Rafferty has been immersed in the film and TV industry since his earliest days as his father has been directing film and TV projects for many years. After appearing in short films, walk on roles and in school productions for a number of years, in 2016 Rafferty decided he wanted to pursue screen acting roles.
He immediately secured the pivotal role in a major TVC Campaign for Toyota Kluger (which ran for 3 years) and shortly after landed a memorable guest role in Series 1 of Hamish and Andy’s True Stories. He was subsequently cast as the young lead in the feature film The Merger which was shot over 7 weeks in Wagga Wagga in late 2017 and premiered at MIFF in August 2018 to significant acclaim. Rafferty was awarded ‘Best Emerging Talent’ at the Ozflix Independent Film Awards. In early-2020, Rafferty was in communal isolation for 3 months in outer Sydney shooting a major role in the feature film remake, The Children of the Corn, widely credited as the only major film in production in the world during the first months of the pandemic. Other screen credits include In Limbo (2023) and Chopper, The Untold Story (2018).
Rafferty combines his acting passions with his rugby for which he has already attained representative honours.