Director, Producer, Writer
A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, William Fruet trained as an actor, playwright, and director. In 1965, he worked as an editor at the CBC, where he met Don Shebib. Fruet's script for Goin' Down the Road (1970), directed by Shebib, won the Canadian Film Award for Best Screenplay, and the film itself was named one of Canada's top ten films for two decades running. Fruet's other scripts of note include Rip-Off (1971), also directed by Shebib, and Slipstream (1973).
Since the mid-eighties he has directed almost exclusively for television, starting in 1985 with The Ray Bradbury Theatre, then on to Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Friday the 13th, Lonesome Dove, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Tracker and more recently, The Zack Files and Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, to name a few. Fruet directed "Gabriel" Season I and "God Forbid We Call It What It Is" Season V of Da Vinci's Inquest. He has over a dozen feature films and MOWs to his credit with the latest MOW, Imaginary Playmate, shot in 2006.