Ken, Dave, and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on, and working out of, a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Ken Madison 69 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Dave Thorne 54 episodes, 1960-1962
Margarita Sierra ...  Cha Cha O'Brien 52 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Sandy Winfield II / ... 47 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Daphne Dutton 44 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Lt. Gene Plehn 31 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Lt. Snedigar 28 episodes, 1960-1961
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Ken, Dave, and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on, and working out of, a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat. While not pursuing criminals, they spend time at the Fontainebleau Hotel chasing Cha Cha who works as an entertainer in the Boom Boom Room. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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(74 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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As one of Warner Brothers' formulaic detective series, not only were some of the scripts recycled from earlier series, but some of the stars were recycled as well. Van Williams was on Bourbon Street Beat (1959) and Troy Donohue came from Hawaiian Eye (1959). See more »

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Referenced in Surftide 77 (1962) See more »

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Growing up with Surfside 6
5 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I grew up a child of the sixties when Warner Bros produced most of the nighttime viewing. Surfside 6 was my favorite and regardless what others might say, I found the acting strong and riveting. The scenery when viewed in black and white loses something, true, but the romance of the location comes through. And the actors can only speak what the writers pen. While I wasn't as intrigued with Troy Donahue, I especially loved the characters played by Van Williams, Diane McBain, Lee Patterson, and Marguerita Sierra. I remember how wonderful I thought Miami Beach looked, liked it so much that's where I went on my first vacation after I started working. There was actually a houseboat there, across from the Fontainebleau on Indian Creek. The boat looked a lot different than the series showed, but this was several years later, 1966. I will forever identify with this show and thanks to Goodlife TV for bringing it back to us once more.


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