William Dear

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William Dear
Born (1942-11-30) November 30, 1942 (age 78) [1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesBill Dear
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active1975–2013
Notable work
Harry and the Hendersons
If Looks Could Kill
Angels in the Outfield
Wild America
Santa Who?

William Dear (born November 30, 1943) is a Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter. [2] He is known for directing the films Harry and the Hendersons , If Looks Could Kill , Angels in the Outfield , Wild America , and Santa Who? . [3]


He also directed episodes of the television series Saturday Night Live , Television Parts , Amazing Stories , Dinosaurs , Covington Cross , and The Wannabes Starring Savvy .

Dear was born in Toronto, Ontario. [3] He is the father of actor and storyboard artist, Oliver Dear.


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