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Helen Shaver



Classically trained at the Banff School of Fine Arts and celebrated in her native country for her brilliant stage interpretations of Shaw and Ibsen, Canadian actress Helen Shaver made her American debut in, of all things, a TV sitcom -- 1980's United States. Neither this nor her second series Jessica Novak (1981) was successful, but she remained in demand in films and theatre productions in both the U.S. and Canada. The best of Shaver's many movie roles include fortyish Ann MacDonald in In Praise of Older Women (filmed in 1978, when she was 25) and Paul Newman's ever-patient lady friend in The Color of Money (1986). Additionally, Shaver was showcased in several made-for-TV movies, among them Lovey: A Circle of Children 2 (1978) and This Park is Mine (1985).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Down River
  • Pearl
2013
No Score Yet Birthday Cake
  • Mother Judith Ferguson
2013
No Score Yet A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride
  • Rose
2008
No Score Yet Numb
  • Sudrey
2007
No Score Yet Bear with Me
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Stranger I Married
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet The Keeper
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear
  • Sandy Moose
2003
No Score Yet Due East
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Summer's End
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Common Ground
  • Janet
2000
No Score Yet The Wishing Tree
  • Wallis Clayton
1999
86% Desert Hearts
  • Vivian Bell
1998
No Score Yet The Sweetest Gift
  • Mrs. Martin
1998
No Score Yet Trial & Error
  • Katherine
1997
No Score Yet We All Fall Down
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Open Season
  • Rachel Rowen
1996
50% The Craft
  • Grace
1996
63% Tremors 2: Aftershocks
  • Kate
1996
No Score Yet Rowing Through
  • Slim
1996
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild
  • Margaret Heller
1995
No Score Yet Ride with the Wind
  • Katherine Barnes
1994
No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero
  • Mrs. Dowd
1993
No Score Yet Morning Glory
  • Lula
1993
80% That Night
  • Ann O'Conner
1993
No Score Yet Murder So Sweet
  • Edie Ballew
1993
No Score Yet Dr. Bethune
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Fatal Memories
  • Elaine Tipton
1992
71% Zebrahead
  • Diane
1992
No Score Yet Trial & Error
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Survive the Night
  • Stacy
1992
No Score Yet Pair of Aces
  • Rose
1991
No Score Yet Innocent Victim
  • Benet Archdale
1990
70% The Land Before Time
  • Littlefoot's Mother
1988
33% The Believers
  • Jessica Halliday
1987
No Score Yet In Search of the Perfect 10
  • Actor
1987
90% The Color of Money
  • Janelle
1986
No Score Yet The Park Is Mine
  • Valery
1986
No Score Yet Lost
  • Linda
1986
No Score Yet The War Boy
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Best Defense
  • Clare Lewis
1984
No Score Yet Coming Out Alive
  • Actor
1984
43% The Osterman Weekend
  • Virginia Tremayne
1983
No Score Yet Last of the Wild Bunch
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Between Two Brothers
  • Susan Frazer
1982
No Score Yet Harry Tracy
  • Catherine Tuttle
1982
No Score Yet Gas
  • Rhonda
1981
24% The Amityville Horror
  • Carolyn
1979
No Score Yet In Praise of Older Women
  • Ann MacDonald
1978
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll)
  • Pickup
1978
No Score Yet Who has Seen the Wind
  • Ruth Thompson
1977
No Score Yet Starship Invasions
  • Betty
1977
No Score Yet Outrageous
  • Jo
1977
No Score Yet Shoot
  • Paula
1976
No Score Yet Bear with Me
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
57% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
  • Director
43% Combat Hospital
2011
  • Director
No Score Yet Make It or Break It
2009-2012
  • Director
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Director
78% Reign
2013
  • Director
No Score Yet The O.C.
2003-2007
  • Director
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Director
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Director
93% Vikings
2013-2016
  • Director
68% Revolution
2012-2014
  • Director
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Director
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Director
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Director
63% The Bridge (CBS)
2010
  • Director
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Fae Buckley
  • Guest
57% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
  • Director
41% The Firm
2012
  • Director
95% Elementary
2012
  • Director

Quotes from Helen Shaver's Characters