John Lafia

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John Lafia
Born 1957 (age 57–58)
United States
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer

John Lafia (born 1957) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer.[1] He attended UCLA, where he received his Bachelors in Film. Lafia's first film was The Blue Iguana, which he wrote and directed. It was also screened out of competition at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

He later went on to co-write the screenplay for 1988's Child's Play and direct Child's Play 2 (1990), as well as both writing and directing 1993's Man's Best Friend. In recent years he has transitioned to television, first directing a number of Babylon 5 episodes. He has also written and directed the NBC miniseries 10.5 and its sequel 10.5: Apocalypse.


  1. ^ "John Lafia". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Blue Iguana". Retrieved July 31, 2009. 

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