James William Ercolani , known by his stage name James Darren, is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1936, Darren began his career as a teen idol, having been discovered by talent agent and casting director Joyce Selznick. This encompassed roles in films, most notably his role as Moondoggie in Gidget in 1959, as well as a string of pop hits for Colpix Records, the biggest of which was "Goodbye Cruel World" . It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Another sizeable hit was "Her Royal...
|Birthdate:||June 8, 1936|
|Also known as:||James William Ercolani, James William Ercolani, Jimmy Darren|