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William Dear
Born (1943-11-30) November 30, 1943 (age 77)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesBill Dear
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active1975–2013

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

He has directed 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.