|Born||Peter Duesler Aurness
March 18, 1926
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||March 14, 2010 (aged 83)
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
(m. 1950-2010, his death)
Ruth (née Duesler)
|Relatives||James Arness (brother, deceased)|
In the early years of his career he starred in sci fi movies such as Red Planet Mars (1952), Killers from Space (1954), and some low-budget western movies, including Fort Defiance (1951) and Fort Yuma (1955). He played Morgan Earp, in Wichita (1955), with Joel McCrea and directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Peter Graves won the role of traitor prisoner Sgt. Price in the movie Stalag 17 (1953), directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden. Another of his movies was The Night of the Hunter (1955), with Robert Mitchum.
His last movie was Addams Family Values (1993).
In 1967 Graves replaced Steven Hill in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible. He played the role Jim Phelps leader of a group of spies. He worked on the series from 1967 until 1973. He returned later to make Mission: Impossible 1988.
He also had a relative success in the series Fury (1955-1960), Whiplash (1961), and Court Martial (1965-1966).
Her performances include specials such as Hallmark Hall of Fame, Fireside Theatre, Celebrity Playhouse, Matinee Theatre, Cavalcade of America, Disneylandia, The Red Skelton Show.
|1951||Rogue River||Pete Dandridge|
|1951||Fort Defiance||Ned Tallon|
|1952||Red Planet Mars||Chris Cronyn|
|1953||Stalag 17||Sgt. Price|
|1953||War Paint||Trooper Tolson|
|1953||East of Sumatra||Cowboy|
|1953||Beneath the 12-Mile Reef||Arnold Dix|
|1954||Killers from Space||Dr. Doug Paul Martin|
|1954||The Yellow Tomahawk||Sawyer|
|1954||The Raid||Capt. Frank Dwyer|
|1954||Black Tuesday||Peter Manning|
|1955/1960||Fury||Jim Newton||TV series|
|1955||The Night of the Hunter||Ben Harper|
|1955||The Naked Street||Joe McFarland|
|1955||Fort Yuma||Lt. Ben Keegan|
|1955||The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell|
|1956||It Conquered the World||Dr. Paul Nelson|
|1956||Hold Back the Night||Lt. Lee Couzens|
|1956||Canyon River||Bob Andrews|
|1957||Beginning of the End||Dr. Ed Wainwright|
|1957||Death in Small Doses||Agent/Tom Kaylor|
|1958||Wolf Larsen||Van Weyden|
|1959||A Stranger in My Arms||Donald Ashton Beasley|
|1961||Whiplash||Christopher Cobb||TV series|
|1965||Sergeant Ryker||Maj. Whitaker|
|1965/1966||Court Martial||Maj. Frank Whittaker||TV series|
|1966||Texas Across the River||Capt. Rodney Stimpson|
|1967/1973||Mission Impossible||James Phelps||TV series|
|1967||The Ballad of Josie||Jason Meredith|
|1969||The 5 Man Army!||Dutchman|
|1978||Missile X - Geheimauftrag Neutronenbombe||Alec Franklin|
|1978||High Seas Hijack||Elliott Rhoades|
|1979||The Clonus Horror||Jeffrey Knight|
|1980||Airplane!||Captain Clarence Oveur|
|1981||The Guns and the Fury||Mark Janser|
|1982||Savannah Smiles||Harland Dobbs|
|1982||Airplane II: The Sequel||Capt. Clarence Oveur|
|1984||Zuijia paidang zhi nuhuang miling||Tom Collins|
|1987||Number One with a Bullet||Capt. Ferris|
|1988/1990||Mission: Impossible||Jim Phelps||TV series|
|1993||Addams Family Values||Host|
|2010||Jack's Family Adventure||George Vickery||TV film|
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