In 1941, when young Peter Graves was 15, he become one of the youngest members of the musician's unit.
He was a registered Republican.
Began his career as a contract player for Eagle Lin Studios in 1950.
Unlike his brother 'James Arness', Graves was enlisted in the US Air Force.
He said it was almost over for Captain Clarence Oveur before the movie Airplane! (1980) took flight. Graves said he was astounded when his agent sent him the script for the 1980 spoof, and after reading it, he felt that it was "the worst piece of junk" he had ever seen. However, he changed his mind after meeting with the movie's writers, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker.