Actor Peter Graves Has Died

Actor Peter Graves died this afternoon of a heart attack in front of his Los Angeles home. He was 83 years old.

Graves is probably best known for his character Jim Phelps in the television series Mission: Impossible. He also portrayed lovable airline pilot Clarence Oveur in the disaster movie spoof  Airplane!, in which he delivered this notorious exchange with a young passenger:

Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I’ve never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

His older brother, James Arness, was Marshal Matt Dillon on Television’s Gunsmoke.

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