Surfside 6 (1960)

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Surfside 6 was an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne. Diane McBain co-starred as socialite Daphne Dutton, whose yacht was berthed next to their houseboat. Margarita Sierra also had a supporting role as Cha Cha O'Brien, an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room, a popular Miami Beach hangout at the Fontainebleau Hotel, directly across the street from Surfside 6. Surfside 6 was in fact a real address in Miami Beach, where an unrelated houseboat was moored at the time; it can also be seen in the sweeping aerial establishing shot of the Fontainebleu in 1964's Goldfinger.

Series Cast

  1. Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II

    Troy Donahue

    Sandy Winfield II

    74 Episodes

  2. Van Williams as Ken Madison

    Van Williams

    Ken Madison

    74 Episodes

  3. Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne

    Lee Patterson

    Dave Thorne

    74 Episodes

  4. Diane McBain as Daphne Dutton

    Diane McBain

    Daphne Dutton

    74 Episodes

  5. Margarita Sierra

    Cha Cha O'Brien

    74 Episodes

  6. Don Barry as Lt. Snedigar

    Don Barry

    Lt. Snedigar

    28 Episodes

  7. Dick Tufeld

    Announcer (uncredited)

    8 Episodes

  8. Richard Benedict as

    Richard Benedict

    4 Episodes

  9. Sol Gorss

    Thug (uncredited), Hood (uncredited), Brawler (uncredited), Receptionist

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1961 • 40 Episodes

Season 2 of Surfside 6 premiered on September 18, 1961.

Midnight for Prince Charming

(2x40, June 25, 1962) Season Finale

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Surfside 6
Surfside 6


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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