Best known for his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of lead agent Jim Phelps on the Cold War spy series "Mission: Impossible" (1967-73), Graves is also remembered for his quote-worthy turn as unflappable pilot Capt. Clarence Oveur in the disaster spoof Airplane (1980). He reprised the part two years later in Airplane II: The Sequel.
Later in life, Graves hosted A&E's acclaimed "Biography" series, winning an Emmy for outstanding informational series in 1997. He died of a heart attack on March 14, 2010, just days before his 84th birthday.
In this classic, joke-a-second parody of disaster movies, traumatized former combat pilot Ted Striker, an airplane passenger, is forced to land the plane when food poisoning strikes the crew and there's no one else on board who can do the job.
- The Night of the Hunter
- Stalag 17
- Savannah Smiles
- Airplane II: The Sequel
- The Long Gray Line
- Mission: Impossible
- These Old Broads
- The Winds of War
- War and Remembrance
- House on Haunted Hill
- The Kent Chronicles
- Mission: Impossible: Season 1
- Billy Graham: A Personal Crusade
- The Film Crew: Killers from Space