: The Oracle says
: James Darren
has a Bacon number
- James Darren was in Operation Mad Ball (1957) with Jack Lemmon,
- Jack Lemmon was in JFK (1991) with Kevin Bacon.
Born in Philadelphia
, James Darren is a talented and versatile performer whose career spans five decades.
Darren's career began in the mid 50s and he quickly became something of a teen idol
starring in a number of movies for Columbia
during a seven year contract, after meeting mogul Joyce Selznick
. Despite being a better actor than many of his contemporaries, he had trouble escaping the teen idol image, eventually becoming a recording artist after singing in the film Gidget
, achieving a number of Top Ten
In 1966 Darren starred in The Time Tunnel
, a cult sci-fi
TV show still broadcast in syndication today.
In recent years Darren acted in and directed a number of popular television shows, including T.J. Hooker
, Nowhere Man
, The A-Team
, Police Story
and Beverley Hills, 90210
Darren's career as a singer experienced a boost when he was recruited to play the role of Vic Fontaine
, Deep Space Nine's
resident holographic crooner. The character of Vic Fontaine was an immediate hit with viewers, and encouraged Darren to release This One's From The Heart
, a compilation of classic Rat Pack
hits from amongst others, Frank Sinatra
, of whom Darren was a close friend.
Darren's new album, Because of You
, was released in September 2001.