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Release Date:
17 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Failure impossible.
Plot:
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. Full summary »
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 37 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 375)

Greg Morris ... Barney Collier (171 episodes, 1966-1973)

Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage (161 episodes, 1966-1973)
Bob Johnson ... Person on Tape / ... (156 episodes, 1966-1973)

Peter Graves ... James Phelps (143 episodes, 1967-1973)

Barbara Bain ... Cinnamon Carter (78 episodes, 1966-1969)

Martin Landau ... Rollin Hand / ... (76 episodes, 1966-1969)
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Series Directed by
Reza Badiyi (18 episodes, 1969-1972)
Barry Crane (15 episodes, 1969-1973)
Paul Krasny (14 episodes, 1968-1973)
Lee H. Katzin (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leonard Horn (10 episodes, 1966-1971)
Leslie H. Martinson (9 episodes, 1971-1973)
Paul Stanley (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Llewellyn Moxey (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Charles R. Rondeau (6 episodes, 1966-1971)
Alexander Singer (5 episodes, 1967-1969)
Sutton Roley (5 episodes, 1968-1972)
Murray Golden (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Virgil W. Vogel (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Lewis Allen (4 episodes, 1967-1973)
Gerald Mayer (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marvin J. Chomsky (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bernard L. Kowalski (3 episodes, 1966)
Richard Benedict (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Alf Kjellin (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Michael O'Herlihy (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stuart Hagmann (3 episodes, 1969)
Marc Daniels (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Totten (2 episodes, 1968)
Terry Becker (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
 
Series Writing credits
Bruce Geller (171 episodes, 1966-1973)
Allan Balter (24 episodes, 1966-1968)
William Read Woodfield (24 episodes, 1966-1968)
Laurence Heath (23 episodes, 1966-1972)
Paul Playdon (14 episodes, 1968-1971)
Ken Pettus (10 episodes, 1969-1971)
Harold Livingston (9 episodes, 1970-1972)
Arthur Weiss (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
James L. Henderson (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Samuel Roeca (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Stephen Kandel (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leigh Vance (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Ellis Marcus (4 episodes, 1966)
Edward J. Lakso (4 episodes, 1967-1973)
Jerrold L. Ludwig (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
Howard Berk (4 episodes, 1969-1972)
Ed Adamson (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
Norman Katkov (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
Howard Browne (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert Lewin (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mann Rubin (3 episodes, 1967-1971)
Barney Slater (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
John D.F. Black (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Ronald Austin (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
James D. Buchanan (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Jackson Gillis (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Richard M. Sakal (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Lou Shaw (2 episodes, 1968-1973)
John T. Dugan (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sy Salkowitz (2 episodes, 1968)
Robert E. Thompson (2 episodes, 1968)
Judy Burns (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Walter Brough (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Henry Sharp (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Orville H. Hampton (2 episodes, 1971-1973)

Series Produced by
Bruce Geller .... executive producer / producer (170 episodes, 1966-1973)
Barry Crane .... associate producer / producer (144 episodes, 1966-1973)
Joseph Gantman .... producer (52 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bruce Lansbury .... producer (43 episodes, 1969-1972)
Stanley Kallis .... producer (32 episodes, 1968-1970)
John W. Rogers .... associate producer (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert F. O'Neill .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Laurence Heath .... producer (13 episodes, 1970-1973)
Allan Balter .... producer (7 episodes, 1968)
William Read Woodfield .... producer (7 episodes, 1968)
Robert E. Thompson .... producer (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin (18 episodes, 1966-1973)
Richard Markowitz (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Drasnin (8 episodes, 1967-1971)
Jerry Fielding (7 episodes, 1967-1969)
Gerald Fried (6 episodes, 1966-1969)
Walter Scharf (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Benny Golson (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Hazard (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Robert Prince (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (65 episodes, 1970-1973)
Keith C. Smith (46 episodes, 1968-1970)
Michel Hugo (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gert Andersen (18 episodes, 1966-1969)
Charles Straumer (7 episodes, 1966)
Gerald Perry Finnerman (3 episodes, 1967)
Andrew J. McIntyre (3 episodes, 1968)
Fred J. Koenekamp (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Loeffler (35 episodes, 1968-1973)
David Wages (28 episodes, 1967-1971)
Jerry Taylor (21 episodes, 1969-1973)
Larry Strong (15 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert Watts (14 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert L. Swanson (14 episodes, 1967-1971)
Paul Krasny (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Cairncross (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Hilton (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stanley Rabjohn (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Neil MacDonald (4 episodes, 1967)
John A. Fegan Jr. (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jodie Copelan (4 episodes, 1969)
Michael Pozen (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta (77 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jim Merrick (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Betty Martin (43 episodes, 1971-1973)
William J. Kenney (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gibson Holley (93 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bill Ross (50 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jan Van Tamelen (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Rolland M. Brooks (21 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley (167 episodes, 1966-1973)
William F. Calvert (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Adele Taylor .... hairstylist / hair stylist (170 episodes, 1966-1973)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (143 episodes, 1967-1973)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Production Management
William Cairncross .... in charge of post-production / post-production supervisor (62 episodes, 1969-1972)
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production (53 episodes, 1966-1968)
Paul Krasny .... in charge of post-production (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
John A. Fegan Jr. .... post-production supervisor (45 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bill Heath .... post-production executive (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Eatherly .... production supervisor (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bill Derwin .... production manager (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edward Haldeman .... production manager (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gordon A. Webb .... production manager (23 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... production manager (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
Donald R. Rode .... post-production supervisor / production manager (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert L. Swanson .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 1969)

Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1969-1971)
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1967-1969)
Bill Derwin .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1971-1973)
Bob White .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1971-1972)
John W. Rogers .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Harry Hogan III .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ted Butcher .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1968-1972)
Gordon A. Webb .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ric Rondell .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1967)
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Al Kraus .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gene De Ruelle .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Wilbur Mosier .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1966)
Max Stein .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Dale Coleman .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967)
David Hawks .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jim Myers .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... supervising property master / property master (107 episodes, 1966-1973)
Robert O. Richards .... property master / supervising property master (36 episodes, 1969-1973)
William M. Bates .... property master (22 episodes, 1967-1969)
Art Lipschultz .... property master (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Sound Department
Dominick Gaffey .... production mixer / production sound mixer (143 episodes, 1967-1973)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (63 episodes, 1966-1969)
Gordon L. Day .... re-recording mixer (59 episodes, 1968-1971)
William M. Andrews .... sound effects editor (44 episodes, 1971-1973)
Joel Moss .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (43 episodes, 1970-1972)
Michael Colgan .... sound editor (29 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tommy Thompson .... sound engineer (25 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jay M. Harding .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
Elden Ruberg .... re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 1967-1968)
Frank White .... sound editor (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
John Post .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Doug Grindstaff .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 1969)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1967)
Carl Daniels .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Burke .... special effects (169 episodes, 1966-1973)
 
Series Stunts
Dick Dial .... stunt double: Peter Graves / stunt double: Fritz Weaver (89 episodes, 1966-1970)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lee Duncan .... stunt double: Greg Morris / stunt double: Greg Morris (4 episodes, 1969)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt double / stunt performer / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
George P. Wilbur .... stunt double: Peter Graves (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt double: H.M. Wynant (2 episodes, 1969)
Tony Brubaker .... stunt double: Greg Morris / stunt double: Rafer Johnson (2 episodes, 1971)

Lee Faulkner .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Wayne McLaren .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charles Wilcox .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ross Cannon .... key grip (26 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bobby Jones .... gaffer (9 episodes, 1967)
Joseph Edesa .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1966)
Joe Wharton .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
George H. Merhoff .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... supervising costumer / costume supervisor: men / ... (100 episodes, 1966-1970)
Sabine Manela .... costume supervisor: women / costumer: women / ... (75 episodes, 1966-1969)
Dodie Shepard .... costume supervisor: women (72 episodes, 1969-1972)
Michael Tierney .... supervising costumer / costume supervisor / ... (67 episodes, 1970-1973)
Andrea E. Weaver .... set costumer: women (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Mina Mittelman .... costume supervisor: women / costumer supervisor: women (21 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Spencer .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1966)
Grace Kuhn .... costumer: women (3 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry L. Mills .... editorial coordinator (51 episodes, 1970-1973)
Michael Vejar .... editorial coordinator (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Paul Krasny .... supervising film editor (22 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jerry Taylor .... editorial coordinator (20 episodes, 1968-1969)
Fred Stafford .... editorial coordinator (16 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (171 episodes, 1966-1973)
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music / composer: stock music (157 episodes, 1966-1973)
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (133 episodes, 1967-1973)
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (63 episodes, 1970-1973)
Wilbur Hatch .... music consultant / music supervisor (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Emil Richards .... musician: bongos (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (11 episodes, 1967)
Richard Markowitz .... conductor / composer: stock music (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jerry Fielding .... conductor (7 episodes, 1967-1969)
Gerald Fried .... conductor (6 episodes, 1966-1969)
Robert Drasnin .... conductor (6 episodes, 1967-1970)
Walter Scharf .... conductor (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Benny Golson .... conductor (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1970)
Richard Hazard .... conductor (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
 
Series Transportation Department
Ed Chamey .... vehicle coordinator / vehicles (115 episodes, 1968-1973)
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Alan Greedy .... script supervisor (101 episodes, 1966-1970)
Dale Tarter .... production coordinator / assistant to producer / ... (93 episodes, 1969-1973)
Philip D. Fehrle .... production assistant / assistant to executive producer / ... (78 episodes, 1966-1969)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production (74 episodes, 1968-1971)
Barbara Atkinson .... script supervisor (67 episodes, 1970-1973)
Laurence Heath .... story consultant / script consultant (67 episodes, 1970-1973)
Michael Jarvis .... production coordinator (45 episodes, 1970-1972)
Allan Balter .... script consultant / story consultant (39 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Read Woodfield .... script consultant / story consultant (39 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paul Playdon .... script consultant (29 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack Clements .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
Stephen Kandel .... story editor (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Godfrey .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert E. Thompson .... script consultant (11 episodes, 1968-1969)
Micheal Pociecha .... animal supervisor (3 episodes, 1970)
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1970)
 
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Nearly every non-lead actor or actress that worked on "Star Trek" also appears in "Mission:Impossible". This is probably due to both shows filming at the Desilu Studios. Lead "Star Trek" performers, also guest appearing, include George Takei, William Shatner, and eventual series regular Leonard Nimoy.See more »
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Factual errors: In numerous episodes one of the characters will unscrew an electrical outlet, then reach in and pull it out of the wall by grasping the sides of the outlet. This would put their fingers in direct contact with the wiring resulting in, at the very least, a severe shock.See more »
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Voice on Tape:Good morning Mister Briggs.See more »
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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Comment, 9 May 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

To Actor Tom Cruise from Jim Phelps: PLEASE TAKE NOTES!

Out of all the shows that dealt with espionage out of the golden age of the 1960's,only Mission:Impossible was one the best series ever devised. Each week was always something as the MIF Team battle certain villains and even in one three-parter episode dealt with the Mob! But the gadgets they used and how they got away with all that was very ingenius and very keen,and to this day no other show of its kind has got that! I read somewhere that actor Greg Morris walked off the Mission:Impossible movie set calling it "a total disgrace"! And I don't blame him. Cruise used his pretty-boy looks just for box office status,but completely destroyed the origins of WHAT the TV show was! Its amazing that this very good,well written suspense-filled espionage/spy series(the TV show that is)ran for an impressive 7 seasons on CBS(from 1966-1973) was one of the first ever to keep viewers in tune to what is happening next and goes on to the next phase and so forth. Love those gadgets they had on there! Kudos to Peter Graves,Barbara Bain,Martin Landau,Peter Lupus,Greg Morris,Leonard Nimoy(who joined the cast after his other show Star Trek went off the air)and Lesley Anne-Warren for making it happen!

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