Helen Shaver

Mostly Credited As: Helen Shaver
Birth Name: Helen Jane Shaver
Date Of Birth: February 24, 1951 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: St. Thomas, Ontario
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver, a Canadian, can be perseverant as her character Jessica Novak. In fact, she had to overcome a rough first attempt to break into American show business In 1973, after years of study in acting, Miss Shaver was brought down from Canada to star with David Janssen in a television movie, but, just a few days before production was to start, she was informed that a mix-up had kept her from getting her work permit, and she was dropped from the show.
One day I was a budding star, and a few days later. I was back in Canada working as a cocktail waitress, she said.
Miss Shaver claims that a childhood bout with rheumatic fever spurred her to become an actress. "All those long months in beds and hospitals allowed my imagination to nourish."
She appeared in numerous Canadian films and won the Canadian equivalent of the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her American television debut came in a starring role for the highly acclaimed though short-lived series "United States".

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Education of Max Bickford (2001)As: Erica Bettis
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)As: Dr. Rachel Corrigan
W.I.O.U. (1990)As: Kelby Robinson
Jessica Novak (1981)As: Jessica Novak
United States (1980)As: Libby Chapin
Search and Rescue (1977)As: Doctor Liz Warren
Episode Cast Credits 

The 4400 (2004) 
  Trial By Fire 01x04: (Aug/01/2004) As Barbara Yates 
  Becoming 01x03: (Jul/25/2004) As Barbara Yates 

The L Word (2004) 
  Liberally 01x10: (Mar/21/2004) As Faye Buckley 
  Luck, Next Time 01x09: (Mar/14/2004) As Faye Buckley 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  The Sandkings (2) 01x02: (Mar/26/1995) As Cathy Kress 
  The Sandkings (1) 01x01: (Mar/26/1995) As Cathy Kress 

Columbo (1971) 
  Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo 09x04: (Mar/31/1990) As Vivian Dimitri 

B.L. Stryker (1989) 
  The Dancer's Touch 01x01: (Feb/13/1989) As Unknown 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  The Emissary 03x03: (Feb/13/1988) As Miss Haight 

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983) 
  Spanish Blood 02x02: (May/04/1986) As unknown 

Amazing Stories (1985) 
  Mirror, Mirror 01x19: (Mar/09/1986) As Karen 

T.J. Hooker (1982) 
  The Shadow of Truth 03x05: (Oct/29/1983) As Lisa Jericho 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  No Body's Perfect 03x11: (Dec/09/1982) As Teresa 
  Phantom of the Hill 03x10: (Dec/02/1982) As Teresa 
  A Hair of the Dog 03x09: (Nov/25/1982) As Teresa 
  Officer of the Year 03x05: (Oct/28/1982) As Teresa 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Firm (2012)• Co-Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Vikings (2013) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
Promised 04x05 Mar/17/2016 As: Director
Yol 04x04 Mar/10/2016 As: Director
Born Again 03x06 Mar/26/2015 As: Director
The Usurper 03x05 Mar/19/2015 As: Director
Orphan Black (2013) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Certain Agony of the Battlefield 03x06 May/23/2015 As: Director
Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est 02x05 May/17/2014 As: Director
Person of Interest (2011) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Skip 04x18 Mar/24/2015 As: Director
Mors Praematura 03x06 Oct/29/2013 As: Director
'Til Death 02x08 Nov/29/2012 As: Director
Revolution (2012) (2012) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Austin City Limits 02x18 Apr/02/2014 As: Director
Love Story 02x03 Oct/09/2013 As: Director
Clue 01x18 May/20/2013 As: Director
Elementary (2012) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Dead Clade Walking 02x14 Jan/30/2014 As: Director
Reign (2013) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
For King and Country 01x09 Jan/23/2014 As: Director
The Firm (2012) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Chapter Eleven 01x11 Mar/24/2012 As: Director
Chapter Three 01x03 Jan/12/2012 As: Director
Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Big Rock Mesa 01x16 May/23/2011 As: Director
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) (Credited in 9 episodes from this show) 
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Smoked 12x24 May/18/2011 As: Director
Bully 12x18 Feb/23/2011 As: Director
Dirty 12x14 Jan/19/2011 As: Director
Gray 12x09 Nov/17/2010 As: Director
Behave 12x03 Sep/29/2010 As: Director
Stargate Universe (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Seizure 02x15 Apr/04/2011 As: Director
Flashpoint (2008) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
I'd Do Anything 03x12 Feb/01/2011 As: Director
The Bridge (2010) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The Blame Game 01x11 May/07/2010 As: Director
Painted Ladies 01x09 Apr/23/2010 As: Director
Make It or Break It (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Save the Last Dance 01x16 Feb/08/2010 As: Director
Castle (2009) (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
One Man's Treasure 02x10 Nov/23/2009 As: Director
Private Practice (2007) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Slip Slidin' Away 03x06 Nov/05/2009 As: Director
Nothing to Talk About 02x03 Oct/22/2008 As: Director
Crusoe (2008) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Hour 11 - The Hunting Party 01x11 Jan/17/2009 As: Director
Hour 9 - Name of the Game 01x09 Dec/20/2008 As: Director
Journeyman (2007) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Winterland 01x08 Nov/12/2007 As: Director
The Unit (2006) (2006) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Every Step You Take 03x04 Oct/16/2007 As: Director
Natural Selection 02x08 Nov/14/2006 As: Director
Dedication 01x07 Apr/18/2006 As: Director
Jericho (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Black Jack 01x13 Feb/28/2007 As: Director
Standoff (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Borderline 01x11 Dec/12/2006 As: Director
Vanished (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Feed 01x05 Sep/18/2006 As: Director
Medium (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Doctor's Orders 02x12 Jan/09/2006 As: Director
Close To Home (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Divine Directions 01x04 Oct/25/2005 As: Director
Judging Amy (1999) (Credited in 11 episodes from this show) 
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My Name is Amy Gray... 06x22 May/03/2005 As: Director
The New Normal 06x17 Mar/22/2005 As: Director
Happy Borthday 06x14 Feb/22/2005 As: Director
Conditional Surrender 06x08 Dec/14/2004 As: Director
Lullaby 06x02 Oct/12/2004 As: Director
The 4400 (2004) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The New & Improved Carl Morrissey 01x02 Jul/18/2004 As: Director
The O.C. (2003) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Proposal 01x24 Apr/14/2004 As: Director
Joan of Arcadia (2003) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Uncertainty Principle 01x11 Dec/12/2003 As: Director
Dead Like Me (2003) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Rest in Peace 01x14 Sep/26/2003 As: Director
Beggars and Choosers (1999) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Fathers & Sons 02x15 Jan/02/2001 As: Director
Be Careful What You Wish For 02x11 Sep/05/2000 As: Director
The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
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Simon Says 06x08 Mar/10/2000 As: Director
Star Crossed 05x21 Aug/13/1999 As: Director
What Will the Neighbors Think? 05x09 Apr/23/1999 As: Director
Phobos Rising 04x24 Dec/04/1998 As: Director
Lithia 04x17 Jul/03/1998 As: Director
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Brother's Keeper 04x08 Jun/04/1999 As: Director
Seduction 03x18 Jul/24/1998 As: Story
The Bones of St. Anthony 01x18 Aug/23/1996 As: Director
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