Closing Credits: Peter Graves
Peter Graves has died aged 83. The news suggests that he died just after enjoying a meal with his family.
To me, and to many, many others, the actor is known for his role in the Mission: Impossible television series and his role in the iconic film Airplane!, which I absolutely love. However with some one hundred and thirty one roles to his name, there's a bit more than that.
However his biggest role was the long running television series Mission: Impossible where he played Agent Jim Phelps, the leader of the group who would always receive the message that self-destructed after every play and contained the team's assignment for the episode.
Clarence Oveur in Airplane! was the role that I remember him most for, and for Airplane II: The Sequel, a role that saw him play the slightly odd pilot who began asking some very inappropriate questions of a young boy he was showing his cockpit.
Without a doubt he's made me, and many, many other people, laugh by Oveur and be thoroughly entertained and thrilled by Phelps, and had quite the iconic face and voice.