Michael Pate

Actor, Writer, Producer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1920 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (45)

The Marsupials: The Howling III 1987 (Movie)

United States President (Actor)

Death of a Soldier 1986 (Movie)

Major General Sutherland (Actor)

The Camel Boy 1983 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 (Movie)

United States President (Actor)

The Wild Duck 1981 (Movie)

George Wardle (Actor)

Partners 1980 (Movie)

Al Giesman (Actor)

Mad Dog 1976 (Movie)

Superintendent Winch (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Brainstorm 1965 (Movie)

Dr Mills (Actor)

Major Dundee 1965 (Movie)

Sierra Charriba (Actor)

The Great Sioux Massacre 1965 (Movie)

Sitting Bull (Actor)

The Singing Nun 1965 (Movie)

Mr Arlien (Actor)

PT109 1963 (Movie)

Lieutenant Reginald Evans (Actor)

California 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

Puma (Actor)

Tower of London 1962 (Movie)

Sir Ratcliffe (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

Watanka (Actor)

Green Mansions 1958 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Westbound 1958 (Movie)

Mace (Actor)

Something of Value 1957 (Movie)

Joe Matson (Actor)

The Oklahoman 1957 (Movie)

Charlie Smith (Actor)

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

The Court Jester 1956 (Movie)

Sir Locksley (Actor)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Chris Gillespie (Actor)

The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 (Movie)

Harry Adkins (Actor)

A Lawless Street 1955 (Movie)

Harley Baskam (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Captain Benteen (Actor)

King Richard and the Crusaders 1954 (Movie)

Conrad (Actor)

Secret of the Incas 1954 (Movie)

Pachacutec (Actor)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 (Movie)

Verde (Actor)

Hondo 1953 (Movie)

(Actor)

Julius Caesar 1953 (Movie)

Flavius (Actor)

The Desert Rats 1953 (Movie)

Capt Currie (Actor)

Face to Face 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Five Fingers 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Houdini 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Black Castle 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Strange Door 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thunder on the Hill 1951 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

A Dangerous Life (TV Show)

Actor

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

Official Denial (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Gunfighter (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Tim 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mango Tree 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Escape From Fort Bravo 1953 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mary & Tim (TV Show)

Story By
Producer (3)

Tim 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mango Tree 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Age of Consent 1970 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Tim 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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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