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(1965–1974)

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For this series, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., was provided with an FBI identification card that had a recent photograph of him, fingerprints from his Army service, and an identification number that was only one digit less than a genuine number.
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F.B.I. memos, which were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed that the real F.B.I. had a veto over casting for guest stars on the series. According to the memos, actors Robert Blake and Bette Davis were barred from making guest appearances on the series.
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Originally sponsored by the Ford Motor Co., which supplied all the vehicles used on the show.
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Earlier episodes had the actual case numbers in the opening credits.
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W. Mark Felt, the F.B.I. associate director later unmasked as the infamous Watergate informant "Deep Throat," served as a technical advisor for the series.
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In June of 2009, real life FBI director Robert Mueller honored Efrem Zimbalist Jr. with a plaque and badge making Zimbalist an honorary FBI Agent for his work on the series.
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In the closing credits, Inspector Erskine (Efram Zimbalist, JR) could always be seen driving off in the current years Ford Mustang.
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