Deran Sarafian

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Deran C. Sarafian
Deran Sarafian by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1958-01-17) January 17, 1958 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Director, actor
Parent(s) Richard C. Sarafian

Deran Sarafian (born January 17, 1958) is an American film and television director and former actor. He directed Death Warrant, Gunmen, and Terminal Velocity.

Life and career[edit]

Sarafian is the son of film director Richard C. Sarafian and the brother of Tedi Sarafian, Richard Sarafian, Jr. and Damon B. Sarafian. Sarafian is also the nephew of director Robert Altman. He is married to actress Laurie Fortier, with whom he has two children.[1]

Sarafian began working as an actor in Italian genre cinema, starring in the Bruno Mattei-directed horror film Zombi 3. After directing a number of low-budget B-movies, Sarafian entered into the mainstream by directing the Jean-Claude Van Damme action film Death Warrant. As a film director he has worked primarily in the action and thriller genres.

Sarafian has directed several episodes of the FOX series House and was made a co-executive producer of the series for the 2007 and 2008 season. He has also directed installments of: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Cold Case, The District, Without a Trace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nash Bridges, Fringe, The Cape and Nikita.[2]

Select filmography[edit]




  1. ^ Brittany Frederick (April 19, 2013). "Laurie Fortier Makes Her Return With Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove'". Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  2. ^ The New York Times Archived February 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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