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Where Are They Now - Friday, November 17, 2017

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Larry Manetti is best known for playing Orville "Rick" Wright on the CBS television series Magnum P.I. What else has he done with his career? What is he doing now? Find out here!

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Susan Blakely: She played Julie Prescott in the TV mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man", she's also appeared in "The Lords of Flatbush", "The Towering Inferno" and other movies

Joe Piscopo: Comedian/actor, former regular on the TV show "Saturday Night Live"

Bruce Gordon: He played mob boss Frank Nitti in the TV series "The Untouchables"

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Larry Manetti

Learn More About Larry Manetti on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: July 23, 1947, Chicago, IL

CLAIM TO FAME: He is best known for his starring role as Orville "Rick" Wright on the long-running CBS television series Magnum P.I.

FAMILY LIFE: He is married to actress Nancy DeCarl; they have one son, Lorenzo Manetti (b. 1980).

INFO: Manetti studied acting with the Ted List Players in Chicago, and his first television role was in Jack Webb's Chase (1973-74). He then played pilot Bobby Boyle in Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-78) with Robert Conrad. Later, he had a role as a book on the NBC series The Duke (1979). His best known role on Magnum P.I. lasted for the eight year run of the series, from 1980-88.

He co-starred in 25 feature films and guest starred on several other television shows including Emergency!, Tenspeed and Brownshoe, Tales from the Darkside, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Battlestar Galactica, Renegade, Quantum Leap, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger.

TRIVIA: Is the author of the semi-autobiographical Aloha Magnum built around his time on Magnum P.I. and anecdotes about fellow cast members and celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Used to host a "Celebrity Brunch" and own a restaurant at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

Is a fan of "The Jeffersons" (1975).

WHERE IS HE NOW: He does a podcast called the PM Show with Larry Manetti on CRN every Tuesday with a different guest featured each week. Here is a link to the podcast:



2013-2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)...Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Ua ola loko i ke aloha (2016) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Ka Makau Kaa Kaua (2015) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Ka Hana Malu (2014) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Makani 'Olu a Holo Malie (2014) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Hau'oli La Ho'omoaika'i (2013) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco
- Pa'ani (2013) ... Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco

2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

2010 Sinatra Club...Peg Leg Broncato

2007 Las Vegas (TV series)...Larry
When Life Gives You Lemon Bars (2007)

2005 Back to You and Me (TV movie)...Nelson

2005 Cool Money (TV movie)...Det. Ed O'Connor

2004 Scrambled Eggs (short)...Victor

1997-2004 JAG (TV series)...Andy Kochifos / Stan Nadelman / Tour Manager

2003 Monster Makers (TV movie)...Spatz Lonegan

2002 The Stoneman...Sgt. C. 'Chickie' Mudryck

2001 Random Acts

2000 The Alternate...Agent Harris

1993-2000 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series)...Shelby / Hendrix

1999 Hijack...Thomas Grady

1999 Time Served (TV movie)...Billy

1999 No Tomorrow...Lewis

1999 The Net (TV series)...Lyle
Pay the Line (1999)

1998 Fatal Pursuit...Gersi

1998 Scar City...Paul

1997/II Top of the World...Morgan

1993-1996 Renegade (TV series)...Jackie Rosetti / Timothy Macy / Mr King

1996 Exit (video)...Haney

1996 Subliminal Seduction (TV movie)...Larry Bonner

1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (video)...Derrick Richmond

1995 Crowfoot (TV movie)...Angel

1995 Marker (TV series) ...Lt. Osterman
Snowballs in Hawaii (1995)

1994 Cobra (TV series)...Nick Collotie
Precious (1994)

1994 Bandit: Bandit Bandit (TV movie)...Currier

1993 CIA II: Target Alexa...Radcliffe

1993 Snapdragon...Lengle

1993 Street Justice (TV series)...Doc Nash
Bitter Fruit (1993)

1993 Quantum Leap (TV series) ...Vic
A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 (1993)

1992 The Hat Squad (TV series)...Terry Teasley
92 Seconds to Midnight (1992)

1992 Swamp Thing (TV series)...Nestor Parkins / Officer Nestor

1992 Raven (TV series)...Tony Piero
Reunion (1992)

1990 The Take (TV movie)...Barry Shaw

1980-1988 Magnum, P.I. (TV series)...Orville 'Rick' Wright / Rick / Charlie Chaplin / â?¦

1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV series)...Henry Hogan / Junior P. Harmon

1984 Hotel (TV series)...Owen Lloyd
Flesh and Blood (1984)

1982 Fantasy Island (TV series)...Marty Downs
Face of Love/Image of Celeste (1982)

1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV series)...Chip Vincent

1979 The Rockford Files (TV series)...Larry St. Cloud
Nice Guys Finish Dead (1979)

1979 The Duke (TV series)...Joe Cadillac

1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV series)...Giles

1976-1978 Black Sheep Squadron (TV series)...Lt. Bob Boyle / Boyle / Robert Boyle

1973-1978 Emergency! (TV series)...Brian / Fireman Charlie / Paramedic

1977 Sudden Death

1976 Two-Minute Warning...The S.W.A.T. Team - Pratt

1974-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV series)...Johnny Brennan / Larry Walsh

1976 Switch (TV series)...Sgt. Valli
The Walking Bomb (1976)

1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV movie)...Harry Pierpont

1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV series)...Stan
Pilot (1975)

1974 Barnaby Jones (TV series)...Joe Scully
Mystery Cycle (1974)

1974 Chase (TV series)
$35 Will Fly You to the Moon (1974)

1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV movie)...Football Player-Student

To see Then & Now pictures of Larry Manetti, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Susan Blakely - ALIVE
Born: 09/07/1952

Joe Piscopo - ALIVE
Born: 06/17/1951

Bruce Gordon - DEAD
Born: 02/01/1916 Died: 01/20/2011



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