Nick Tate

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Nick Tate
Nicholas John Tate

(1942-06-18) 18 June 1942 (age 81)
Years active1959–present
Known forSpace: 1999 as Alan Carter
Sons and Daughters as James Hamilton

Nicholas John Tate (born 18 June 1942) is an Australian actor popularly known for his roles as pilot Alan Carter in the 1970s science fiction television series Space: 1999, and James Hamilton in the 1980s Australian soap opera Sons and Daughters.

Additionally, Tate has had a successful voiceover career in movie trailers, in animation and in video games.

Life and career[edit]

Tate was born in Sydney. His parents were the actors John Tate and Neva Carr Glyn. His maternal grandparents were also actors, originally from Ireland and Great Britain, who performed in vaudeville. His father, of Russian descent,[citation needed] also had a connection to the works of Space:1999 creator Gerry Anderson, being a secondary voice actor in Thunderbirds.[1]

Tate's big break came with the Australian television series My Brother Jack, followed by a production of the musical The Canterbury Tales where he played "Nicholas the Gallant" for eighteen months on stage and on tour throughout the country. This was followed by the 1970 Australian television series Dynasty about a rich, powerful family, where he joined his father John Tate for the first time onscreen; the two playing father and son roles.

Tate portrayed astronaut Alan Carter in the British science fiction series Space: 1999, which was broadcast from 1975 to 1977, though the series began production in late 1973. In 1976, he broke through in film with an AACTA award-winning role in the movie The Devil's Playground. He continued to work in film with supporting roles in a number of theatrical films, including The Year My Voice Broke, Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom, Return from the River Kwai, Evil Angels, and Steven Spielberg's Hook. From 1985 to 1986, he portrayed James Hamilton in the Australian soap opera Sons and Daughters. Tate has also made guest appearances on numerous American TV shows, such as The X-Files, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Star Trek: The Next Generation (in the 1990 episode "Final Mission"), Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the 1998 episode "Honor Among Thieves"), Farscape and in the Lost episode "Tabula Rasa".

On stage, Tate appeared in the TRIP (Tony Rudlin Ingrid Pitt Productions) stage production of Duty Free (later known as Don't Bother To Dress), by Emmerdale writer Neville Siggs, which ran from 1976 to 1977 at the Bristol Hippodrome.[2] In 2006 he played the leading role of Captain Edward J. Smith in the Australian premiere of the musical Titanic.

Tate is also known for his voiceover work in theatrical trailers for such films as Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible,[citation needed], clip-on bumpers for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment from 2005-2006 as well as work in commercials, including Guinness beer spots airing beginning in 2006. Tate and four other well known voice artists (Don LaFontaine, John Leader, Mark Elliot, and Al Chalk) parodied their individual voiceover styles en route to an awards show in a 1997 short film, 5 Men and a Limo.

In 2000, he provided the voice for the Australian tycoon Ozzie Mandrill in the game Escape from Monkey Island.

Tate resides in both Australia and the US.




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  1. ^ "Nick Tate – About This Person – Movies & TV". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2014. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Production of Duty Free – Theatricalia".

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