At the age of nine, he landed a role in the film Smiley. He later starred in films such as The Scamp or A Cry for the Street. In 1965, he joined as drummer of the band Steve & The Board. He also took part in sessions for various Australian artists as well as for the Bee Gees and soon became an official member of the band. The separation of the Bee Gees was announced in August 1969.