Walter Tabayoyong was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started out his artistic career in a string quartet with his siblings touring internationally.

He transferred to the Chicago Academy for the Arts his junior year in high school.

He danced with the Joel Hall Dancers internationally for several years. He was a guest artist at Western Michigan University and performed in shows with Chicago Dance Medium, Salt Creek Ballet, Barrington Youth Ensemble and several other regional companies.

He was the lead singer for several bands in Chicago before recording a CD of his music produced by Keith Uchima.

He has performed in stage productions of West Side Story, Miss Saigon, and Guys & Dolls. He also was the choreographer for Jade Monkey King by Angel Island Theatre in Chicago and The Promise at the Blue Rider Theatre.

He has worked on several films and TV shows as an actor, photographer, graphic designer and producer. Some of his credits include MacGyver, Marry Me, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Charmed, 90210 and Family Affair. He was also in Secret in Their Eyes directed and written by Billy Ray and starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Chiwetal Ejiofor.