John Lafia Biography – John Lafia Wiki
John Lafia was an American film and television writer, director, producer and musician. He directed the horror film Child’s Play 2 and co-wrote Child’s Play.
He attended UCLA and received a BFA in Motion Picture and Television. Prior to moving to screenwriting, he worked in the art department on Alex Cox’s “Repo Man” and on “Space Raiders.”
His first major credit was 1988’s “The Blue Iguana,” an action film which he wrote and directed in addition to producing its soundtrack. In 1993, he wrote and directed the science fiction film “Man’s Best Friend.” He also wrote, directed and produced the TV mini-series “10.5” in 2004 and its spinoff “10.5: Apocalypse” in 2006.
His other directing credits include the TV series “Freddy’s Nightmares,” TV movie “The Rats” and the live action video game “Corpse Killer.” His last project was the TV movie “Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone” in 2006.
Before his career in film and television, Lafia was a part of L.A.’s underground music scene in the 1980s. His work included Prayers (1984), released by cassette only label Tranceport Tapes, and tracks on LA Mantra Two (1984) and Phantom Cuts (1985). He also was featured on the spoken word anthology, English as a Second Language (1983) alongside local poets Charles Bukowski, Wanda Coleman and Exene Cervenka. Lafia returned to music in 2019, releasing a short rock opera, John Lafia 1980-1985, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
John Lafia Age
Lafia was born on April 2, 1957 as John J. Lafia. He died on April 29, 2020. He was 63 years old.
John Lafia Wife
John Lafia was married to his former wife Beverly.
John Lafia Children
John Lafia had 2 children, Tess and Kane.
John Lafia Death – John Lafia Suicide
John Lafia died by suicide on April 29, 2020, at the age of 63, in Los Angeles. Lafia’s family confirmed his death in a statement: “It is with great sadness we announce that loving father, film and television writer, director, producer and musician John J. Lafia passed away on Wednesday, April 29.”
Don Mancini, “Child’s Play” creator and screenwriter said in a statement via Lafia’s family: “We’re devastated to hear of the passing of our friend John Lafia. He was a crucial part of the ‘Chucky’ family from the very beginning. He co-wrote the original ‘Child’s Play’ script along with director Tom Holland and myself, and John directed ‘Child’s Play 2,’ — the consensus favorite film among ‘Chucky’ fans. John was an incredibly generous artist. He let me tag along with him to every meeting, and shadow him on set; he taught me more about filmmaking during the production of that movie than several semesters in film school. John was also one of the most naturally curious and constantly creative people I ever met, someone who was always taking pictures, and jotting down ideas.”
John Lafia Cause of Death
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office, John Lafia’s cause of death was suicide.
John Lafia Net Worth
Information about John Lafia’s net worth is being updated.