Alert reader and Secret Agent X-9 fan Douglas Oberg brought to our attention this fascinating bit of trivia. He writes:
“I was watching Columbo DVDs with friends this past holiday weekend. In one of the episodes the suspect is a CIA agent—the Director of the CIA meets with Columbo and shows him his ID (see attached).”
The episode—Season 5, Episode 3: Identity Crisis—aired November 2, 1975. It was written by William Driskill and series creators Richard Levinson and William Link.
Thanks, Douglas for sharing this!
Further, our pal Andrew Mansell tells us that the character was portrayed by actor David White, best known as “Larry Tate” on Betwitched!