Photos From Jimmy's Fans

James Darren with Frankie Avalon
Marina Del Rey in 2011
Courtesy Teresa Priem

Jimmy at Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story

James with Kathy Kohner Zuckerman (the inspiration for Gidget)
and stuntman Mickey Munoz (who did surfing scenes as Gidget in the original movie)
July 13, 2019
Courtesy Teresa Priem

Jimmy at Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
August 4, 2018
Courtesy Ty Jones

James Darren
Thrive, Los Angeles
August 12, 2018
photo courtesy Teresa Priem

Nikki, Jimmy, Malissa
Las Vegas Star Trek Convention
August 3, 2018

Frederika Ebel
1966, 69, 73, and Today

Judy Die

DALLAS TX April 2016

Claudia & Arnoldo
They came all the way from Brazil to see the DS9 folks

Jimmy with his newest fan

Las Vegas, NV August 2015

Las Vegas, NV August 2015

From Crystal-lee and Gloria Horton-Young

San Francisco, CA Dec 2014

From Michael Barba

From Ron Douglas

Trevose, PA

Frederika Ebel, James Darren, Pat Chelton

Photo by Bill Guptill, Guptill Photography.

James Darren and Connie Stevens
Hollywood Collector's Show 2012

James Darren and Pat Chelton
Midatlantic Nostalgia Convention in Hunt Valley Maryland (August 2012)
Pat was Jimmy's Fan Club President 40 years ago and he remembered her like it was yesterday
Thanks for the lovely photos Pat


James Darren
July 17, 2010
Backstage with Emily (age 9) and Rachel (age 7)
from David Cairns

The Cannery
November 21, 2009
from Pam Bowen

Mt. Airy Resort and Casino in Pa on Friday, 7/24/09
Courtesy Susan Scott

South Point Show on May 22, 2009
Courtesy David Cairns

Suncoast, Las Vegas
from Rachel Carter

Interview with Duke Morgan at the South Point
Courtesy Joel Geffin

from Douglas Fretz
The South Point
Las Vegas

from Pam Bowen

from Mary Gato

PA, March 2006

from Robin Stinson

PA, March 2006

from Jeff Williams

Suncoast, Las Vegas
July 29, 2005

from Mari

This was taken on the USS Oceanic in December 1967. (I'm on the right, age 13.) There were very few teens on the boat and he was nice enough to come down and hang out in the game room and play pinball with us.

Best regards,

Mari Janet Soderberg

from VegasBobby

from Deb DiCanto

Deb and Jimmy's Mom

Picture provided by Margaret Johnston

Atlantic City
October 2002

Pictures provided by Judy Ravner


On Saturday, August 18th, 2001, after having performed to packed houses in 1950's Las Vegas and packed holosuites in the 24th Century, Vic Fontaine (or at least his portrayer, James Darren), wowed an audience in yet another century with an outdoor free concert in Marina Del Rey, California.

James was backed up by the Gregg Field Big Band, which includes former members of The Count Basie Orchestra and the pianist from Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show band, and which is also the band on James' new CD, "Because of You". He sang a full evening's set of finger-snappers and ballads from his new CD and from the previous one, "This One's From the Heart", including numbers familiar to his DS9 fans such as "Come Fly With Me", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "The Best is Yet to Come" (unfortunately without Benjamin Sisko). He also included tributes to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and even managed a sincere version of "Gidget".

Onstage James thanked DS9 and particularly Ira Behr for reviving his singing career, which had been dormant for some twenty years before he took the role of Vic Fontaine. He says that Ira told him on the set "You've gotta start singing on stage again, you're having way too much fun". James did not inform the audience whether or not the shoes he was wearing that night were the pair he owns that once belonged to Dean Martin, and which he wore during every Vic Fontaine episode.

After the set James autographed CD's and posed for pictures with the fans.

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