I always liked James Darren. I first saw him in The Time Tunnel
(one of the best stage sets ever), but I knew of his singing career and Moondoggie days, though I didn't watch beach movies. He did well on T.J. Hooker
too. And I have both his film death scenes (The Guns of Navarone
and "The Emperor's New Cloak").
Not sure why some seem to genuinely hate Vic. Maybe they felt DS9 was turning into a musical variety show. I thought Darren did well with him, though the whole Vegas lounge thing did seem a bit odd.