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Peter Graves is a Actor American born on 18 march 1926 at Minneapolis (USA)

Peter Graves

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Birth name Peter Aurness
Nationality USA
Birth 18 march 1926 at Minneapolis (USA)
Death 14 march 2010 (at 83 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Peter Duesler Aurness (March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973 (original) and from 1988 to 1990 (revival). His elder brother was actor James Arness (1923–2011). Graves was also known for his portrayal of airplane pilot Captain Clarence Oveur in the 1980 comedy film Airplane! and its 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel.

Biography

Graves was a devout Christian. He was married to Joan Endress Graves from 1950 until his death.

Best films

Airplane! (1980)
(Actor)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Peter Graves (73 films)

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Roles Host of Civil Defense Film
Rating57% 2.8588552.8588552.8588552.8588552.858855
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.
Men in Black II, 1h28
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub
Roles Peter Graves
Rating62% 3.1010553.1010553.1010553.1010553.101055
Five years after Agent K's retirement, Agent J (Will Smith) is now a top operative for the MIB, the New York City-based agency that secretly monitors and regulates extraterrestrials' activity on Earth. J has no permanent partner since K resigned and Agent L returned to work in a morgue. Subsequent partners have not lived up to J's standards, so he neuralyzes them back to civilian status.
Don't Ask Don't Tell, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Peter Graves
Rating42% 2.1463152.1463152.1463152.1463152.146315
Scientist Doug Fartin (who insists that his name is pronounced “Far-tan”) is in charge of Operation Manhole, a project to eliminate all homosexuals in the military by luring them to a specific spot and then dropping a bomb on them. The bomb, however, misses its target and instead obliterates part of the nearby town of Inbred, Texas. The plane is then struck by an invisible force and crashes to earth, and its occupants – Dr. Fartin and the pilot – are presumed dead.
These Old Broads, 1h29
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Jonathan Silverman, Pat Crawford Brown
Roles Bill
Rating58% 2.902982.902982.902982.902982.90298
Network television executive Gavin (Nestor Carbonell) hopes to reunite celebrated Hollywood stars Piper Grayson (Reynolds), Kate Westbourne (MacLaine), and Addie Holden (Collins) in a TV special after their 1960s movie musical Boy Crazy is re-released to wide public acclaim in the 1990s. Though the three women share the same agent, Beryl Mason (Taylor), Gavin's seemingly insurmountable obstacle is that they all cannot stand each other.
House on Haunted Hill, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Peter Gallagher
Roles Himself
Rating56% 2.8486952.8486952.8486952.8486952.848695
The head of a now abandoned asylum, Dr. Richard B. Vannacutt (Jeffrey Combs), once performed grotesque experiments on the patients, killing many in the process. The hospital was closed in 1931 after the patients escaped from their cells, killing the entire staff (except five who were not present) and setting fire to the hospital. Vannacutt had rigged the building with numerous iron gates, activated by cranks and levers that cannot be reset for twelve hours, to keep patients from escaping. He closed the gates during the fire, dooming the patients and himself to death. Decades later, during reconstruction of the facility, several unexplained deaths result in the building being dubbed "The House on Haunted Hill".
Addams Family Values, 1h34
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane
Roles Host
Rating67% 3.3999353.3999353.3999353.3999353.399935
Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny, Debbie, to take care of their new son Pubert. Unbeknownst to them, Debbie is a serial killer known as the Black Widow; she marries rich bachelors and murders them on their wedding night so she can collect their inheritances.
I Hired a Contract Killer, 1h20
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, Serge Reggiani, Trevor Bowen, Aki Kaurismäki
Roles le bijoutier
Rating71% 3.5970753.5970753.5970753.5970753.597075
Henri Boulanger (Léaud), a French man living in London, is laid-off from his job after fifteen years of service. He tries to commit suicide but because he continuously fails, decides to hire a hitman (Kenneth Colley) to finish the job. After making the contract he meets Margaret (Margi Clarke) and finds new meaning to life, however, he is unable to call off the hitman.
Number One with a Bullet, 1h43
Directed by Jack Smight
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Robert Carradine, Billy Dee Williams, Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Graves, Doris Roberts, Bobby Di Cicco
Roles Capt. Ferris
Rating48% 2.4215652.4215652.4215652.4215652.421565
Nick Barzack ("Berzerk"), an irrational, unkempt and unpredictable cop, and Frank Hazeltine, his cultured, polite, and suave partner, follow a circuitous and highly circumstantial trail of clues, evidence, witnesses, and accomplices through Los Angeles. Barzack pauses only briefly for his mother, but repeatedly for his ex-wife. Hazeltine is almost too busy with every attractive woman he sees to pay attention to the thugs trying to kill him and his partner. But despite these distractions, Nick's dogged determination to get the man behind the dope scene eventually pays off.
Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street, 1h36
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Peter Graves, Richard Kiel, Ricky Hui, Huguette Funfrock
Roles Tom Collins
Rating59% 2.9531452.9531452.9531452.9531452.953145
En vacances à Paris, Sam est engagé par un individu qui prétend être James Bond. Ce dernier lui demande de l'aider à restituer à la Reine d'Angleterre les pierres précieuses de sa couronne qui ont été dérobées à Hong Kong. Sur place, l'agent Tom Collins découvre que le soi-disant James Bond est en réalité à la tête d'une organisation internationale d'escrocs professionnels. Sam a alors pour mission de récupérer les pierres tout en mettant hors d'état de nuire l'organisation..
Airplane II: The Sequel, 1h25
Directed by Ken Finkleman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Sur la Lune, Aviation films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Dans un avion, Space opera
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Rip Torn
Roles Capt. Clarence Oveur
Rating61% 3.0993553.0993553.0993553.0993553.099355
In the near future, the Moon has been colonized and supports a station on its surface. A lunar shuttle known as Mayflower One is being rushed to launch from Houston. The head of the ground crew, The Sarge (Chuck Connors), does not like what is occurring, but he defers to the airline's management.
Savannah Smiles, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Peter Graves, Michael Parks, Pat Morita
Roles Harland Dobbs
Rating71% 3.593693.593693.593693.593693.59369
The story begins at a prison work site where Bootsie (Donovan Scott) attempts to help his old friend, Alvie (Mark Miller), escape by causing a diversion and driving away in a crudely disguised vehicle. Reluctantly, Alvie agrees to go, and the two are able to avoid capture after a chase throughout the area. Surprisingly, Bootsie's efforts were unnecessary, as Alvie was scheduled for parole later that same week. The two friends roam the area, searching for food and shelter while continuing to evade the police.
Airplane!
Airplane! (1980)
, 1h25
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Peter Graves
Roles Captain Oveur
Rating76% 3.8473353.8473353.8473353.8473353.847335
Ex-fighter pilot and taxi driver Ted Striker (Robert Hays) became traumatized during an unnamed war, leading to a pathological fear of flying. As a result, he is unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a flight attendant, leaves him. Striker nervously boards a Boeing 707 (Trans American Flight 209) from Los Angeles to Chicago on which she is serving, hoping to win her back, but she rebuffs him.
The Memory of Eva Ryker, 2h24
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Natalie Wood, Robert Foxworth, Ralph Bellamy, Roddy McDowall, Bradford Dillman, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Roles Mike Rogers
Rating73% 3.688073.688073.688073.688073.68807
William E. Ryker engage Norman Hall pour enquêter sur les circonstances de la mort de sa femme Eva durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale afin d'aider sa fille Claire. Cette dernière est, selon les médecins, perturbée par ce qu'elle a vécu enfant en lien avec la mort d'Eva. Le détective va trouver bien plus en mettant à jour une conspiration ayant comme objet le vol de bijoux inestimables.
Death Car on the Freeway, 1h31
Directed by Hal Needham
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Shelley Hack, George Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Peter Graves, Dinah Shore, Barbara Rush
Roles Lieutenant Haller
Rating55% 2.7670952.7670952.7670952.7670952.767095
Un conducteur psychotique inconnu utilise sa camionnette pour tuer des conductrices sans méfiance sur l'autoroute.
Parts: The Clonus Horror, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Clonage, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Dick Sargent, Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, Eugene Robert Glazer, Frank Ashmore, Eileen Dietz
Roles Jeff Knight
Rating34% 1.7183651.7183651.7183651.7183651.718365
The film takes place in an isolated desert compound called Clonus, where clones are bred to be used as replacement parts for the elite, including a soon to be president-elect Jeffrey Knight (Peter Graves). The clones are kept isolated from the real world by workers of the colony, but are promised to be "accepted" to move to "America" after they have completed some type of physical training. After a group of clones are chosen to go to "America", they are given a party and a farewell celebration with their fellow clones. The chosen clones are then taken to a lab where they are sedated and placed in an airtight plastic bag, and their bodies are frozen in order to preserve their organs for harvest. The story surrounds one clone (Tim Donnelly) who begins to question the circumstances of his existence and eventually escapes the colony. Pursued by compound guards, the clone enters a nearby city. He is found by a retired journalist (Keenan Wynn) who takes him to his sponsor, who happens to be the brother of Jeffrey Knight. Knight's brother, Richard (David Hooks), and his son (James Mantell), argue over what to do with the clone (who turns out to be the clone made for Richard himself). Richard's son returns the clone to the colony to reunite with his newly developed love interest (Paulette Breen), only to find a trap waiting for him; the clone is subsequently killed and frozen. Meanwhile, Knight, along with hired thugs of the Clonus project, arrive to interrogate Richard and his son, and both are murdered (along with the journalist who first discovered the clone) as part of Clonus' cover-up. Knight is seemingly killed in the ensuing struggle with his brother, but reappears the next day at a press conference, where he is stunned to find that the late journalist had managed to disseminate a secret tape to the news media, exposing the Clonus project.