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Peter Graves

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.


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Born:
Mar 18, 1926 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
120
First Appeared:
In the movie Give Us the Moon 1944-09-18
Latest Project:
Series Court Martial 2018
Known For
Poster of Cold Case
Poster of The Angry Beavers
Poster of The Golden Girls
Poster of Celebrity Playhouse
Filmography
Series Court Martial Major Frank Whittaker 2018
Series Minoriteam Unknown 2011-03-19
Movie What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar Himself 2009-04-02
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Behind the Legend: Timone Himself - Host 2004-02-10
Series House Myron 2004-11-16
Movie 2004 - Audra McDonald & Peter Graves, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square: Featuring Audra McDonald and Peter Graves 2004-12-03
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action Host of Civil Defense Film 2003-11-14
Movie These Old Broads Bill 2001-02-12
Series Mickey Mouse Works Unknown 1999-05-01
Series The Angry Beavers Unknown 1997-04-20
Series 7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1995-02-25
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Movie Addams Family Values Host 1993-11-19
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie I Hired a Contract Killer Jeweller 1990-09-13
Movie The Woman He Loved Lord Reith 1988-04-03
Series War and Remembrance Palmer Kirby 1988-11-13
Series Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps 1988-10-23
Movie Number One with a Bullet Capt. Ferris 1987-02-27
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series Life with Lucy Unknown 1986-09-20
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street Tom Collins 1984-01-25
Series Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense Unknown 1984-09-05
Series The Winds of War Palmer 'Fred' Kirby 1983-02-06
Movie Savannah Smiles Harland Dobbs 1982-01-01
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Capt. Clarence Oveur 1982-12-10
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Airplane! Captain Oveur 1980-07-02
Movie Survival Run Kandaris 1980-02-01
Movie Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty TV Director 1980-02-14
Movie Parts: The Clonus Horror Jeff Knight 1979-08-01
Movie Death Car on the Freeway Lieutenant Haller 1979-09-24
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Movie Teheran Incident Alec Franklin 1978-01-01
Movie SST: Death Flight Paul Whitley 1977-02-25
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie The Mysterious Monsters Himself - Narrator 1976-07-01
Series The Sonny & Cher Show Unknown 1976-02-01
Movie Dead Man on the Run Jim Gideon 1975-04-03
Movie Sidecar Racers Carson 1975-04-30
Movie Scream of the Wolf John Wetherby 1974-01-16
Movie Where Have All the People Gone Steven Anders 1974-01-01
Movie Paul and Michelle Sir Henry 1974-03-15
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Unknown 1974-10-31
Series Funny Face Unknown 1971-09-18
Movie The Five Man Army Dutchman 1969-10-16
Series Premiere Unknown 1968-07-01
Movie Sergeant Ryker Maj. Whitaker 1968-02-01
Movie The Ballad of Josie Jason Meredith 1967-01-01
Movie Valley of Mystery Ben Barstow 1967-09-29
Movie I'll Never Forget What's'isname Bankman 1967-12-18
Series Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps 1966-09-17
Movie The Wrong Box Military Officer 1966-06-19
Movie Texas Across the River Capt. Rodney Stimpson 1966-10-26
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie A Rage to Live Jack Hollister 1965-10-20
Series Twelve O'Clock High Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Farmer's Daughter Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Whiplash Christopher Cobb 1960-09-10
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie A Stranger in My Arms Donald Ashton Beasley 1959-03-03
Series Cimarron City Unknown 1958-09-27
Movie Wolf Larsen Van Weyden 1958-10-26
Movie Death in Small Doses Agent / Tom Kaylor 1957-09-15
Movie Bayou Martin Davis 1957-06-01
Movie Beginning of the End Dr. Ed Wainwright 1957-06-28
Movie Hold Back the Night Lt. Lee Couzens 1956-07-29
Movie It Conquered the World Dr. Paul Nelson 1956-07-14
Movie Canyon River Bob Andrews 1956-08-04
Movie Wichita Morgan 1955-07-03
Movie Robbers' Roost Heesman 1955-05-30
Movie The Naked Street Joe McFarland 1955-08-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Night of the Hunter Ben Harper 1955-04-03
Movie The Long Gray Line Cpl. Rudolph Heinz 1955-02-09
Series Celebrity Playhouse Unknown 1955-09-27
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Bob Elliott 1955-12-31
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Fury Jim Newton 1955-10-15
Movie Fort Yuma Lt. Ben Keegan 1955-10-04
Movie The Yellow Tomahawk Sawyer 1954-05-01
Movie Killers from Space Douglas Martin 1954-01-23
Movie The Raid Capt. Frank Dwyer 1954-08-04
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Black Tuesday Peter Manning 1954-12-31
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Movie War Paint Trooper Tolson 1953-08-28
Movie East of Sumatra Cowboy 1953-09-22
Movie Stalag 17 Sgt. Frank Price 1953-05-29
Series The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Unknown 1953-10-02
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Arnold Dix 1953-12-02
Series Where's Raymond? 1953-10-08
Movie Red Planet Mars Chris Cronyn 1952-05-15
Movie Derby Day Gerald Berkeley 1952-06-09
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Biff Baker U.S.A. Unknown 1952-11-06
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Encore Philip Cronshaw 1951-06-11
Movie Fort Defiance Ned Tallon 1951-10-09
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Angels in the Outfield Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1951-10-19
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Fireside Theater Unknown 1949-04-05
Movie Spring In Park Lane Basil Maitland 1948-03-17
Series Westinghouse Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Waltz Time Count Franz von Hofer 1945-08-13
Movie Give Us the Moon Peter Pyke 1944-09-18