Darby Hinton

Darby Hinton is a native of Los Angeles, born in Santa Monica, California. He made his acting debut at the age of six months old in the arms of Jayne Mansfield in the TV show "Playhouse 90". He went on to appear in numerous features and television shows, until the day his mother dropped him off at Twentieth Century Fox, (dressed in knee high socks and a lederhosen), to audition for a role in The Sound of Music. Darby got lost and wandered into the wrong line of kids, by the time his mother found him he had turned in his lederhosen for a coonskin cap, and ended up playing Fess Parker's son, Israel Boone, on "The Daniel Boone Show" for the next six years. Acting gave Darby freedom to explore his other passions like flying, skydiving, and martial arts.  After meeting Bruce Lee, who at the time was playing Kato on the ‘Green Hornet’ series, Darby became very interested in martial arts. He traveled to Hong Kong to see where Bruce first studied and even got the opportunity to study under William Chung, The World's Grand Master of Wing Chung and the man who taught Bruce. He then spent a couple of years playing Ian Griffith, the probation officer that turned into the Salem rapist, on "Days Of Our Lives".  Darby has been a proud member of the SAG/AFTRA Young Performers Committee, an active member of A Minor Consideration, and on the Advisory Committee, Looking Ahead, all geared to helping the creative youth of today experience the best of life while helping them avoid the pitfalls that have plagued young artists of the past and present.  Besides finishing up a three part documentary on the real Daniel Boone vs. the TV Daniel Boone, Darby is currently putting together a family travel show with his family. He hopes to show families all across the United States how to get the kids off the couch and go live a little history, for no or little money, right in their own back yards. Check it out at HintonsLivingHistory.com.