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Edd Byrnes


Born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City on July 30, 1933, Edd Byrnes shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene. When Edd was 13 his father was found dead in a ... See full bio »
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 1990-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Kenneth Rundle / Freddie Major / Sid Hooper
- Deadly Bidding (1995) ... Kenneth Rundle (uncredited)
- The Sound of Murder (1993) ... Freddie Major
 1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Manley Combs
- Flying Fists of Fury II (1995) ... Manley Combs
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Cassidy
- Who Killed Nick Hazard? (1994) ... Cassidy
 1991 Empty Nest (TV Series)
M.C.
- Talk, Talk, Talk (1991) ... M.C.
 1990 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
The Emcee
- The Pageant (1990) ... The Emcee
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills
Ross Coleman
 1988 Party Line
Maitre d' (as Ed Byrnes)
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
Emcee
- Beauty and the Babe (1987) ... Emcee
 1987 Throb (TV Series)
Bobby Catalina
- Garden Party (1987) ... Bobby Catalina
 1987 Mankillers
Jack Marra
 1987 Back to the Beach
Valet
 1984-1986 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Steve Yellen / Barry L. Fastman / Howard Hunk
- The Last Big Break (1986) ... Steve Yellen
- The Wrong Stuff (1984) ... Barry L. Fastman / Howard Hunk
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Dead on Arrival (1986)
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Lt. Kyle
- Failure to Communicate (1984) ... Lt. Kyle
 1983 Erotic Images
Logan Roberts
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Bud Auerbach
- On Dying High (1983) ... Bud Auerbach
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Al Henshaw / Ron Barker / Nona's escort / ...
- The Big Bet/Nancy and the Thunderbirds (1982) ... Al Henshaw
- Don Quixote/The Sex Symbol (1980) ... Ron Barker
- Nona/One Million B.C. (1980) ... Nona's escort
- Call Me Lucky/Torch Singer (1978) ... Neil Martin
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Archie Phillips
 1981 Twirl (TV Movie)
Bobby Bennett
 1978-1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Billy Brogan / Johnny Crystal
- French Twist (1981) ... Billy Brogan
- High Roller (1978) ... Johnny Crystal
 1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Ted Burton
- Waikiki Angels (1981) ... Ted Burton
 1980 House Calls (TV Series)
 1979-1980 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Charlie Broler / Jason T. Rockman
- The Friendly Double Cross (1980) ... Charlie Broler
- Crackers (1979) ... Jason T. Rockman
 1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Andy
- Off Road (1980) ... Andy
 1979 California Fever (TV Series)
Frank
- Beach Wars (1979) ... Frank
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
The Emcee
- Episode #1.9 (1979) ... The Emcee
- Episode #1.8 (1979) ... The Emcee
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... The Emcee
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... The Emcee
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... The Emcee
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Paul Owens / Hans Monckton
- Defection to Paradise: Part 2 (1978) ... Paul Owens
- Defection to Paradise: Part 1 (1978) ... Paul Owens
- Mystery on the Avalanche Express (1978) ... Hans Monckton
 1978 Sword of Justice (TV Series)
Reager
- The Skywayman (1978) ... Reager
 1977 Telethon (TV Movie)
Charlie Burton
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Billy Dodge
- Wednesdays Child (1976) ... Billy Dodge
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Dole
- The Empty Weapon (1975) ... Sergeant Dole
 1975 Mobile Two (TV Movie)
Roger Brice
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Eddie Vallance
- Where the Action Is (1975) ... Eddie Vallance
 1974 Stardust
TV Interviewer
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
Gus Pollard
- A Wheelbarrow Full of Trouble (1973) ... Gus Pollard
 1973 Wicked, Wicked
Henry Peter 'Hank' Lassiter
 1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Les Parker
- The Gift of Terror (1973) ... Les Parker
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Flight Lieutenant Logan Crossley
- Sitting Ducks (1972) ... Flight Lieutenant Logan Crossley
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Willard Riley
- The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry (1972) ... Willard Riley
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Skinner
- Dirt Duel (1972) ... Skinner
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Alex Newell
- The Animal (1971) ... Alex Newell
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Steve (segment "Love and the Pick-Up")
- Love and the Fighting Couple/Love and the Pick-Up/Love and the Proposal (1970) ... Steve (segment "Love and the Pick-Up")
 1969 The Silent Gun (TV Movie)
Joe Henning
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Clay / Harry McCloy
- A Penny for the Peepshow (1969) ... Clay / Harry McCloy
 1967 Professionals for a Massacre
Chattanooga Jim
 1967 Any Gun Can Play
Clayton - The Banker
 1967 Renegade Riders
Stuart
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Tommy Bear
- A Song Called Revenge (1967) ... Tommy Bear
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Robin Hood
 1966 Mister Roberts (TV Series)
Rodney Stone
- The Reluctant Draggin' (1966) ... Rodney Stone
 1965 Beach Ball
Dick
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Davey Carr
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Bill Colbert
- The Jack Is High (1964) ... Bill Colbert
 1964 The Secret Invasion
Simon Fell - Forger
 1964 Kookie & Co. (TV Movie)
Kookie
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Paul Perry
- Final Escape (1964) ... Paul Perry
 1958-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Kookie / Gerald Kookson III / Kevin Smiley
- Never to Have Loved (1963) ... Gerald Kookson III (as Edward Byrnes)
- Your Fortune for a Penny (1963) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
- Our Man in Switzerland (1963) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
- To Catch a Mink (1963) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
- The Heartbeat Caper (1963) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Kookie
- Among the Living (1962) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
- Swan Song for a Hero (1960) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Kookie
- Love Song for a Deadly Redhead (1962) ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Joe Knox / Lacy Hawks
- The Mad Bunch (1960) ... Joe Knox (as Edward Byrnes)
- The Deputy (1958) ... Lacy Hawks (as Edward Byrnes)
 1957-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Stableboy / Wes Fallon / The Kid
- Hadley's Hunters (1960) ... Stableboy (as Edward Byrnes)
- Stage West (1957) ... Wes Fallon (as Ed Byrnes)
- Ghost Rider (1957) ... The Kid (as Ed Byrnes)
 1959 Yellowstone Kelly
Anse Harper (as Edward Byrnes)
 1959 Up Periscope
Pharmacist Mate Ash (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 Girl on the Run
Kenneth Smiley (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Borden
- Ring of Sand (1958) ... Borden (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 Life Begins at 17
Jim Barker
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Phil Ellsworth
- Not So Innocents Abroad (1958) ... Phil Ellsworth
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Sandy Lamm (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Frank Wilson Jr.
- The Golden Gun (1958) ... Frank Wilson Jr. (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Lt. Arnold Dittman (as Edward Byrnes)
 1958 The Deep Six
Rescue Seaman (voice, uncredited)
 1957-1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Benji Danton / Clay Rafferty
- The Last Comanchero (1958) ... Benji Danton (as Edward Byrnes)
- The Brand (1957) ... Clay Rafferty (as Edward Byrnes)
 1957 Johnny Trouble
Elliott (as Edward Byrnes)
 1957 Reform School Girl
Vince (as Edward Byrnes)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Stranded (1957) ... (as Ed Byrnes)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Eli
- The Captain's Chimp (1957) ... Eli (uncredited)
- The Select Females (1956) ... Eli (as Edward Byrnes)
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Pilot No. 2
- Buzz Boy (1957) ... Pilot No. 2 (as Edward Byrnes)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Gas Station Attendant
- The Deep End (1956) ... Gas Station Attendant
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
2nd Soldier
- The Comeback (1956) ... 2nd Soldier (as Edward Byrnes)
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Other Works:

Single: Had a top-ten record, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb," recorded with Connie Stevens. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edd Brynes | Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes | Edward Byrnes | Ed Byrnes
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Personal Quote:

Hock shops bring back unhappy memories.

Trivia:

His son Logan Byrnes is a news anchor for FOX's affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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