William Crain was born on June 20, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976), Blacula (1972) and S.W.A.T. (1975). See full bio »

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Blacula Director
S.W.A.T. Director


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 2016 Nothing as It Seems (Short)
 1990 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tornado Watch (1990)
 1984-1985 Matt Houston (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Death Watch (1985)
- Blood Ties (1984)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
 1974-1975 The Rookies (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Eye for an Eye (1975)
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Murder by Fire (1975)
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Death Notice (1975)
- The Fix (1975)
 1972 Blacula
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Comeback (1971)
 1971 Brother John (intern director - uncredited)
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 1976 Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (associate producer)
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 2019 Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Documentary)

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Many sources confuse him with another William (Bill Crain) who was working at the same time directing educational shorts and writing and producing.

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