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Peter Graves

Television Director / Actor | * 03/18/1926 († 83, 03/14/2010) | Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
Peter Graves (born Peter Duesler Aurness; March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his role as Jim Phelps in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973 (original) and from 1988 to 1990 (revival). His elder brother was actor James Arness. Graves was also known for his portrayal of airline pilot Captain Clarence Oveur in the 1980 comedy film Airplane! and its 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel. ()
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Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to Hollywood, where he first appeared on television and later made his film debut in Rogue River (1951). Numerous film appearances followed, especially in Westerns. However, Graves is primarily recognized for his television work, particularly as Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1966). Peter Graves died of a heart attack on March 14, 2010, just four days before his 84th birthday.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Western

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Golden Plate Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Peter Graves as Actor(72)

as Mark Janser2020 The Guns and the Fury
as Himself - Host2004 Behind the Legend: Timon
as Host of Civil Defense Film2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
as himself2002 Men in Black II
as Bill2001 These Old Broads
as Himself - Narrator1998 Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life
as Capt. Ferris1987 Number One with a Bullet
as Capt. Clarence Oveur1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
as Harland Dobbs1982 Savannah Smiles
as Captain McIntyre1981 300 Miles for Stephanie
as Captain Oveur1980 Airplane!
as Mike Rogers1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker
as Lieutenant Haller1979 Death Car on the Freeway
as Jeff Knight1979 Parts: The Clonus Horror
as Kandaris1979 Survival Run
as Paul Whitley1977 SST: Death Flight
as Elliott Rhoades1977 High Seas Hijack
as Himself - Narrator1976 The Mysterious Monsters
as Carson1975 Sidecar Racers
as Jim Gideon1975 Dead Man on the Run
as John Wetherby1974 Scream of the Wolf
as Sir Henry1974 Paul and Michelle
as Earl Archer1974 The Underground Man
as Steven Anders1974 Where Have All the People Gone
as Doug Warfield1973 Call to Danger
as Trustee Banker1970 The Adventurers
as Dutchman1969 The Five Man Army
as Maj. Whitaker1968 Sergeant Ryker
as Ben Barstow1967 Valley of Mystery
as Jason Meredith1967 The Ballad of Josie
as Marshal Neimeyer1966 Gallegher Goes West
as Capt. Rodney Stimpson1966 Texas Across the River
as Jack Hollister1965 A Rage to Live
as Donald Ashton Beasley1959 A Stranger in My Arms
as Van Weyden1958 Wolf Larsen
as Agent / Tom Kaylor1957 Death in Small Doses
as Dr. Ed Wainwright1957 Beginning of the End
as Martin Davis1957 Bayou
as Dr. Paul Nelson1956 It Conquered the World
as Bob Andrews1956 Canyon River
as Lt. Lee Couzens1956 Hold Back the Night
as Morgan1955 Wichita
as Lt. Ben Keegan1955 Fort Yuma
as Rudolph Heinz1955 The Long Gray Line
as Ben Harper1955 The Night of the Hunter
as Heesman1955 Robbers' Roost
as Capt. Bob Elliott1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
as Joe McFarland1955 The Naked Street
as Peter Manning1954 Black Tuesday
as Sawyer1954 The Yellow Tomahawk
as Douglas Martin1954 Killers from Space
as Capt. Frank Dwyer1954 The Raid
as Cowboy1953 East of Sumatra
as Trooper Tolson1953 War Paint
as Sgt. Frank Price1953 Stalag 17
as Arnold Dix1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
as Chris Cronyn1952 Red Planet Mars
as Radio Announcer (uncredited)1951 Angels in the Outfield
as Ned Tallon1951 Fort Defiance
as Count Franz von Hofer1945 Waltz Time

TV Shows/Series with Peter Graves as Actor(50)

TV Shows/Series with Peter Graves as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1966 Mission: Impossible

Full Name: Peter Graves
Born: Thursday, 03/18 1926 (March) in Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 03/14 2010 (March) in Los Angeles (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Minnesota
Siblings: James Arness
Peter Graves frequently works together with these people:
Harold Gould (13x, Actor)
Malcolm Atterbury (13x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (12x, Actor)
Murray Hamilton (12x, Actor)
Ralph Bellamy (12x, Actor)
Richard Anderson (12x, Actor)
Harry Townes (12x, Actor)
James Daly (12x, Actor)
Nina Foch (12x, Actress)
Edward Binns (12x, Actor)
Susan Oliver (11x, Actress)
Lewis Gilbert (6x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Peter Graves (GB)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5884, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/08/2021