Reza Badiyi

Iran-american Director
Born Apr 17, 1930

Reza Sayed Badiyi was an Iranian-American film director. Badiyi was well known for directing episodes of many popular (and quite distinct) television series. His credits also include developing the memorable opening montages (title visualization) for Hawaii Five-O, Get Smart, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.… Read More

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1930 Birth Badiyi was born April 17, 1930, in Arak, Iran. … Read More


1955 25 Years Old He moved to the United States in 1955. … Read More
1957 27 Years Old After Syracuse University Badiyi often worked with Robert Altman. Badiyi was assistant director on the low-budget 1957 film "The Delinquents," which marked Altman's feature film debut as a director. … Read More


2008 78 Years Old On October 2008, Badiyi received the Lifetime Achievement Award (Persian Golden Lioness) in dramatic arts from The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media (WAALM).
2010 80 Years Old On May 2010, Badiyi was honored at UCLA for his 80th birthday and his 60th year in the entertainment industry. … Read More
2011 81 Years Old Badiyi died in Los Angeles, California, on August 20, 2011 at the age of 81.
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