William Creber


Production Designer

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)....

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).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Director

Art Director (Feature Film)

Superdad (1974)
Art Direction
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Production Design
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Art Director
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Art Director
Justine (1969)
Art Director
3 in the Attic (1968)
Production Design
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Art Director
The Detective (1968)
Art Director
Caprice (1967)
Art Director
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Art Director
Rio Conchos (1964)
Art Director

Production Designer (Feature Film)

The Last Brickmaker in America (2001)
Production Designer
Without Limits (1998)
Production Designer
Spy Hard (1996)
Production Designer
Street Fighter (1994)
Production Designer
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993)
Production Designer
Folks! (1992)
Production Designer
Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991)
Production Designer
The Magic Balloon (1990)
Production Designer
Call From Space (1989)
Production Designer
Hot Pursuit (1987)
Production Designer
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Production Designer
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Production Designer
Children in the Crossfire (1984)
Production Designer
The Prodigal (1984)
Production Designer
Yes, Giorgio (1982)
Production Designer
Six Pack (1982)
Production Designer
Hopscotch (1980)
Production Designer
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Production Designer
The Domino Principle (1977)
Production Designer
Islands In The Stream (1977)
Production Designer
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Production Designer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Second Unit Director

Production Designer (Special)

Enigma (1977)
Production Designer
Braddock (1968)
Production Designer

Life Events

1951

Served in US Navy during the Korean War

1955

Began career as apprentice draftsman at 20th Century Fox

1964

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

1965

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

1968

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

1970

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

1972

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

1974

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

1986

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

1988

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

1994

Was production designer of the CBS series "Christy"

1998

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

Family

Lewis Creber
Father
Production designer. Worked for 20th Century-Fox.
Kenneth Creber
Son
Set designer.

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