Efrem Zimbalist, Jr Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (born November 30, 1918 in New York, New York) is an American actor best known for his roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. and for several appearances as "Dandy Jim Buckley" on TV's Maverick. He is the son of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. (1889-1985) and operatic soprano Alma Gluck (1884-1938).
A 1940 graduate of Yale University, Zimbalist had a successful theatre career both as an actor and a stage producer. He also appeared in leading and supporting roles in several well-received feature films, including Harlow, Wait Until Dark, and Airport 1975.
Zimbalist and his wife, the former Stephanie Spaulding, are the parents of actress Stephanie Zimbalist, and Efrem had a recurring role on his daughter's 1980s light-hearted mystery series, Remington Steele, which starred Pierce Brosnan and co-starred Doris Roberts. Efrem had a small recurring roll in the 1990s hit science fiction tv series Babylon 5 as William Edgars.
Zimbalist also provided the voice of the German-accented Dr. Octopus on the 1990s Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Alfred Pennyworth in Batman: The Animated Series.
Today he can be seen on Trinity Broadcasting Network on a regular basis.