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Larry Manetti

Larry Manetti

Larry Manetti

Larry Manetti

I've been a brand manager in the luxury market for over 20 years now. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the top brands in the world and to teach many others how to use brand to build their company. This experience has given me a unique perspective on the importance of well-crafted brand assets. I feel passionate about the power of a strong brand to impact the bottom line of a business.

Actor

is an American actor best known for his role as Orville Wilbur Richard "Rick" Wright on the CBS television series Magnum, P.I. which starred Tom Selleck as the title character. He also starred in Baa Baa Black Sheep as First Lieutenant Robert A. "Bobby" Boyle, a pilot in the VMF-214 squadron headed by Greg "Pappy" Boyington (played by Robert Conrad).

CAREER: Actor and producer. Actor in television series, including (as Lieutenant Robert "Bob" Boyle) Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 1976-78; (as Joe Cadillac) The Duke, NBC, 1979; and (as Orville "Rick" Wright) Magnum, P.I., Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1980-88. Actor in television movies, including (as football player and student) The Girl Most Likely to . . . , American Broadcasting Companies (ABC), 1973; (as Harry Pierpont) The Kansas City Massacre, ABC, 1975; (as Barry Shaw) The Take, USA Network, 1990; (as Currier) Bandit, Bandit, syndicated, 1994; (as Angel) Crowfoot, CBS, 1995; (as Larry Bonner) Subliminal Seduction (also known as The Corporation and Roger Corman Presents Subliminal Seduction), Showtime, 1996; (as Morgan) Top of the World (also known as Cold Cash and Showdown), Home Box Office (HBO), 1997; (as Paul) Scar City (also known as S.C.A.R. and Scarred City), HBO, 1998; and (as Spatz Lonegan) Monster Makers, 2003. Actor in television pilots, including (as Stan) Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1975; (as Chip Vincent) Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, ABC, 1980; (as Orville "Rick" Wright) Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1980; and (as Vincent) Three Eyes, NBC, 1982. Appeared in television specials, including (as host) The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade, CBS, 1987; and (as himself) Magnum, P.I.: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001. Guest star on television series, including The Streets of San Francisco, Emergency!, Battlestar Galactica, Hotel, Tales from the Darkside, Renegade, JAG, Quantum Leap, Marker, and Walker, Texas Ranger. Producer of television movies, including The Take, USA Network, 1990; (with others) Midnight Runaround, syndicated, 1994; (with others) Midnight Run for Your Life, syndicated, 1994; and (with others) Another Midnight Run, syndicated, 1994. Actor in films, including (as Pratt) Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976; (as Lengle) Snapdragon, Prism, 1993; (as Radcliffe) CIA II: Target Alexa, PM Home Video, 1994; (as Derrick Richmond) Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure, New Horizons Home Video, 1995; (as Gersi) Fatal Pursuit, 1995; (as Haney) Exit, Republic Entertainment, 1996; (as Lewis) No Tomorrow, PM Entertainment Group, 1998; (as Billy) Time Served, Trimark, 1999; (as Thomas Grady) Hijack (also known as The Last Siege), Artisan Entertainment/Hallmark Entertainment, 1999; (as Agent Harris) The Alternate (also known as Agent of Death), Replacement Productions, 2000; Random Acts, Rainbow Releasing, 2001; and (as Sergeant C. "Chickie" Mudryck) The Stoneman, 2002. (Source: www.encyclopedia.com)

Black

When he heard NBC was going to turn Robert Conrad's, Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976), TV series into a character-driven comedy program]: That was a big push from the star of the show, Robert Conrad. There were some groups at the time, I don't know if it was the P.T.A. or whoever, was giving us a hard time because of the violence of the show. Conrad wanted to add some softness in, so he brought in the nurses and Red West, who was a friend of his and also Elvis Presley's bodyguard. I think it added to the show and brought a little more spice.

[When he and Robert Conrad were both annoyed by his lifelong friend Elvis Presley]: That goes way back when I was doing Baa Baa Black Sheep, when I was with Robert Conrad, and Ken did a concert that Elvis was doing in Las Vegas, and the night that I went to the concert of my dear friend, Al Saks [who owned the Stardust Hotel] gave me a pulsar watch and in those days, that was a digital watch that was unheard of, I mean, it was gorgeous, and I put it on. I went to the concert, and when we were talking with Elvis, I hit the button - and it lit up - and he went bonkers, and all he knew was he had to have that watch, and he was peeling off his rings, his pendants, everything and I said, 'I can't do it,' and Conrad was becoming very annoyed also cause he said, 'Manetti, too, give me a break, will you, it's only a watch by Elvis Presley.' I said, 'I can't, that's my friend, I'm too loyal to him,' cause he was ticked off and stormed off, but that was my encounter with Elvis, after that, we were fine. (Source: www.imdb.com)

 

 

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