Deran Sarafian

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Deran Sarafian
Deran Sarafian by Gage Skidmore.jpg
OccupationDirector, actor
Parent(s)Richard C. Sarafian

Deran Sarafian is an American film and television director and former actor. He directed Death Warrant, Gunmen, and Terminal Velocity. He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Sarafian is the son of film director Richard C. Sarafian, and the nephew of director, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman. He is the brother of Ani Sarafian, Tedi Sarafian, Richard Sarafian, Jr. and Damon B. Sarafian. He has two children with ex-wife, actress Laurie Fortier.[2]

After directing a number of genre movies in Spain and Italy, 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 23 episodes of the FOX series House and was made a co-executive producer of the series from 2007 and 2009. He was the producing director for several episodes of the first season of CSI: NY. Sarafian has also directed installments of: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, The District, Without a Trace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nash Bridges, Fringe, The Cape, Lost, Hell on Wheels, and Nikita.[3]

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  1. ^ "Deran Sarafian". Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Brittany Frederick (April 19, 2013). "Laurie Fortier Makes Her Return With Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove'". Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  3. ^ The New York Times Archived February 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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