In addition to his memorable potrayal of holographic lounge singer Vic Fontaine, James Darren has had a long and distinguished career not only as a motion picture star ("Gidget") and recording artist ("Goodbye Cruel World") but as a television director with dozens of episodes to his credit.

Star Trek connection note: Darren made his television directing debut on the series T.J. Hooker which starred William Shatner.