Monday, March 15, 2010

Peter Graves: March 18,1926- March 14, 2010.

Peter Graves grew up in Minnesota and 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 U.S. Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed for Hollywood, where he first performed on television and later made his film debut in Rogue River (1951). Numerous film performances followed, especially in Westerns. Graves is mostly recognized for his performance in "Mission: Impossible"(1966). He was awarded a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps. He also received nominations for Emmy Awards and Golden Globe awards in other seasons of that show. Graves also won a Prime time Emmy Award for outstanding informational series in 1997 as host of A&E Biography. He was the younger brother of actor James Arness. Peter Graves will be greatly missed.

Peter Graves talks about his experience performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Peter Graves


  1. My first and favorite memory of Peter Graves was watching him in Mission: Impossible TV show..I really did not care for Peter in comedy roles. I thought Peter Graves was better cast as the host of A&E's Biography. Which I loved watching.

  2. Dawn , If your a "certain Age" you grew up watching Peter in Fury every Saturday morning on NBC. I sure did!

  3. Paul, i think you hit the nail on the head.


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