Will Friedle

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Will Friedle
Born William Alan Friedle
(1976-08-11) August 11, 1976 (age 40)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor, comedian
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 older 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 title character of Batman Beyond, and Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible. He voices Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man and Star-Lord in the animated version of Guardians of the Galaxy, replacing Chris Cox. He also performed the voices of Doyle in The Secret Saturdays, Lion-O in the rebooted ThunderCats series, and Blue Beetle 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, as well as in Transformers: Rescue Bots.

In December 2014, it was announced that Friedle would 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, Connecticut 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 three seasons (1988–1991), Friedle was cast as Cory Matthews' likeable but underachieving elder brother Eric on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000.

In 2004, he co-starred with Chris Owen 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.[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 episode "And Then There Was Shawn".

Friedle is best friends with actor Jason Marsden and was the 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
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
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[10]
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[11]
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[12]
Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants Nightwing/Dick Grayson 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 (157 episodes)
Young Artist Award (nominated)
1994 The Gift of Love Luke CBS television 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 television movie
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Jeremy Pinter Episode: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
H-E Double Hockey Sticks Griffelkin ABC television movie
Odd Man Out Phillip Evans Episode: "Punch Line"
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Terry McGinnis/Batman, additional voices 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 Season 7, episode 6
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 television pilot
Regular Joe Larry Episode: "Time and Punishment"
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Ron Stoppable Voice role
Disney Channel television 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 television movie
Everything You Want Calvin Dillwaller ABC Family television 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 TMNT: Back to the Sewer Splinter Voice role
2009 Turtles Forever Miyamoto Usagi, additional voices 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/Leo 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
2013–2016 Ultimate Spider-Man Wade Wilson/Deadpool
Voice role
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Bumblebee Voice role
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Kid Flash Writer (1 episode)
Voice role
2015–present Girl Meets World Eric Matthews Recurring role
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Bumblebee, additional voices Voice role
2015 Avengers Assemble Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Jeter Kan Toon Voice role[13]
Replaces Chris Cox as Star-Lord in season 2[14][15]
2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Peter Quill/Star-Lord Voice role
Replaces Chris Cox in the episode "Planet Monster, Part 2"[16]
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
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2015-2016 Critical Role Himself Roleplays as Dungeons & Dragons character Kashaw Vesh the Human Cleric
Special guest on 5 episodes
Year Album Song Notes
2003-2005 Kim Possible The Naked Mole Rap (as Ron Stoppable) Featuring Nancy Wainwright (as Rufus) and The Cheetah Girls


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  2. ^ Andy Swift. "'Girl Meets World': Eric Returns With Mr. Feeny — Season 2 Spoilers - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Girl Meets Writers". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Will Friedle on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Art-World Movie Shot In State To Be Shown Saturday In New Milford". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Hartford Courant article archive - Friedle-Leary". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Hartford Courant article archive - She Chose to Have Both". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Friedle lands UPN sitcom Neil Wilkes, DigitalSpy, 4 March 2002
  9. ^ "Will Friedle". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Gary Miereanu". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Gerding, Stephen (2 June 2015). "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Siegel, Lucas (April 4, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: WB Reveals Next LEGO DC Comics Movie with Announcement Trailer". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  13. ^ "New Frontiers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 25. September 13, 2015. Disney XD. 
  14. ^ "Guardians of the Galaxy 'Assemble' again on TV". USA TODAY. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  15. ^ "Widow's Run". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 12. February 22, 2015. Disney XD. 
  16. ^ "Planet Monster, Part 2". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 26. June 28, 2015. Disney XD. 

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