Richard C. Sarafian (1930–2013)


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Richard C. Sarafian was born on April 28, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Vanishing Point (1971), The Next Man (1976) and Blue Streak (1999). He was married to Helen Joan Altman. He died on September 18, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Vanishing Point Director
(1971)
The Next Man Director
(1976)
Blue Streak Uncle Lou
(1999)
Bound Gino Marzzone
(1996)

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 1990 Solar Crisis (as Alan Smithee)
 1990 Zorro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Zorro: The Legend Continues ... (as Richard Sarafian)
 1988 Ohara (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Open Season (1988)
- X (1988)
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
 1985 Wildside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Buffalo Who? (1985)
 1984 The Bear
 1982 The Mississippi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mississippi (1982)
 1981 The Gangster Chronicles (TV Mini Series) (13 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1981)
- Episode #1.11 (1981)
- Episode #1.13 (1981)
- Episode #1.10 (1981)
- Episode #1.9 (1981)
 1981 Shannon (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Gotham Swansong (1981)
 1981 Splendor in the Grass (TV Movie)
 1981 Gangster Wars
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie) (as Richard Sarafian)
 1979 Sunburn
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
 1977 The African Queen (TV Movie)
 1976 The Next Man
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series) (1 episode)
- One of Our Own (1975)
 1975 One of Our Own (TV Movie)
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
 1968 Premiere (TV Series) (as Richard Sarafian)
 1965-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Eliab's Aim (1965)
 1967-1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Cage (1968)
- The Zero Man (1967)
 1966-1968 I Spy (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Home to Judgment (1968)
- Lisa (1966) ... (as Richard Sarafian, directed by)
- Will the Real Good Guys Please Stand Up? (1966) ... (directed by)
- Trial by Treehouse (1966) ... (as Richard Sarafian, directed by)
- Crusade to Limbo (1966)
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Son for a Son (1967) ... (as Richard Sarafian)
- Message at Noon (1967) ... (as Richard Sarafian)
- Of Lasting Summers and Jim Sonnett (1967) ... (as Richard Sarafian)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Stowaway (1965)
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Winner Lose All (1965)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Convoy (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lady on the Rock (1965)
 1963-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- War of Nerves (1965)
- My Love, My Love (1963)
 1965 Andy
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Waiting Game (1963)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Living Doll (1963)
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Redigo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lady War-Bonnet (1963)
 1962-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Dark Wood (1962)
 1962-1963 The Dakotas (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1962-1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- A Taste of Peace (1963)
- The Warriors (1963)
- The Bridge (1963)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lalama Lady (1962)
- The Last Samurai (1962)
 1961-1962 Lawman (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Explosion (1962)
- The Actor (1962)
- The Bride (1962)
- Clootey Hutter (1962)
- The Barber (1962)
 1961-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Count Seven! (1961)
 1961 Bronco (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Maverick (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Alternate Names:

Richard Sarafian | Alan Smithee

Spouse:

Helen Joan Altman  (her death)  (5 children)

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His car chase sequence from the iconic film, Vanishing Point (1971), served as inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (2007). See more »

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