Stan Lathan
Miami Vice Director
July 8, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eleanor McCoy (divorced 1977), 2 children
Margurite Lathan

Stan Lathan (born July 8, 1945) is an American producer and director, who directed the episode "Glades" for the series Miami Vice.


Lathan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His career in public television led him to New York, where he began directing a new children's show, Sesame Street in 1969. In 1973 he produced a documentary, Save The Children, with Quincy Jones & Jesse Jackson, then went into television, beginning with the series' That's My Mama, followed by Sanford & Son, Barney Miller (with Gregory Sierra), The Waltons, Eight is Enough, Flamingo Road (with Fernando Allende), Fame (with Michael DeLorenzo), Remington Steele, Amen (episode with Maria McDonald), Hill Street Blues (with Mykelti Williamson), Falcon Street, Martin, Roc, Moesha, and 51 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show (as well as executive producer). He also directed the 1984 movie Beat Street (with Shawn Elliott & Saundra Santiago).

In 1989 he began a partnership with Russell Simmons that formed the comedy show Def Comedy Jam, which began the careers of such famous comedians as Chris Tucker, D. L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence, and Steve Harvey. They also produced the reality shows Run's House, Daddy's Girls, and Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices.

Personal LifeEdit

Lathan was married twice, to Eleanor McCoy (divorced in 1977), and they have two children, one is Sanaa Lathan (born 1971, appeared in Nip/Tuck and The Cleveland Show as "Donna Tubbs"). He is currently married to Margurite Lathan.

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