Will Friedle

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Will Friedle
Born William Alan Friedle
(1976-08-11) August 11, 1976 (age 38)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1988–present

William Alan "Will" Friedle (born August 11, 1976) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his comedic roles, most notably the underachieving elder brother Eric Matthews on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. More recently, he has voiced a number of animated characters such as Terry McGinnis/Batman, the titular character of Batman Beyond, and Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible. He does the voice of Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man. He also did the voices of Doyle in The Secret Saturdays, Lion-O in the rebooted ThunderCats series, and Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.[1] One of his most recent roles has been the speaking voice of Bumblebee in the final episode of Transformers: Prime and the movie Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising and in the sequel series Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

In December 2014, in spite of initial resistance, it was announced that Friedle would finally reprise his Boy Meets World role of Eric Matthews on the continuation series Girl Meets World.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Joan (née Leary) and Gary Allen Friedle, both lawyers.[5][6][7] After committing himself to becoming an actor, Friedle continually commuted from Avon to New York City for auditions. He attended Avon High School in 1994.

Friedle attended Occidental College. In the July 4, 2006 issue of People, Friedle mentioned he had thought about attending culinary school.


After co-hosting Nickelodeon's Don't Just Sit There for 3 seasons (1988–1991), Friedle was cast as the likeable but underachieving elder brother Eric Matthews on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. In 2004, he co-starred with Chris Owen (American Pie) in the independent film National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (originally titled Lady Killers). He also appeared in a supporting role in the 2005 ABC Family movie Everything You Want. Friedle was cast as "Mike" in the WB sitcom Off Centre, but could not accept the role because of a previous commitment to the UPN series The Random Years. The role ended up going to Eddie Kaye Thomas from the American Pie series.[8]

Friedle voiced Seifer Almasy in the English version of the video game Kingdom Hearts II, Gideon Wyeth in the English version of the video game Advent Rising, and Jaster Rogue in the English version of the video game Rogue Galaxy.

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Friedle dated American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt,[9] and co-starred with her in the romantic teen comedy Trojan War. Hewitt made a guest appearance as Jennifer Love "Feffy" Fefferman on Boy Meets World.

Friedle is best friends with actor Jason Marsden and was best man at Marsden's wedding in October 2004. The two have also worked together in numerous productions: Boy Meets World, Trojan War, Static Shock, Kim Possible, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, ThunderCats and Mad.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Trojan War Brad Kimble
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Duncan Fletcher Disney
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Terry McGinnis/Batman Voice role
Direct-to-DVD Release
2003 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers Calvin Menhoffer
2004 The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! Mark Short film
Howl's Moving Castle Additional Voices Voice role
2005 Everything You Want Calvin Dillwaller
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Anton, Cultist, Youth #1 Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Don't Just Sit There Host
1992 Law & Order Russ Episode: Trust
1993–2000 Boy Meets World Eric Matthews Series regular
Young Artist Award (nominated)
1994 The Gift of Love Luke CBS TV-Movie
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Jimmy Armstrong Episode: The Tale of the Long Ago Locket
1996 ABC Afterschool Special Jason Gallagher Episode: Educating Mom
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Duncan Fletcher Disney Channel TV-Movie
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Jeremy Pinter Episode: A Good Man is Hard to Find
H-E Double Hockey Sticks Griffelkin ABC TV-Movie
Odd Man Out Phillip Evans Episode: Punch Line
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Terry McGinnis/Batman, Additional Voices Lead role, Voice role
48 episodes
2001 The Zeta Project Terry McGinnis/Batman Voice role
Episode: Shadows
3rd Rock from the Sun Stan Episode: Dick Soup for the Soul
Go Fish Pete Troutner Series regular
2002 All That Himself Episode 6: Season 7
2002 The Random Years Alex Series regular
2002–2007 Kim Possible Ron Stoppable Series regular, Voice role
87 episodes
2003 Jack's House Jack Unsold TV-Pilot
Regular Joe Larry Episode: Time and Punishment
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Ron Stoppable Voice role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
2003, 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Mackey Macaw Manager
Ron Stoppable
Voice roles
Episode: Phantasmo
Episode: Rufus
2004 Static Shock Terry McGinnis/Batman, Pilot Voice role
Episode: Future Shock
Teen Titans Fang, Frozen Promgoer Voice role
Episode: Date with Destiny
Less Than Perfect Caleb Episode: Claude Want to Know
2004, 2005 Justice League Unlimited Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern, Terry McGinnis/Batman II, Redcoat #3 Voice roles
Episode: The Return
Episode: The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped
Episode: Epilogue
2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Ron Stoppable Voice role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
Everything You Want Calvin Dillwaller ABC Family TV-Movie
The Batman Gearhead Voice role Episode: RPM
Credited as Will Friedel
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Cousin Greggy Voice role
Episode: Feeding Frenzy
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Ken Tennyson Voice role
Episode: Max Out
The Secret Saturdays Doyle Blackwell Voice role
2008–2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle Voice role
2010-2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Randy the Sheep Voice role
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Bryan, Jason, Student #1 Voice role
2011–2012 Thundercats Lion-O Voice role
2011 MAD Lion-LOL, Captain America, Owen Lars Voice role
2012–2013 Winx Club Nereus Voice role
2012 Gravity Falls Reginald Voice role
2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Ragnar Voice role
2013 Ultimate Spider-Man Wade Wilson/Deadpool Voice role
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Bumblebee Voice role
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Various voice roles Writer (1 episode)
Voice role
2015–present Girl Meets World Eric Matthews Episode: Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels, 2+ others
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Bumblebee Voice role
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill/Star-Lord Voice role
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Disney's Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist Ron Stoppable
2003 Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Additional Voices
2004 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Willy Gaines
2005 Jade Empire Lu the Prodigy
Advent Rising Gideon Wyeth
Rogue Galaxy Jaster Rogue
Teen Titans Fang
Chicken Little
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Hero/"Kensucky"
Kingdom Hearts II Seifer Almasy
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jamie Reyes/Blue Beetle
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Rick Jones, Archangel, Nova


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