Chips Rafferty  Australian Actor

Current Status

Chips Rafferty passed away on 27th May 1971 aged 62.


Chips Rafferty is a 62 year old Australian Actor. Born John William Pilbean Goffage on 26th March, 1909 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, he is famous for The Sundowners in a career that spans 1939–71. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Chips Rafferty is a member of the following lists: 20th-century Australian male actors, Australian male film actors and People from Broken Hill, New South Wales.


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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008HimselfMovie
Outback1971Jock CrawfordMovie
Skullduggery1970Father 'Pop' DillinghamMovie
Riptide1969'Sharky' Hall / ... (3 episodes, 1969)TV Show
Delta1969Sawtell (1 episode, 1969)TV Show
Kona Coast1968Charlie LightfootMovie
Double Trouble1967Archie BrownMovie
They're a Weird Mob1966Harry KellyMovie
Daktari1966Rayburn (1 episode, 1966)TV Show
Tarzan1966Dutch Jensen / ... (2 episodes, 1967)TV Show
The Monkees1966Captain (1 episode, 1967)TV Show
The Big Valley1965Jock (1 episode, 1966)TV Show
Adventures of the Seaspray1965(1 episode, 1967)TV Show
The Stranger1965The Prime Minister (1965)TV Show
Mutiny on the Bounty1962Michael ByrneMovie
The Sundowners1960QuinlanMovie
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1960Patterson (coast watcher)Movie
Whiplash1960Patrick Flegg / ... (2 episodes, 1961)TV Show
Smiley Gets a Gun1958Sergeant FlaxmanMovie
Emergency-Ward 101957Mick Doyle (5 episodes, 1964)TV Show
Smiley1956Sergeant FlaxmanMovie
Walk Into Hell1956Steve MacAllisterMovie
Gunsmoke1955Angus McTabbott (1 episode, 1966)TV Show
The Desert Rats1953Sgt. 'Blue' SmithMovie
Return of the Plainsman1953The SundownerMovie
Kangaroo1952Trooper 'Len' Leonard (as 'Chips' Rafferty)Movie
Bitter Springs1950Wally KingMovie
Massacre Hill1949Peter LalorMovie
Bush Christmas1947Long BillMovie
The Loves of Joanna Godden1947CollardMovie
The Overlanders1946Dan McAlpineMovie
The Fighting Rats of Tobruk1944Milo TrentMovie
South West Pacific1943Movie
40,000 Horsemen1940JimMovie
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    Chips Rafferty MBE (26 March 1909 – 27 May 1971) was an iconic Australian actor. Called "the living symbol of the typical Australian", Rafferty's career stretched from the 1940s until his death in 1971, and during this time he performed regularl...

    First Name Chips
    Last Name Rafferty
    Full Name at Birth John William Pilbean Goffage
    Age 62 (age at death) years
    Birthday 26th March, 1909
    Birthplace Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
    Died 27th May, 1971
    Place of Death Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
    Build Slim
    Hair Color Brown - Dark
    Zodiac Sign Aries
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality Australian
    Occupation Text Actor
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame The Sundowners
    Year(s) Active 1939–71
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