Anthony Drazan

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
"Zebrahead" (1992), the first film of this young independent feature director and writer was produced by Oliver Stone and explored the difficulties of interracial relationships. This striking debut won some critical ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1955 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (5)

The West Wing 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sunset Gang 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (3)

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dream Street 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (1)

Fade 2008 (Movie)

Inspector Shea (Actor)
Producer (1)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

music production supervisor (Music)

Biography

"Zebrahead" (1992), the first film of this young independent feature director and writer was produced by Oliver Stone and explored the difficulties of interracial relationships. This striking debut won some critical praise as well as respectable box-office. Prior to "Zebrahead", Drazan had helmed one segment of "The Sunset Gang" (1991), a two-part production for PBS's "American Playhouse". His second film was a well-crafted, if not terribly original, coming-of-age story featuring Fairuza Balk as a teenager and Harvey Keitel as her father. In 1998, he assembled a stellar cast (including Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey and Meg Ryan) for "Hurlyburly", the screen version of David Rabe's satire of Hollywood in the 1980s.

Relationships

Stephen Drazan

Father

Carol Klein

Mother
died of an embolism c. 1967

EDUCATION

Institute of Film and TV, New York University

New York , New York 1985

University North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill , North Carolina

studied at three high schools in four years

Milestones

1998

Helmed the feature adaptation of "Hurlyburly"

1995

Studied acting as a means to learn how to be a better director; "discovered" David Rabe's play "Hurlyburly"

1994

Directed second film, "Imaginary Crimes"

1992

Signed a two picture directing deal with Amblin Entertainment

1992

Feature directorial debut and first produced screenplay, "Zebrahead"

1991

TV directorial debut on PBS's "American Playhouse" with "The Detective" segment of the "The Sunset Gang"

1987

Joined the writers and directors lab at the Sundance Institute

Wrote and developed screenplays for such studios as 20th Century-Fox, United Artists and Disney

NYU thesis short featured Bruce Willis

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