Starred in a pilot for CBS called "Man from the 25th Century". The plot concerned a boy, kidnapped by aliens, who returns to Earth as a man to help them repel attacks by flying saucers from another planet.
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[on being a teen idol] At times it was Chinese torture.
He was originally not given the Moondoggie character in Columbia Pictures' Gidget
(1959) because the role required two songs to sing and Darren had not proven himself a capable enough singer. On his own, he cut a single with the studio's recording subsidiary, Colpix Records, which charted. Columbia changed its mind and gave him the role despite the fact that he couldn't surf and was a weak ...