William Dear (born 30 November 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a 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.
He is the father of actor and storyboard artist, Oliver Dear.