Hall of Fame
Darren DeBari was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. In 2001 he and fellow writer and best friend Greg Wilson won the Acclaim Screenplay Contest for their work The Human Equation. From 2000 to 2003 he did camera work for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Giants Stadium, and the Continental Airlines Arena. In 2004 he freelanced for Greater Media Newspapers where he sought out and interviewed veteran actor Frank Vincent. In 2005 he co-starred in director Ian Keeney's psychological film Dark Fantasy. On May 5, 2006 he premiered his feature film The College Murders at the SoHo Art Gallery in Toms River. The College Murders also kicked off the Soho Art Gallery Film Fest on October 30, 2006. DeBari has also taught acting, done voice over work, and from March to May 2006 wrote a film column for the short lived Community Connection newspaper in Brick and Point Pleasant. In 2007 he married Kerry Bollenbach in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. In 2009 DeBari was Guest Speaker at the third annual Ocean County Library Student FIlm Festival. In 2008 his short film Murder at the Jersey Shore made Final Selection at the OCLSFF that he also hosted and judged the year before on March 30, 2007. He has written the screenplay for and co-starred in the film The Secret that debuted July 10, 2008 at the Clearview Cinema in Red Bank, New Jersey. In 2008 he has also become a guide and Film writer for Raisedpath.com. This Fall he will continue teaching Independent Filmmaking for the fifth year in a row for Ocean County College as well as the second year of Acting for Film. DeBari also worked for Freehold Raceway where he had done camera work, simulcasting, and computer graphics From 2004 to 2009. In 2009 DeBari has been filming Jazz Musician and Chef Lou Pompilio's new Cooking Show La Canzona Cucina as well as a 10 part Series on the Jersey Devil. DeBari is also currently starring in and co-writing John Horgans Web Series comedy The Defective Detective. He just recently wrote and directed a short 10 part mystery web series called Ghosts.