March 14th, 2010
07:58 PM ET

Actor Peter Graves dies

Actor Peter Graves, best known for his starring role on TV's "Mission: Impossible," was found dead Sunday at his home, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. He was 83.

There is no sign of foul play in the actor's death, officer Karen Rayner said.

Graves portrayed the character Jim Phelps for all but one of the seven years "Mission: Impossible" ran on television, from 1967-1973.

He also appeared as Captain Clarence Oveur in the 1980 movie spoof "Airplane!"

Read full story

Post by:
Filed under: Showbiz • U.S.
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Tony C

    I really enjoyed Peter Graves in Airplane. Great straight man. Loved him in the old Mission Impossible series. I can't find those episodes anywhere. I would love to see them again.

    March 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kevin m Tucson

    He was awesome in Airplane "have you ever seen a grown man naked" R.I.P

    March 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Little Tommy

    I thought he was a great actor and I'll miss him.

    March 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SteveB

    Very sad. Great actor.

    March 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steven Z

    A great and brilliant actor Peter Graves on his way to his eternal by way of Hawaai. 83 years old a long life.I wonder why he died. Was it a lack of sex.He will be mised by all

    March 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Allison Franklin

    I loved Peter Graves and James Arness – it is sad to hear of Peter Graves' passing.

    James Arness, if you read these posts, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. You both lived your lives with such grace and dignity.

    Take care
    God Bless

    March 14, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Erbs

    Airplane! Gonna watch that tonite!

    March 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rach

    It's over, Oveur.

    What a wonderful man, actor, and comic. Loved him in everything he did!

    March 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. debbie hogg

    remember mr.graves when i was little as the mission impossable guy i was little and my mom and aunts always watched him RIP MR,GRAVES YOU WERE A TRUE MOVIE STAR AND GENTLE MAN THE WORLD LOST A TRUE SHINNING STAR GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOUR FANS IN WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA

    March 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gardenave

    booo, loved his art,,,RIP

    March 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DJ Camstar

    Death of an absolute legend, RIP Pete, and all due respect....

    March 15, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. kp

    Ever seen a grown man naked?

    March 15, 2010 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jenny

    thanks for post.This article translate for me, my friend Marko
    greetings from Camp from Thailand

    January 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
1 2