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Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Darren kicked off his career working in the corporate nine to five. It wasn't long before he realised this was definitely not the life he so desperately craved. He lit the bonfire, burned all the suits and ties and jetted off around the world with only the clothes on his back. When he was somewhere around the vicinity of North America, he realised he had a bit of a knack for making people laugh... .and it occurred to him that this might be where his destiny lay.

His first job on his return to the sunburnt country was as a compare for a nightly wet tee shirt competition up in Airlie Beach. A dirty job but, yes, someone had to do it. The bohemian life was looking good! He was thoroughly enjoying entertaining people, and it has to be said there were a couple of other perks with the job, too! When Airlie got a bit too hot, even for Darren, he headed back to Sydney and scored himself a job hosting a monthly car show called 'Ignition'. It was an absolute hit with car lovers and a great 'jump start' to his career in front of the camera.

Darren's next job on the box was hosting Arena TV's 'Exclusive', a show that he had helped to create. It was similar to 'Entertainment Tonight' and saw him cozing up to some of the biggest names in the industry. For a self confessed layabout, Darren really takes his background research very seriously and finds the secret of conducting a good interview is being able to get into someone's head. Itching to be the bad rock'n'roll boy he was at heart, the Arena gig saw him breaking boundaries left, right and centre - from crashing the stage at Eskimo Joe's 'Homebake' performance to getting arrested at a Robbie Williams' concert, and even turning the crowd on Johnny Knoxville at his own premiere, dressed as one of his alter egos Jean Pierre!

Just as well MTV came along at that point and gave Darren the perfect opportunity to let loose with his wild and crazy antics, as the host of 'The Lair', MTV's live music show. 'The Lair' is the epitome of gritty, dirty, rock and roll music; it has no rules and neither does Darren, it was a match made in heaven.

Darren next hit the silver screen as host of Fan Vs Band, a show that he helped to write and develop for MTV. He played a character of himself called 'Cheesy Mac'. On the surface Cheesy was an over the top cheese ball host but deep down he was a very disturbed individual. When the true Cheesy came to light, live on air, in front of his celebrity guests, reactions were priceless.

Next up it was time for prime time network television on Channel Nine's 'Commercial Breakdown', a show that he helped to write and develop for Australian Audiences. On the success of the first season Channel Nine asked him to come back and do four, one hour, adults only specials of 'Commercial Breakdown'.

Darren has hosted a number of high profile televised events such as 'Snow Jam' 2007 and 2008, 2009 the free, open air music festival that takes place on the slopes near Christchurch, New Zealand. When booze money runs short, he also pimps himself out as MC at large corporate events.

Not content with all the above listed medians in his quest for world domination, Darren has also lent his hosting talents to 'Event TV', another 'Entertainment Tonight' style show, which is screened in the foyers of Event, Greater Union and Birch Carroll and Coyle cinemas all around Australia and New Zealand.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Profile Talent

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