Anthony Darren is s singer and the son of James Darren. Anthony Darren’s father is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer. As a teen pop singer, he achieved hit singles including “Goodbye Cruel World” in 1961. The famous Hollywood personality is known for starring as Dr. Anthony Newman in the science fiction series The Time Tunnel. He appeared in the regular role of Officer III James Corrigan in the police drama T. J. Hooker and in the recurring role of Vic Fontaine in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Anthony Darren: Bio Summary
|Full Name||Anthony Darren|
*James Darren’s son
|Age||59 years old as of 2023|
|Date of Birth||1964|
|Place of Birth||United States of America|
|Siblings||Christian Darren, Jim Moret|
|Parents||James Darren, Evy Norlund|
Who is James Darren’s son, Anthony?
Anthony Darren was born in 1964 in the United States of America. As of 2023, he is 59 years old. He is the second and last child of iconic actor and singer James Darren and his second wife, Evy Norlund. Tony has an elder brother Christian Darren, who is a writer, and an elder-half brother from his father’s first marriage- Jim Moret. Jim is a news journalist. He hosted CNN news shows and covered high-profile murder trials.
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Tony’s parents got married in 1960. His mother Evy Norlund was Miss Denmark in 1958. James’s father William Ercolani walked the bride down the aisle, as Evy’s parents couldn’t make it for the wedding, which was fit in between acting jobs for James.
Anthony Darren is a singer and an actor
Anthony Darren followed closely in his father’s footsteps. Per IMDB, He is known for T.J. Hooker (1982), Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Stingray (1986). Reverbnation has described Anthony as an “Award-winning guitarist and composer whose dynamic style incorporates elements of jazz, funk, R&B, and rock.”
The singer has also shared the stage performing and touring with his own group, teaching, performing clinics, and touring with other major acts around the world. Reverbnation revealed that Tony’s debut album, Sun Song, was released on the Telarc/Concord Music Group label to universal critical acclaim. The Album garnered a SESAC national performance award. Its first single, “Late Night,” was on the national jazz charts for more than 16 weeks, hitting #40.
Anthony Darren’s album went on to remain popular worldwide, with over 50,000 copies sold. James Darren’s son has also composed music for numerous commercials, television shows, and major motion pictures including Disney, ESPN, Discovery Channel, PBS, A&E, and Lucasfilm Ltd. The actor’s son has been featured in Guitarist, Jazziz, Down Beat, and JazzTimes and has appeared on CNN’s “ShowBiz Tonight.”
James is very supportive of his son’s music career. He revealed on his website while supporting his son’s debut album- “Darren has wonderful, musical quality to his acoustic guitar playing, with accompaniment that is tasteful and elegant, and a modern touch in the arrangements that don’t bury the entire album in drum machines or synthesizers like many of his contemporaries these days.“