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Peter Graves (born March 18, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Peter Aurness) is an American actor who made more than 70 screen and TV films and series. He is best known for the following roles: as the German spy posing as an American POW in the movie Stalag 17; as the Impossible Missions Force leader Jim Phelps in TV’s Mission: Impossible; and for his portrayal of Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane!. During the 1990s, he hosted the documentary series Biography on A&E.


The left-handed Graves is married with Joan Endress (since 1950) and has 3 daughters. His brother is the American actor James Arness (Gunsmoke).