Toby Wallace as Steve Jones | Pistol on FX

Toby Wallace

Steve Jones

Toby Wallace stars as Steve Jones, lead guitarist of the Sex Pistols. One of Britain’s countless millions of desperately poor and conveniently forgotten youth, Steve’s childhood is worse than most. He never knew his father; his mother is indifferent and his stepfather is abusive.

Outwardly charming, funny and charismatic, Steve hides his damage beneath an imaginary “Cloak of Invisibility.” His initial bid for identity is as lead singer of Kutie Jones and his Sex Pistols. But according to mentors Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Steve’s very damaged - which is very good, but he’s too damaged to be up front. He must plow all that damage into the music - and so the lead guitarist of the Sex Pistols (and Rolling Stone’s 97th greatest rock guitarist of all time), is born.

Career Highlights

Originally from the U.K., Wallace emigrated to Australia as a child. In 2019, he won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his performance as “Moses” in Babyteeth opposite Ben Mendelsohn and Eliza Scanlen and directed by Shannon Murphy.

Wallace is well known for his role as “Campbell Eliot” in Christopher Keyser and Marc Webb’s Netflix series The Society, a performance for which he received rave reviews.

In 2018, he played the lead role in the Australian feature Acute Misfortune opposite Daniel Henshall and received fantastic reviews for his work on the Australian miniseries Romper Stomper based on the original film by writer-director Geoffrey Wright.

Wallace made his professional debut in Kriv Stenders’ feature film Dark Frontier. It was for this role that he was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Young Actor. Other credits include the feature The Turning adapted from Tim Winton’s iconic book, Galore directed by Rhys Graham and co-starring Ashleigh Cummings, the young Michael Hutchence in the INXS miniseries Never Tear Us Apart and the lead in Nicholas Verso’s coming-of-age feature Boys in the Trees.

Jacob Slater headshot wearing a British flag shirt behind an instrument

Jacob Slater

as Paul "Cookie" Cook

Best friends since childhood, Cookie and Steve are inseparable.