Field Cate

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Field Cate
Field Cate.jpg
Cate at the International Press Academy’s 12th Annual Satellite Awards, 2007
Born Field Adrianus Cate
(1997-07-22) July 22, 1997 (age 20)
Burlington, Vermont
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004-Present
Parent(s) Dianne Tangel-Cate, Christopher Cate

Field Adrianus Cate (born July 22, 1997) is an American actor. He is best known to date for his series-regular role playing Young Ned on the fantasy comedy-drama Pushing Daisies.


Field Cate was born in Burlington, Vermont, into a family with a history as entertainers. He is the great-grandnephew of famous silent film star Esther Ralston. He is the great-grandson of Walt Disney's thirteenth employee, Marjorie Ralston, who was an inker and was also the second voice actor for Minnie Mouse in the 1929 series Wild Waves.[4] (Disney, himself, in 1928, was the first voice of Minnie Mouse.[3]) He is also the grandson of television/stage/radio/recording artist Bob Ralston.

Cate was born and lived first in Vermont, then in Georgia. From the age of three he started to perform in theater and dance productions. His family returned to their hometown in Los Angeles when he was four, and Cate turned professional at the age of five, doing improvisational comedy, independent films, commercials and other work. Cate also appears in Placebo's video clip of "Song to Say Goodbye".

Cate worked in guest roles on various television series including Without a Trace and Cold Case. His most notable role was as Young Ned on ABC's Pushing Daisies becoming a regular cast member in season 2 and earning a Young Artist Award nomination in 2008.

He lives in Los Angeles, California.


A vegetarian, Cate has spoken out on behalf of animal rights group. PETA.[1] As of 2012, Care has stated he is no longer a vegetarian, as he wants to explore other foodd.[citation needed]

Cate has also supported groups such as Mattel Children's Hospital.[2]

He currently[when?] serves as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children's Foundation.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Chloe's Prayer Owen
2007 Forever Young boy
2008 Struck Teasing child
2009 Space Buddies Buddha Voice
Mystical Chairs Son Short (20 minutes)
Santa Buddies Buddha Voice


Year Title Role Network Notes
Passions Ethan Winthrop Jr.
1 episode
Untold Stories of the E.R. Kevin Welch
1 Episode
Without a Trace Petros Marku
Season 5 Episode 5 "The Damage Done"
Seven's Eleven Sonny Episode "Sweet Toys"
Pushing Daisies Young Ned
22 Episodes. Nominated for Young Artist Awards
(Best Performance in a TV Series
by a Young Actor Ten or Under)
Cold Case Young John Smith
Season 5 Episode 15 "The Road"
The Young and the Restless Eric Sharpe
The Bold and the Beautiful


  1. ^ "> Contests > Field Cate From Pushing Daisies!". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ "'Party on the Pier' to benefit Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA - UCLA Health and Medicine News". Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "StarPower Ambassadors". Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 

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