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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 July 1931Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDarryl Gerard Hickman

Mini Bio (1)

Although younger brother Dwayne Hickman is probably the better-remembered sibling today with his still-huge cult following as TV's Dobie Gillis, Darryl Hickman was certainly the more popular actor and deemed more talented when they were children. During his years at MGM in the wartime 40s, Darryl was featured prominently in many grade "A" film productions, including the classic The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Men of Boys Town (1941), The Human Comedy (1943), Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and The Happy Years (1950), among many others. Discovered at age 3, Darryl literally grew up on the sound stage but abandoned acting suddenly in 1951 to enter a monastery. It was not to be his calling, however, and he left over a year later and tried to pick up where he left off in Hollywood. It wasn't easy. After a decent role in Tea and Sympathy (1956), film and TV offers suddenly dried up. While brother Dwayne was hitting it big on TV, Darryl wisely moved behind the scenes and eventually became a program executive. Ironically, so did Dwayne after his acting career faded. Darryl would marry actress Pamela Lincoln, whom he met on the film set of The Tingler (1959). In later years he would also become a respected acting coach in the Los Angeles area.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (2)

Pamela Lincoln (28 November 1959 - 8 December 1982) (divorced) (1 child)
Lynda Farmer Hickman (? - present)

Trivia (8)

Older brother of actor Dwayne Hickman. (The two appeared together in Captain Eddie (1945) and The Happy Years (1950)).
Brother-in-law of actress Joan Roberts.
Played Dobie Gillis' brother Davey on a few episodes of brother Dwayne Hickman's comedy series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959).
During his off-time while on military duty, he discovered the writings of the great Russian teacher Konstantin Stanislavski. He later studied at the Actors Studio but broke away and formed his own teaching style called "The Process". He published the acting book "The Unconscious Actor - Out of Control In Full Command", which he considers a Zen-like acting guide for the 21st century.
Studied for four years at Loyola University before going into the service during the Korean War.
Once intended on becoming a Passionist monk in St. Louis before realizing it was not for him.
Ex-brother-in-law of Carol Christensen.
Ex-son-in-law of Verna Hillie and Frank Gill Jr..

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