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James Darren


Tall, good-looking James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler and made his name in the 1950s in a series of teenage-themed films. A better actor than most of his contemporary teenage heartthrobs, he nevertheless found it difficult to escape the teen-idol image he got in pictures like Gidget (1959) and Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961). He ... See full bio »
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 2001 Random Acts
Allen
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Councilman Watson
- Murder Blues (1997) ... Councilman Watson
 1994 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
 1992 Renegade (TV Series)
Lou Delgado
- Second Chance (1992) ... Lou Delgado
 1992 Raven (TV Series)
Billy Sharp
- Is Someone Crazy in Here or Is It Me (1992) ... Billy Sharp (uncredited)
 1983 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Roger Alexander
- The Cruise (1983) ... Roger Alexander
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Claude Duvalle / Brian Holmes / Michael Duvall
- Sitting Duck/Sweet Suzi Swann (1982) ... Claude Duvalle
- The Searcher/The Way We Weren't (1981) ... Brian Holmes
- The Victim/The Mermaid (1979) ... Michael Duvall
 1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
Vito
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Tony Streeter
 1980 Turnover Smith (TV Movie)
Georgie Green
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Paul Bracken
- Consortium (1980) ... Paul Bracken
 1978-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Johnny Munroe
- Number One with a Bullet: Part 2 (1979) ... Johnny Munroe
- Number One with a Bullet: Part 1 (1978) ... Johnny Munroe
 1978 The Boss' Son
Buddy Weistein
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Roger Lewis
- Stigma (1977) ... Roger Lewis
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Praeger
- For the Love of Sheila (1977) ... Praeger
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Rod Towers, Movie Star
- The War Biz Warrior (1977) ... Lt. Col. Rod Towers, Movie Star
 1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Joey Wade
- The Running Man: Part 2 (1976) ... Joey Wade
- The Running Man: Part 1 (1976) ... Joey Wade
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Orlando
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Roger Barnes (segment "Love and the Monsters")
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie)
Dr. Talty
 1969 Venus in Furs
Jimmy Logan
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short)
Tomo / Robert Prentiss
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Omir
- The Mechanical Man (1966) ... Omir
 1965 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Jimmy Darrock
- Surfin' Fred (1965) ... Jimmy Darrock (voice)
 1964 The Lively Set
Casey Owens
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Gardner 'Ding' Pruitt III
 1962 Diamond Head
Paul Kahana
 1959-1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Kip Dennis / Jim Bryce / Buzz Berry
- One Starry Night (1961) ... Kip Dennis / Jim Bryce
- April Fool (1959) ... Buzz Berry
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Pappadimos
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Nick Romano
 1960 All the Young Men
Pvt. Cotton
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Vezey
- Vengeful Knife (1959) ... Vezey
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Eddie Sirota
 1959 Kovacs on Music (TV Movie)
Various
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Davy Hackett
 1957 The Tijuana Story
Mitch
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Pvt. Widowskas
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Tony Roberts
- Kill and Run (1957) ... Tony Roberts
 1956 Rumble on the Docks
Jimmy Smigelski
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Released a CD of songs he sang on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) as Vic Fontaine. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think Ricky Nelson said it best in "Garden Party": "You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself." If you're content with doing what you're doing, stick with it. If not, find the road that takes you there. See more »

Trivia:

Introduced to talent agent Joyce Selznick by a secretary at a Photography Shop, on Broadway in New York City, called "Maurice Seymour of Hollywood". He was signed by Columbia Pictures in 1956 and given the name "James Darren" by the studio, in honor of the Kaiser-Darrin sports car. See more »

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