How tall is Peter Graves

Peter Graves Height

6ft 3.5in (192 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films Airplane, The Night of the Hunter and tv series Mission:Impossible. In a March 1975 interview in the Lewiston Journal he is quoted saying, "I'm 6 feet 5"

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
6ft 3.25in
Denise said on 20/Aug/16
Clint Walker & Peter Graves were in the made for t.v. Movies Scream of the Wolf. Clint Walker is 6'6" and Peter was around 6'3 to 6'4. I saw a talk show with Clint. They were talking about his height. He said Jim Arness was an inch taller than him at 6'7".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/15
6ft5 is too much but I think he was close to 6ft4.
Shadow2 said on 12/Jun/15
Peter was a strong 6' 3", similar to Gary Cooper. I agree with the comparisons previously given with Leslie Nielsen and James Drury. Pictures with his brother Jim Arness are sometimes very misleading, I am yet to see one that shows an accurate height comparison between them as adults. Also when aged in their late 50's and beyond, Jim may have lost more height than Peter did.
Silky said on 24/Jan/15
He looks about 2" taller than Neilsen in airplane. Strong 6'3 sounds right for Graves
Bud said on 16/Apr/14
Rob,could he be 6'4.5?Here he is with his 6'7 brother James Arness Click Here Click Here Click Here
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't go above the current mark]
Bud said on 12/Apr/14
Rob,why you don't put Peter at 193?If u have Bud at 190,than u can't have Peter at 191 Click Here i saw the whole movie:same footwear,3 cm difference.Or if u belive that Peter was 191 u should put Bud at 188.What do u think?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 3.5 could be fair for him]
Dietmar said on 24/Feb/14
Peter Graves was never 6'5, he was a strong 6,3. Here with James Drury (185cm)

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Chris said on 11/Feb/14
No Sam that would probabably make him 6ft2,he looked 6ft2.5 here Click Here next to a 6ft3.5 guy,and Peter was probabobly 6ft3.5 like that guy,also in Charade he looked very close in height with 6ft4 listed George Kennedy,maybe half an inch shorter
Sam said on 3/Feb/14
That would make Bud Spencer 6'1.5"? Graves was for sure a solid 6'3" guy, he could have been 6'3.5"...he was not towered by his brother.
Chris said on 2/Feb/14
In the Five Man army film in 1969 he looked 1.5inch taller than Bud Spencer Click Here
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thebad7 said on 27/Jan/14
Tall man, yes. 6'5" as he claims? No way. Just saw him in 1956's IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, an obscure but interesting B sci-fi film co-starring Western legend Lee Van Cleef. 6'3" is spot-on, Rob--there are several scenes in which Graves stands face-to-face with strong 6'2" Van Cleef. Graves is a hair taller--the difference is about 1/2"--than Van Cleef, but it's noticeable enough, and both men are wearing dress shoes with like heels. Even towards the end of his life, he looks like he kept most of his height. In his prime, Graves was an easy 6'3".

Sam said on 9/Sep/13
He might have given himself an upgrade since his brother James Arness was a little taller. He does look less than 2 inches shorter than his bigger bro, however.
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This guy could have been 6'4" in his youth, he seemed near 3 inches taller than Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!, almost by the same margin that George Kennedy had over Nielsen. Also, Clint Walker was really 6'6", being noticeably taller than Rock Hudson & everyone else in The Dirty Dozen.
KROC said on 22/Aug/13
I was just watching a movie he was in with Clint Walker called Scream of the Wolf. If Walker is 6`5 then Graves is probably 6`2-6`3 at the most
Onceawaitress said on 12/Mar/13
I was a cook at Howard Johnsons Restaurant in the early 80's. Peter Graves came in for dinner. I cooked his food and the waitress said he wanted to meet me.He was probably shocked a woman cooked his meal...not sure. When I met him I was amazed at how tall he was...definitely over 6'2"...more like 6'5"!! I am 5'8" and 6'2" doesn't make me go "wow, he's tall"

We sat and chatted for about 20 minutes or so.He was a very nice man.
Dave618 said on 11/Oct/12
6'5"! Is he freaking insane? Or I should say WAS he freaking insane? He's clearly shorter than 6'4" Peter Lupus on Mission: Impossible, and not much, if any, taller than 6'2" Gregg Morris from the same series.
Impassivity said on 20/Dec/11
On an episode of The Film Crew, his height was stated as 6'4"
julie maven said on 15/Jul/11
Was James Arness's father tall?
thebad7 said on 31/May/11
Peter Graves co-starred alongside Lee Van Cleef in a sadly obscure 1956 Roger Corman sci-fi pic titled IT CONQUERED THE WORLD. Van Cleef, who was a strong 6'2", has several scenes in which he appears standing face-to-face with Graves--both men are wearing standard dress shoes. Graves is just a hair (hair = 1" or less) taller than Van Cleef. 6'3" is correct for Graves at peak.

Charlemagne said on 16/Jan/11
I would think he was at least 6'3". In 1975 I saw him at LAX. I was curious as to just how tall he was. I am a little over 6" 2 1/2. I walked past him and had my sister watch. She said he was clearly taller than I was!
Shadow2 said on 2/Jan/11
Peter was always 6'3" in his movies, and on TV's original "Mission Impossible", where Peter Lupus was the only cast member (just marginally) taller than him. By the time of his early 60's, on the revived TV's "Mission Impossible", he was down to 6'2" alongside guest actors such as 6'3" John Calvin.
Shaun said on 25/Dec/10
I noticed he had 2-3 inches on Leslie Nielsen in Airplane! He had to have been 6'3" peak. Rob you do realise he died. "Nowadays still looks" needs updating. He died back in March.

[Editor Rob: I've seen Graves a few years ago, I just hadn't looked at this page for a good while...I do have another claim to add aswell, he was quoted once saying 6ft 5 as his height...]
Anthony said on 27/Dec/06
Agreed on this completely. Even in stand-alone shots he looks huge. I used to think he was 6'5 when I was younger.
patrick said on 26/Dec/06
Peter Graves ALWAYS appeared to me as being 6'3: he is the typical case of a guy VISIBLY tall even seen alone. He definitly looks 6'3.
Martin Landau told sometime "i am 6'2" and i think he is even though he sometimes looks taller.
Peter Lupus is so broad shouldered and yet, he looks tall too even alone
sf said on 5/Oct/06
Do you like movies about Gladiators?
ForensicNYC said on 3/Oct/06
Peter flying the AIRPLANE with Kareem Abdul Jabbar AKA Lew Alcindor who was 7'3" at that time...
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Stephen said on 26/Sep/06
Thanks for the info Bob!
patrick said on 19/Sep/06
in IMF (60ties) the "must" wonderful series of the time with few others, he is just under 6'4 peter Lupus and visibly above Martin LANDAU;
he was notably taller than 6'1 Leonard Nimoy; he was 6'3; i have always been sure of that; he was ALWAYS taller than everybody by one to three inches in IMF but for Peter Lupus.

[Editor Rob: whilst I give him 189cm peak, 6ft 3 peak is very possible.

Actually, in Daily News Record, a 1986 edition it described him "Graves, who is 6 foot, 3 inches and broad-shouldered"

and also in a 1969 edition of 'The Gleaner' described "the 6-foot 3- inch Graves looked like"]
Bob H. said on 18/Sep/06
Peter is the brother of James Arness.
Birth name : Peter Aurness
Date of birth : 1926-03-18 (80 years old)
Birth place : Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
Stephen said on 15/Sep/06
I was told that he is James Arness's brother. Is this true? I have a movie starring him and Clint Walker called "Moon of the Wolf" that looked to be made in the early 70s. Clint looked to be about 2 to 3 inches taller that Peter. There were not that many scenes with them standing together though.
sam said on 11/Sep/06
He was taller than 6 footer Leslie Nielsen in Airplane!

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