Aussie director with high hopes for Modern Family

By David Knox on February 1, 2012 / Filed Under News 10

It’s not just young Aussie actors making their mark in the US.

Director Jeffrey Walker, 29, who had acting roles in such shows as Thunderstone, Ocean Girl, and Round the Twist has just returned from the US where is under consideration to direct an episode of Modern Family.

Having shadowed US directors on the FOX comedy he is awaiting good news.

Walker has recently finished directing Guy Pearce on ABC’s upcoming Jack Irish telemovies, but his CV already includes All Saints, Angry Boys, City Homicide, The Elephant Princess, Home and Away, H2O: Just Add Water, Wild Boys, Dance Academy and Rake.

The US gig is believed to have become possible after directing Pay TV’s offbeat crime series Smalltime Gangster.


  1. Napdav February 2, 2012 at 10:11 am -

    Jeffrey is a very talented man and he and his lovely wife Brooke are two of the nicest people you’d ever meet. So congrats to him and hopefully he makes the leap!

  2. Dan February 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm -

    Jeffrey also directed several blocks of Neighbours back in the early noughties, which I believe is where his directing career began. I remember seeing him credited as a Film Victoria Director’s Attachment.

  3. Armchair Analyst February 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm -

    He certainly has come a long way from the childrens shows which i used to watch in the 90s. Hopefully he can become successful as some of our actors in the states.

  4. David Knox February 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm -

    It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

  5. joel February 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm -

    Modern Family is not aired by FOX but by ABC

  6. Trix February 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm -

    A very, very talented director. Great news. And I too loved The Wayne Manifesto.

  7. aussietv February 1, 2012 at 11:57 am -

    Showing my age here going by the Wayne comments but it’s Bronson!
    (I did watch Wayne though) “Oh wayne!”

  8. Blazza February 1, 2012 at 9:34 am -

    Hey the Wayne Manifesto kid.
    haha loved that show.

  9. daveinprogress February 1, 2012 at 9:24 am -

    That is a great news item – he has been a truly remarkable success story – child actor, turns industry player, and now on the international stage. It has been great to watch his career trajectory. Congrats to Jeffrey.

  10. Steve February 1, 2012 at 8:43 am -

    It’s Wayne!

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