Peter Graves

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Peter Graves
  • Birth Name: Peter Aurness
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/18/1926, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 03/14/2010
  • Profession: Actor
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Peter Graves Fast Facts:
  • In high school, he was captain of the track team and a high hurdler; won the state title in high hurdles his junior year.
  • After high school, he joined the U.S. Army, where he played in the band.
  • While his brother, James Arness, slightly altered the family name (Aurness) for his acting moniker, Peter decided to adopt his maternal grandfather's name, Graves.
  • Made his film debut in 1951's Rogue River.
  • Signature role was Jim Phelps on the TV series Mission: Impossible.
  • Peter Graves Relationships:
  • Amanda Graves - Daughter
  • Joan Endress - Wife
  • Kelly Jean - Daughter
  • Claudia King - Daughter
  • Rolf Aurness - Father
  • James Arness - Brother
  • Ruth Aurness - Mother
  • Peter Graves Awards:
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Winner
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (BA, 1949)

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