An Australian actor and writer.
In 1938, he became a writer and broadcaster for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, collaborating with George Ivan Smith on Youth Speaks. For the remainder of the 1930s he worked primarily in radio drama.
During World War II, Pate served in the Australian Army in the South West Pacific Area.
After the war, Pate returned to radio, appearing in many plays and serials. Between 1946 and 1950 he began breaking into films. In 1949 he appeared in his first leading role in Sons of Matthew.
In 1950 he appeared in Bitter Springs with Tommy Trinder and Chips Rafferty.
Pate spent most of the 1950s in the U.S., appearing in over three hundred TV shows.
In 1959, he returned briefly to Australia, where he starred in the TV program "The Shell Hour".
Again returing to the America.
In 1968, Pate returned to Australia and became a television producer, winning two Logie Awards while working at the Seven Network.
Pate retired in 2001.
He died in Gosford, New South Wales aged 88.
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