Related Information for Edd Byrnes Edd Byrnes (born July 30, 1933) is an American actor best known for his starring role as "hepcat" Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III in the late fifties/ early sixties' US television series 77 Sunset Strip. Byrnes capitalised on the success of his character by releasing a number of singles, most notably "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb," a duet with Connie Stevens that made it into the top 5 of the US charts... read more