Stan Lathan

BirthDay:

08 Jul 1945

Bio:

Stan Lathan is an accomplished producer and one of Hollywood's most prolific directors of television and film.

Lathan has directed pilots for many popular sitcoms, including: Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Soul Man, Amen, Martin, Moesha, The Parkers, and The Steve Harvey Show.

In 1991, he launched HBO's groundbreaking Def Comedy Jam with partner Russell Simmons. Lathan produced and directed the Tony Award winning, Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. He also directed the hip-hop classic film Beat Street.

Lathan executive produced and directed Dave Chappelle's comedy specials Killin' Them Softly and For What It's Worth, as well as Cedric the Entertainer's Taking You Higher, for HBO.

For PBS, Lathan directed dance specials with Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and dramas for such distinguished series as Great Performances, American Playhouse, and The American Short Story. He was also an original director for Sesame Street.

Lathan is executive producing and directing The Real Husbands of Hollywood, for BET. He is also directing for TV Land's The Soul Man

Stan Lathan received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors. He has received six NAACP Image Awards, and was recently honored by the Directors Guild of America for his distinguished directing career.
Filmography

Actor ( 1 credit )

Unsung Hollywood (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)

Producer ( 18 credits )

Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013) executive producer (23 episodes, 2013)
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (2012) executive producer (1 episode, 2012)
Lemon (2011) executive producer
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey (2010) executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Daddy's Girls (2009) executive producer (15 episodes, 2009)
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009) executive producer (7 episodes, 2009)
Waist Deep (2006) executive producer
The Unsuccessful Thug (2006) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Run's House (2005) field producer / executive producer (50 episodes, 2005
Russell Simmons Presents: Hip Hop Justice (2004) executive producer
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (2002) executive producer (3 episodes, 2007)
How to Be a Player (1997) executive producer
Gridlock'd (1997) co-executive producer
The Steve Harvey Show (1996) executive producer (122 episodes, 1996-2002)
Def Comedy Jam (1992) executive producer (1 episode, 2008)
Roc (1991) producer (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Amazing Grace (1974) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Run's House (2005) (42 episodes, 2005-2008)

Director ( 67 credits )

Crowded (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
Zoe Ever After (2016) (4 episodes, 2016)
Uncle Buck (2016) (1 episode, 2016)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013) (8 episodes, 2013)
The Soul Man (2012) (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey (2010) (6 episodes, 2010)
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009) (1 episode, 2009)
Sunday Best (2007) (5 episodes, 2011)
Second Time Around (2004) (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
All of Us (2003) (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002) (1 episode, 2002)
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (2002) (2 episodes, 2007)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001) (1 episode, 2001)
Moesha (1996) (6 episodes, 1996-1999)
The Steve Harvey Show (1996) (122 episodes, 1996-2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) (unknown episodes)
Minor Adjustments (1995) (2 episodes, 1995)
Cleghorne! (1995) (1 episode, 1995)
South Central (1994) (7 episodes, 1994)
Wild Oats (1994) (3 episodes, 1994)
Martin (1992) (2 episodes, 1992)
Def Comedy Jam (1992) (10 episodes, 2008)
Roc (1991) (27 episodes, 1992-1994)
Good Sports (1991) (3 episodes, 1991)
True Colors (1990) (2 episodes, 1990)
Alien Nation (1989) (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
A Man Called Hawk (1989) (1 episode, 1989)
A Fine Romance (1989) (1 episode, 1989)
Frank's Place (1987) (2 episodes, 1987)
Amen (1986) (1 episode, 1986)
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) (1 episode, 1990)
The Redd Foxx Show (1986) (2 episodes, 1986)
Better Days (1986) (4 episodes, 1986)
MacGruder and Loud (1985) (2 episodes, 1985)
Beat Street (1984)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)
Miami Vice (1984) (1 episode, 1984)
1st & Ten: The Championship (1984) (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
Crazy Like a Fox (1984) (unknown episodes)
Boone (1983) (1 episode, 1983)
Remington Steele (1982) (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Fame (1982) (1 episode, 1982)
The Cotton Club (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1981) (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
Falcon Crest (1981) (4 episodes, 1982-1987)
Cagney & Lacey (1981) (1 episode, 1983)
The Righteous Apples (1981) (unknown episodes)
You Were There (1981)
American Playhouse (1981) (1 episode, 1985)
Flamingo Road (1980) (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Breaking Away (1980) (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shirley (1979) (2 episodes, 1979)
Watch Your Mouth (1978) (unknown episodes)
Eight Is Enough (1977) (7 episodes, 1978-1981)
James at 16 (1977) (1 episode, 1978)
Amazing Grace (1974)
Barney Miller (1974) (1 episode, 1976)
That's My Mama (1974) (3 episodes, 1975)
Save the Children (1973)
Sanford and Son (1972) (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) (1 episode, 1981)
The Waltons (1971) (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Statues Hardly Ever Smile (1971)
Say Brother (1970) (unknown episodes)
Sesame Street (1969) (unknown episodes)
Soul! (1968) (unknown episodes)