/ TV Host
words, "Good morning, Mr. Phelps" might appropriately have
been accompanied by the strains of Grieg's "Morning," for
the actor portraying the leader of the IMF (on the TV series "Mission
Impossible") was Norwegian American Peter Aurness, AKA Peter Graves.
He played that role from 1967-73, reprising it a 1988-90 MI series on
which he was the only returning member of the original casts. Born on
March 18, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minn., he is the younger brother of Gunsmoke
star James Aurness
(Arness). Graves is well remembered by those of the Baby Boomer
generation as Jim on the children's TV series, "Fury," and
has distinguished himself of late as alternating host of the popular
A&E series, "Biography." His cast credits are extensive.
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