March 15th, 2010
06:04 PM ET

Fans tweet their love of Peter Graves

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Legendary actor Peter Graves is receiving the best of 21st century memorials.

The star of “Mission Impossible” and “Airplane” is being feted across the Internet via social networking sites whose users on Monday tweeted and posted some of their favorite Graves delivered lines.

Some of the more popular phrases include, “Roger, Roger, what's our vector, Victor?,” and “Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”

The actor died Sunday at the age of 83.

He was best known for playing the character Jim Phelps for all but one of the seven years "Mission: Impossible" ran on CBS, from 1967-1973. He also appeared as Capt. Clarence Oveur in the 1980 movie spoof "Airplane!"

What’s your favorite dialogue uttered by Peter Graves?


Filed under: Celebrities • movies

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  1. Bob Ray

    Peter Graves was also a wonderful voice-over artist who has done the NFL's legalese disclaimer on TV for many years.

    His tone, inflection and vocal texture was one-in-ten-million.

    Those of us in the audience will miss you: your face, your talent and your voice.

    What a great ride you had, Peter. Thank you for your presence during your stay with us.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Carol

    Mission Impossible was one of the best drama's on TV in the 70's.
    Sometimes the old series will come on KOFY and I never miss an episode. All the actors on that series were wonderful.
    Peter Graves I will miss your presence in the movie industry, you had a unique persona that is not often found today.
    May your family find peace and solice.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sf218

    It was so sad to read about his passing yesterday. My first memory of him was as the father of Joey on “Fury” back in the 50's. It was my first "must see" TV show and I couldn’t miss it. He (his character) was everything a young person would want in a parent and I absolutely feel in love with him. Later, ”Mission Impossible” became another "not to be missed" program and he was wonderful in that as well. I alway knew that James Arness was his brother but does anyone know if they were in a movie together?

    March 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Get serious

    An under rated actor. We will miss you. I loved you in Mission Impossible, Airplane and on 7th heaven....prayers go out to his family...

    March 16, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. maaki561

    Anyone remember the 50's Saturday series 'Fury'?(the story of a horse and the boy who loved him)Peter played Joey's step-dad Jim, whoalong with 'Pete, who cut his teeth on a branding iron' starred in this popular kids series...PG is also James 'Gunsmoke' Arness' brother.
    Great character actor! He will be missed.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |

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