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Mission: Impossible

television series (1966-1973)

Mission: Impossible

About Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a small team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force used for covert missions against hostile Iron Curtain governments, third world dictators, evil organizations, and, later, crime lords. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs (played by Steven Hill); Jim Phelps (played by Peter Graves) takes charge for the remaining seasons. Each episode opened with a fast-paced montage of clips from that episode as the series' theme music, composed by Lalo Schifrin, played. The opening scene almost invariably showed Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions from a voice on a recording, which then self-destructs. The series was financed and filmed by Desilu Productions and aired on CBS from September 1966 to March 1973. It was revived in 1988 for two seasons on ABC, retaining only Graves in the cast. It also inspired a series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise beginning in 1996.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


94 years, 6 months, 24 days


62 years, 11 months, 20 days

Born first

24 February 1922

Died first

27 August 1996

Born last

16 August 1946

Died last

15 July 2017

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


99 years, 10 months, 5 days


53 years, 29 days

Born first

16 May 1917

Died first

3 July 1978

Born last

4 November 1955

Died last

21 March 2022

English actress, author and columnist Joan Collins

Joan Collins

English actress, author and columnist

American actor and author  George Takei

George Takei

American actor and author

American actor Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

American actor

American actress  Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

American actress

American actress and model Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether

American actress and model

American actress Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

American actress

American actress  Jessica Walter

Jessica Walter

American actress

American actress Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt

American actress

American playboy model Victoria Vetri

Victoria Vetri

American playboy model

American actress Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

American actress

American actress Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy

American actress

American actor Christopher George

Christopher George

American actor

singer and actor of French Canadian ancestry Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet

singer and actor of French Canadian ancestry

American actor Sid Haig

Sid Haig

American actor

actor Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán


actor Charles Napier

Charles Napier


American actor  Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad

American actor

American actress Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley

American actress

American actor Michael Bell

Michael Bell

American actor

American actor George Gaynes

George Gaynes

American actor

American actor, voice actor and director James Hong

James Hong

American actor, voice actor and director

American actress Susan Howard

Susan Howard

American actress

American actress Barbara Babcock

Barbara Babcock

American actress

American actor Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

American actor

Chinese actress  Lisa Lu

Lisa Lu

Chinese actress

American actor Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

American actor

actor Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin


Australian actress Virginia Hey

Virginia Hey

Australian actress

American actor and musician James Shigeta

James Shigeta

American actor and musician

American actor Martin E. Brooks

Martin E. Brooks

American actor

American actor Don Marshall

Don Marshall

American actor

American actor Jason Wingreen

Jason Wingreen

American actor

American actor Joe Morton

Joe Morton

American actor

American actor Barry Williams

Barry Williams

American actor

American actor Harold Gould

Harold Gould

American actor

American actor John Beck

John Beck

American actor

Cuban-American actor and director Georg Stanford Brown

Georg Stanford Brown

Cuban-American actor and director

American actor Monte Markham

Monte Markham

American actor

American actor  Alex Cord

Alex Cord

American actor

actor Daniel J. Travanti

Daniel J. Travanti


Canadian actor Lawrence Dane

Lawrence Dane

Canadian actor

American actor, ordanined minister, and TV personality Demond Wilson

Demond Wilson

American actor, ordanined minister, and TV personality

actor Jon Cypher

Jon Cypher


Canadian actor Donnelly Rhodes

Donnelly Rhodes

Canadian actor

American actor  Bruce Kirby

Bruce Kirby

American actor

American actor Christopher Stone

Christopher Stone

American actor

actor Stanley Kamel

Stanley Kamel


German-born Canadian actor Paul Koslo

Paul Koslo

German-born Canadian actor

actor Herb Edelman

Herb Edelman


German actor David Hurst

David Hurst

German actor

American theater, film and television actor James Daly

James Daly

American theater, film and television actor

American actor Joshua Bryant

Joshua Bryant

American actor

television and film director Robert Butler

Robert Butler

television and film director

New Zealand actor Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

New Zealand actor

American writer Ralph Senensky

Ralph Senensky

American writer

actor from the United States Ron Pinkard

Ron Pinkard

actor from the United States

actor Geoffrey Deuel

Geoffrey Deuel