Darren Patterson is one of the main characters of the Nickelodeon animated series, As Told By Ginger. He is also the main love interest of Ginger Foutley.
Darren is calm, reliable and down to earth though his popularity suffers because of the embarrassing and unwieldy orthodontia.
When his headgear is finally removed, Darren instantly became more attractive and popular to his fellow classmates. As a result Darren briefly dates Miranda, though he ultimately declares his love for Ginger when she moves away in "Far From Home" and they become a couple. Their relationship suffers; when they enter high school, Darren ends up getting together with an older cheerleader named Simone (although he ultimately regrets this). Heartbroken, Ginger decides to cut Darren out of her life entirely.
However in the series finale, though Darren and Simone are shown to still be dating, a sneak peek into the future shows Darren holding an infant daughter who looks the baby-version of Ginger (albeit with a slightly darker skin tone). This indicates that Ginger and Darren made up and ultimately got back together.
Ginger Foutley is the main protagonist of the series and is Darren's childhood best friend and main love interest. Darren lives next door to Ginger and has done since the two were small children. As such, Ginger trusts him just as much as she does Dodie and Macie.
Miranda Killgallen is best friends with Courtney Gripling and was briefly Darren's girlfriend.
Simone is a cheerleader introduced in the final season of the series.
- He is voiced by Kenny Blank.