Peter Graves gets Walk of Fame star
Was in 'Airplane!' and the 'Mission: Impossible' TV seriesPeter Graves, known for his roles in the 1980 film spoof "Airplane!" and the TV series "Mission: Impossible," has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 83-year-old actor attended the Los Angeles ceremony Friday with his wife Joan, their children and grandchildren. He called the honor "a red letter day in my life."
Minneapolis-born Graves made his debut in films in the early 1950s, gaining fame as team leader Jim Phelps on the CBS TV series "Mission: Impossible" from 1967 to 1973.
He won a Golden Globe award for the part in 1971.
His comedic turn as deep-voiced airplane pilot Captain Oveur in "Airplane!" cemented his celebrity status.
Graves hosted the A&E series "Biography" and also guest-starred on TV shows including "House."