Edd Byrnes

Actor
During the late 1950s and early 60s, Edd Byrnes was a bona fide TV star, receiving in excess of 15,000 fan letters a week. As Gerald Lloyd 'Kookie' Kookson III, the jive-talking, ultra-cool parking lot attendant, on the ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1933 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1958 - 1964, 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1958 - 1964, 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1958 - 1964, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idols 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1958 - 1964, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

Ross Coleman (Actor)

Mankillers 1986 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Vince Fontaine (Actor)

Vega$ 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Stardust 1975 (Movie)

TV Interviewer (Actor)

The Killing Game 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Wicked, Wicked 1972 (Movie)

Hank Lassiter (Actor)

Beach Ball 1965 (Movie)

Dick Martin (Actor)

77 Sunset Strip 1958 - 1964 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret Invasion 1963 (Movie)

Simon Fell (Actor)

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Sandy Lamm (Actor)

Up Periscope 1958 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Yellowstone Kelly 1958 (Movie)

Anse Harper (Actor)

Darby's Rangers 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Arnold Dittman (Actor)

Fear Strikes Out 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

Johnny Trouble 1957 (Movie)

Elliott (Actor)

Reform School Girl 1957 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Mobile Two (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle & Roll (TV Show)

Actor

Sweepstakes (TV Show)

Actor

Telethon (TV Show)

Actor

The Silent Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Twirl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

During the late 1950s and early 60s, Edd Byrnes was a bona fide TV star, receiving in excess of 15,000 fan letters a week. As Gerald Lloyd 'Kookie' Kookson III, the jive-talking, ultra-cool parking lot attendant, on the hit ABC series "77 Sunset Strip," the actor created one of the nascent medium's better known characters. Byrnes, however, was unable to translate his small screen success into a lasting career. Despite periodic "comebacks," he has seemingly been relegated to the status of an answer to a trivia question.

Relationships

Logan Byrnes

Son
born c. 1965

Asa Maynor

Wife
Swedish married in 1962 divorced in 1971

EDUCATION

Harren High School

Milestones

1989

Last screen appearance to date, "Troop Beverly Hills"

1979

Was series regular as the emcee of the lottery on the short-lived NBC anthology series "Sweepstakes"

1978

Returned to features as disc jockey Vince Fontaine in "Grease"

1968

TV-movie debut, "The Silent Gun" (ABC)

1959

Had hit record, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb", recorded with Connie Stevens

1958

Played regular role of parking lot attendent (later private detective) Gerald 'Kookie' Kookson on "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC)

1958

Appeared in the ABC TV special "Girl on the Run"; the pilot for "77 Sunset Strip"; played character named Kenneth Smiley

1957

Breakthrough screen role in "Reform School Girls"

1956

Screen debut, "Fear Strikes Out"

1955

Moved to Hollywood

Bonus Trivia

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During his career, he has been variously billed as Edward Byrnes and Edd Byrnes.

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