77 Sunset Strip is the office of two private detectives, Stu Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and Jeff Spencer (Roger Smith), both of whom are former secret agents. They’re right next door to an upscale restaurant where Kookie (a hipster played by Edd Byrnes) works as a valet and provides some comic relief. Kookie sometimes helps the two detectives on their cases and eventually joined them full time.
First Broadcast: October 10, 1958
Last Broadcast: February 7, 1964
|Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.||...||Stuart Bailey|
|Roger Smith||...||Jeff Spencer|
|Edd Byrnes||...||Gerald "Kookie" Kookson III / Kevin Smiley|
Regulars & Guest Stars
|Byron Keith||...||Lt. Roy Gilmore|
Theme Song / Opening Credits
There were 6 seasons and 206 episodes of 77 Sunset Strip. Check out the 77 Sunset Strip episode guide.
The restaurant in the show, Dino’s Lodge, was owned by Dean Martin.
Edd Byrnes originally played a contract killer in the pilot. He was so popular that they brought him back to the series in the role of Kookie.
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