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Leon Ichaso
Miami Vice Director
Born
August 3, 1948, Havana, Cuba
Active
1979-present


Leon Ichaso (born August 3, 1948) is a Cuban director and writer, who directed the episodes "Little Miss Dangerous", "Killshot", "Better Living Through Chemistry", "The Rising Sun of Death", and "Indian Wars", and wrote the episode "Killshot" for the show Miami Vice.

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Ichaso was born in Havana, Cuba. He, along with his mother & sister, left Cuba for Mexico after the Revolution, his father reunited with them after five years. His directing specialty is grim realism. He made his directorial debut in 1979's El Super (also wrote and produced), other directorial assignments include Crossover Dreams (with Ruben Blades, Tom Signorelli, and Shawn Elliott), several episodes of Crime Story (with Dennis Farina) and The Equalizer, the TV movie The Take (with Ray Sharkey, R. Lee Ermey, and Alfredo Alvarez Calderon), the movies Sugar Hill (with Wesley Snipes and Clarence Williams III), and Piñero (also wrote and produced, with Giancarlo Esposito, Rita Moreno, and Jaime L. Sanchez), the TV series Sleeper Cell, Medium, and his most recent directorial role in The Cleaner (with Julio Oscar Mechoso).

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