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Jack "JD" Darius
 
"Pretty Boy"
Baywatch Hawaii: 10th & 11th Seasons (1999-2000 & 2000-2001)
Baywatch: 8th & 9th Seasons (1997-1998 & 1998-1999)
Profile:
 
Name: Jack "J.D." Darius
Sex: Male
Age: 31 (introduced at 28)
Posture: Great!
Appearance: Very Muscular, Great Abs, Pretty Boy Type, Charming
Hair/Eyes: Dark Brown/Hazel
Height/weight: 6 Feet, 1 inches tall/190 pounds 
Class: Middle Class
Transportation: Lifeguard Truck
Occupation: Lifeguard; Trainer
Education: High School
Home Life Growing Up: Grew up watching his Dad fixed motor vehicles. The knowledge stuck and he followed in his Dad's footsteps using the talent to fix motor vehicles at work.  Athletic and loved sports.   
Current Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii 
Marital Status: Single, but is engaged to Kekoa Tanaka, a Hawaiian lifeguard. He broke up with blonde lifeguard Jessie Owens not long after their coming to Hawaii at Mitch's urging to join his Lifeguard Training Center Team which was headed by the  iceberg-stern Sean Monroe. He had eyes for Kekoa.   
Heritage: American/Decent N/A  
Parents: Father (deceased) was a mechanic/Mother N/A
Children: None
Sibblings: N/A
Reason For Becoming A Lifeguard: Looking up to Mitch, J.D. became a very impressive rookie at 18. He was extremely impressed with Mitch's celebrated background and followed in his footsteps as a lifeguard. Mitch kept up with his J.D.'s career over a period of 10 years. He was no stranger to the rest of the team knowing Cody Madison and Michael "Newmy" Newman from various lifeguard competitions. 
     
J.D. returned to Baywatch after a leave of absence to interview for the Lieutenant position vacated by newly promoted Captain Mitch Buchannon. A failed pier rescue done by procedure resulted in the victim getting crushed, causing him to bleed internally. The victim died in J.D.'s arms. He blamed himself for the death, suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and needed time off to deal with it. Not knowing about J.D.'s personal reason for the leave of absence, Mitch had located him and wanted him for the position.  
 
Mitch told J.D. that he had been out of action for a while and the interviewing/demonstration's process was just a formality and his getting the position was a "done deal." Mitch should have been ashamed of himself! Mitch had second thoughts when he noted J.D.'s physiological problems in relation to the pier rescue. Mitch called J.D.'s old boss to get the background check to confirm his suspicions as to why such an excellent lifeguard would "freeze up" during a pier rescue demonstration to rookies. The job went to another candidate, whom Chief Johnson had recommended and sent over. J.D. was disappointed, but Mitch knew that he had picked the best candidate for the job. The new lieutenant, Taylor Walsh, knew of J.D.'s fine reputation as a lifeguard and wanted him to remain at Baywatch, which he accepted her job offer. He needed a place to stay, so he later moved into the apartment that was once shared by C. J., Caroline and Cody.
Hobbies/Interests: Engineering (revealed since the 10th season).  His father was a mechanic and had taught him how to fix vehicles.  Mr. Fix-it is very handy with a tool box. Knows how to make excellent home and building repairs. Outdoor sports and activities. Lifeguard competitions. Made extra money in the past diving in Los Angeles for sea urchins and selling them. 
 
Has great interest in learning Hawaiian culture due to his living there as well as his engagement to a native Hawaiian. Eager to impress in this area.         
Sex & Moral Standards: Sexually active, usually within the context of a relationship. More romantic than sensual.  
Personal Premise: Stand up for yourself, set goals and go after your dreams. 
Ambition: To be the best lifeguard and solid, dependable member of Sean's Team.
Frustrations & Chief Disappointments: Messed up a wonderful relationship with former girlfriend and lifeguard Jessie when attention started slacking off while taking in the exotic beauties of the beach. 
 
A failed pier rescue while working at Daytona Beach that forced him to take a leave of absence. Not getting the "done deal" Lieutenant's position that had been vacated by Mitch Buchannon at Baywatch.          
Temperament: A motivator and organizer. Although usually very happy, he can get moody. Rarely difficult and hot tempered.  Sometimes very clueless. 
Attitude Toward Life: Live and learn from your experiences as well as your mistakes. Life is a precious, priceless gift. Learn to accept and move on. You will be stronger person for it. 
Complexes: Never really got over that failed pier rescue at Daytona Beach. Really wonders if he will ever shake that mainland reputation of "Daytona Pier Killer." Never got over the fact that he was the reason for the breakup between Jessie and himself. He had spoken to her about marriage before their making the trip to Hawaii to join the team. Wonders if Kekoa's father will ever accept him for who he is.      
Extrovert/Introvert: A combination of both, but a bit more extroverted. Likes people and being around them in general and likes having friends that he can count on. He is loyal and always there for his friends.  
Abilities: Excellent engineering skills; expert at home rebuilding and repairing; great underwater diving skills; motivator; organized; skilled swimmer; great lifeguarding skills.    
Qualities: Adventurer; athletic; charming; clueless; competitive; devoted; emotional; flirt; fun loving; hot-headed; listener; loyal; motivator; Mr. Fix-it; organized, protective; romantic, sensitive; skilled; skirt chaser; stubborn; team player; technical.
I.Q.: Average (but after viewing his intelligence over the last two years, you would have to wonder about that). 
 

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CREDIT: PHOTO TAKEN FROM THE SHOW'S OWN OFFICIAL BAYWATCH HAWAII SITE.
 
 

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