William Dear


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William Dear was born on November 30, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a director and writer, known for Harry and the Hendersons (1987), The Rocketeer (1991) and Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982). See full bio »

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Harry and the Hendersons
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 2021 El Coyote the Prequel (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
 2021 Whack the Don
 2011 A Mile in His Shoes (TV Movie)
 2010 The Wannabes Starring Savvy (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.17 (2010)
 2009 Mr. Troop Mom (TV Movie)
 2008 Free Style (directed by)
 2007 The Sandlot: Heading Home (Video)
 2006 The Foursome
 2006 Simon Says (as Bill Dear)
 2005 School of Life (TV Movie) (directed by)
 1999-2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Santa Who? (2000)
- Balloon Farm (1999)
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
 1997 Wild America (directed by)
 1992 Covington Cross (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1992)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 Hollywood Dog (TV Movie)
 1985 Television Parts Home Companion (Video short)
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mummy Daddy (1985)
 1984 Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas (TV Special)
 1983 Playboy Collector's Edition Volume 2 (Video documentary) (segment director)
 1981 An Evening with Sir William Martin (Video short)
 1981 Elephant Parts (Video)
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) ... (segment "The Foreign Film")
- Ray Sharkey/Jack Bruce & Friends (1981) ... (segment "The Man with the Black Hat", as Dear)
 1977 Rio (Short)
 1973 Nymph
 1969 Mr. Grey (Short)
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Directed one of the first modern music videos, Michael Nesmith's "Rio," in 1977. See more »

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