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Peter Graves

Television Director / Actor | * 03/18/1926 († 83, 03/14/2010) | Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America (USA))
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Peter Graves (born Peter Duesler Aurness; March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010) was an American actor who portrayed Jim Phelps in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973 and in its revival from 1988 to 1990. His elder brother was actor James Arness. Graves also played 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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Awards & Nominations for Peter Graves

Golden Plate Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal Primetime Emmy Awards
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Movies with Peter Graves as Actor(80)

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 Self / Narrator1998 Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life
as Self - Narrator (voice)1995 Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons
as Capt. Ferris1987 Number One with a Bullet
as Vicar John Bray1985 Tennis Court
as Mark Janser1983 The Guns and the Fury
as Capt. Clarence Oveur1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
as Harland Dobbs1982 Savannah Smiles
as Capt. McIntyre1981 300 Miles for Stephanie
as Captain Clarence Oveur1980 Airplane!
as Mike Rogers1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker
as Lt. Haller1979 Death Car on the Freeway
as George Washington1979 The Rebels
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 Lew 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 Self (archival footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Self (uncredited)1968 The Dean Martin Christmas Show
as Jason Meredith1968 The Ballad of Josie
as Ben Barstow1967 Valley of Mystery
as Marshal Neimeyer1966 Gallegher Goes West
as Capt. Stimpson1966 Texas Across the River
as Jack Hollister1965 A Rage to Live
as Donald 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 Morgan Earp1955 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 Pete Dandridge1951 Rogue River

TV Shows/Series with Peter Graves as Actor(55)

as Mr. Pibb (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Myron2004 House
as Anton Bikker (2006)2003 Cold Case
as John "Colonel" Camden1996 7th Heaven
as himself1993 Diagnosis: Murder
as Palmer Kirby1988 War and Remembrance
as Jim Phelps1988 Mission: Impossible
as Ben Marshall1986 Life with Lucy
as Jerry Kennedy1985 The Golden Girls
as Edmund Gerard1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Palmer 'Fred' Kirby1983 The Winds of War
as Major Noah Cooper1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
as Gerald Whitney1977 The Love Boat
as Carl Lawrence1977 The Love Boat
as Gavin Lewis1967 The Invaders
as Jim Phelps1966 Mission: Impossible
1965 Laredo
1965 Branded
as Manning Fryes1965 The F.B.I.
as Major Frank Whittaker1965 Court Martial
as Jim Carlson1965 Run for Your Life
as Logan Harris1964 Daniel Boone
as Daniel Boone1963 The Great Adventure
as Maj. Frank Whitaker1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre
as Mark Needham1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as Robert Gaynor1962 The Virginian
as Christopher Cobb1961 Whiplash
as Jim Newton1955 Fury
as Paul Hartley1955 The Millionaire
as Stanley1954 Climax!
as Steve Baxter1954 Climax!
as Maj. Tom Howie1952 Cavalcade of America
as Rocky Kent1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
as Dr. James Ewing1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Joel Barker1950 Lux Video Theatre
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Glenn Willis1948 Studio One

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, native language)
Educated at: University of Minnesota, Southwest High School
Siblings: James Arness
Other names for Peter Graves (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peter Duesler Aurness"
Peter Graves frequently works together with these people:
Mike Barker (34x, Actor)
Harry Townes (32x, Actor)
James Daly (30x, Actor)
Skip Homeier (29x, Actor)
Harold Gould (27x, Actor)
John Forsythe (24x, Actor)
Arthur Franz (24x, Actor)
Vera Miles (23x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (23x, Actor)
Phyllis Thaxter (23x, Actress)
Lewis Gilbert (6x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Peter Graves (GB)

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