From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard C. Sarafian (born 28 April 1930) is an Armenian-American TV and film director. Richard Sarafian has complied a versatile career that has spanned over five decades as a director, actor and writer. He is most popular for his film Vanishing Point (1971). He is the father of: Richard Sarafian Jr., Tedi Sarafian, Damon B. Sarafian, and Deran Sarafian. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard C. Sarafian, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.