Rand Ravich is a film and television director, writer, and producer. He wrote and directed the 1999 science fiction thriller The Astronaut's Wife, starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. He was a producer on the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and also wrote the screenplays for the Candyman sequel Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh and the 1997 movie The Maker. Ravich is the creator of the NBC television drama series Life. He was also the show's executive producer and one of the writers.[1] He created the 2014 NBC thriller drama Crisis.

Rand Ravich
Alma materHaverford College

He attended Arthur L. Johnson Regional High School, but graduated from Solomon Schechter, a small Jewish day school, before attending Haverford College in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1984. He majored in Philosophy, studying with Richard J. Bernstein, Aryeh Kosman, and Paul Desjardins. Professor Desjardin's name, and many other references to Haverford, crop up regularly in Life). While at Haverford, Rand came under the tutelage of Professor Bob Butman, who fostered Rand's creative interests and pushed him on the path to his writing career. Ravich wrote also the Screenplay for the Fox Television Network drama-horror series Second Chance.[2] which is executive produced along with Howard Gordon.[3] He wrote and executive produced the pilot episode, which was directed by Michael Cuesta.[4]


Year Film / TV series Involvement
1991 Crime Lords Writer
1995 Oink Director
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Writer
1997 The Maker Writer, co-producer
1999 The Astronaut's Wife Writer, director
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Producer
2007–2009 Life Creator, executive producer
2014 Crisis Creator, executive producer
2016 Second Chance Creator, executive producer


  1. ^ "Life: About". NBC. 2007. Archived from the original on November 15, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (January 21, 2015). "Fox Orders "Frankenstein" Pilot". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Reilly, Travis. "Fox Orders Drama Pilots for 'Luther' Remake, 'Frankenstein' and Crime Series From 'Psych' Producer". Thewrap.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (January 30, 2015). "FOX's "Frankenstein" Resurrects Their Director". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved March 31, 2017.

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