Are James Arness and Peter Graves brothers?


James Arness and Peter Graves are brothers. Both actors were born in Minneapolis. Their parents were Rolf Cirkler Aurness and his wife Ruth Duesler.

James Arness is the older brother and was born on May 26, 1923. His acting career began after his recovery from a severe leg injury in World War II. He is best remembered for his many years as Marshal Matt Dillon of the TV version of "Gunsmoke." Some of his most famous film appearances were in Westerns, including "Hondo" and "Gun the Man Down."

Younger brother Peter was born on March 18, 1926. He chose the stage name "Peter Graves" to avoid confusion with his older brother; Graves was a family name from their mother's side. His filmography covered a variety of genres, from "Stalag 17" to the "Airplane!" movies. Some of his most memorable TV roles were on "Mission Impossible" and "The Winds of War."

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