Peter Graves

Born in March 18th, 1926

From Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Peter Graves 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.

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Peter Graves Filmography

Men in Black II Poster
July 3, 2002
Addams Family Values Poster
November 19, 1993
Number One with a Bullet Poster
February 27, 1987
Airplane II: The Sequel Poster
December 10, 1982
Savannah Smiles Poster
April 9, 1982
Airplane! Poster
July 2, 1980