneers of the Rio Grande do Sul rock scene in the mid-to-late 1980s/early 1990s.