Deran Sarafian

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Deran_Sarafian&chld=H_100&junk=junk.png Deran Sarafian Mars symbol.svg
Birth date 17 January 1958
Languages English
Ethnicities Armenian
Spouses Laurie Fortier
Children 2

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

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]

In 1983 Sarafian said he had spent the previous five years "ghost directing", i.e. taking over films where the original director was unable to complete filming. These films included Young Warriors (1983).[3]

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.[4]

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