Fast Facts

  • Was roommates with Daphne Zuniga at UCLA.
  • Worked as a waiter at the Hamburger Hamlet in Brentwood, CA, after college.
  • Sold his first screenplay, Doin' Time On Planet Earth, to Warner Bros. at age 24.
  • Inspiration for Melrose Place came from his experiences living in an apartment complex in West Hollywood.


  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner


  • Marc Star — Brother
  • Norman Star — Father
  • Dennis Erdman — Significant Other
  • Debra Star — Mother
  • Bonnie Star — Sister


  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in English, 1984)

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  • Birth Name: Darren Bennett Star
  • Birth Place: Potomac, MD
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Director

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