Chips Rafferty

Chips Rafferty
1909 - 1971

Chips Rafferty  Australian Actor


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Australian Actor Chips Rafferty was born John William Pilbean Goffage on 26th March, 1909 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia and passed away on 27th May 1971 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia aged 62. He is most remembered for The Sundowners. 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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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

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 regularly in major Australian feature films as well as appearing in British and American productions. He appeared in commercials in Britain during the late 1950s, encouraging British emigration to Australia.

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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008HimselfMovie
Wake in Fright1971Jock 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 Stranger1964The 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 (8 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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