Winta McGrath is a teenage Australian actor best known for playing the role of Campion in Raised by Wolves. Born on 9th August 2005, the 18-year-old Winta McGrath started acting at a very young age, and he has achieved a lot already as a teenager.
Asides from his sterling work in Raise by Wolves, he is also popular for appearing in productions such as “Doctor Doctor” and “Red Dog: True Blue”. The young fellow truly looks set to take Hollywood by storm. Read all about him here.
Who Is Winta McGrath, and Where Was He Born?
Winta McGrath was born on the 9th of August 2005 in Melbourne, Australia, and is currently 18 years old. Growing up, Winta was raised in Melbourne, however, the actor has not revealed the name of his school or any other details about his education. Going by his age, he is expected to be in high school currently.
Winta is not an only child, instead, he is the youngest of three children born to his parents Craig McGrath, his father, and Heidi McGrath, his mother. He has two elder brothers named Gulliver and Zenith McGrath. And like himself, his brothers are also actors and are doing well in their respective careers.
He Comes From a Family of Actors
His two older brothers are Gulliver Williams McGrath and Zen McGrath. Gulliver was born on the 15th of August 1998 and is currently 25 years old, while Zen was born on the 30th of July 2002 and is 21 years old. The eldest of the McGrath brothers, Gulliver, is older than Winta by 7 years, whereas Winta is older than their youngest brother by 3 years.
Gulliver’s first media exposure was in an advert for Cravendale milk after he was spotted by casting director Fiona Dann. Many years later, Emma Raciti helped him kickstart his career as an actor with a role in “Poor Boy”, a Melbourne Theatre Company production in 2009. Since then, Gulliver has gone on to star in numerous other films like “The Wake” 2009, “The Long Night” 2010, “Dark Shadows” 2012, “The Voices” 2015, and “Boys in the Trees” 2016. He also starred in a TV series titled “Rush” in 2008 as Charlie in Series 1, episode 12.
On the other hand, Zen, who is nicknamed Zenny, is best known for featuring in “Aloft” alongside his immediate elder brother. Other films he has starred in include “Dig” 2015 and “Red Dog: True Blue” 2016. Like his two elder brothers, Zen is expected to further grow his career as he gets older, and seeing his portfolio of works already, there is no doubt he is on the right course.
Winta McGrath Debuted as an Actor in 2014
Winta McGrath appeared on screen for the first time when he was only nine years old n 2014. The first movie he featured in was “Aloft”, a drama directed by Claudia Llosa. In the film where he played the character of Gully, Winta acted alongside stars like Jennifer Connelly as Nana Kunning, Mélanie Laurent as Jania Ressmore, William Shimell as Architect Newman, Ian Tracey as Hans, and others.
In 2016, the young talent starred in quite a number of movies, including “Boys in the Trees” which was written by Nicholas Verso. He also acted in “Red Dog: True Blue” in the same year. The movie was directed by Kriv Stenders. Similarly, he played the role of Floyd in “Doctor Doctor” in 2016. For the movies “Aloft” and “Red Dog: True Blue”, Winta acted alongside his brother, Zen.
He Gained Popularity Playing Campion in “Raised by Wolves”
His most recent screen appearance and the series that gained him so much popularity is the 2020 “Raised by Wolves”. The story of the film is about two androids who were given the task of raising a human child on a strange planet. In the course of fulfilling their assignment, the androids realize that controlling the beliefs of humans is both dangerous and difficult.
In the movie, Winta is an energetic and lively twelve-year-old boy named Campion. The boy was raised from birth by his mother (Amanda Collins) and father (Abubakar Salim). One day, a ship carrying humans arrived on their planet from Earth. For the first time, Campion got exposed to religion and religious people. This made the boy start questioning his life and whether his android parents really knew what was best for him.
The TV show was written by Aaron Guzikowski and commissioned by the US network TNT, which is available in 89 million homes. Other cast members of the show are Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, and Jordan Loughran.
Winta McGrath’s Filmography
Below is the list of movies and TV series that Winta has featured in for the past few years of his acting career.
- Aloft as Gully – 2014
- Red Dog: True Blue as Nicholas Carter – 2016
- Boys in the Trees as Young Jonah – 2016
- Doctor Doctor as Floyd – 2016 – 2018
- Risen (short) as Young Boy – 2020
- Raised by Wolves as Campion – 2020 – 2022
Currently, the young actor is still working on the “Raised by Wolves” project as it is a TV series, and they have some more episodes to shoot. The series, which is a drama, fantasy, and Sci-Fi thriller, has also helped to increase his popularity a great deal. Because he is still young, Winta mostly plays child roles for now. As he gets older, he will have more adult roles to act in.
His Awards and Nominations
- Nomination for the Young Artist Awards in 2021
- Awards for the Leading Young Artist on Raised by Wolves in 2020
Winta McGrath’s Net Worth
Going by reports, Winta McGrath has a net worth that is estimated to be between $300,000 to $500,000. A better part of his income comes from his acting career. Seeing how well he is already doing in his career, it is expected that as he gets older and grow his career, he should be worth more than this in the years to come.
What’s Next For Winta McGrath?
So far, so good, Winta McGrath has been doing a great job combining his studies and acting. Having older brothers who are on the same path is definitely a privilege, as he will be getting guidance from them.
The young actor obviously loves what he does and will continue to advance in his career as an actor. However, it is hard to tell if he will continue to balance schooling and acting or if he will eventually choose one above the other.
Fun Facts About Winta McGrath
- Aside from acting, Winta McGrath loves to sing and dance
- He is a skilled violin, piano, and guitar player
- He is an animal lover and he has a cat named Rogue.
- The McGrath brothers have a YouTube channel named “nmbros” where they post random stuff for fun. Winta sometimes features on the channel.