Carlyle - Born in Illinois in May 1938, Kim Carlyle started
her professional career as a dancer. She was spotted in a chorus-line by MCA agent, Harry Struthers,
who brought her to Hollywood.
The redheaded vixen was cast in B-movies, often playing the "bad girl." In 1960,
she starred in Republic Films PARTY GIRL as a wayward teen. In the same year she married Struthers,
who was over forty years her senior at the time.
She remained in demand throughout the early sixties, working in both, television
After her divorce from Struthers in 1963 for "mental cruelty," Carlyle was
romantically linked with a number of celebrities--Peter Lupus, Troy Donahue, Ringo Starr, Sandy
Koufax and Jimmy Hoffa to name a few. She caught the eye of legendary producer, Gavin Hurrell, in late
1964 when she was a featured guest star on
ROUTE 66. The two began a contentious love-hate
relationship that continued until Carlyle's death in 1968.
Carlyle was cast as the lead in HONEY VICARRO, a vehicle tailored specifically for
her by paramour, Hurrell.
dI Marco - Di Marco, an African American actor born in Charleston, S.C. in 1929,
attended Notre Dame University on a football scholarship, graduating cum laude with a degree in
Bitten by the acting bug, he studied in London, eventually joining the
Company at The Old Vic in 1951, culminating in his triumphant turn as The Moor in
Returning to the US, di Marco subsequently launched his film career with several
B sword-and-sandal films, segueing to television guest spots on
THE UNTOUCHABLES and
Disappointed and embittered by the limitations of being a black actor in
Hollywood, he was about to leave show business when he landed the role of Chad in HONEY VICARRO.
Di Marco's career was was short-lived, ending with several arrests in the late
sixties for possession of marijuana and a stint in Folsom Prison for assault on his ex-wife, actress
Carol Lynley (THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE,
UNDER THE YUM YUM
He was paroled for good behavior in 1979. Apparently rehabilitated, di Marco
settled down and sold real estate in the Phoenix area from 1980 through his retirement in 1994.
Warner - Born in 1925, a veteran actor of dozens of A and
B pictures, as well as countless TV appearances, Warner is best known in
for roles in cult horror classics such as
I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN
(1958) with Gary Conway and
THE BLOB with a young
Stephen McQueen as
well as television series such as
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, THE RIFLEMAN and
PERRY MASON before landing the role of Lieutenant Quigley.
After the cancellation of HONEY
VICARRO, Warner continued in television with guest and recurring character roles in such fare as
and BANACEK, receiving an Emmy Nomination for his performance as Detective
Hickey in EMERGENCY.
Smithe-Jones - Born in 1943 in working-class
displayed an early talent for music. By the time he was seventeen, he was playing bass guitar in his first
band, The Dover Souls. The band produced a number of minor hits, including
"Misty (Monday Morning)"
"(That'll Cost You) Two Bob."
Discovered by Hurrell playing a small role in
"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," he was cast as the
charming Cockney bartender, Trevor le Bon, occasionally
displaying his musical and singing skills as in, for example,
Episode #21, "Close Your Eyes and I'll Kill You," in which Honey
and Trevor go undercover as a Sonny and Cher-like singing duo to
foil the assassination of a charismatic Senator (played by a
young Robert Redford) during a Presidential campaign stop.
cancellation of HONEY VICARRO, Smithe-Jones returned to his rock-roots,
eventually reuniting and touring with the Dover