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William Dear

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Other names  Bill Dear
Role  Film director
Name  William Dear
Years active  1975–present

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Born  30 November 1943 (age 72) (1943-11-30) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation  Film director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
Education  Central Michigan University
Nominations  Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Movies  Harry and the Hendersons, The Perfect Game, Angels in the Outfield, If Looks Could Kill, School of Life
Similar People  Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick, Tracey Walter, Joshua Rudoy, Michael Nesmith

Children  Oliver Dear, Heather Dear

William Dear - Director

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.


  • A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
  • Politics of Love (2011)
  • Free Style (2009)
  • Mr. Troop Mom (2009)
  • The Perfect Game (2009)
  • The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007)
  • The Foursome (2006)
  • Simon Says (2006)
  • School of Life (2005)
  • Born Wild (2001)
  • Santa Who? (2000)
  • Balloon Farm (1999)
  • Wild America (1997)
  • Angels in the Outfield (1994)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993)
  • If Looks Could Kill (1991)
  • Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
  • Elephant Parts (1981)
  • PopClips (1980)
  • Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
  • Nymph (1975)
  • References

    William Dear Wikipedia