Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin

Highest Rated: 86% Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Lowest Rated: 18% State Fair (1962)

Birthday: May 14, 1936

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Brash, self-confident musical performer who in a few brief years from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s rose from teen singing idol to smooth, polished nightclub headliner to Oscar-nominated actor (as a shell-shocked GI in 1964's "Captain Newman, M.D."). Sickly from early childhood, with recurring bouts of rheumatic fever which weakened his heart, Darin developed a swaggering, finger-snapping assertive style as a performer. With a keen understanding of the music industry, he wrote popular songs for the teen market while developing a wider, more adult audience by branching out with pop renditions of more sophisticated fare such as Kurt Weill's "Mack the Knife" winning him nightclub popularity, numerous TV appearances (earning up to $40,000 a show) and two film contracts. Darin appeared in fifteen films over a thirteen-year span, mostly light romantic comedies with a few forays into more dramatic fare (John Cassavetes' "Too Late Blues" 1961 and "Pressure Point" 1962) and wrote songs and often the scores for most of the films in which he appeared. His wildly diverse career was cut short by a fatal heart ailment that originally seemed poised to fell him as a young boy, possibly the reason he packed so much into his brief life. Darin's story was eventualy told on film, and stylishly, by one if his most ardent admirers, actor Kevin Spacey, who co-wrote, directed and starred in "Beyond the Sea" in 2004.

Highest rated movies

Hell Is for Heroes
Come September
Too Late Blues
Captain Newman, M.D.
The Happy Ending
State Fair

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Darin - Mack is Back! Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 55% Happy Mother's Day, Love George Eddie (Character) - 1973
33% 36% The Happy Ending Franco (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight in Abilene Cal Wayne (Character),
Original Music
- 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop-Out Barney Teale (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 72% That Funny Feeling Tom Milford (Character) - 1965
60% 64% Captain Newman, M.D. Corporal Jim Tompkins (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 76% Pressure Point Patient (Character) - 1962
80% 71% Too Late Blues John 'Ghost' Wakefield (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 86% If a Man Answers Eugene Wright (Character) - 1962
86% 74% Hell Is for Heroes Pvt. Corby (Character) - 1962
18% 39% State Fair Jerry Dundee (Character) - 1962
86% 78% Come September Tony (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 53% Pepe Self - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Host 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Guest 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959