William Dear

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor | * 11/30/1944 (74) | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
William Dear (born November 30, 1943) is a Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter known for directing Harry and the Hendersons, If Looks Could Kill, Angels in the Outfield, Wild America and Santa Who?. He has directed Saturday Night Live, Television Parts, Amazing Stories, Dinosaurs, Covington Cross and The Wannabes Starring Savvy. Dear was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the father of actor and storyboard artist, Oliver Dear. ()
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William Dear is a Canadian born American film and television director, producer and writer. He holds a degree in Art and Theater from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA.

Most frequent genres for this person: Kids & Family | Comedies | Drama

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Movies with William Dear as Actor(3)

as Bill2016 Razor

Movies with William Dear as Crew(33)

Directing/Director2013 Midnight Stallion
Directing/Director2011 Politics of Love
Directing/Director2011 A Mile in His Shoes
Directing/Director2010 The Perfect Game
Directing/Director2009 Mr. Troop Mom
Directing/Director2008 Free Style
Directing/Director2007 The Sandlot: Heading Home
Directing/Director2006 The Foursome
Directing/Director2006 Simon Says
Writing/Writer2006 Simon Says
Directing/Director2005 School of Life
Directing/Director2000 Santa Who?
Directing/Director1999 Balloon Farm
Directing/Director1997 Wild America
Directing/Director1994 Angels in the Outfield
Directing/Director1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth
Directing/Director1991 If Looks Could Kill
Writing/Story1991 The Rocketeer
Production/Finance1987 Harry and the Hendersons
Writing/Author1987 Harry and the Hendersons
Directing/Director1987 Harry and the Hendersons
Directing/Director1986 Amazing Stories
Directing/Director1984 Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas
Directing/Director1981 Elephant Parts
Writing/Writer1981 Elephant Parts
Directing/Director1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Camera/Director of Photography1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Production/Producer1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Writing/Screenplay1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Directing/Director1973 Nymph

TV Shows/Series with William Dear as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1992 Covington Cross
Directing/Director1991 Dinosaurs
Directing/Director1985 Amazing Stories

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: William Dear
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Thursday, 11/30 1944 (November) in Toronto (current age: 74 years + 325 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: Fordson High School
Other names for William Dear (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Bill Dear"
William Dear frequently works together with these people:
Alex Gerbaulet (7x, Crew)
Steven Spielberg (7x, Crew)
Michael Nesmith (6x, Actor)
Thomas L. Dyke (4x, Crew)
Oliver Dear (4x, Crew)
Bill Martin (4x, Actor)
Ernie Lively (3x, Actor)
Paul Jarrett (3x, Actor)
Mateus Bandeira (3x, Crew)
Brian Henson (3x, Crew)
Leila Johnson (3x, Actress)
Danny DeVito (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:171929, Added: 07/09/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2019