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Michael Pate

Highest Rated:   100% 5 Fingers (1952)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
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Birthplace:   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Active in Australian radio and stage productions from childhood, Sydney native Michael Pate made his first film in 1949 on his home turf. Pate then moved to Hollywood, where he settled into villainous or obstreperous roles. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Indian chief Vittoro in John Wayne's Hondo (1953), a part he recreated for the 1966 weekly TV adaptation of Hondo, which top-billed Ralph Taeger. Other career highlights include the 1954 TV adaptation of Ian Fleming's James Bond novel Casino Royale, wherein Pate became the first actor to play CIA agent Felix Leiter (though both the character's name and nationality were changed), and PT 109 (1963), in which Pate played the Australian mariner who harangued future President John F. Kennedy (Cliff Robertson).During his Hollywood stay, Pate occasionally dabbled in screenwriting, collaborating on the scripts of Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) and The Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961). In 1968 he returned to Australia where, with such rare exceptions as the weekly TVer Matlock Police, he curtailed his performing activities to concentrate on producing, writing and directing. He produced the 1969 feature film Age of Consent, and later was put in charge of production of Amalgamated Television in Sydney. He made his feature-film directorial debut with the TV movie Tim (1979), which boasted an impressive early starring performance by Mel Gibson. He also adapted the screenplay of Tim from the novel by Colleen McCullough, earning the Australian equivalent of the Emmy Award for his efforts. Michael Pate is the author of two instructional books, The Film Actor and The Director's Eye.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Official Denial
  • Wisdomkeeper
1993
18% Howling III: The Marsupials
  • President
1987
No Score Yet Death Of A Soldier
  • Maj. Gen. Sutherland
1986
No Score Yet The Return of Captain Invincible
  • The US President
1984
No Score Yet Camel Boy
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Wild Duck
  • Wardle
1983
No Score Yet Tim
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Tim
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Mad Dog Morgan
  • Superintendent Winch
1976
No Score Yet Return of the Gunfighter
  • Frank Boone
1967
No Score Yet The Singing Nun
  • Mr. Arlien
1966
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre
  • Sitting Bull
1965
No Score Yet Brainstorm
  • Dr. Mills
1965
97% Major Dundee
  • Sierra Charriba
1965
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear
  • Thin Elk
1964
60% McLintock!
  • Puma
1963
60% PT 109
  • Lt. Reginald Evans
1963
No Score Yet California
  • Don Francisco Hernandez
1963
No Score Yet Drums Of Africa
  • Viledo
1963
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
  • Bruno
1962
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Sir Ratcliffe
1962
No Score Yet Sergeants 3
  • Watanka
1962
No Score Yet The Most Dangerous Man Alive
  • Screenwriter
1961
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon
  • Will Allen
1960
No Score Yet Curse of the Undead
  • Drake Robey / Don Drago Robles
1959
No Score Yet Westbound
  • Mace
1959
No Score Yet Green Mansions
  • Priest
1959
No Score Yet Hong Kong Confidential
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger
  • Charley
1957
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Joe Matson
1957
No Score Yet The Oklahoman
  • Charlie Smith
1957
38% The Amazing Colossal Man
  • Thin Elk
1957
No Score Yet Reprisal
  • Bert Shipley
1956
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry
  • Capt. Benteen
1956
No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover
  • Harry Adkins
1956
96% The Court Jester
  • Sir Locksley
1956
60% The Killer Is Loose
  • Chris Gillespie
1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street
  • Harley
1955
13% The Silver Chalice
  • Aaron
1954
No Score Yet King Richard and the Crusaders
  • Montferrat
1954
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas
  • Pachacutec
1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant
  • Varde
1953
No Score Yet The Maze
  • William
1953
83% Houdini
  • Dooley
1953
95% Julius Caesar
  • Flavius
1953
80% The Desert Rats
  • Capt. Currie
1953
No Score Yet Guerrilla Girl
  • Actor
1953
86% Hondo
  • Vittoro
1953
No Score Yet The Black Castle
  • Von Melcher
1952
100% 5 Fingers
  • Morrison
1952
No Score Yet The Strange Door
  • Talon
1951
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men
  • Browning
1951
No Score Yet Thunder on the Hill
  • Willie
1951
No Score Yet Bitter Springs
  • Trooper
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Second Hand #3
  • 1966

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