William J. Creber

Production designer, 2nd unit director
For a decade produced exceptional work on several notable films in which art direction was central: George Stevens's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi classic, "Planet of the Apes" ... Read more »
Born: 07/26/1931

Filmography

Art Department (41)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Christy 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Folks! 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mannequin Two: on the Move 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Call From Space 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Magic Balloon 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hot Pursuit 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Twice in A Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Prodigal 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Yes, Giorgio 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Six Pack 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hopscotch 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Enigma 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Islands in the Stream 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Domino Principle 1976 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Room 222 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Superdad 1974 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Mod Squad 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Towering Inferno 1973 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Arnie 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Poseidon Adventure 1972 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Art Director

Escape From the Planet of the Apes 1971 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Along Came a Spider 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Justine 1969 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Planet of the Apes 1968 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Three in the Attic 1967 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Caprice 1966 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Children in the Crossfire (TV Show)

Production Designer

Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Mr. Horn (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Last Brickmaker in America (TV Show)

Production Designer
Director (1)

Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Biography

For a decade produced exceptional work on several notable films in which art direction was central: George Stevens's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), Franklin Schaffner's sci-fi classic, "Planet of the Apes" (1968), and the Irwin Allen/John Guillerman disaster epic, "The Towering Inferno" (1974).

Relationships

Lewis Creber

Father
worked for 20th Century-Fox

Kenneth Creber

Son

Milestones

1998

Served as production designer on the sports biopic "Without Limits"

1994

Was production designer of the CBS series "Christy"

1988

Designed and supervised construction of residential and New York backlot streets at Disney World Florida Studio (later Disney-MGM Studios)

1986

Debut as 2nd unit director (also production designer), "Flight of the Navigator"

1974

Served as production designer on the Allen-produced "The Towering Inferno"; received third Academy Award nomination

1972

Nominated for second Oscar for "The Poseidon Adventure", produced by Irwin Allen

1969

First TV-movie as production designer, "Along Came a Spider" (ABC)

1968

Designed "Planet of the Apes"; worked on two sequels

1965

Earned first of three career Oscar nominations for his work on "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

1964

Began association with producer Irwin Allen as production designer on the ABC TV series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"

1955

Began career as apprentice draftsman at 20th Century Fox

1951

Served in US Navy during the Korean War

Was production designer for such ABC TV series as "The Mod Squad" and "Room 222"

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