Peter Graves

Peter Graves

  • Born on
    • October 21st, 1911
  • Died on
    • June 6th, 1994
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.

Starring Peter Graves on Plex


Acting (44 Credits)

2003Looney Tunes: Back in Action as Host of Civil Defense Film
2002Men in Black II as Peter Graves
2001These Old Broads as Bill
1993The Eligible Bachelor as George Tidy
1993Addams Family Values as Host
1990I Hired a Contract Killer as Jeweller
1988Mission: Impossible (1988) as Jim Phelps
1988War and Remembrance as Palmer Kirby
1987Number One with a Bullet as Capt. Ferris
1984Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street as Tom Collins
1983The Winds of War as Palmer 'Fred' Kirby
1982Savannah Smiles as Harland Dobbs
1982Airplane II: The Sequel as Capt. Clarence Oveur
1980Airplane! as Captain Clarence Oveur
1979The Clonus Horror as Jeff Knight
1977SST: Death Flight as Paul Whitley
1976The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella as General
1974Where Have All the People Gone as Steven Anders
1974Scream of the Wolf as John Wetherby
1970The Adventurers as Trustee Banker
1969The 5-Man Army as Dutchman
1967The Ballad of Josie as Jason Meredith
1967I'll Never Forget What's'isname as Bankman
1967How I Won the War as Staff Officer
1966Texas Across the River as Capt. Rodney Stimpson
1966The Wrong Box as Military Officer
1966Mission: Impossible as Jim Phelps
1965A Rage to Live as Jack Hollister
1957Beginning of the End as Dr. Ed Wainwright
1957Paradise Lagoon as Brocklehurst
1956It Conquered the World as Dr. Paul Nelson
1955The Naked Street as Joe McFarland
1955The Night of the Hunter as Ben Harper
1955Wichita as Morgan
1955The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell as Capt. Bob Elliott
1955The Long Gray Line as Rudolph Heinz
1955Fury as Jim Newton
1954Killers from Space as Douglas Martin
1954The Raid as Capt. Frank Dwyer
1953Stalag 17 as Sgt. Frank Price
1953Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Arnold Dix
1952Red Planet Mars as Chris Cronyn
1951Encore as Philip Cronshaw
1951Angels in the Outfield as Radio Announcer (uncredited)


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