Xanthus Valan was born on July 25, 1971 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Wire (2002), Contraband (2012) and 21 Jump Street (2012). He has been married to Nicole Xenos since May 19, 2002. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wire Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2002-2008)
Contraband Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2012)
21 Jump Street Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2012)
Noah Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2014)

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 2020 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (second assistant director) (filming)
 2019 Jexi (second assistant director) (post-production)
 2019 21 Bridges (second assistant director) (completed)
 2018 Creed II (second assistant director)
 2018 A Star Is Born (second assistant director)
 2017-2018 The Brave (TV Series) (second assistant director - 3 episodes)
- Close to Home: Part 2 (2018) ... (second assistant director)
- Grounded (2018) ... (second assistant director)
- Desperate Times (2017) ... (second assistant director)
 2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Doink (2017) ... (second assistant director)
 2017 Hostiles (second assistant director)
 2017 The Wizard of Lies (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2016 Bad Moms (second assistant director)
 2015/I Joy (second assistant director)
 2015 Black Mass (second assistant director)
 2015 Paper Towns (second assistant director)
 2014 22 Jump Street (second assistant director - Action Unit)
 2013-2014 The Americans (TV Series) (second assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Echo (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- Martial Eagle (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- New Car (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- ARPANET (2014) ... (second assistant director)
- The Colonel (2013) ... (second assistant director)
 2014 Noah (second assistant director: second unit)
 2013 American Hustle (second assistant director)
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2012 Silver Linings Playbook (second assistant director)
 2012 Premium Rush (second assistant director: Action unit)
 2012 21 Jump Street (second assistant director: Action unit)
 2012 Contraband (second assistant director)
 2011 Footloose (assistant director: second unit) / (second assistant director)
 2010/I The Fighter (second assistant director)
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (second assistant director - 9 episodes)
- Paris Green (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- The Emerald City (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Belle Femme (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Hold Me in Paradise (2010) ... (second assistant director)
- Home (2010) ... (second assistant director)
 2010 Past Life (TV Series) (second assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (second assistant director)
 2009 Washingtonienne (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 2009 My One and Only (second assistant director)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (second second assistant director: Baltimore)
 2009 Hit and Run (Video) (second assistant director)
  The Wire (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 36 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (second assistant director - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2008)
- Late Editions (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- Clarifications (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- Took (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... (second assistant director)
- React Quotes (2008) ... (second assistant director)
 2007 Reservation Road (second assistant director: second unit)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard (second assistant director: Washington D.C. - uncredited)
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (second second assistant director: Memphis)
 2007 Rocket Science (second second assistant director)
 2005 Thank You for Smoking (second assistant director: Washington D.C.)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (second second assistant director - as Xanthus Valas)
 2004 Something the Lord Made (TV Movie) (second second assistant director)
 2004 Mickey (second second assistant director)
 2003 Gods and Generals (second second assistant director: second unit)
 2000 The District (TV Series) (second second assistant director: Washington DC)
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Xan Valan | Xanthus Valas
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