R.I.P. Peter Graves: 1926-2010

“Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?”
“Joey, have you ever been to a Turkish prison?”
“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”

Those are a few of the classic questions that Peter Graves, as Captain Oveur, asked cockpit visitor Joey in 1980’s Airplane!.

Although Peter Graves is best known for his role as Jim Phelps in the Mission: Impossible television show, 80’s fans fondly remember Graves as Capt. Oveur.

According to the report on Reuters, Graves died of an apparent heart attack at his house in the coastal suburb of Pacific Palisades. He had returned home after attending a family brunch to celebrate his upcoming birthday on Thursday.

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