Dan Attias
Dan Attias in 2011
Born (1951-12-04) December 4, 1951 (age 72)
Occupation(s)Television director, television producer
Years active1978–present
SpouseDiana Attias
ChildrenDavid Attias
Rachel Attias

Daniel Attias (born December 4, 1951)[1] is an American television director and producer. He is also director of his only feature film Silver Bullet from 1985, based on the novella by Stephen King. Attias' career has spanned four decades, during which he has directed a significant number of popular primetime television programs, including Miami Vice and Beverly Hills, 90210. He frequently works on series for HBO and has directed episodes of The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Entourage and Deadwood. Attias has received two Emmy Award nominations for his directing of Entourage.

He was a regular director for the espionage drama Alias. He has also directed two episodes of Lost.

Being of Jewish descent, in August 2015 he signed – as one of 98 members of Los Angeles' Jewish community – an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States as "being in the best interest of the United States and Israel."[2]

Isla Vista cases

In 2001, his son David killed five people with his vehicle in the 2001 Isla Vista killings and was ruled legally insane and sentenced to 60 years in a mental institution. He was released in 2012 after serving 10 years.[3] Several eyewitnesses said they heard his son shout "I am the Angel of Death" and other satanic phrases moments after the collision.[4]

A civil case was brought against Dan and his wife Diana, for recklessly permitting their son David to drive their 1991 Saab 9000.[5] That suit was settled confidentially in September 2003.[6][7]

Director credits

References

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  2. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (August 12, 2015). "98 Prominent Hollywood Jews Back Iran Nuclear Deal in Open Letter (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ McKay, Hollie (March 20, 2015). "'01 Santa Barbara killer walks free as families relive carnage 13 years later". Fox News. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "NEWS". www.surfsantamonica.com. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  5. ^ Victims’ Families Sue Attias for Wrongful Death Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ McKay, Hollie (May 30, 2014). "'01 Santa Barbara killer walks free as families relive carnage 13 years later". foxnews.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  7. ^ McNerney, Georgina (March 11, 2011). "The Isla Vista Car Massacre: Ten Years Later". independent.com. Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  8. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "46 Long" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  9. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "The Telltale Moozadell" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  10. ^ HBO. "The Sopranos episode "Mergers and Acquisitions" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  11. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Back to the Garden" synopsis". Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  12. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Tears, Bones and Desire" synopsis". Archived from the original on May 24, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  13. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Death Works Overtime" synopsis". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  14. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "In Case of Rapture" synopsis". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  15. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Coming and Going" synopsis". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  16. ^ HBO. "Six Feet Under episode "Dancing for Me" synopsis". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  17. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Duck and Cover" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  18. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Straight and True" synopsis". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
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  20. ^ HBO. "The Wire episode "Transitions" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  21. ^ Dan Attias (director); David Milch & Regina Corrado (writers) (June 18, 2006). "I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 2. HBO.
  22. ^ HBO. "Big Love episode "Kingdom Come" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  23. ^ HBO. "Big Love episode "Block Party" synopsis". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2010.