Reza Badiyi Bio Details

Full name

Reza Sayed Badiyi





Date of birth

17 Apr 1930

Birth place

Arak, Iran

Date of death:

20 Aug 2011


Documentary Maker

TV Director

Film Director



Academy of Drama, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States

Director of a number of hit US TV shows including Get Smart, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Mission Impossible, The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Incredible Hulk, Cagney & Lacey, Falcon Crest, Baywatch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Set a record for directing the most hours of episodic series television in completing his 400th TV episode in March 1998.
Following graduation from the Academy of Drama in Iran, he received the prestigious golden medal of art from the shah of Iran.

Reza Badiyi

Prolific TV Director
Reza Badiyi

Relationship History

Barbara Turner


1 child together

marriage 1968
divorce 1985

Tania Harley


Reza Badiyi Children

Mina Badie


Mina Badie

with Barbara Turner

Half Sister of Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh

Reza Badiyi Family

Reza Badiyi's children:

Reza Badiyi's daughter is Mina Badie

Reza Badiyi's current partners:

Reza Badiyi's wife was Tania Harley

Reza Badiyi's former partners:

Reza Badiyi's former wife is Barbara Turner