In the annals of TV history, Effrem Zimbalist Jr. was definitely top of the heap ... he died Friday at 95.
Zimbalist starred in "The FBI" -- an ENORMOUS hit in the '60s and '70s in which he played an amazingly handsome and smooth G-man.
"FBI" was by no means his only big score. In the late '50s and '60s he starred in a show that re-set pop culture -- "77 Sunset Strip," playing a snarky P.I.
Effrem's daughter, Stephanie Zimbalist, had her own success, starring in "Remington Steele" in the '80s. Effrem had a recurring role.
As for Effrem, he also did a ton of movies and had recurring roles in lots of TV shows, including "Maverick."