Did You Know?
[When another Universal contract player Tom Selleck
would eventually end up on the same episode of The Rockford Files
(1974) Manetti was doing at the time, before the two co-starred together on Magnum, P.I.
(1980)]: Tom Selleck was on the same show playing a flaky detective named Lance White. I was very impressed with Tom. Soon after that, I was offered two pilots, one of which was 'Magnum.'
He was not cast as Lt. Robert Boyle in the pilot episode of Black Sheep Squadron
(1976), but rather, he was cast as Boyle in the series from the second episode through the end of the series's run in 1978.