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Peter Graves (I) (1926–2010)


Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to... See full bio »

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 2010 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie (Video Game)
Narrator
 2010 Jack's Family Adventure (TV Movie)
Uncle George Vickery
 2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (Video Game)
Clark Tasslemuff (voice)
 2006 Minoriteam (TV Series)
Sheldon
- Tax Day (2006) ... Sheldon
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series)
Myron
- Love Hurts (2005) ... Myron
 2003 With You in Spirit (TV Movie)
Hal Whitman
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Host of Civil Defense Film (uncredited)
 2001 House of Mouse (TV Series)
Instructor Voice (segment 'How to Be a Spy')
- Clarabelle's Big Secret (2001) ... Instructor Voice (segment 'How to Be a Spy') (voice)
 1994-2001 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Benny Hill: Laughter and Controversy (2001) ... Narrator
- Cesar Romero: In a Class by Himself (2000) ... Narrator
- Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Susan Hayward: The Brooklyn Bombshell (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
Bill
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Doctor on TV
- Trash TV - Part One (1999) ... Doctor on TV (uncredited)
 1998 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
General Warning / Narrator
- The Day the Earth Got Really Screwed Up (1998) ... General Warning / Narrator (voice)
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1993 Addams Family Values
Host
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Jerry Kennedy
- Mother Load (1991) ... Jerry Kennedy
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Palmer Kirby
- Part 4 (1988) ... Palmer Kirby
- Part I (1988) ... Palmer Kirby
 1987 If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (TV Movie)
Mr. Wainwright
 1987 Number One with a Bullet
Capt. Ferris
 1978-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Carl Lawrence / Leonard Culver / Rev. Gerald Whitney
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Leonard Culver
- Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet/Tony's Family (1978) ... Rev. Gerald Whitney
 1986 Life with Lucy (TV Series)
Ben Marshall
- Love Among the Two-by Fours (1986) ... Ben Marshall
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Edmund Gerard
- Lovers and Other Killers (1984) ... Dr. Edmund Gerard
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Vicar John Bray
- Tennis Court (1984) ... Vicar John Bray
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Captain Hendrik Von Horten / Ned J. Scott / Jack Summers / ...
- Nurses Night Out (1983)
- A Very Strange Affair/The Sailor (1982) ... Captain Hendrik Von Horten
- Nona/One Million B.C. (1980) ... Ned J. Scott
- Hit Man/The Swimmer (1979) ... Jack Summers
- The Island of Lost Women/The Flight of Great Yellow Bird (1978) ... 'Singapore' Eddie Malone
 1982 Savannah Smiles
Harland Dobbs
 1981 The Guns and the Fury
Mark Janser
 1981 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Wade Christian
- Details at Eleven (1981) ... Wade Christian
 1981 Best of Friends (TV Movie)
Nick Adams
 1981 Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie (TV Movie)
Captain McIntyre
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
Mike Rogers
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Jake Winfield
- Wagon Train West (1980) ... Jake Winfield
 1980 Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (TV Movie)
TV Director
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Major Noah Cooper
- Return of the Fighting 69th (1979) ... Major Noah Cooper
 1979 Death Car on the Freeway (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Haller
 1979 The Clonus Horror
Jeff Knight
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
George Washington
 1979 Spree
Kandaris
 1978 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
O. Henry
 1977 High Seas Hijack
Elliott Rhoades (English version only)
 1977 SST: Death Flight (TV Movie)
Paul Whitley
 1975 Dead Man on the Run (TV Movie)
Jim Gideon
 1975 Sidecar Racers
Carson
 1974 Where Have All the People Gone (TV Movie)
Steven Anders
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Lew Archer
 1974 Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie)
John Wetherby
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
Mark Jones
 1973 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
Doug Warfield
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1970)
 1969 The Five Man Army
Dutchman
 1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
U.S. Astronaut
- Pop the Astronaut (1969) ... U.S. Astronaut
 1968 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
Jim Kingsley
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Jim Kingsley
- Call to Danger (1968) ... Jim Kingsley
 1968 Sergeant Ryker
Maj. Whitaker
 1967 Valley of Mystery (TV Movie)
Ben Barstow
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Sgt. Gavin Lewis
- Moonshot (1967) ... Sgt. Gavin Lewis
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Manning Fryes
- Rope of Gold (1967) ... Manning Fryes
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Jason Meredith
 1967 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Dula
- A Long Time Dead (1967) ... Capt. Dula
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Logan Harris
- Run a Crooked Mile (1966) ... Logan Harris
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Jim Carlson
- The Dark Beyond the Door (1966) ... Jim Carlson
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Senator Keith Ashley
- The Assassins: Part 2 (1966) ... Senator Keith Ashley
- The Assassins: Part 1 (1966) ... Senator Keith Ashley
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Ben Conrad
- That's Noway, Thataway (1966) ... Ben Conrad
 1965 Attack of the Eye Creatures (TV Movie)
Narrator of USAF Briefing Film (uncredited)
 1965 A Rage to Live
Jack Hollister
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Robert Gaynor
- A Matter of Destiny (1964) ... Robert Gaynor
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Congressman McDermott
- The Playboy of Capitol Hill (1964) ... Congressman McDermott
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Maj. Frank Whitaker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 2 (1963) ... Maj. Frank Whitaker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 (1963) ... Maj. Frank Whitaker
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mark Needham
- I'll Be Judge - I'll Be Jury (1963) ... Mark Needham
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Peter Hale / David Leland 'Lee' Fisk
- Hell Is Empty, All the Devils Are Here (1962) ... Peter Hale
- You Never Had It So Good (1962) ... David Leland 'Lee' Fisk
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series)
Chris Cobb / Christopher Cobb / Christ Cobb
- The Adelaide Arabs (1961) ... Christ Cobb
- Act of Courage (1961) ... Chris Cobb
- The Haunted Valley (1961) ... Chris Cobb
 1961 Las Vegas Beat (TV Movie)
Bill Ballin
 1955-1960 Fury (TV Series)
Jim Newton / Cyrus
- Packy's Dream (1960) ... Jim Newton / Cyrus
- Gaucho (1960) ... Jim Newton
- Trottin' Horse (1960) ... Jim Newton
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Donald Ashton Beasley
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Jens Seidengaard
- The Unaccepted (1959) ... Jens Seidengaard
 1957-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Steve Baxter / Stanley
- The Deadly Tattoo (1958) ... Steve Baxter
- Carnival at Midnight (1957) ... Stanley
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Agent / Tom Kaylor
 1957 Beginning of the End
Dr. Ed Wainwright
 1957 Bayou
Martin Davis
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Joel Barker
- The Armed Venus (1957) ... Joel Barker
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Paul Hartley
- The Anna Hartley Story (1956) ... Paul Hartley
 1956 Canyon River
Bob Andrews
 1956 Hold Back the Night
Lt. Lee Couzens
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- East of Nowhere (1956)
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Glenn
- Circle of Guilt (1956) ... Glenn
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Capt. Bob Elliott
 1955 Fort Yuma
Lt. Ben Keegan
 1955 Wichita
Morgan
 1955 Robbers' Roost
Heesman
 1953-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Eddie / Lonnie Berghoff / Robert / ...
- Bitter Grapes (1955) ... Eddie
- Bread Upon the Waters (1954) ... Lonnie Berghoff
- Beyond the Cross (1954) ... Robert
- The Suitors (1953) ... Ed
 1955 The Man Who Tore Down the Wall (TV Movie)
Dr. James Ewing
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Cpl. Rudolph Heinz
 1954 Black Tuesday
Peter Manning
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jim Bailey
- Sauce for the Gander (1954) ... Jim Bailey
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Waltz (1954)
 1954 A Man of Many Ideas (TV Movie)
Sam Wanamaker
 1954 The Raid
Capt. Frank Dwyer
 1954 The Yellow Tomahawk
Sawyer
 1954 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- The Jewel (1954)
 1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Crain
- Miss Darkness (1954)
- Who Is Sylvia? (1953)
- Melody in Black (1953) ... Fred Crain
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Rocky Kent
- Part of the Game (1953) ... Rocky Kent
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Arnold Dix
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The FBI Story (1953)
- Road Block (1953)
 1953 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
 1953 East of Sumatra
Cowboy
 1953 War Paint
Trooper Tolson
 1953 Stalag 17
Sgt. Frank Price
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Chris Cronyn
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
Agent Fielding
- Victim: Ann Norville (1952) ... Agent Fielding
 1951 Fort Defiance
Ned Tallon
 1951 Angels in the Outfield
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1951 Up Front
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 Rogue River
Pete Dandridge
  Christmas in Sweden (Short)
Offscreen narrator (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (56 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Guest performer, "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast", of 15 November 1974 (roast of Telly Savalas) and 27 April 1976 (roast of Dennis Weaver). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some people just stand out on the screen. Bob certainly did. [commenting on Airplane! co-star Robert Stack]

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He was a registered Republican. See more »

Trademark:

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