Peter Graves

Peter Graves

actor, director

Born March 18, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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 Army 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.

Golden GlobeBest TV Actor - Drama Mission Impossible Season 1 (1971)

Filmography

Connections

  • Greg Morris

    Greg Morris

  • Peter Lupus

    Peter Lupus

  • Barbara Bain

    Barbara Bain

  • Martin Landau

    Martin Landau

  • Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy

  • Lynda Day George

    Lynda Day George

  • Barry Crane

    Barry Crane

  • Stanley Kallis

    Stanley Kallis

  • Lesley Ann Warren

    Lesley Ann Warren

  • Reza Badiyi

    Reza Badiyi

Genres

  • Thriller
  • Action & Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • Western
  • Documentary
  • Military & War
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Romance