Helen Shaver


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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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Known For

Desert Hearts Vivian Bell
(1985)
(1979)
Poltergeist: The Legacy Rachel Corrigan, MD / Dr. Rachel Corrigan
(1996-1999)
The Land Before Time Littlefoot's Mother
(1988)

Filmography

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 2018 Souls of Totality (Short)
Shepherd One
 2013 Down River
Pearl
 2013 Birthday Cake
Judith Ferguson
 2010 Iris Expanding (TV Movie)
Iris's Mom
 2008 A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (TV Movie)
Rose
 2007/I Numb
Audrey Milbank
 2004 The Keeper
Ruthie
 2004 The 4400 (TV Series)
Barbara Yates
- Trial by Fire (2004) ... Barbara Yates
- Becoming (2004) ... Barbara Yates
 2004 The L Word (TV Series)
Faye Buckley
- Liberally (2004) ... Faye Buckley
- Luck, Next Time (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 We All Fall Down
Sherry
 2000 Bear with Me
Sara Bradley
 2000 Common Ground (TV Movie)
Janet
 1999 The Wishing Tree
Wallis
 1996-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Rachel Corrigan, MD / Dr. Rachel Corrigan
- The Beast Within (1999) ... Rachel Corrigan, MD
- Internal Affairs (1999) ... Rachel Corrigan, MD
- The Mephisto Strain (1999) ... Dr. Rachel Corrigan (credit only)
- Sabbath's End (1999) ... Rachel Corrigan, MD
- Gaslight (1999) ... Rachel Corrigan, MD
 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)
Gladys
 1996 Rowing Through
Slim
 1996 The Craft
Grace Downs
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video)
Kate 'White' Reilly
 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)
Mary
 1995 Open Season
Rachel Rowen
 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)
Monique
 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)
Stacy
 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
Diane
 1991 A Smile in the Dark
The Devil
 1990-1991 WIOU (TV Series)
Kelby Robinson
- Cradle to Grave (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- 48 Minutes (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Walter and Me (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- Wife Abuse-Confidential (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
- One Flew Over the Anchor Desk (1991) ... Kelby Robinson
 1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Vivian Dimitri
- Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (1990) ... Vivian Dimitri
 1990 Pair of Aces (TV Movie)
Rose
 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 Land Before Time
Littlefoot's Mother (voice)
 1988 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Miss Haight
- The Emissary (1988) ... Miss Haight
 1987 The Believers
Jessica Halliday
 1986 Lost!
Linda
 1986 The Color of Money
Janelle
 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 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Karen
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Karen
 1985 The War Boy
Maria
 1985 The Park Is Mine (TV Movie)
Valery
 1985 Desert Hearts
Vivian Bell
 1984 Access All Areas (Short)
 1984 Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Dorian Waldorf
 1984 Best Defense
Clair Lewis
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Lisa Jericho
- The Shadow of Truth (1983) ... Lisa Jericho
 1983 The Osterman Weekend
Virginia Tremayne
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Teresa Hyler
- No Body's Perfect (1982) ... Teresa Hyler
- Phantom of the Hill (1982) ... Teresa Hyler
- A Hair of the Dog (1982) ... Teresa Hyler
- Officer of the Year (1982) ... Teresa Hyler
 1982 Off Your Rocker (TV Movie)
Miss Beecher
 1982 Between Two Brothers (TV Movie)
Susan Frazer
 1982 Harry Tracy: The Last of the Wild Bunch
Catherine Tuttle
 1981 Jessica Novak (TV Series)
Jessica Novak
- The Reward (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- Silent Night (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- Man on the Street (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- Kenny (1981) ... Jessica Novak
- The Boy Most Likely (1981) ... Jessica Novak
 1981 Gas
Rhonda
 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
 1980 Coming Out Alive
Isobel
 1979 Overlanders (TV Movie)
Mrs. O'Mara
 1979 The Amityville Horror
Carolyn
 1978 Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie)
Patty
 1978 In Praise of Older Women
Ann MacDonald
 1978 High-Ballin'
Pickup
 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
- Trouble on the Mountain ... Dr. Liz Warren
- Charlie the Protector ... Dr. Liz Warren
 1977 Outrageous!
Jo
 1976 King of Kensington (TV Series)
- Detroit Story (1976)
 1976 The Supreme Kid
Girl hitch-hiker
 1976 Shoot
Paula
 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 Writer (1 credit)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | 7 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Steve Smith  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Murray Shaver | Mary Laura Shaver
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the death of former husband Steven Reuther] In the course of his last year alive, I was in L.A. a lot and saw him a fair amount. I really got to see how hard it is to die, how much energy it takes to die, how singular an experience it is - that you can only die by yourself, and no one can die with you. You stand on the porch, and the threshold is there, and that final step you do by yourself.... See more »

Trivia:

Received a phone call from legend Greta Garbo after the release of the film Desert Hearts (1985). Garbo praised Helen's performance. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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