Round The Twist was a Supernatural kids show about a family who lived in a Lighthouse. It featured 14-year-old twins Pete and Linda Twist and their eight-year-old brother Bronson who lived with their Widowed dad Tony Twist.
The series ran for 11 years so, over that time, different child Actors were brought in to play the children when the Actors became too old for their parts.
The youngest of the Twist kids, Bronson, was played by three Actors: Rodney McLennan in the first season televised in 1990; Jeffrey Walker who played Bronson in the second season, televised in 1993; and finally Mathew Waters who played Bronson in the final two seasons televised in 2000 and 2001.
While Rodney McLennan enjoyed his time on the show, he now lives a low key life.
“I decided I didn’t want to be in the Limelight,” he told the ABC’s Radio National program Background Briefing in 2016.
“Part of that would have been from the overall experience of being a child actor,” he said. While he did a little bit of acting after Round the Twistthe roles soon dried up.
“I was no longer a cute kid. I stopped meeting the preconceived notions of what they were looking for,” he said.
In 2016, he was working as a triple zero operator and police dispatcher in Brisbane.
Jeffrey Walker played Bronson in the second season of the show and has stayed in showbiz, moving from acting into directing where he has become very successful.
“The funny thing is the very first show that I ever truly, truly loved … was the first season of Round The Twist“Jeffrey confessed in a webinar in 2017. So when he got the role he was thrilled.” I just couldn’t believe that I got it because it was a show I loved watching so much. “
Jeffrey is now the director of such award-winning TV shows Bones, Modern Family, Lambs of God and most recently Young Rock.
“Internationally, television is made at a high standard,” Jeffrey told the Courier Mail in 2017. “Working in television these days is a completely joyous experience.”
He and his wife, actress Brooke Harmon, live in Brisbane with their three boys.
Mathew Waters was the final Bronson when the show was brought back for two seasons in 2000 and 2001. After leaving the show he continued to act, moving to the UK where he took on both TV and Theater roles.
He is living back in Australia with his family where he runs his Casting agency.
Mathew has stayed in the industry, saying, “I don’t think there is anything else I can do.”
“I’ve tried working in retail and did real estate in between jobs but it was just not fulfilling,” he told the KBS Magazine podcast in 2018.
“Working as a Casting director is creative and still working in the industry,” he added and he still auditions for acting jobs as well.
These former child Actors are all thriving and we love to see it.
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