Who is Vic Fontaine?

Some day, when I'm awfully low, when the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you... and the way you look tonight.

Pictures from DS9: Vic Fontaine with Kira and Odo

You are lovely with your smile so warm and your cheeks so soft,
there is nothing for me but to love you, just the way you look tonight.

Pictures from DS9: Vic Fontaine with Dr Bashir and Chief O'Brien

With each word your tenderness grows, tearing my fear apart...
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose touches my foolish heart.

Pictures from DS9: Vic Fontaine with Worf, Jadzia and Ezri

Lovely... never never change. Keep that breathless charm.
Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you... just the way you look tonight.

Pictures from DS9: Vic Fontaine with Quark, Rom and Nog

Vic Fontaine of Deep Space Nine

Vic Fontaine is the most famous singing hologram of the Star Trek universe. In many DS9 episodes he touched our hearts with his songs. The Way You Look Tonight was his final song aboard DS9 in the very last episode. He was a prominent singer who performed in the 1960s in the city of Las Vegas, United States. Vic's repertoire contains songs of his contemporary colleagues such as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Dean Martin.

Vic Fontaine logo In 2374, an interactive recreation of Fontaine was featured in a holosuite program created by Felix for his friend Julian Bashir. This remarkable simulation not only captured Fontaine's personality and sophisticated singing style, but was self-aware, giving him an attitude appropriate for the period. Vic referred to himself, as well as to other holographic characters, as a light bulb.

The Fontaine hologram was designed to be highly perceptive of the intricacies of interpersonal relationships. Both Bashir and Odo found his advice helpful in their respective love lives.

Later, Vic got permission to be permanently activated as a reward for helping Nog out of his depressions.

James Darren

James Darren, a film actor, TV star, entertainer, director, was born James William Ercolani on 8 June 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A chance introduction to the legendary producer/ talent executive Joyce Selznick led to Darren's signing a seven year contract with Columbia Pictures. During his Columbia years, Darren made 19 films including Gidget. Darren played rich-kid surfer Moondoggie and returned to star in two of the sequels before going on to other projects. In Gidget, Darren sang two songs: the title tune and There's No Such Thing As the Next Best Thing To Love. Almost without intending to, he became a recording star. In the early 60s his hits included Goodbye Cruel World, which became number one in the country, as well as Angel Face, Conscience and Her Royal Majesty - every one of which made the Top Ten List. James Darren

Darren continued to make films and in 1966 starred as Dr. Tony Newman in The Time Tunnel, his first TV series. When the show ended, Darren decided to concentrate on his singing. He teamed with comedian Buddy Hackett for what would become a ten-year partnership touring the country.

In 1983, Darren was offered the role of Jim Corrigan on the ABC TV series TJ Hooker. The part of Hooker was played by William Shatner, better known as Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Darren directed the final episode of TJ Hooker, which led to multiple TV directing jobs including Hunter, The A-Team, Hardball and Police Story.

James Darren was married to Gloria Terlitzky from 1955 until 1959, with whom he has a son. In 1960 he got married to his present wife, the former Miss Denmark of 1958, Evy Norlund. He has two sons with her. The son with his first wife is CNN anchorman Jim Moret. James took his current surname in 1959, inspired by the famous automobile. He was a close friend to Frank Sinatra and his family and is his granddaughter's - Angela Jennifer Lambert - Godfather.

James Darren Links

Hits Title
3605 The Official Online Home for Fans of Jimmy Darren
1849 James Darren: An Unofficial Website
1739 IMDb: James Darren (English)
1188 IMDb: James Darren (Deutsch)
1635 James Darren 1950's pictures, movies and songs
1195 James Darren at Hollywood Teen Movies
1395 James Darren on MSN
1187 TJ Hooker/Jim Corrigan Group
1268 James Darren - Wikipedia (English)
1035 James Darren - Wikipedia (Deutsch)
1223 James Darren - Memory Alpha (English)
1204 James Darren - Memory Alpha (Deutsch)
1272 Vic Fontaine - Memory Alpha (English)
1167 Vic Fontaine - Memory Alpha (Deutsch)

Autograph Address

James Darren
P.O. Box 1088
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-1088


This One's From the Heart

This One's From the Heart Deep Space Nine is over and most probably won't come back. But when you loved Vic and his songs, you can listen to them on the CD This One's From the Heart by James Darren. This One's From the Heart were Vic's words before singing The Way You Look Tonight in What You Leave Behind.

Tracks included on this CD are:

  1. The Best Is Yet To Come
  2. Come Fly With Me
  3. That Old Black Magic
  4. All The Way
  5. It's Only A Paper Moon
  6. I've Got The World On A String
  7. You'd Better Love Me
  8. Sophisticated Lady
  9. Just In Time
  10. I've Got You Under My Skin
  11. The Way You Look Tonight
  12. Here's To The Losers
  13. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
  14. Dancing In The Dark
  15. Night And Day
  16. I'll Be Seeing You
  17. Satin Doll

Vic Fontaine Episode Trailers

His Way

It's Only A Paper Moon

Bada-bing Bada-bang


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