Person Details

Birthday: 1926-03-18 02:40:05

Death: 2010-03-14 03:40:05

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 56

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

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 Famous Work

Mission: Impossible
Average
8

Mission: Impossible

(1966) Jim Phelps
The Invaders
Average
8

The Invaders

(1967) Gavin Lewis
7th Heaven
Average
6

7th Heaven

(1996) John "Colonel" Camden
Stalag 17
Average
8

Stalag 17

(1953) Sgt. Frank Price
The Night of the Hunter
Average
8

The Night of the Hunter

(1955) Ben Harper
War and Remembrance
Average
8

War and Remembrance

(1988) Palmer Kirby
Mission: Impossible
Average
7

Mission: Impossible

(1988) Jim Phelps
Black Tuesday
Average
6

Black Tuesday

(1954) Peter Manning

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2011 N/A
2009 Himself
2005 N/A
N/A
2004 Myron
Himself - Host
2003 Host of Civil Defense Film
N/A
2002 Peter Graves
2001 Bill
1999 N/A
Himself - Host
1998 Himself - Narrator
1997 N/A
Himself - Host
1996 John "Colonel" Camden
Host
Host
1995 N/A
1994 Host
1993 Host
Himself
1992 N/A
1988 Palmer Kirby
Jim Phelps
1987 Capt. Ferris
1986 N/A
1985 N/A
1984 N/A
Tom Collins
1983 Palmer 'Fred' Kirby
1982 Capt. Clarence Oveur
Harland Dobbs
1981 N/A
Captain McIntyre
1980 Captain Oveur
Mike Rogers
TV Director
1979 Lieutenant Haller
N/A
Jeff Knight
Kandaris
1978 Alec Franklin
1977 Elliott Rhoades
Gerald Whitney
Carl Lawrence
Paul Whitley
1976 Himself - Narrator
N/A
1975 Carson
Jim Gideon
1974 N/A
Earl Archer
Sir Henry
John Wetherby
Steven Anders
1973 Mark Jones
Doug Warfield
1971 N/A
1970 Trustee Banker
1969 Jim Phelps
Dutchman
1968 N/A
Maj. Whitaker
1967 Bankman
Ben Barstow
Gavin Lewis
Jason Meredith
1966 Marshal Neimeyer
Capt. Rodney Stimpson
Jim Phelps
1965 Jack Hollister
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Major Frank Whittaker
N/A
1964 N/A
N/A
1963 N/A
N/A
N/A
1962 N/A
1961 Christopher Cobb
1960 N/A
1959 Donald Ashton Beasley
1958 Van Weyden
N/A
1957 Agent / Tom Kaylor
Dr. Ed Wainwright
Martin Davis
1956 Bob Andrews
Lt. Lee Couzens
Dr. Paul Nelson
1955 Capt. Bob Elliott
N/A
Jim Newton
Lt. Ben Keegan
N/A
Ben Harper
Joe McFarland
Morgan
Heesman
Rudolph Heinz
N/A
1954 Peter Manning
N/A
N/A
Capt. Frank Dwyer
Sawyer
Douglas Martin
1953 Arnold Dix
N/A
N/A
Cowboy
Trooper Tolson
Sgt. Frank Price
1952 N/A
N/A
Chris Cronyn
1951 N/A
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Ned Tallon
N/A
1950 N/A
1949 N/A
1948 N/A
N/A
1945 Count Franz von Hofer
Mark Janser
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1966 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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