Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

  • Highest Rated: 100% Down River (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 28% The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1951
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Classically trained at the Banff School of Fine Arts and celebrated in her native country for her brilliant stage interpretations of Shaw and Ibsen, Canadian actress Helen Shaver made her American debut in, of all things, a TV sitcom -- 1980's United States. Neither this nor her second series Jessica Novak (1981) was successful, but she remained in demand in films and theatre productions in both the U.S. and Canada. The best of Shaver's many movie roles include fortyish Ann MacDonald in In Praise of Older Women (filmed in 1978, when she was 25) and Paul Newman's ever-patient lady friend in The Color of Money (1986). Additionally, Shaver was showcased in several made-for-TV movies, among them Lovey: A Circle of Children 2 (1978) and This Park is Mine (1985).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Down River Pearl 2013
No Score Yet Birthday Cake Mother Judith Ferguson 2013
No Score Yet A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride Rose 2008
No Score Yet Numb Sudrey 2007
No Score Yet Bear with Me Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Stranger I Married Director 2005
No Score Yet The Keeper Actor 2004
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Sandy Moose 2003
No Score Yet Due East Director 2002
No Score Yet Summer's End Director 2000
No Score Yet Common Ground Janet 2000
No Score Yet The Wishing Tree Wallis Clayton 1999
No Score Yet The Sweetest Gift Mrs. Martin 1998
No Score Yet We All Fall Down Actor 1997
No Score Yet Open Season Rachel Rowen 1996
55% The Craft Grace 1996
63% Tremors 2: Aftershocks Kate 1996
No Score Yet Rowing Through Slim 1996
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild Margaret Heller 1995
No Score Yet Ride with the Wind Katherine Barnes 1994
No Score Yet Bethune: The Making of a Hero Mrs. Dowd 1993
No Score Yet Morning Glory Lula 1993
67% That Night Ann O'Conner 1993
No Score Yet Dr. Bethune Actor 1993
No Score Yet Trial & Error Katherine 1993
No Score Yet Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders Edie Ballew 1993
No Score Yet Murder So Sweet Edie Ballew 1993
No Score Yet Fatal Memories Elaine Tipton 1992
75% Zebrahead Diane 1992
No Score Yet Survive the Night Stacy 1992
No Score Yet Pair of Aces Rose 1991
No Score Yet Innocent Victim Benet Archdale 1990
72% The Land Before Time Littlefoot's Mother 1988
35% The Believers Jessica Halliday 1987
No Score Yet In Search of the Perfect 10 Actor 1987
89% The Color of Money Janelle 1986
100% Desert Hearts Vivian Bell 1986
No Score Yet The Park Is Mine Valery 1986
No Score Yet Lost Linda 1986
No Score Yet The War Boy Actor 1985
No Score Yet Best Defense Clare Lewis 1984
No Score Yet Coming Out Alive Actor 1984
44% The Osterman Weekend Virginia Tremayne 1983
No Score Yet Last of the Wild Bunch Actor 1982
No Score Yet Harry Tracy Catherine Tuttle 1982
No Score Yet Between Two Brothers Susan Frazer 1982
No Score Yet Gas Rhonda 1981
28% The Amityville Horror Carolyn 1979
No Score Yet In Praise of Older Women Ann MacDonald 1978
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll) Pickup 1978
No Score Yet Who has Seen the Wind Ruth Thompson 1977
No Score Yet Starship Invasions Betty 1977
No Score Yet Outrageous Jo 1977
No Score Yet Shoot Paula 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% Vikings
2013
Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Director
  • 2015
92% Person Of Interest
2011
Director
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
86% Reign
2013-2017
Director
  • 2014
96% Elementary
2012
Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
67% Revolution
2012-2014
Director
  • 2013
39% The Firm
2012
Director
  • 2012
43% Combat Hospital
2011
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
Director
  • 2011
59% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
Director
  • 2011
70% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
79% Make It or Break It
2009-2012
Director
  • 2010
67% The Bridge (CBS)
2010
Director
  • 2010
80% Castle
2009-2016
Director
  • 2009
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Director
  • 2007
44% Journeyman
2007
Director
  • 2007
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Director
  • 2006
23% Standoff
2006
Director
  • 2006
62% Vanished
2006
Director
  • 2006
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
Director
  • 2005
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
95% The 4400
2004-2007
Director
  • 2004
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Guest Fae Buckley
  • 2004
87% Dead Like Me
2003-2004
Director
  • 2003
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet The District
2000-2004
Director
  • 2002
No Score Yet Soul Food
2000-2004
Director
  • 2001
62% Beggars and Choosers
1999-2001
Director
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Director Cathy
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet Dead Man's Gun
1997-1999
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy
1996-1999
Director Dr. Rachel Corrigan
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Director
  • 1998
29% The Net
1998-1999
Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1990
No Score Yet Philip Marlowe: Private Eye
1983-1986
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Teresa
  • 1982
49% Crusoe
2008-2009
Director
No Score Yet The Land Before Time
2007-2008
Voice
89% WIOU
1991
Kelby Robinson

QUOTES FROM Helen Shaver CHARACTERS

Littlefoot
Mother, what's a long neck?
Littlefoot's Mother
Well, that's what we are, Dear.
Littlefoot
Why can't I play with that three-horn? We were having fun.
Littlefoot's Mother
Well, we all stick to our own kinds. The three-horns, the spike-tails, the swimmers, the flyers... we never do anything together.
Littlefoot
Why?
Littlefoot's Mother
Because we're different. It's always been that way.
Littlefoot
Well, why?
Littlefoot's Mother
Oh, don't worry so much. When we reach the Great Valley, there'll be many many long necks for you to play with.
Littlefoot
[sighs] I wish we were there now.
Littlefoot's Mother
Well, it's a long way yet. Past the Great Rock that Looks Like a Long Neck, and pass the Mountains that Burn... still a long way, but we'll get there.
Littlefoot
Have you ever seen the Great Valley?
Littlefoot's Mother
No.
Littlefoot
Well, how do you know it's really there?
Littlefoot's Mother
Some things you see with your eyes, others you see with your heart.
Littlefoot
I don't understand, Mother.
Littlefoot's Mother
You will, my son. You will.
Littlefoot
Mother? Please get up.
Littlefoot's Mother
I'm... not sure I can, Littlefoot.
Littlefoot
Yes you can. Get up!
Littlefoot's Mother
Some things you see with your eyes. Others, you see with your heart.
Littlefoot's Mother
Now, you be careful, my Littlefoot.
Littlefoot
[yawns]
Grandfather
Ha ha.
Littlefoot's Mother
Beautiful Littlefoot.
Littlefoot's Mother
Dear sweet Littlefoot...do you remember the way to the Great Valley?
Littlefoot's Mother
Dear sweet Littlefoot... do you remember the way to the Great Valley?
Littlefoot
I guess so... But why do I have to know if you're going to be with me?
Littlefoot
I guess so... but why do I have to know if you're going to be with me?
Littlefoot's Mother
I'll be with you. Even if you can't see me.
Littlefoot
What do you mean I can't see you? I can always see you.
Littlefoot's Mother
Littlefoot...let your heart guide you. It whispers...so listen closely...
Littlefoot's Mother
Littlefoot, let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
Littlefoot
Mother...? Mother...?
Littlefoot
Mother? Mother?
Carolyn
(in a demonic voice) - It's the passage...to HELL!
Carolyn
(in a demonic voice) It's the passage, to HELL!
Carolyn
(in a demonic voice) It's the passage, to Hell!
Carolyn
Demons are smart. They're not just monsters. They...They think just like you and I do. Just in reverse. It's a closed system.
Carolyn
Demons are smart. They're not just monsters. They, they think just like you and I do. Just in reverse. It's a closed system.
Jeff
Now you're beginning to give me the creeps.
Carolyn
There was a tribe of Indians called the Shinnecocks, and they used this land as a sort of exposure pen. They put all the crazy people here and left them here to die...My God! - That's where it is.
Carolyn
There was a tribe of Indians called the Shinnecocks, and they used this land as a sort of exposure pen. They put all the crazy people here and left them here to die. My God! That's where it is.
Jeff
What the hell are you talking about?
Carolyn
There are people buried here.
George Lutz
I'll go in and talk to Kathy, and you all come in in a couple of minutes.
Jeff
(Carolyn walks toward the house) - He told us to wait out here.
Jeff
(Carolyn walks toward the house) He told us to wait out here.
Carolyn
Jeff...I gotta see it for myself.
Carolyn
Jeff. I gotta see it for myself.
Jeff
I thought that place gave you the creeps.
Carolyn
Are those vibes ever strong. It really pulls on you. I gotta see the basement. That's where it's coming from. I'm very sensitive about these things. And I know about them.
Jeff
Come on; knock it off, will you?
George Lutz
(at the bar) - The house is doing things. I mean, windows open by themselves. Rooms full of flies at the wrong time of year...You saw what happened to Greg's hand. It's crazy. Last night the front door was ripped off its hinges from the inside.
George Lutz
(at the bar) The house is doing things. I mean, windows open by themselves. Rooms full of flies at the wrong time of year. You saw what happened to Greg's hand. It's crazy. Last night the front door was ripped off its hinges from the inside.
Carolyn
(looking into a book) - Of course! It's right here, it's history. John Ketchum.
Carolyn
(looking into a book) Of course! It's right here, it's history. John Ketchum.
Jeff
So?
Carolyn
They ran him out of Salem for being a witch. And he built his house exactly where you're living. You're living on some sort of special ground...devil worship...death...sacrifice. George, there's one simple rule...Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Carolyn
They ran him out of Salem for being a witch. And he built his house exactly where you're living. You're living on some sort of special ground, devil worship, death, sacrifice. George, there's one simple rule. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only change forms.
Jeff
Carolyn, will you get a grip on yourself? You sound like some kind of psycho weirdo!
Carolyn
Come on, Jeffrey. Don't be such a hard-core rationalist. Everything in life cannot be explained by a slide rule.
Jeff
Thank you very much for your cosmic views. Now do me a favor...SHUT UP!
Jeff
Thank you very much for your cosmic views. Now do me a favor. SHUT UP!
Carolyn
(after pulling up to the house) - I don't want to go any closer.
Carolyn
(after pulling up to the house) I don't want to go any closer.
Jeff
Carolyn, what are you talking about?
Carolyn
It gives me the creeps.