Commuted to NYC from Philadelphia to study acting with Stella Adler
Feature acting debut, "Rumble on the Docks"
Joined all-star saboteur gang of Gregory Peck, Anthony Quayle, David Niven, Anthony Quinn and Stanley Baker in J Lee Thompson's "The Guns of Navarone"
Last feature to date, Bobby Roth's engaging independent "The Boss' Son"
On way to appointment with Columbia Pictures eastern talent scout Joyce Selznick in NYC's Brill Building met Selznick in elevator; not knowing who he was, she was impressed with his look and presence and suggested he meet with her; signed to contract with Columbia
Played native Hawaiian in love with Yvette Mimieux in "Diamond Head"; when her irate father, bigoted pineapple baron Charles Heston, "accidentally" kills Darren, she then takes up with his brother (George Chakiris)
Received star on the Philadelphia Walk of Fame (September 25)
Reteamed with Locklear, directing her in episodes of Fox's "Melrose Place"
Directed episodes of Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Made directorial debut with an episode of "T.J. Hooker" (CBS) near the end of its final season
Portrayed veteran patrolman Jim Corrigan, Heather Locklear's partner, on "T.J. Hooker"; when ABC cancelled series in the spring of 1985, CBS picked it up for its final season
Recurring role as hologramic Vegas lounge singer Vic Fontaine in ten episodes of the syndicated "Ster Trek: Deep Space Nine" revived singing carreer
Released 13th album, "This One's From the Heart"
Starred with Robert Colbert as time-travelling scientists in the ABC series "The Time Tunnel"
Acted in Wendkos' "Gidget Goes Hawaiian", this time opposite Deborah Walley
Born and raised in South Philadelphia
Final turn as 'Moondoggie' (opposite Cindy Carol) in Wendkos' "Gidget Goes to Rome"
Portrayed Eddie Sirota in "The Gene Krupa Story"; sang "Let There Be Love" in film
Received Grammy Award nomination (Best Rock and Roll Recording) for "Goodbye Cruel World"
Reteamed with Wendkos for "Because They're Young", starring Dick Clark as an understanding, do-good teacher
Began working exclusively as a director, helming episodes of series like "Hunter", "The A-Team", "Stingray", "Hard Ball" (all NBC), "Werewolf" (Fox), "Raven" and "Walker: Texas Ranger" (both CBS)
Helmed "Gladiator School" (ABC), a "Police Story" TV-movie
Made the charts again with "You Take My Heart Away"
Played Jeff 'Moondoggie' Matthews opposite Sandra Dee's "Gidget"; first of four films with director Paul Wendkos (a fellow Philadelphian); sang the songs "Gidget" and "The Next Best Thing To Love"
Reached the Top 40 with "All"
Registered impressively as slum kid who keeps his head high and becomes a concert pianist in "Let No Man Write My Epitaph"
Returned to "Melrose Place", this time acting the role of villain Tony Marlin