Cliff Wells
Cliff Wells
Television director
Vera Evans - friend
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Cliff Wells is a recurring character in the first season. He is played by guest star Steven Brand and debuts in "Castles Made of Sand". He is a television director and an old friend of Vera Evans from her time dancing at the Tropicana.



Cliff is a successful television director. He is an old friend of Vera Evans from her time dancing at the Tropicana under her maiden name Vera Cruz. She is now married to hotel owner Ike Evans.

Season 1Edit

Main article: Season 1

Cliff directs the broadcast of the Miss 1959 contest at the Miramar Playa Hotel. He welcomes the opportunity to reconnect with Vera during his visit, to the consternation of her new husband Ike.[1]

Cliff returns to the Miramar Playa to negotiate with Ike regarding the hotel hosting a regular network talk show on the premises. He seeks out Vera before the business meeting and asks her to be the lead dancer for the program. Ike is arrested for the murder of Jimmy Shoes mid-meeting and Vera takes over the pitch. She does well and accepts Cliff's offer, ensuring his support. The producer is uncertain given Ike's legal and public relations jeopardy and they ask for time to consider.[2]


Season 1 appearances
"The Year of the Fin" "Feeding Frenzy" "Castles Made of Sand" "Atonement"
"Suicide Blonde" "The Harder They Fall" "Who's The Horse And Who's The Rider?" "Time and Tide"


  1. "Castles Made of Sand"
  2. "Time and Tide"