(written from a Production point of view)
Frederick Rappaport is a writer who worked on two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Rappaport is a friend of Ira Steven Behr and has since worked with him on The Bronx Zoo, The Twilight Zone and The 4400. Rappaport was with Behr when they met James Darren. It was this encounter that convinced Behr that Darren should play Vic Fontaine. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)