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Chips Rafferty (John William Pilbean Goffage)

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Biography

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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 and 50's. His most individual aspect was in not being remotely reminiscent of any other leading contemporary British or American actor. In his youth, Chips had learned boxing and the art of horsemanship. He also displayed an affinity for painting watercolours. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Dan McAlpine

The Overlanders 1946

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Character: Peter Lalor

Eureka Stockade 1949

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Character: Sgt. 'Blue' Smith

The Desert Rats 1953

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Character: Sergeant Flaxman

Smiley 1956

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Character: Harry Kelly

They're a Weird Mob 1966

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Character: Himself

The Celluloid Heroes 1995

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Character: Steve MacAllister

Walk Into Hell 1956

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Character: Jock Crawford

Wake in Fright 1971

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Writing

Character: Steve MacAllister

Walk Into Hell 1956

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