Peter Graves Net Worth

Peter Graves Net Worth is
$8 Million

Peter Graves Biography

$8 Million: Peter Duesler Aurness (March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and tv actor. He was most widely known for his starring part in the CBS tv series Mission: Difficult from 1967 to 1973 (original) and from 1988 to 1990 (revival). His elder brother was actor James Arness (1923–2011). Graves was also known for his portrayal of airplane pilot Captain Clarence Oveur in the 1980 humor film Airplane! and its own 1982 sequel Airplane II: The Sequel. Peter Graves was created Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the child of Rolf Cirkler Aurness (1894–1982), a businessman, and his wife Ruth (née Duesler, passed away 1986), a journalist. Graves’ ancestry was Norwegian, German, and English. The family members name originally was ‘Aursnes,’ however when Rolf’s Norwegian dad, Peter Aursnes, immigrated to NEW YORK in 1887, he transformed the spelling. Peter utilized the stage name ‘Graves’, a maternal family members name, to honor his mother’s family, and in addition so as to not really be confused along with his old brother, James Arness, the star of the tv screen series Gunsmoke. Graves graduated from Southwest SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 1944, and spent 2 yrs in the usa Army Air Forces close to the end of Globe War II. Then enrolled at the University of Minnesota on the G.I. Expenses, and was an associate of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Peter Graves net well worth: Peter Graves was an American actor who also had a net well worth of $8 million. Peter Graves was created Peter Duesler Aurness in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 1926 and passed on in March 2010. He was most widely known for his starring part on it series Mission: Difficult. His old brother James Arness starred in it series Gunsmoke. He offered for two years in the usa Army Air flow Forces and attended the University of Minnesota. Graves experienced more than 70 performing credits to his name. He were only available in the first 1950s with functions on Fury and in the film Stalag 17. In the first 1960s he starred in the series Whiplash. From 1967 to 1973 he starred as James Phelps on the CBS tv series Mission: Difficult. He revived the part when the show returned from 1988 to 1990. Graves experienced a recurring part on it series Fantasy island from 1978 to 1983. He also produced appearances on The Like Boat from 1978 to 1987. He offered as a narrator for the tv screen documentary series Biography from 1994 to 2001. One of is own last roles emerged as John “The Colonel” Camden on 7th Heaven from 1997 to 2007. In 1971 he gained a Golden World Award for Mission: Difficult. He gained a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. He wedded Joan Endress Graves in 1950 and acquired three daughters. Peter Graves passed on on March 14, 2010 at age 83 from a coronary attack. Peter Aurness, also referred to as Peter Graves, comes with an estimated net value of $8 million. He attained the majority of his prosperity from an effective acting profession, which began in 1950. Peter Graves net worthy of emerged mostly from tv series and movies. He provides starred in a lot more than seventy productions and extra television shows privately., who was simply also an actor, motivated him to enter the sector. He initial joined the industry via an NBC tv series known as Fury. Next, he continued to performing series, where he performed the leading personality in Whiplash, starring in 34 episodes of the series. Since that time, he highlighted in such works such as for example Nights the Hunter, Stalag 17, Home on the Haunted Hill, Addams Family Ideals and Alfie. He also acted in Mission: Difficult, a higher grossing series. Airplane ! was one of is own highest grossing films. Revenue & Financial Data: The below economic data is collected and published by TheRichest analysts group to provide you with a better knowledge of Peter Graves’s net worthy of by wearing down themost relevant economic events such as for example yearly salaries, agreements, earn outs, endorsements, share ownership plus much more. ? Choose Year Earnings 1969

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Quick Facts

Full NamePeter Graves
Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthMarch 18, 1926
DiedMarch 14, 2010, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.92 m
ProfessionActor, Television Director
EducationUniversity of Minnesota, Southwest High School
SpouseJoan Graves
ChildrenAmanda Graves, Kelly Graves, Claudia Graves
ParentsRolf Cirkler Aurness, Ruth Aurness
SiblingsJames Arness
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
MoviesAirplane!, The Night of the Hunter, The Five Man Army, Airplane II: The Sequel, It Conquered the World, Killers from Space, Stalag 17, Beginning of the End, The Long Gray Line, The Ballad of Josie, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, Savannah Smiles, Red Planet Mars, Texas Across the River, The Winds of War, The Naked Street, A Rage to Live, Parts: The Clonus Horror, Fort Yuma, The Yellow Tomahawk, Addams Family Values, SST: Death Flight, Number One with a Bullet, Where Have All The People Gone?, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, These Old Broads, Fort Defiance, Death in Small Doses, Sidecar Racers, Canyon River, Sergeant Ryker, Black Tuesday, A Stranger In My Arms, Bayou, Scream of the Wolf, Aces Go Places 3, East of Sumatra, The Guns and the Fury, The Raid, Hold Back the Night, Survival Run, Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident, Robbers' Roost, Call to Danger, The President's Plane Is Missing, War Paint, Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob, Wichita, The Admirable Crichton, Wolf Larsen, High Seas Hijack
TV ShowsMission: Impossible, Court Martial, Whiplash, Fury, Biography, Where's Raymond?, Discover: The World of Science

Interesting Facts

1Bore slight resemblances to those of Buddy Ebsen and Martin Landau, who also starred in Mission: Impossible (1966) with him.
2Peter Graves passed away only one year before his older brother James Arness. Peter Graves died in 2010 while James Arness died in 2011.
3Was good friends with: Dean Martin,Frank Sinatra,Peter Lawford,Sammy Davis Jr.,Telly Savalas,Bob Hope,William Holden,Gary Cooper,Robert Mitchum,George Kennedy,Van Heflin,Robert Fuller,William Shatner,Michael Landon,Pernell Roberts,Clint Walker,Robert Conrad,Troy Donahue,Mike Connors,DeForest Kelley,Barbara Rush,Robert Goulet,Walter Matthau,Leslie Nielsen,Robert Stack,Joan Collins,Shirley Jones,Zsa Zsa Gabor,Doris Day,Beverly Garland.As well as his 'Mission Impossible' co-stars Martin Landau,Barbara Bain,Greg Morris,Leonard Nimoy,Lynda Day George and Peter Lupus.
4Phil Morris, the son of his future Mission: Impossible (1988) co-star Greg Morris, grew up with Graves' children and was said to be a huge fan of the show.
5While a member of the track team, he won the State High Hurdles Championship in his junior year of high school.
6Brother James Arness moved to Los Angeles, California before World War II; Graves moved there after the war, when he was discharged from the military.
7When he was 12 he discovered the music of Benny Goodman, a jazz clarinetist. It made a lasting impression and led him to join the band in junior high.
8His mother cultivated a love for the arts in both he and older (by three years) brother James Arness.
9Acting ran in his family.
10Met Joan Graves while in college. She would be his wife for nearly 60 years, until Graves' own passing in 2010.
11During World War II he and his brother James Arness joined the US Army. Arness was an infantryman and was wounded in the battle of Anzio, Italy, while Graves was posted to the Army Air Force (which later became a separate branch of the US military).
12An athletic enthusiast.
13In 1941, when he was 15, he become one of the youngest members of the musician's union.
14His father, Rolf Aurness, sold surgical instruments, and his mother, Ruth Duesler Graves, was a housewife.
15Before he was a successful actor, he worked in a variety of jobs, such as cab driver.
16Before he was a successful actor, he was in a post-band in Denver.
17Began his career as a contract player for Eagle-Lion Pictures in 1950.
18College classmate of Jack Smight.
19Before he married Joan Graves; her parents asked Graves to get a steady job. He went to Los Angeles, California, to become an actor.
20He played a tuba in junior high; which was something he didn't enjoy, So his father gave him a clarinet.
21Upon his death, he was cremated. His ashes are in his family's possession.
22Was a Boy Scout.
23Acting mentor and friend of Lynda Day George.
24Died on March 14, 2010, just four days before his 84th birthday.
25He was a registered Republican.
26Words of remembrance tribute provided by critic Richard Corliss for "Time" magazine's milestones section (Issue: March 29, 2010).
27Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 30, 2009.
28Interviewed in "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers" by Tom Weaver (McFarland, 2005).
29Ex-brother-in-law of Virginia Chapman.
30Uncle of Craig Aurness, Rolf Aurness and Jenny Lee Arness.
31Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Jim Phelps in Mission: Impossible (1966).
32Although he and older brother James Arness never acted onscreen together, Graves did direct him in Gunsmoke: Which Dr. (1966).
33He said it was almost over for Capt. Clarence Oveur before the movie Airplane! (1980) took flight. Graves said he was astounded when his agent sent him the script for the 1980 spoof, and after reading it he felt that it was "the worst piece of junk" he had ever seen. However, he changed his mind after meeting with the movie's writers, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker.
34Daughters with Endress: Kelly, Claudia and Amanda Graves.

Net Worth & Salary

Mission: Impossible (1966)$7,500 per episode (1969 season)


1Charismatic characters whose leadership inspires great confidence
2Broad shoulders
3Deep commanding voice
4Grey hair and blue eyes


1Some people just stand out on the screen. Bob certainly did. [commenting on Airplane! co-star Robert Stack]


All Peter Graves pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 23 October 2009. At 6667 Hollywood Blvd.
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SeriesJudy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997)Michael Cascio (executive producer)

CarolAnne Dolan (supervising producer)

Diane Ferenczi (co-ordinating producer)

Jack Perkins (host)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMission: Impossible (1966)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995CableACECableACE AwardsInformational or Documentary HostBiography (1987)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMission: Impossible (1966)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - MaleMission: Impossible (1966)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesMission: Impossible (1966)



Laredo1966TV SeriesBen Conrad
Attack of the Eye Creatures1965TV MovieNarrator of USAF Briefing Film (uncredited)
A Rage to Live1965Jack Hollister
Mr. Kingston1964TV Movie
The Great Adventure1964TV SeriesDaniel Boone
The Virginian1964TV SeriesRobert Gaynor
The Farmer's Daughter1964TV SeriesCongressman McDermott
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesMaj. Frank Whitaker
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963TV SeriesMark Needham
Route 661962TV SeriesPeter Hale / Lee Fisk
Whiplash1961TV SeriesChris Cobb / Christopher Cobb
Las Vegas Beat1961TV MovieBill Ballin
Fury1955-1960TV SeriesJim Newton / Cyrus
A Stranger in My Arms1959Donald Ashton Beasley
Cimarron City1959TV SeriesJens Seidengaard
Wolf Larsen1958Van Weyden
Climax!1957-1958TV SeriesSteve Baxter / Stanley
Death in Small Doses1957Agent / Tom Kaylor
Beginning of the End1957Dr. Ed Wainwright
Bayou1957Martin Davis
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesJoel Barker
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesPaul Hartley
Canyon River1956Bob Andrews
Hold Back the Night1956Lt. Lee Couzens
It Conquered the World1956Dr. Paul Nelson
Cavalcade of America1956TV SeriesMaj. Tom Howie
Matinee Theatre1956TV SeriesChristopher Newman
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV Series
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV SeriesGlenn
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Capt. Bob Elliott
Fort Yuma1955Lt. Ben Keegan
The Naked Street1955Joe McFarland
The Night of the Hunter1955Ben Harper
Robbers' Roost1955Heesman
Fireside Theatre1953-1955TV SeriesEddie / Lonnie Berghoff / Robert / ...
The Man Who Tore Down the Wall1955TV MovieDr. James Ewing
TV Reader's Digest1955TV SeriesExpectant Father
The Long Gray Line1955Cpl. Rudolph Heinz
Black Tuesday1954Peter Manning
Studio 571954TV SeriesJim Bailey
Your Favorite Story1954TV Series
A Man of Many Ideas1954TV MovieSam Wanamaker
The Raid1954Capt. Frank Dwyer
The Yellow Tomahawk1954Walt Sawyer
Killers from Space1954Dr. Doug Paul Martin
Biff Baker, U.S.A.1954TV Series
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1953-1954TV SeriesFred Crain
Schlitz Playhouse1953TV SeriesRocky Kent
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef1953Arnold Dix
Chevron Theatre1953TV Series
Where's Raymond?1953TV Series
East of Sumatra1953Cowboy
War Paint1953Trooper Tolson
Stalag 171953Sgt. Frank Price
Red Planet Mars1952Chris Cronyn
Gruen Guild Theater1952TV SeriesAgent Fielding
The Congregation1952
Fort Defiance1951Ned Tallon
Angels in the Outfield1951Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Up Front1951Military Policeman (uncredited)
Rogue River1951Pete Dandridge
Christmas in SwedenShortOffscreen narrator (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Darkstar: The Interactive Movie2010Video GameNarrator (voice)
Jack's Family Adventure2010TV MovieUncle George Vickery
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust2009Video GameClark Tasslemuff (voice)
7th Heaven1997-2007TV SeriesJohn 'The Colonel' Camden
American Dad!2007TV SeriesMr. Pibb
Cold Case2006TV SeriesAnton Bikker - 2006
Minoriteam2006TV SeriesSheldon
House M.D.2005TV SeriesMyron
With You in Spirit2003TV MovieHal Whitman
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003Host of Civil Defense Film (uncredited)
House of Mouse2001TV SeriesInstructor Voice (segment 'How to Be a Spy')
Biography1994-2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
These Old Broads2001TV MovieBill
Diagnosis Murder1997-1999TV SeriesDoctor on TV / Peter Graves
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesGeneral Warning / Narrator
Burke's Law1995TV Series
Addams Family Values1993Host
The Golden Girls1991TV SeriesJerry Kennedy
Mission: Impossible1988-1990TV SeriesJim Phelps
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-SeriesPalmer Kirby
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium1987TV MovieMr. Wainwright
Number One with a Bullet1987Capt. Ferris
The Love Boat1978-1987TV SeriesCarl Lawrence / Leonard Culver / Rev. Gerald Whitney
Life with Lucy1986TV SeriesBen Marshall
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesDr. Edmund Gerard
Fox Mystery Theater1984TV SeriesVicar John Bray
Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street1984Tom Collins
Fantasy Island1978-1983TV SeriesCaptain Hendrik Von Horten / Ned J. Scott / Jack Summers / ...
The Winds of War1983TV Mini-SeriesPalmer 'Fred' Kirby
Airplane II: The Sequel1982Captain Clarence Oveur
Savannah Smiles1982Harland Dobbs
The Guns and the Fury1981Mark Janser
Simon & Simon1981TV SeriesWade Christian
Best of Friends1981TV MovieNick Adams
300 Miles for Stephanie1981TV MovieCaptain McIntyre
Airplane!1980Captain Clarence Oveur
The Memory of Eva Ryker1980TV MovieMike Rogers
Matt and Jenny1980TV SeriesJake Winfield
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979TV SeriesMajor Noah Cooper
Death Car on the Freeway1979TV MovieLieutenant Haller
The Clonus Horror1979Jeff Knight
The Rebels1979TV MovieGeorge Washington
Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident1979Alec Franklin
The Gift of the Magi1978TV MovieO. Henry
High Seas Hijack1977Elliott Rhoades (English version only)
SST: Death Flight1977TV MoviePaul Whitley
Dead Man on the Run1975TV MovieJim Gideon
Sidecar Racers1975Carson
Where Have All the People Gone1974TV MovieSteven Anders
The Underground Man1974TV MovieLew Archer
Scream of the Wolf1974TV MovieJohn Wetherby
The President's Plane Is Missing1973TV MovieMark Jones
Mission: Impossible1967-1973TV SeriesJames Phelps Jim Phelps
Call to Danger1973TV MovieDoug Warfield
The Five Man Army1969Dutchman
The Red Skelton Hour1969TV SeriesU.S. Astronaut
Call to Danger1968TV MovieJim Kingsley
Premiere1968TV SeriesJim Kingsley
Valley of Mystery1967TV MovieBen Barstow
The Invaders1967TV SeriesSgt. Gavin Lewis
The F.B.I.1967TV SeriesManning Fryes
The Ballad of Josie1967Jason Meredith
12 O'Clock High1967TV SeriesCapt. Cal Dula
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1966TV SeriesMarshal Neimeyer
Texas Across the River1966Capt. Stimpson
Daniel Boone1966TV SeriesLogan Harris
Run for Your Life1966TV SeriesJim Carlson
Court Martial1965-1966TV SeriesMaj. Frank Whittaker Major Frank Whittaker
Branded1966TV SeriesSenator Keith Ashley


Mission: Impossible1972TV Series 1 episode
Gunsmoke1966TV Series 1 episode


Life on Planet 512010Video documentary short special thanks


Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Airplane: Long-Haul Version2005Video documentaryHimself - 'Captain Oveur'
The Making of 'War & Remembrance'2004Video shortHimself
On the Record with Bob Costas2004TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Legend: Timon2004Video shortHimself - Host
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself ("Captain Oveur" - Airplane!)
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Men in Black II2002Himself
Biography1987-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself / Narrator / ...
Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
House on Haunted Hill1999Himself
Mickey Mouse Works1999TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Harrison Ford: The Reluctant Hero1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Series
Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons1995DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Unexplained: Witches, Werewolves & Vampires1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
Northern Lights1993TV Movie documentaryNarration
Solid Gold1987TV SeriesHimself
You Are the Jury1987TV SeriesHimself - Host / Narrator
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction1984TV Movie documentaryactor 'It Conquered the World'
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty1980TV SpecialTV Director
The Alan Hamel Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Magic at the Roxy1976TV SpecialHimself - Host
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver1976TV SpecialHimself
The Mysterious Monsters1975DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Other People, Other Places1974TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas1974TV SpecialHimself
Valley of the Old Ones1974TV Series documentaryHost and Narrator
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man1973TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1968-1971TV SeriesHimself
Funny Face1971TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1970TV SpecialHimself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Gettysburg, an American Story2014/VDocumentary
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Don't Ask Don't Tell2002uncredited
Horrible Horror1986VideoDoctor Doug Paul Martin, In clips from 'Killers from Space'
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV SeriesMajor Noah Cooper
Mission Impossible Versus the Mob1969Jim Phelps
Sergeant Ryker1968Maj. Whitaker

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