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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:
105
First Appeared:
In the movie Miss London Ltd. 1943-06-14
Latest Project:
Series Minoriteam 2011-03-19
Known For
Poster of The Night of the Hunter
Poster of Black Tuesday
Filmography
Series Minoriteam Unknown 2011-03-19
Movie What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar Himself 2009-04-02
Movie Behind the Legend: Timone Himself - Host 2004-02-10
Movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action Host of Civil Defense Film 2003-11-14
Movie Men in Black II Peter Graves 2002-07-03
Movie These Old Broads Bill 2001-02-12
Movie Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait Himself - Host 1999-03-26
Movie Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life Himself - Narrator 1998-05-10
Movie Jerry Lewis: The Last American Clown Host 1996-08-18
Movie Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess Host 1994-10-17
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 1990-10-12
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 Winds of War Palmer 'Fred' Kirby 1983-02-06
Movie Savannah Smiles Harland Dobbs 1982-04-09
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Capt. Clarence Oveur 1982-12-10
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty TV Director 1980-02-14
Movie The Memory of Eva Ryker Mike Rogers 1980-05-07
Movie Survival Run Kandaris 1979-04-26
Movie Parts: The Clonus Horror Jeff Knight 1979-08-01
Movie Death Car on the Freeway Lieutenant Haller 1979-09-24
Movie Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident Alec Franklin 1978-01-01
Movie SST: Death Flight Paul Whitley 1977-02-25
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie High Seas Hijack Elliott Rhoades 1977-10-20
Movie The Slipper and the Rose General 1976-03-24
Movie The Mysterious Monsters Himself - Narrator 1976-07-01
Movie Dead Man on the Run Jim Gideon 1975-04-03
Movie Sidecar Racers Carson 1975-04-30
Movie Where Have All the People Gone Steven Anders 1974-01-01
Movie Scream of the Wolf John Wetherby 1974-01-16
Movie The President's Plane Is Missing Mark Jones 1973-10-23
Movie The Adventurers Trustee Banker 1970-03-25
Movie The Five Man Army Dutchman 1969-10-16
Movie Sergeant Ryker Maj. Whitaker 1968-02-01
Movie Valley of Mystery Ben Barstow 1967-09-29
Movie The Ballad of Josie Jason Meredith 1967-01-01
Movie How I Won the War Staff Officer 1967-10-18
Movie I'll Never Forget What's'isname Bankman 1967-12-18
Movie The Wrong Box Military Officer 1966-06-19
Series Mission: Impossible Jim Phelps 1966-09-17
Movie Texas Across the River Capt. Rodney Stimpson 1966-10-26
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Dean Martin Show 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 Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie A Stranger in My Arms Donald Ashton Beasley 1959-03-03
Movie Wolf Larsen Van Weyden 1958-10-26
Movie Bayou Martin Davis 1957-06-01
Movie Beginning of the End Dr. Ed Wainwright 1957-06-28
Movie Death in Small Doses Agent / Tom Kaylor 1957-09-15
Movie The Admirable Crichton Brocklehurst 1957-12-16
Movie It Conquered the World Dr. Paul Nelson 1956-07-14
Movie Canyon River Bob Andrews 1956-08-04
Movie Hold Back the Night Lt. Lee Couzens 1956-07-29
Movie The Naked Street Joe McFarland 1955-08-01
Movie Wichita Morgan 1955-07-03
Movie Robbers' Roost Heesman 1955-05-30
Movie The Long Gray Line Rudolph Heinz 1955-02-09
Movie The Night of the Hunter Ben Harper 1955-08-26
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Bob Elliott 1955-12-31
Movie Fort Yuma Lt. Ben Keegan 1955-10-04
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Fury Jim Newton 1955-10-15
Movie The Yellow Tomahawk Sawyer 1954-05-01
Movie Killers from Space Douglas Martin 1954-01-23
Movie Lilacs in the Spring Albert Gutman 1954-12-21
Movie Black Tuesday Peter Manning 1954-12-31
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 Where's Raymond? 1953-10-08
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Arnold Dix 1953-12-02
Movie Derby Day Gerald Berkeley 1952-06-09
Movie Red Planet Mars Chris Cronyn 1952-05-15
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Biff Baker U.S.A. Unknown 1952-11-06
Movie The Lady with a Lamp Prince Albert 1951-09-22
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
Movie Maytime in Mayfair D'Arcy Davenport 1949-05-24
Series Fireside Theater Unknown 1949-04-05
Movie Spring in Park Lane Basil Maitland 1948-03-17
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Gaiety George Henry Carter 1946-07-15
Movie I'll Be Your Sweetheart 1945-07-30
Movie Waltz Time Count Franz von Hofer 1945-08-13
Movie Bees in Paradise peter lovell 1944-03-20
Movie Give Us the Moon Peter Pyke 1944-07-31
Movie Miss London Ltd. Capt. Rory O'Moore 1943-06-14
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