Winta McGrath is a young Australian actor making waves in both his country and Hollywood. McGrath started acting before the age of ten and has since acquired an impressive filmography. One of his most well-known works is the HBO sci-fi series, Raised by Wolves, in which he plays a human boy raised by android parents.
His performance fetched him rave reviews. He was also nominated for best performance in a TV series by a leading young artist at the 2021 Young Artists Awards. Although he did not win on that occasion, there is every chance that he would win an award in the nearest future.
Winta McGrath is a Native of Melbourne, Australia
Winta McGrath is 17 years old as he was born on the 9th of August 2005. His birthplace is Melbourne, Australia, and he has Australian nationality. He is also of Caucasian ethnicity. Winta McGrath hails from a family of five, including his parents, Craig McGrath and Heidi Chapman.
He also has two older brothers, namely Gulliver McGrath and Zen McGrath. Winta McGrath’s dad, Craig McGrath, is an anesthesiologist, while his mom, Heidi Chapman, is a neuroscientist and post-doctoral fellow at the Birmingham University U.K.
Craig and Heidi are very intelligent scientists, but they still have a love for the arts. They are aspiring writers and have joined hands to pen a comedy feature titled Science Bunnies. Science Bunnies tells the story of two neuroscientists who resort to a bizarre mind experiment on men with brain disorders to raise funds for their research. The story is available on the Coverfly platform.
He Made His Acting Debut at the Age of Nine
Winta McGrath spent the first four years of his life in Melbourne. However, his mother’s career necessitated that the whole family moves out to the U.K., and they did so in 2009. In the U.K., McGrath attended school like any other child. He also took an interest in acting, thanks to his older brothers, and his parents did all they could to encourage him.
They got him professional representation, and he could kick-start his acting career. Winta McGrath began acting at the age of nine, with his first professional role coming in the 2014 drama, Aloft. Aloft revolves around a mother (Nana) who reunites with her son (Ivan) after a two-decade rift. The movie featured well-known stars such as Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy.
Winta McGrath, on his part, played the role of Gully, Nana’s younger son, who is suffering from a brain tumor and later drowns. It was quite a tasking role for a beginner, but Winta McGrath was able to give a good account of himself and played a pivotal role in the film’s overall success.
Winta McGrath’s Movies and TV Series Include
Since making his acting debut in Aloft, Winta McGrath has featured in several other movies and some TV series. His movie credits include Boys in the Trees (2016), Red Dog: True Blue (2016), and Risen (2020). The TV series he has appeared in are Doctor Doctor (2016 – 2021) and Raised by Wolves (2020).
Winta McGrath is most famous for his role as Campion in the HBO series, Raised by Wolves. Raised by Wolves takes place in a fictional setting where a great war destroys the earth. Two androids, Father and Mother, are then tasked with raising human children on a virgin island and ensuring that they are not overly influenced by religious beliefs.
Raised by Wolves featured Abubakar Salim and Amanda Collin in the role of Father and Mother, respectively. At the same time, Winta McGrath played the role of one of their human kids named Campion. He appeared in several episodes of the TV series during its two-year run, and the critics praised his character as being relatable. He was also hailed as one of the true stars of the show and received a nomination for best performance in a TV series by a leading young artist at the 2021 Young Artists Awards.
He is also one of the Stars of the Australian TV Series Doctor Doctor
Another TV series that has helped make Winta McGrath famous is the Australian drama Doctor Doctor. Doctor Doctor revolves around Hugh Knight, a high-flying heart surgeon who is mandated to practice as a GP in a small town after a scandal.
Doctor Doctor featured the likes of Rodger Corser and Nicole Da Silva, while McGrath plays the role of Floyd, the son of Hugh’s love interest, Penny. He appeared in 22 episodes of the show from 2016 to 2021. He was equally instrumental to the show’s success, namely the highest-rated drama on Australian TV.
Winta McGrath’s Older Brothers are Also Actors
Winta McGrath is not the only actor in his family as his two older brothers, Gulliver and Zen, are actors. In fact, his older brothers’ paved the way for him. Winta McGrath’s oldest brother is Gulliver McGrath. Gulliver McGrath was born on the 15th of August 1998.
He has featured in several short films, movies, and TV series. He also played the role of Abraham Lincoln’s son in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln. Gulliver McGrath has been nominated for awards, including best performance in a feature film by a young supporting actor at the 2013 Young Artist Awards.
Winta McGrath’s immediate older brother is Zen McGrath. Zen McGrath was born on the 30th of July 2002 and is also an actor. Some of his film and TV credits include Aloft, Utopia, Risen, and Dig. Winta McGrath is quite close to his brothers and has occasionally worked together with them. He and Zen appeared in movies such as Red Dog: True Blue and Aloft. He and Gulliver appeared together in 2016’s Boys in the Trees.
Winta McGrath’s Height, Weight, and Other Body Measurements
Winta McGrath boasts of a slim physique with an average height. The Doctor Doctor star is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 cm tall while his weight is put at 42 kg or 92 lbs. McGrath has a slight frame at the moment, but there is every chance that he will grow taller and bigger as he gets older. Of course, given that he has chosen a career in showbiz, he will pay attention to his physique as he gets older.