So I am new to Character Animator I was wondering if my character was built facing the screen(facing me) how do I get him to turn and walk down the street? Would I have to make a side view of the character as well as a front view or will the program read it some how?
Yes, the Walk behavior works with side-view characters. See this video example for more details: New Features - April 2017 (Adobe Character Animator CC Beta) - YouTube
There are some additional Walk-related FAQs here: