Behind every great television show there is typically a great producer and director. It just so happens Stan Lathan is both. Although he has been making a name for himself since the 1970’s, his major breakthrough came in 1989 when he joined forces with Russell Simmons and created the successful “Def Comedy Jam” series for HBO.
In the past decade, Lathan’s name has been attached to successful shows like MTV’s “Run’s House” and “Daddy’s Girls,” but his talent extends beyond the world of reality television and has an presence in programs like 90’s sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show.” Want to know Lathan more? Centric’s got you covered:
1. Stan Lathan started his career in public television broadcasting and one of his first breaks was becoming a director for the groundbreaking series “Sesame Street.”
2. If the Lathan surname rings a bell, its probably because his actress daughter Sanaa shares the same last name.
3. Lathan has directed for two television series that are Centric favorites–”Fame” (the television series) and “Miami Vice.”
5. In 2003, Lathan along with Russell Simmons produced “Def Poetry Jam on Broadway” and it won the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
Stan Lathan in a trailblazer in every sense of the word and shows no signs of slowing down. To see a series that Lathan helped turn into gold, tune in today at 1PM EST and 5PM EST for “The Steve Harvey Show” only on Centric.