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  • Peter Graves

    Born on March 18, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Mission: Impossible (1966)

Peter Graves as "James Phelps"

A group of extraordinary spies, each experts in their own fields, belong to the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) -- first headed up by Daniel Briggs and later overseen by Jim Phelps. The IMF is a government agency that undertakes only the most hazardous of espionage missions. The beginning of each episode featured the now-famous tape-recorded message outlining the latest task for the group to tackle. Popular during the Cold War, the group's missions usually centered on overthrowing the government of some small communist country causing problems for the free world. The IMF crew included disguise expert Rollin Hand, charmer Cinnamon Carter, electronics technician Barney Collier, strong man Willy Armitage and, in later episodes, disguise-master Paris.

Golden Globe (1971) Won Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1970) Nominated Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1969) Nominated Actor in a Television Series

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Corey Haim, Peter Graves and Betty Garrett Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam Montage

Posted by
Laura Prudom on Feb 27th 2011, 8:06PM

Feb 27th 2011, 8:06PM

Celebrity Deaths in 2010: Remembering the Movie Actors We Lost

Posted by
Kim Potts on Dec 21st 2010, 12:30PM

Dec 21st 2010, 12:30PM

'Airplane!' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Jason Newman on Oct 25th 2010, 12:00PM

Oct 25th 2010, 12:00PM

Celebrate 30 Years of Laughs With This 'Airplane' Quiz

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jul 2nd 2010, 2:02PM

Jul 2nd 2010, 2:02PM

'Airplane!' Movie Quotes

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Mar 15th 2010, 6:31AM

Mar 15th 2010, 6:31AM

RIP, Peter Graves

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 15th 2010, 5:01AM

Mar 15th 2010, 5:01AM

'Airplane' Star Peter Graves Dead at 83

Posted by
Patricia Chui on Mar 14th 2010, 8:10PM

Mar 14th 2010, 8:10PM


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