Christopher Darden Writer

Christopher Allen Darden (born April 7, 1956) is an American lawyer, writer, lecturer and practicing attorney. He was a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, where he was assigned to the prosecution of O. J. Simpson. Darden gained fame during the O. J. Simpson murder case when he asked Simpson to try on the once-blood-soaked gloves. Darden received his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University (1977) and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1980). During his tenure as a prosecutor, Darden was the Assistant Head Deputy Attorney of the Special Investigations Division where he tried 27 homicide cases. After leaving the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995, Darden joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught criminal law. That same year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles specializing in criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He left the law school in 1999 and immediately started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 7th, 1956
Place of birth
Martinez
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Family

Spouse

Education

1. San Jose State University Colleges/University

- Bachelor of Arts

San Jose State University (often abbreviated San Jose State or SJSU) is a public university located in San Jose, California, United States. It is the founding campus of the California State University (CSU) system, and holds the distinction of being the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast of the United States.

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 74.8 mil. $
2010. 57.7 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1857
Headquarters
One Washington Square, 95192 - San Jose, California
Undergraduates
2013. 25,862
2010. 23,021
2009. 24,280
Postgraduates
2013. 5,416
2010. 6,055
Acceptance rate
2013. 64.1 %
2012. 63.5 %
2010. 57.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 6.85 K $
2011. 6.83 K $
2010. 5.37 K $
2009. 5.05 K
2008. 3.99 K $
Official web page www.sjsu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended San Jose State University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1947., Writer
b. 1913., Writer
b. 1930., Writer
b. 1934., Writer
b. 1947., Writer

2. University of California, Hastings College of the Law Colleges/University

- Juris Doctor

University of California, Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood.

Type Public university
Founded
1878
Headquarters
200 McAllister St, 94102 - San Francisco, California
Postgraduates
2010. 1,304
Official web page www.uchastings.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law connected by profession and/or age

b. 1954., Writer
b. 1952., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1952., Judge
b. 1954., Novelist
b. 1960., Politician
b. 1958., TV producer
b. 1956., Lawyer
b. 1953., Businessperson

Movie performances

1. One Hot Summer Night (1998)

Crime, Drama
played Detective Mingus
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Tracey Jeffrey
Michael O'Hara
6 Show list

One Hot Summer Night is a 1998 movie with Erika Eleniak, Brian Wimmer, Tobin Bell and Barry Bostwick. The film was directed by James A. Contner.

Awards

Top cast

Vincent "Coupe" De Ville
Detective Eddie Beltran
Judge Block
Kelly Moore Brooks
Art Brooks
Abel Ganz
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Stacy Widelitz
Peter Benison
Gregory Mah
English
United States of America

2. Liar Liar (1997)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
played Lawyer on Courthouse Stairs
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Paul Guay
,
Stephen Mazur
30 Show list 4 Show list $45M

Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. The film is the second of three collaborations between Carrey and Shadyac, the first being Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the third being Bruce Almighty. It is also the second of three collaborations between Guay and Mazur, the others being The Little Rascals and Heartbreakers. It has been unofficially remade in Bollywood as Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.

Awards

1998 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
1998 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Comedy
1998 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie

Top cast

Jerry
Detective Bryson
Samantha Cole
Audrey Reede
Dana Appleton
Mr. Allan
Richard Cole
Flight Navigator
Zit Boy
Child at Party and School #9
Greta
Judge Marshall Stevens
Randy
Conference Room Attorney #2
Conference Room Attorney #8
Colleague
Court Guard
Sharpo the Clown
Miranda
Conference Room Attorney #5
Beggar at Courthouse
Mechanic
Max Reede
Passenger on Plane #1
Kenneth Falk
Child at Party and School #3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy L. Ruskin
Liar Liar
English
United States of America

3. Dear God (1996)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
,
Ed Kaplan
31 Show list $22M

Dear God is a 1996 comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Greg Kinnear and Laurie Metcalf. The song of the same title by Midge Ure was used in the film's theatrical trailer, but is not featured in the movie itself.

Awards

Top cast

Tom Turner
Rebecca Frazen
Webster
State Judge
State D.A.
Doubting Thomas Minister
Undercover Cop #1
Handsome
Preston Sweeney
Vladek Vidov
Lucille Barnett
Cousin Guy
Gloria McKinney
Federal Prosecutor
Idris Abraham
Girl's at Golf Course
Marguerite
Local Newscaster
Mom Turner
Junior
Judge Kits Van Heynigan
Herman Dooly
Emanda Maine
Sidewalk Minister
Joey McKinney
Homeless Trumpeter
Marguerite's Son
Assistant Prosecutor
Neighbor with Dog #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Jeremy Lubbock
Charles Minsky
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Girlfriends

Program genre

Drama
Comedy
Sitcom

Official site

External resources

Girlfriends is an American situation comedy that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being abruptly cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on February 11, 2008. When Girlfriends returned in fall 2007 for its eighth season, it became the longest-running live-action sitcom on network television that was on air that fall 2007.nIt was one of the highest-rated scripted shows on television among African American adults 18-34, including its spin-off The Game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 February 26th, 2001

Son of the Beach

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Son of the Beach is an American sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2002 on the FX network. The series was a spoof of Baywatch, with much of the comedy based on sexual double entendres, puns, innuendo and the like. A major running gag portrayed the studly David Hasselhoff character as a balding, middle-aged, pot-bellied and out-of-shape man who is nonetheless seen by all the other characters as highly fit and attractive. Radio talk show host Howard Stern was one of the executive producers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E13 September 24th, 2002
Scott McAboy

Sunset Beach

Program genre

Drama
Soap opera

External resources

Sunset Beach is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. The show follows the loves and lives of the people living in the Orange County coastal area named Sunset Beach, on the coast of California. Although there is a town in California called Sunset Beach, the show's beach scenes were shot on nearby Seal Beach. The show was co-produced by NBC and Spelling Television.nSunset Beach won two Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated another eleven times. The show also received twenty-two nominations for various other awards.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E64 April 5th, 1999 Les Gordon
S03-E69 April 12th, 1999
S03-E60 March 30th, 1999

Written work

1.In Contempt

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City

Wikipedia

Check Christopher Darden on wikipedia.

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