Show Type: Detective Drama
First Telecast: October 3, 1960
Last Telecast: September 24, 1962
Ken Madison..... Van Williams
Dave Thorne..... Lee Patterson
Sandy Winfield - II..... Troy Donahue
Daphne Dutton..... Diane McBain
Cha Cha O'Brien..... Margarita Sierra
Lieutenant Snedigar (1960-1961)..... Donald Barry
Lieutenant Gene Plehan (1961-1962)..... Richard Crane
Mousie..... Mousie Garner
With the success of 77 Sunset Strip, Warner Brothers and its network tried a series of carbon-copies. Surfside Six was just one of them. Like 77, it had a sexy trio of private detectives: Ken, Dave and Sandy. They lived in the very exciting city of Miami, and, they spent a lot of time with beautiful women.
Surfside Six was the Miami telephone exchange that included the number of the houseboat that was both home and office to the detectives. Anchored next to it was the yacht of silly socialite Daphne Dutton, and across from it was the fabulous Fountainebleau Hotel, where Cha Cha worked as an entertainer in the Boom Boom Room.
Detective Ken Madison came from another private-eye show that had been aired in the same time slot during the previous season - Bourbon Street Beat. His Bourbon Street partner, Rex Randolph, landed another job too - he joined the cast on 77 Sunset Strip.
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