BIRTH NAME: James Ercolani
DATE OF BIRTH : 8 June 1936,
PLACE OF BIRTH : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA    
* Gloria Terlitsky (1955 - 1959) (1 son)
* Evy Norlund (1960 - present) (2 sons)    
Actor Profile: James Darren
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* James Darren attended Epiphany school & Southern high in Philadelphia.
* James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler.
* His wife, Evy, is the former Miss Denmark of 1958.

* James first gained recognition when he starred opposite Sandra Dee in the original 1959 teen film "Gidget". Whilst the female lead of "Gidget" kept changing he continued to star in the subsequent sequels "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" (1961) & "Gidget Goes To Rome" (1963).

* His portrayal of Gidget's boyfriend Moondoggie turned him into a teen idol of the 60's.

* James also gained fame in the 60's as a singer, with several hits including: "Goodbye Cruel World" & "Her Royal Majesty."

* Also in the 60's he starred in the hit TV series "The Time Tunnel".

* James continued to work in television in the 80's, starring alongside Star Trek's William Shatner in the popular TV series "T.J. Hooker".

* James is the father of CNN anchorman Jim Moret.

* James is a close friend of Frank Sinatra's family. He is the Godfather of Nancy Sinatra's daughter, Angela Jennifer Lambert.

* In 1998 James' singing talent was again put to good use with his portrayal of Vic Fontaine in some "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episodes.
* 2001 - Random Acts
* 1999 - Melrose Place (TV Series)
* 1998 - Hollywood Squares (TV Series)
* 1998 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
* 1986 - T.J. Hooker: Blood Sport (TV)
* 1983 - T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
* 1982 - Aliens From Another Planet (TV)
* 1981 - Scruples (TV)
* 1980 - Turnover Smith (TV)
* 1978 - The Boss' Son
* 1975 - The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV)
* 1971 - Mooch Goes to Hollywood
* 1971 - City Beneath the Sea (TV)
* 1969 - Paroxismus (aka Black Angel)
* 1966 - The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
* 1964 - For Those Who Think Young
* 1964 - Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (Singer)
* 1964 - The Lively Set
* 1963 -
Gidget Goes to Rome
* 1962 - Diamond Head
* 1961 - Gidget Goes Hawaiian
* 1961 - The Guns of Navarone
* 1960 - Let No Man Write My Epitaph
* 1960 - All the Young Men
* 1960 - Because They're Young (Cameo)
* 1959 - The Gene Krupa Story

* 1959 -  Gidget
* 1958 - Gunman's Walk
* 1957 - The Brothers Rico
* 1957 - The Tijuana Story
* 1957 - Operation Mad Ball
* 1956 - Rumble on the Docks
Teen Idols of The 50's and 60's
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The Guns Of Navarone (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

Gunman's Walk(1958) VHS
Complex western tale starring Van Heflin as a quick-shooting lawman at odds with reckless son Tab Hunter, who wants to demonstrate he's more dangerous than Dad. Eventually, Heflin's role as father and lawmaker is put to the test when Hunter turns killer. James Darren, Kathryn Grant also star; directed by Phil Karlson ("The Phenix City Story"). 95 min.

The Gene Krupa Story(1959) VHS
Sal Mineo shines in this much-loved film bio as the premier jazz drummer of his day. His rise to fame, his descent into drug addiction and struggle back are strikingly recounted. Krupa supplies the soundtrack; James Darren, Susan Kohner, Yvonne Craig co-star. 101 min.

Gidget(1960) VHS
Favorite teen surf comedy stars Sandra Dee as the young beach bunny who must choose between surfer boyfriends Cliff Robertson and James Darren. Arthur O'Connell, Doug McClure and Yvonne Craig co-star. 95 min.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian(1961) VHS
In the second "Gidget" film, everyone's favorite surfin' girl heads to Waikiki and finds fun and romance. Deborah Walley, James Darren, Michael Callan and Peggy Cass star. 102 min.

The Guns Of Navarone(1961) VHS
Action-packed suspense film of a band of Allied commandos sent on a "suicide mission" to disable a German gun outpost on a remote island. Based on Alistair MacLean's novel; Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, David Niven, Anthony Quayle star. 157 min.

Diamond Head(1962) VHS
Lush drama about the personal crises of a plantation family in Hawaii stars Charlton Heston as the dictatorial head and Yvette Mimieux as his strong-willed sister. With George Chakiris, James Darren. 107 min.

Gidget Goes To Rome(1963) VHS
The bubbly blonde prima donna of the ocean waves (Cindy Carol) takes the Eternal City by storm in this fluffy romantic misadventure. Moondoggie's got competition from a suave Italian charmer. James Darren, Cesare Danova co-star. 104 min.

Mooch Goes To Hollywood(1971) VHS
They say every dog has his day, and when this pooch gets his he wants to spend it in the town that made Rin Tin Tin a star. Mooch's visit to Tinseltown stars Vincent Price, Jill St. John, Jim Backus and James Darren with narration by Zsa Zsa Gabor. 55 min.

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