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Peter Graves

1926-03-18 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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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.


What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar Himself 2009-04-02
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Featuring Audra McDonald and Peter Graves 2005-09-15
Behind the Legend: Timone Himself - Host 2004-02-10
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Host of Civil Defense Film 2003-11-14
Men in Black II Peter Graves 2002-07-03
These Old Broads Bill 2001-02-12
Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait Himself - Host 1999-03-26
Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life Himself - Narrator 1998-05-10
Mother Teresa: A Life of Devotion Himself - Host 1997-01-01
Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown Host 1996-08-18
Abbott & Costello Meet Biography Host 1996-04-29
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess Host 1994-10-17
Addams Family Values Host 1993-11-19
Number One with a Bullet Capt. Ferris 1987-02-27
最佳拍檔III之女皇密令 Tom Collins 1984-01-25
Savannah Smiles Harland Dobbs 1982-04-09
Airplane II: The Sequel Capt. Clarence Oveur 1982-12-10
300 Miles for Stephanie Captain McIntyre 1981-01-21
Airplane! Captain Oveur 1980-07-02
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty TV Director 1980-02-14
The Memory of Eva Ryker Mike Rogers 1980-05-07
Death Car on the Freeway Lieutenant Haller 1979-09-24
Survival Run Kandaris 1979-04-26
Parts: The Clonus Horror Jeff Knight 1979-08-01
Missile X - Geheimauftrag Neutronenbombe Alec Franklin 1978-01-01
High Seas Hijack Elliott Rhoades 1977-10-20
SST: Death Flight Paul Whitley 1977-02-25
The Mysterious Monsters Himself - Narrator 1976-07-01
Sidecar Racers Carson 1975-04-30
Dead Man on the Run Jim Gideon 1975-04-03
Paul and Michelle Sir Henry 1974-03-15
Where Have All the People Gone Steven Anders 1974-01-01
Scream of the Wolf John Wetherby 1974-01-16
The Underground Man Earl Archer 1974-05-06
Call to Danger Doug Warfield 1973-02-27
The President's Plane Is Missing Mark Jones 1973-10-23
The Adventurers Trustee Banker 1970-03-25
Un esercito di cinque uomini Dutchman 1969-10-16
Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob Jim Phelps 1969-12-01
Sergeant Ryker Maj. Whitaker 1968-02-01
Valley of Mystery Ben Barstow 1967-09-29
I'll Never Forget What's'isname Bankman 1967-12-18
The Ballad of Josie Jason Meredith 1967-01-01
Gallegher Goes West Marshal Neimeyer 1966-10-30
Texas Across the River Capt. Rodney Stimpson 1966-10-26
A Rage to Live Jack Hollister 1965-10-20
A Stranger in My Arms Donald Ashton Beasley 1959-03-03
Wolf Larsen Van Weyden 1958-10-26
Bayou Martin Davis 1957-06-01
Beginning of the End Dr. Ed Wainwright 1957-06-28
Death in Small Doses Agent / Tom Kaylor 1957-09-15
It Conquered the World Dr. Paul Nelson 1956-07-14
Hold Back the Night Lt. Lee Couzens 1956-07-29
Canyon River Bob Andrews 1956-08-04
The Long Gray Line Rudolph Heinz 1955-02-09
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Bob Elliott 1955-12-31
The Naked Street Joe McFarland 1955-08-01
Robbers' Roost Heesman 1955-05-30
The Night of the Hunter Ben Harper 1955-08-26
Wichita Morgan 1955-07-03
Fort Yuma Lt. Ben Keegan 1955-10-04
Black Tuesday Peter Manning 1954-12-31
The Yellow Tomahawk Sawyer 1954-05-01
The Raid Capt. Frank Dwyer 1954-08-04
Killers from Space Douglas Martin 1954-01-23
War Paint Trooper Tolson 1953-08-28
Stalag 17 Sgt. Frank Price 1953-05-29
East of Sumatra Cowboy 1953-09-22
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Arnold Dix 1953-12-02
Red Planet Mars Chris Cronyn 1952-05-15
Angels in the Outfield Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1951-10-19
Fort Defiance Ned Tallon 1951-10-09
Waltz Time Count Franz von Hofer 1945-08-13
The Guns and the Fury Mark Janser