|Born||November 30, 1943|
|Other names||Bill Dear|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, screenwriter, actor|
William Dear (born November 30, 1943) is a Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter known for directing Harry and the Hendersons, If Looks Could Kill, Angels in the Outfield, Wild America and Santa Who?.
He has directed Saturday Night Live, Television Parts, Amazing Stories, Dinosaurs, Covington Cross and The Wannabes Starring Savvy.
Dear was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the father of actor and storyboard artist, Oliver Dear.