William Dear

William Dear

Highest Rated: 66% The Rocketeer (1991)

Lowest Rated: 27% Wild America (1997)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1944

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Capable Hollywood craftsman who has been busy as a writer, director, and producer in film and TV since the mid-1970s. Dear has quietly carved several niches for himself in the industry as a director of commercials, TV pilots ("Dinosaurs," "Covington Cross"), and direct-to-video comic films (the Firesign Theatre's "Nick Danger--The Case of the Missing Yoke"). Between 1983 and 1985 alone, he received two Directors' Guild Award nominations and 12 Clio Award nominations for his direction and shooting of commercials. Dear has also proven himself to be a canny creator of popular family entertainments ("Harry and the Hendersons" 1987; "Angels in the Outfield" 1994). Moreover he was a pioneer in rock video due to his much admired collaborations with former Monkees member Michael Nesmith on the short film "Rio" (1977) and the multi-award-winning "Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts" (1981). Dear has also acted in a number of small film roles, mostly in his own features.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Razor Bill (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 54% Midnight Rider Director - 2013
No Score Yet 52% A Mile in His Shoes Director - 2011
No Score Yet 44% Politics of Love Director - 2010
33% 54% Free Style Director $141K 2009
No Score Yet 50% Mr. Troop Mom Director - 2009
57% 70% The Perfect Game Director $1.1M 2008
No Score Yet 52% The Sandlot: Heading Home Director - 2007
No Score Yet 17% The Foursome Director - 2006
No Score Yet 20% Simon Says Director,
Writer
- 2006
No Score Yet 70% School of Life Director - 2005
No Score Yet 28% Santa Who? Sparky (Character),
Director
- 2000
No Score Yet 37% Balloon Farm Director - 1999
27% 59% Wild America Director $7.3M 1997
33% 49% Angels in the Outfield Director $50.2M 1994
No Score Yet 18% Journey to the Center of the Earth Director - 1993
29% 50% If Looks Could Kill Director $6.3M 1991
66% 65% The Rocketeer Screenwriter $46.5M 1991
43% 54% Harry and the Hendersons Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$27.1M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce Director - 1986
No Score Yet 41% Time Rider Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Yolk Director - 1983
No Score Yet 24% Timerider Director - 1982
No Score Yet 91% Michael Nesmith - Elephant Parts Director - 1981
No Score Yet 58% The Northville Cemetery Massacre Director - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character),
Director
1985-1986

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