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Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver has built a lasting legacy, both behind and in front of the camera. She has directed hundreds of hours of television ranging from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) to Castle (2009), from The Unit (2006) to The Outer Limits (1995). Her film, Summer's End (1999), a Showtime feature starring James Earl Jones, won multiple Emmy... See full bio »

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6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time Littlefoot's Mother
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Poltergeist: The Legacy Rachel Corrigan, MD / Dr. Rachel Corrigan
The Color of Money
Tremors II: Aftershocks
Tremors II: Aftershocks Kate 'White' Reilly


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 2013 Down River
 2013 Birthday Cake
Judith Ferguson
 2010 Iris Expanding (TV Movie)
Iris's Mom
 2007/I Numb
Audrey Milbank
 2005 Bear with Me
Sara Bradley
 2004 The Keeper
 2004 The 4400 (TV Series)
Barbara Yates
- Becoming (2004) ... Barbara Yates
 2004 The L Word (TV Series)
Faye Buckley
- Liberally (2004) ... Faye Buckley
 2003 D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (TV Movie)
Sandy Moose
 2003 The Risen (TV Movie)
Lynn Todd
 2001-2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Erica Bettis
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2002) ... Erica Bettis
- One More Time (2002) ... Erica Bettis
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Erica Bettis
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Erica Bettis
- Murder of the First (2002) ... Erica Bettis
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie)
 1999 The Wishing Tree
 1996-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Rachel Corrigan, MD / Dr. Rachel Corrigan
- The Mephisto Strain (1999) ... Dr. Rachel Corrigan (credit only)
 1999 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
Marjorie Litchfield
 1998 The Sweetest Gift (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martin
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Dianna McKinney
- Next of Kin (1997) ... Dianna McKinney
 1996 Egg Salad (Short)
 1996 Rowing Through
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Margaret Heller
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Cathy Kress
- Sandkings (1995) ... Cathy Kress
 1995 Falling for You (TV Movie)
 1994 Janek: The Silent Betrayal (TV Movie)
Monique Dessier
 1994 Without Consent (TV Movie)
Nora Fields
 1994 Ride with the Wind (TV Movie)
Katherine Barnes
 1994 The Forget-Me-Not Murders (TV Movie)
 1993 Morning Glory
Lula Peak
 1993 Trial & Error (TV Movie)
Katherine Woodfield
 1993 Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (TV Movie)
Edie Ballew
 1993 Survive the Night (TV Movie)
 1992 That Night
Ann O'Connor
 1992 Fatal Memories (TV Movie)
Elaine Tipton
 1992 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Sandra Brady
- Child's Play (1992) ... Sandra Brady
 1992 Zebrahead
 1990-1991 WIOU (TV Series)
Kelby Robinson
- One Flew Over the Anchor Desk (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Three Women and a Baby (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Pair o' Guys Lost (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Without Prejudice (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Labored Relations (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
 1990 Pair of Aces (TV Movie)
 1989 Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (TV Movie)
Claire Nichols
 1989 Innocent Victim
Benet Archdale
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Diane Decker
- The Dancer's Touch (1989) ... Diane Decker
 1988 No Blame (TV Movie)
Amy Donaldson
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Haight
- The Emissary (1988) ... Miss Haight
 1986 Many Happy Returns (TV Movie)
Sally Robinson
 1986 The Men's Club
Sarah (uncredited)
 1986 The Edison Twins (TV Series)
Phyllis Dayton
- The Maharajah of Weston (1986) ... Phyllis Dayton
- Gems and Jelly Beans (1986) ... Phyllis Dayton
- The Case of the Friendly Fugitive (1986) ... Phyllis Dayton
 1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series)
Belle Delaguerra
- Spanish Blood (1986) ... Belle Delaguerra
 1986 Lost!
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Karen
 1985 The Park Is Mine (TV Movie)
 1984 Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Dorian Waldorf
 1984 Best Defense
Clair Lewis
 1984 Access All Areas (Short)
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Lisa Jericho
- The Shadow of Truth (1983) ... Lisa Jericho
 1983 The Osterman Weekend
Virginia Tremayne
 1982 Harry Tracy: The Last of the Wild Bunch
Catherine Tuttle
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
- No Body's Perfect (1982) ... Teresa
- Phantom of the Hill (1982) ... Teresa
- A Hair of the Dog (1982) ... Teresa
- Officer of the Year (1982) ... Teresa
 1982 Off Your Rocker (TV Movie)
Miss Beecher
 1982 Between Two Brothers (TV Movie)
Susan Frazer
 1981 Jessica Novak (TV Series)
Jessica Novak
- Man on the Street (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- Kenny (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- The Boy Most Likely (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- Closeup News (1981) ... Jessica Novak
 1981 Gas
 1980 Coming Out Alive
 1980 United States (TV Series)
Libby Chapin
- The Grand Funk (1980) ... Libby Chapin
- And Baby Makes Two... (1980) ... Libby Chapin
- Lysdexia Is No Joek (1980) ... Libby Chapin
- Windmills (1980) ... Libby Chapin
- Slide Area (1980) ... Libby Chapin
 1979 Overlanders (TV Movie)
Mrs. O'Mara
 1978 Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie)
 1978 In Praise of Older Women
Ann MacDonald
 1978 High-Ballin'
 1977 Who Has Seen the Wind
Ruth Thompson
 1977 Starship Invasions
Betty Duncan
 1977 Search and Rescue: The Alpha Team (TV Series)
Dr. Liz Warren
 1977 Outrageous!
 1976 The Supreme Kid
Girl hitch-hiker
 1976 Shoot
 1976 King of Kensington (TV Series)
- Detroit Story (1976)
 1974-1975 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Bonnie / Gloria
- Web of Guilt (1975) ... Bonnie
- The Killer (1974) ... Gloria
 1974 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
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Stage Play: Jake's Women. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Gene Saks. Neil Simon Theatre: 24 Mar 1992- 25 Oct 1992 (245 performances + 14 previews that began on 12 Mar 1992). Cast: Alan Alda (as "Jake"), Helen Shaver (as "Maggie"), Talia Balsam (as "Sheila"), Kate Burton (as "Julie"), Genia Michaela (as "Molly (at 12)"), Tracy ... See more »

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[on her role as the director of Down River (2013)] I invite, I seduce, I cajole. I get my actors to give me everything, and they do - mostly because I'm patient. It was interesting to see if I could still do it. See more »


Her direction of James Earl Jones in Summer's End (1999) led to a "Best Picture" award at the 1999 Chicago International Children's Film Festival and a Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Children's Special". See more »

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