In 1961, he starred in an unsold pilot for a action series called "The Insider". The plot revolved around the efforts of Hollywood press agent Dan Castle and his efforts to aid his clients with their problems.
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[on his divorce from his first wife Ellie]: After 11 years of marriage I dived into what I considered a newfound freedom. I was working hard and playing hard. Flying my own plane to parties all over the country and down to Mexico, having what I thought was a great time. I participated in life on what might be considered the grand scale, before I decided I had one hangover too many, one party too ...
As a contract player at Universal-International in the 1950s, he attended Universal's acting classes with a fellow Universal contractee, Clint Eastwood
. The two became friends, and Eastwood is still friends with Janssen's widow, Dani.