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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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Wake in Fright
Wake in Fright Jock Crawford
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty Michael Byrne
The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats Sgt. 'Blue' Smith
Bush Christmas
Bush Christmas Long Bill


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 1971 Wake in Fright
Jock Crawford
 1970 Skullduggery
Father 'Pop' Dillingham
 1968 Kona Coast
Charlie Lightfoot
 1967 Double Trouble
Archie Brown
 1966 They're a Weird Mob
Harry Kelly
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Michael Byrne
 1960 The Sundowners
 1958 The Flaming Sword
Long Tom
 1958 Smiley Gets a Gun
Sergeant Flaxman
 1956 Walk Into Hell
Steve MacAllister
 1956 Smiley
Sergeant Flaxman
 1954 King of the Coral Sea
Ted King
 1953 Return of the Plainsman
The Sundowner
 1953 The Desert Rats
Sgt. 'Blue' Smith
 1952 Kangaroo
Trooper 'Len' Leonard (as 'Chips' Rafferty)
 1950 Bitter Springs
Wally King
 1949 Massacre Hill
Peter Lalor
 1947 Bush Christmas
Long Bill
 1946 The Overlanders
Dan McAlpine
 1944 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk
Milo Trent
 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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