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Michael Pate appeared in five episodes of "The Rifleman"
― 'New Orleans Menace'
as Xavier, the man who thought Lucas to be a 'muy mucho, much man'
'The Second Witness'
as Brad Davis, he was the man dead set on killing Lucas for
testify against his brother ― 'The Visitor'
as Pete Morgan, he tried to kill Ann Dodd in this episode. In
Mescalero Curse' as Mogollan, an Apache Indian who put 'The
Mescalero Curse' on Lucas ―
Executioner', Sanchez, the Indian and one of the heavies that came to collect his
share of stolen money from a friend of Lucas's that just got out of jail.
Pate also appeared with Chuck Connors in
Glory' as Crazy Horse aka ― Blade Rider, Revenge of the Indian
He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. When World War II broke,
he served in the Australian Army in the SWPA unit. He was later seconded to
the 1st Australian Army Amenities Entertainment Unit - The Islanders - in
various combat areas.
Screenwriter. A versatile performer, he appeared in hundreds
of films and television programs during a career that
spanned more than five decades. Michael Pate began his
career in 1938 writing and broadcasting a program called
'Youth Speaks' for ABC Radio with George Ivan Smith. He also
wrote for newspapers and magazines and began writing as a
book and theatre critic. He started acting in 1941.
wrote and produced The Mango Tree (1977), a nostalgic drama
with his son, Christopher, in the lead. Tim (1979), which
Pate directed, produced and adapted from Colleen
McCullough's novel, starred a young Mel Gibson. With
Christopher, he toured with the play Mass Appeal in the
mid-1980s, which concluded at the Sydney Opera House.
He also was a TV Series writer for "Rawhide."
appeared in many films and TV series, his career spanned 70
Michael Pate was born February 26, 1920 in
Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Name: Edward John Pate
He died September 1, 2008 in Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia due to pneumonia
and chest infection
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