Latest Updates James Arness Death, Peter Graves Biography, Peter Graves, Mission Impossible, Leslie Nielsen,Peter Graves, brother of James Arness and Mission Impossible star, dies: Peter Graves, the brother of legendary actor and Gunsmoke star James Arness and star of one of this bloggers favorite shows other than Star Trek, Mission Impossible, and the movie Airplane, died today, Sunday, at 83 years of age.
According to the Associated Press video below, Graves had returned to his home in Pacific Palisades, California after having brunch with his family.
While Peter Graves has roles in more than 70 productions spanning a 60-year career, he will always be known as secret agent Jim Phelps in Mission Impossible.
Jim Phelps always opened Mission Impossible by receiving an order ("Good morning, mr. Phelps..") in an uncommon way, and always with the tape recorder self destructing within seconds.Mission Impossible was the the thinking person's James Bond series with interesting plot twists, disguises, and people you wanted to root for. Jim Phelps, the can do boss of the IMF team, was one of them. Bollywood91.com