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James Darren

Highest Rated:   95% The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Lowest Rated:   44% Gidget (1959)
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Birthplace:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia-born James Darren came to Hollywood armed with far more impressive credentials than most teen idols, notably several years' training with Stella Adler. Signed to a Columbia Pictures contract in 1956, Darren was developed into a popular leading man-and, briefly, a recording artist. Columbia required him to show up in everything from 1958's Gidget to a 1965 episode of TV's The Flintstones (as "Jimmy Darrock"). In 1966, Darren was cast as Dr. Tony Newman on the Irwin Allen sci-fi TVer Time Tunnel, wherein he was given the unenviable task of reacting in alarm to miles and miles of 20th Century-Fox stock footage. After Time Tunnel folded in 1967, Darren's career was one of a few peaks and several valleys. Though he'd never really been away, Darren made what was labelled a comeback in 1982 in the solid supporting role of Officer Jim Corrigan on the weekly William Shatner TV vehicle T.J. Hooker. Since that time, James Darren has received a number of plum guest-star assignments on various TV dramatic and comedy programs, and has directed individual installments of such programs as Police Story.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Police Story: Gladiator School
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Blood Sport
  • Jim Corrigan
1986
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet The Boss' Son
  • Buddy
1979
No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Mooch
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Venus in Furs (Paroxismus)
  • Jimmy
1970
No Score Yet Hey There, It's Yogi Bear
  • Yogi Bear
1964
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young
  • Gardner "Ding" Pruitt III
1964
No Score Yet Gidget Goes to Rome
  • Moondoggy/Jeffrey Matthews
1963
No Score Yet Diamond Head
  • Paul Kahana
1963
95% The Guns of Navarone
  • Pvt. Pappadimos
1961
No Score Yet Gidget Goes Hawaiian
  • Jeff Mather
1961
No Score Yet All the Young Men
  • Pvt. Cotton
1960
No Score Yet Because They're Young
  • Cameo appearance
1960
44% Gidget
  • Moondoggie
1959
No Score Yet The Gene Krupa Story
  • Eddie Sirota
1959
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk
  • Davy Hackett
1958
No Score Yet Operation Mad Ball
  • Pvt. Widowskas
1957
No Score Yet The Brothers Rico
  • Johnny Rico
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Vic Fontaine

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