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      William Dear

      William Dear

      Highest Rated: 67% The Rocketeer (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 29% If Looks Could Kill (1991)

      Birthday: Nov 30, 1944

      Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Capable Hollywood craftsman who has been busy as a writer, director, and producer in film and TV since the mid-1970s. Dear has quietly carved several niches for himself in the industry as a director of commercials, TV pilots ("Dinosaurs," "Covington Cross"), and direct-to-video comic films (the Firesign Theatre's "Nick Danger--The Case of the Missing Yoke"). Between 1983 and 1985 alone, he received two Directors' Guild Award nominations and 12 Clio Award nominations for his direction and shooting of commercials. Dear has also proven himself to be a canny creator of popular family entertainments ("Harry and the Hendersons" 1987; "Angels in the Outfield" 1994). Moreover he was a pioneer in rock video due to his much admired collaborations with former Monkees member Michael Nesmith on the short film "Rio" (1977) and the multi-award-winning "Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts" (1981). Dear has also acted in a number of small film roles, mostly in his own features.



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Razor Bill (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 54% Midnight Rider Director - 2013
      No Score Yet 53% A Mile in His Shoes Director - 2011
      No Score Yet 44% Politics of Love Director - 2011
      33% 54% Free Style Director $141.0K 2009
      No Score Yet 50% Mr. Troop Mom Director - 2009
      58% 70% The Perfect Game Director $1.1M 2008
      No Score Yet 53% The Sandlot: Heading Home Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 20% Simon Says Director,
      - 2006
      No Score Yet 18% The Foursome Director - 2006
      No Score Yet 70% School of Life Director - 2005
      No Score Yet 30% Santa Who? Sparky (Character),
      - 2000
      No Score Yet 37% Balloon Farm Director - 1999
      29% 59% Wild America Director $7.3M 1997
      32% 49% Angels in the Outfield Director $50.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 18% Journey to the Center of the Earth Director - 1993
      29% 50% If Looks Could Kill Director $6.3M 1991
      67% 65% The Rocketeer Screenwriter $46.5M 1991
      45% 54% Harry and the Hendersons Director,
      $27.1M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce Director - 1986
      No Score Yet 44% Time Rider Director - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Yolk Director - 1983
      No Score Yet 28% Timerider Director - 1982
      No Score Yet 91% Michael Nesmith - Elephant Parts Director - 1981
      No Score Yet 58% The Northville Cemetery Massacre Director - 1976


      No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character),