Dean Martin, nicknamed Dino, was a popular singer and comedic actor, as well as a legendary Las Vegas entertainer during the 1950s and 1960s. So much, in fact, he was included in the holosuite program Bashir 62, a 24th century rendition of 1962. At the time, Martin was good friends with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and was incorporated as a personal friend of Vic Fontaine's. Dean often served as fodder in the many stories included in Vic's programming.

During the 1940s and '50s, Martin worked with comedian Jerry Lewis before joining forces with Sinatra. Together, Martin and Sinatra bought shares in the Cal-Neva Lodge.

Fontaine once recalled to Odo that Martin and Sinatra dropped in on him once while he was playing at the Sands Hotel back in 1958. Together, the three of them took over one of the blackjack tables and dropped a combined $15,000. (DS9: "His Way")

While playing cards with his band one night, Fontaine recalled another story about Martin and Sinatra, which Fontaine revealed mid-story "…but this time he's switched all the robes in the steam room. So when Dino goes to pick up his robe, he doesn't realize that across the back, Frank has printed in big bold letters…", but did not finish, as he was interrupted by Ezri Dax. (DS9: "It's Only a Paper Moon")

Martin, Sinatra, Davis, Lawford and Bishop were together members of the legendary Rat Pack.
The script for the episode "If Wishes Were Horses" described Quark and two scantily clad women coming down the stairs as Dean Martin and the Goldiggers.
Martin's actual birth and death years, 1917 and 1995, were noted in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 23).

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