Peter Graves dead at 83

Mar 14, 2010 by Ian Evans

Peter Graves ©2006

Peter Graves, pictured here at the 2006 SAG Awards, has died at 83. Photo credit: Christine Lambert ©2006

Peter Graves, who was best known for the role of Jim Phelps on the TV series Mission: Impossible, was found dead in his home Sunday. He was 83. The LAPD says there were no signs of foul play and the death appears to be from natural causes.

Graves, who also starred as Capt. Clarence Oveur in the 1980 comedy Airplane!, was also the host of the A&E series Biography during the 1990’s.