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'''Peter Graves''' (1926 2010) was an American actor known for a variety of work in both film and television. He's best remembered for starring in the two ''Series/MissionImpossible'' TV series, in which he played gruff team leader Jim Phelps for six seasons of the original series and both seasons of the {{revival}}.

He was the brother of James Arness of ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' fame.

Graves was a native of Minnesota, which may or may not be coincidental to his many appearances in movies mocked by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

These include:

* ''Film/SSTDeathFlight''
* ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld''
* ''Film/BeginningOfTheEnd''
* ''[[Film/{{Clonus}} Parts: The Clonus Horror]]''
* ''Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures''

Graves also appeared in a movie mocked on ''The Film Crew'' titled ''Killers From Space'', and a spy film, ''Film/MissileXTheNeutronBombIncident'', which was mocked by RiffTrax.

Known for being a dramatic actor, Graves was [[PlayingAgainstType cast against type]] as Captain Oveur in the comedy films ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel''.

His distinct voice lead to his fame as the original host of the A&E Network series ''Biography'' in the late '80s and early '90s.

!!Other Notable Roles:

* ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' -- As Ben Harper.
* Appearance in one episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''.
* Recurring Role on ''Series/SeventhHeaven''.
* Appearance in one episode of ''Series/{{House}}''.
* An expose host in ''Film/MenInBlackII''.
* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''
* ''Film/{{Stalag 17}}'' -- As one of the prisoners of war.