The post on Yesterday’s Faces Today that informed me of this also conjectures that another actor on the show, Doug McClure, was one-half the inspiration for the Simpsons character Troy McClure, along with fellow C-lister Troy Donahue.
Previous pop culture minutiae:
- Creed from The Office was a member of the 60s band The Grass Roots
- The actress who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years now has a mathematical theorem named after her.
- There exists a Little House on the Prairie anime.
- William Peter Blatty would never have written The Exorcist had it not been for Groucho Marx.
- The brand Juliet gets on Lost may very well be a reference to Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.