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    Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. has been made an honorary special agent - after years portraying a member of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on TV.

    The 91 year old spent nine years playing Inspector Lewis Erskine on the hit programme The F.B.I., which debuted in 1965 - and he has finally been recognised for his small screen efforts by real agents.

    Zimbalist, Jr. was presented with an honourary FBI badge - the service's highest civilian accolade - by the force's director Robert Mueller on Monday.

    And the veteran star admitted he was flattered by the honour, branding the FBI the country's "guardian".
    Of course, he was way more famous as William Edgars in Babylon 5, dontchyaknow.
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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    I think that's cool. Back when he played an FBI agent, people still spoke of it in hushed tones and as kids we knew that if the FBI ever went after you, you might as well give up right then.

    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization we're seeing now.