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Antony "Tony" Walters is an Australian actor, film director, and cocreator of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series Double the Fist . [1]

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.

<i>Double the Fist</i> television series

Double the Fist is an Australian satirical television show which airs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It follows the misadventures of four men and their pursuit of "fistworthiness": host Steve Foxx, and his three offsiders; Rod Foxx, Mephisto, and The Womp . The series has also been broadcast in the United Kingdom (Ftn), Canada (BBCK), Spain (Buzz), New Zealand (TV2) and Brazil.

Walters met his collaborator Craig Anderson when they were performing absurdist theatre at the University of Western Sydney in the mid-1990s. Bryan Moses, the third member of their team was there at the same time making films. They teamed up on the short film Life in a Datsun , which won best comedy at the 1999 Tropfest film festival, where they met Doug Bayne, another entrant who created casual computer effects. The foursome created Dare TV , a consciously tasteless mock reality show that they sold to Special Broadcasting Service. [2]

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They then created material for Fly TV, ABC's digital youth channel, before piloting Double the Fist. [2]

He has a partner and a young daughter.

Walters is currently working as a photographer and video journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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References

  1. Tony Walters on IMDb
  2. 1 2 Greg Hassall, "Fistful of hollers", Sydney Morning Herald (20 May 2004).