Timothy Walker grew up in the small farming community of Portland, Victoria. After watching Top Gun with his dad, he was determined to become a fighter pilot, so he studied engineering, completed his pilot’s license and was accepted into the Air Force. But in a move that turned his father’s hair grey, he pursued acting instead.
Before NIDA, Tim was cast in the pilot Godsend (written and directed by Paddy Macrae) and spent four years in Los Angeles after winning a scholarship to study acting abroad. There, he worked in film, TV and theatre, earning an O1 visa and winning the Bitter Lemons Best New Discovery Award. In 2017 he was the recipient of NIDA’s Hazel Treweek Shakespeare Award.
Tim also studied writing and filmmaking (Swinburne University). In 2016 his short film Dark Chocolate, about an unemployed Oompa Loompa, premiered at the Colorado International Film Festival, and he has written a feature based on Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.