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Chips Rafferty (1909–1971)

Years before Jack Thompson arrived on the scene, Chips Rafferty was regarded by many as the personification of the stereotypically rugged, straightforward and laconic Aussie male. Tall and thin, though not particularly striking in appearance, Rafferty was a tailor-made star for the austere, modestly-budgeted dramas made 'down under' in the 1940's ... See full bio »

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Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty Michael Byrne
Wake in Fright
Wake in Fright Jock Crawford
The Sundowners
The Sundowners Quinlan
The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats Sgt. 'Blue' Smith


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 1971 Spyforce (TV Series)
Leon Reilley
- Reilley's Army (1971) ... Leon Reilley
 1971 Wake in Fright
Jock Crawford
 1971 Dead Men Running (TV Series)
 1970 Skullduggery
Father 'Pop' Dillingham
 1969-1970 Woobinda, Animal Doctor (TV Series)
- The Carrier (1970)
- The Exterminators (1969) ... Grazier
 1969 Delta (TV Series)
- R.I.P. (1969) ... Sawtell
 1969 Riptide (TV Series)
'Sharky' Hall / Major Drysdale / Ken Brockenhurst
- Sharky (1969) ... 'Sharky' Hall
- The Boat That Went to Sea (1969) ... Major Drysdale
- Echoes from a Lost Valley (1969) ... Ken Brockenhurst
 1968 Rita and Wally (TV Series)
Mr. Stiller
- The Farther the Better (1968) ... Mr. Stiller
 1968 Skippy (TV Series)
Pop Miller
- No Trespassers (1968) ... Pop Miller
 1968 Kona Coast
Charlie Lightfoot
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
- Hitting the High Seas (1967) ... Captain
 1967 Adventures of the Seaspray (TV Series)
- A Deadly Game (1967)
 1967 Double Trouble
Archie Brown
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Dutch Jensen / Dutsch
- The Circus (1967) ... Dutch Jensen
- Captain Jai (1967) ... Dutsch
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Liverpool 'Enry
- The Paradise Lost Affair (1966) ... Liverpool 'Enry
 1966 They're a Weird Mob
Harry Kelly
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
- The Hostages (1966) ... Rayburn
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Angus McTabbott
- By Line (1966) ... Angus McTabbott
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
- The River Monarch (1966) ... Jock
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Boomer McKye
- Boomer McKye (1965) ... Boomer McKye
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sgt. Tinsdale
- The Winds of Green Monday (1965) ... Sgt. Tinsdale
 1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.715 (1964) ... Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.714 (1964) ... Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.713 (1964) ... Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.712 (1964) ... Mick Doyle
- Episode #1.711 (1964) ... Mick Doyle
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series)
Sorrel / Patrick Flegg
- The Adelaide Arabs (1961) ... Sorrel
- The Day of the Hunter (1961) ... Patrick Flegg
 1960 The Sundowners
 1958 The Flaming Sword
Long Tom
 1956 Walk Into Hell
Steve MacAllister
 1954 King of the Coral Sea
Ted King
 1953 Return of the Plainsman
The Sundowner
 1952 Kangaroo
Trooper 'Len' Leonard (as 'Chips' Rafferty)
 1944 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk
Milo Trent
 1943 South West Pacific (Short)
R.A.A.F. Mechanic
 1940 40,000 Horsemen
 1940 Dad Rudd, M.P.
 1939 Come Up Smiling
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
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'Chips' Rafferty


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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He was cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium and in accordance with his instructions, his ashes were mingled with his wife Ellen's and scattered over a favorite fishing spot in Lovett Bay, Church Point, New South Wales, Australia. See more »

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