Michael Pate

Michael Pate

Highest Rated: 100% Five Fingers (1952)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1920

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A talented writer and director, Michael Pate had a screen career that stretched across six decades of Australian and Hollywood productions, with his most recognizable role being that of Sgt. Vic Maddern on the Aussie crime drama "Matlock Police." Beginning his career as a writer at the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Pate soon segued into radio drama, and also wrote literary criticism. After serving in World War II, Pate headed to Hollywood, where he began to act in television and features. In 1953 he portrayed his first of many Native American roles, opposite John Wayne in the Western "Hondo." Over his roughly two decades in the States, Pate appeared in dozens of prime-time shows, while writing teleplays and teaching acting. Upon his return to Australia in the late '60s, he began to work as a television producer, and soon landed the key role of Detective Maddern on the hit procedural drama "Matlock Police," playing the part for four seasons. After this he refocused on his writing, penning the coming-of-age drama "Mango Tree" and writing, producing, and directing 1979's romance "Tim," which starred a young Mel Gibson as a mentally challenged man. Pate continued with occasional screen work while contributing to Sydney's theater scene, and dabbled in voiceovers after his retirement from onscreen roles in 2001.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 16% Howling III President (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Camel Boy Unknown (Voice) - 1984
No Score Yet 86% The Wild Duck Wardle (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet for Four Al Geisman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 46% Tim Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1979
No Score Yet 40% Return of the Gunfighter Frank Boone (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 57% The Singing Nun Mr. Arlien (Character) - 1966
97% 67% Major Dundee Sierra Charriba (Character) $14.9K 1965
No Score Yet 30% Brainstorm Dr. Mills (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 0% The Great Sioux Massacre Sitting Bull (Character) - 1965
64% 53% PT 109 Lt. Reginald Evans (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drums of Africa Viledo (Character) - 1963
67% 85% McLintock! Puma (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 17% Beauty and the Beast Bruno (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Don Francisco Hernandez (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 41% Tower of London Sir Ratcliffe (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 30% Sergeants 3 Watanka (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Canadians Chief Four Horns (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 74% Westbound Mace (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 28% Green Mansions Priest (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% Curse of the Undead Drake Robey/Don Drago Robles (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hong Kong Confidential John Blanchard (Character) - 1958
40% 54% Something of Value Joe Matson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 25% The Oklahoman Charlie Smith (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 8% The Tall Stranger Charley (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congo Crossing Bart O'Connell (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Harry Adkins (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reprisal! Bert Shipley (Character) - 1956
60% 37% The Killer Is Loose Detective Chris Gillespie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 42% 7th Cavalry Capt. Benteen (Character) - 1956
96% 94% The Court Jester Sir Locksley (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 46% A Lawless Street Harley Baskam (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 27% The Maze William (Character) - 1954
13% 19% The Silver Chalice Aaron Ben Joseph (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royal African Rifles Cunningham (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 26% All the Brothers Were Valiant Varde (Character) - 1953
86% 74% Hondo Vittorio - Chiricahua Apache Chief (Character) - 1953
95% 81% Julius Caesar Flavius (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue's March Crane (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal at Scourie Rev. Williams (Character) - 1953
100% 90% Five Fingers Morrison (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 32% The Black Castle Count Ernst von Melcher (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 36% The Strange Door Talon (Character) - 1951
80% 70% Thunder on the Hill Willie (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 30% Ten Tall Men Browning (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Matthew Unknown (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cash and Company Jacob Striker (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maya Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hondo Chief Vittoro (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Findley (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Chief Hastele (Character) 1966 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Eddie Burch (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Philip Locke (Guest Star) 1964 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Jack Mallory (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer
1964 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Hal Regis (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Reggie Waddick (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Governor Loren Corteen (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Harry Young (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. Morrow (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Dennis (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Witcher (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954

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