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Helaine Head (born January 17, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film, television and theatre director.

Helaine Head
Born (1947-01-17) January 17, 1947 (age 72)
OccupationFilm director, television director, theatre director
Years active1982–present


In television, some of her directing credits are St. Elsewhere, Cagney & Lacey, Frank's Place, L.A. Law, Wiseguy, Tour of Duty, Brewster Place, seaQuest 2032, Law & Order and Sliders. She has also directed a number of television films.[1]

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Head worked as a theatre director and stage manager in a number of stage productions on Broadway.[1]

In 1990, Head directed The Danger Team, a 24-minute claymation special intended to be the pilot episode of a potentially longer running TV show.[2] The pilot aired on ABC on July 3, 1991, and featured claymation mixed with live actors.[3] The pilot episode was poorly received and was not picked up for a full series.[4][5]

In the 2000s, Head became an associate professor of directing at USC School of Cinematic Arts.[6]


  1. ^ a b Helaine Head Biography ((?)-), Film Reference
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lee (April 7, 1992). "PRIVATE EYEFULS". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin. "Pilots: The Ones That Didn't Fly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  4. ^ Holbert, Ginny (July 3, 1991). "`Danger Team' pilot doesn't fly". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Review: The Danger Team". Variety Magazine. July 8, 1991. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  6. ^ School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile: Helaine Head

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