Peter Graves

Peter Graves

Highest Rated: 100% The Long Gray Line (1955)

Lowest Rated: 38% Men in Black II (2002)

Birthday: Mar 18, 1926

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Few actors were able to convey a sense of gravitas like the tall, dignified Peter Graves. Brother of actor James Arness, Graves was readily remembered as one of the hosts on "Biography" (A&E, 1987-2006), where he solemnly intoned about the lives of public figures for over a decade. Prior to "Biography," Graves was a film and television star whose heyday came in the late-1960s with the hip Cold War spy drama, "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-1973). Before stardom, the actor struggled to make a name for himself by starring in a series of schlock horror films, some of which were lampooned on the cult series, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (KTMA-Comedy Central-Sci Fi Channel, 1988-1999). Regardless of such inauspicious beginnings, Graves was unafraid to poke fun of his persona, which he did to hilarious effect as the captain of a doomed passenger jet in "Airplane" (1980) and "Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982). Though not known for any award-worthy performances, Graves became engrained in pop culture - both as an understated comedic actor as well as a gifted dramatic performer.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack's Family Adventure Uncle George Vickery (Character) - 2009
38% 45% Men in Black II Self $192.4M 2002
No Score Yet 44% These Old Broads Bill (Character) - 2001
77% 63% Addams Family Values Host (Character) $45.7M 1993
No Score Yet 21% Number One With a Bullet Capt. Ferris (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennis Court Vicar John Bray (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns and the Fury Mark Janser (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 89% Savannah Smiles Harland Dobbs (Character) - 1982
42% 50% Airplane II: The Sequel Capt. Clarence Oveur (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie Captain McIntyre (Character) - 1981
97% 89% Airplane! Captain Clarence Oveur (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Memory of Eva Ryker Mike Rogers (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 12% Survival Run Kandaris (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 22% Parts: The Clonus Horror Jeff Knight (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Car on the Freeway Lieutenant Haller (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of the Magi O. Henry (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Seas Hijack Elliott Rhoades (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clonus Horror Jeff Knight (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruise Missile Alec Franklin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet SST: Death Flight Paul Whitley (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% The Mysterious Monsters Narrator - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidecar Racers Carson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man on the Run Jim Gideon (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 43% Where Have All the People Gone? Steven Anders (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Lew Archer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 21% Scream of the Wolf John Wetherby (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunter John Wetherby (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call to Danger Doug Warfield (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% The President's Plane Is Missing Mark Jones (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 41% The Five Man Army Dutchman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Maj. Whitaker (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 52% The Ballad of Josie Jason Meredith (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of Mystery Ben Barstow (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 65% Texas Across the River Capt. Rodney Stimpson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 50% A Rage to Live Jack Hollister (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Arms Donald Ashton Beasley (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wolf Larsen Van Weyden (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death in Small Doses Agent Tom Kaylor (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bayou Martin Davis (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 22% Beginning of the End Dr. Ed Wainwright (Character) - 1957
80% 29% It Conquered the World Dr. Paul Nelson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canyon River Bob Andrews (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold Back the Night Lt. Lee Couzens (Character) - 1956
95% 90% The Night of the Hunter Ben Harper (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 78% Black Tuesday Peter Manning (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbers' Roost Heesman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Yuma Lt/ Ben Keegan (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 18% The Naked Street Joe McFarland (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Long Gray Line Cpl. Rudolph Heinz (Character) - 1955
100% 62% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Bob Elliott (Character) - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Morgan (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raid Capt. Frank Dwyer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Tomahawk Sawyer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 24% Killers From Space Dr. Doug Paul Martin (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 26% Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Arnold Dix (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Sumatra Cowboy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet War Paint Trooper Tolson (Character) - 1953
97% 93% Stalag 17 Price (Character) - 1953
40% 26% Red Planet Mars Chris Cronyn (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Defiance Ned Tallon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue River Pete Dandridge (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Be Your Sweetheart Jim Knight (Character) - 1945

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2005 1997-2001
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Mr. Pibb (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 96% House Myron (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unauthorized Biographies With Peter Graves Host 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Biography Host 1995
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 95% The Golden Girls Jerry Scott (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Character) 1988-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet War and Remembrance Palmer Kirby (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible James Phelps (Character) 1966-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Congressman (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whiplash Chris Cobb (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury Jim Newton (Character) 1955-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Glenn (Character) 1956

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