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Strong at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Rider King Strong|
December 11, 1979
San Francisco, California
|Alma mater|| Columbia University |
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, voice actor, director, producer|
Alexandra Barreto (m. 2013)
Rider King Strong (born December 11, 1979), is an American actor, director, voice actor, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World and its 2014 sequel Girl Meets World . He is also known for his role in the 2002 horror film Cabin Fever and as the voice of Tom Lucitor in Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom created and produced by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly. The show aired on the ABC network from September 24, 1993 to May 5, 2000, lasting seven seasons.
Girl Meets World is an American comedy television series created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly that aired on Disney Channel from June 27, 2014 to January 20, 2017. The series is a spinoff of Boy Meets World and stars Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, Danielle Fishel, and Corey Fogelmanis.
Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror comedy film co-written and directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews. The story follows a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. The inspiration for the film's story came from a real-life experience during a trip to Iceland when Roth developed a skin infection.
Rider King Strong was born in San Francisco, California, the second of two boys born for Lin (née Warner), a teacher and nutritionist, and King Arthur Strong,a firefighter. He has English and Irish ancestry. He graduated from high school in Sebastopol, California in 1998. His elder brother is Shiloh Strong, an actor and photographer.
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 884,363 residents as of 2017. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is also part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
English Americans are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. In the 2017 American Community Survey, English Americans are (7.1%) of the total population.
Strong began his acting career at the age of nine, when he starred as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Misérables . After the stage production, he appeared in small screen roles on television. In 1992, he received his first regular television series role as Julie Andrews's son on Julie . When the series was canceled, Strong made his debut on film as Amy Irving's son in Benefit of the Doubt. It was not until he was chosen for the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC series Boy Meets World that he received widespread recognition.
Gavroche is a fictional character in the 1862 novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. He is a boy who lives on the streets of Paris. His name has become a synonym for an urchin or street child. Gavroche plays a short yet significant role in the many musical adaptations of Les Misérables, sharing the populist ideology of the Friends of the ABC and joining the revolutionaries in the June 1832 rebellion.
Les Misérables, colloquially known in English-speaking countries as Les Mis, is a sung-through musical based on the 1862 novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The musical premiered in Paris in 1980, and has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and original French-language lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. An English-language libretto was written by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world after the original Off-Broadway run of The Fantasticks.
Dame Julie Andrews,, is an English actress, singer and author. Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). Billed as “Britain’s youngest prima donna”, she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle, and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere. In 1957, Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live, network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers.
During the seven-year run he was nominated twice for the Young Artist Award and nominated for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award. When the series ended, Strong returned to the big screen to star as Paul in the indie horror film Cabin Fever , directed by Eli Roth. In 2006, he returned to television for a regular series role in Pepper Dennis on the WB. The show was short-lived and was not chosen as one of the transferring shows to The CW Television Network. That same year, Strong recorded a reading for the audio version of the Anthony Kiedis biography, Scar Tissue . He had a brief cameo appearance in 2009's Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever , the sequel to Cabin Fever.
The Young Artist Award is an accolade presented by the Young Artist Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to honor excellence of youth performers, and to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically challenged or financially unstable.
Elijah Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. As a director and producer, he is most closely associated with the horror genre, first coming to prominence for directing the films Cabin Fever and Hostel.
Pepper Dennis is a comedy-drama television series that aired on The WB from April 4 to July 4, 2006. It was quickly announced on May 17, 2006 that Pepper Dennis would not be one of the WB shows transferred to The CW. Pepper Dennis was the final show to premiere on The WB before its transition to The CW network.
Along with his brother, Shiloh Strong, he wrote and directed the short film, Irish Twins , which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It went on to win both the Jury Award and Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts. Speaking to Pure Movies in 2010 he expressed that he wanted to expand his writing and directing career: 'Acting is always there and I enjoy it but it’s kind of got a little unfulfilling lately. You know, I’m in the low budget horror world… I have a whole lot of other stuff I want to do.'
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is a prominent film festival held in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, showcasing a diverse selection of independent films. Since its inaugural year in 2002, it has become a recognized outlet for independent filmmakers in all genres to release their work to a broad audience.
The Woods Hole Film Festival was founded in 1991 by Judith Laster and Kate Davis.
In April 2008, Strong, along with his brother Shiloh and his then-girlfriend (now wife) actress Alexandra Barreto, co-created a 30-second television ad in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama titled, "It Could Happen to You." The ad, submitted to MoveOn.org, became one of 15 finalists from a pool of over 1,100 submitted ads, and was chosen as the funniest ad in May 2008. In August, MoveOn raised $200,000 to air the ad on MTV and Comedy Central; it was the first political commercial to ever appear on Comedy Central. In early 2009, Strong narrated the audiobook of The Obama Revolution by Alan Kennedy-Shaffer. In 2010, Strong starred in the science fiction-thriller film The Darkening Sky alongside Ezra Buzzington, Charley Rossman, Sally Berman, Daniel Kirschner and LaShan Anderson under the direction of Victor Bornia.
Shiloh Strong is an American actor, screenwriter, photographer and film director whose roles include "Zelos Wilder" from Tales of Symphonia, "David Scott" from Dinotopia, and "Grant" from Buck Naked Arson.
Alexandra Barreto is an American actress who starred in the 2006 television series Pepper Dennis with her future husband Rider Strong and Rebecca Romijn and in the horror film Tooth and Nail, a part of the annual After Dark Horrorfest in 2007. Since 2013, she has appeared in the recurring role of Ana Gutierrez on The Fosters.
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
In late 2012, Strong declined an offer to reprise his role as Shawn Hunter in the upcoming spinoff, Girl Meets World . However, during production of the pilot in March 2013, Strong along with other cast members, who were also unconfirmed to return, appeared on the set sparking rumors of a cameo or return to the new series. Creator Michael Jacobs stated "I think there's more than a chance, I think there's a strong chance" when commenting on Strong and other original series cast members returning. Other current cast members commented on Strong's return indicating that his return might be a secret not ready to be revealed. In June 2013, a Boy Meets World reunion was held with Strong attending along with many of his former cast members.On March 19, 2014, it was confirmed that Strong would reprise his role as Shawn Hunter, the first being a holiday-themed episode along with former cast members Betsy Randle and William Russ. In addition, Strong will also direct a number of episodes.
In March 2012, Strong, Julia Pistell, and Tod Goldberg, started Literary Disco, a podcast about books and writing.
In 2004, Strong graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University as an English major. Before Columbia, Strong attended Occidental College. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in June 2009 at Bennington College.[ citation needed ]
Strong began dating actress Alexandra Barreto after they met while filming the 2006 television series Pepper Dennis .They became engaged in December 2012, and married on October 20, 2013 in Oregon. The couple has one son, Indigo "Indy" Barreto Strong, born in December 2014.
|1993||Benefit of the Doubt||Pete Braswell|
|1998||My Giant||Justin Allen|
|2001||Buck Naked Arson||Willy Barnes|
|2001||The Secret Pact||Lenny B. Dalton|
|2007||Tooth and Nail||Ford|
|2008||Spy School||Mr. Randall|
|2008||Irish Twins||Michael Sullivan||Short film|
|2008||Pulse 3: Invasion||Adam||Video|
|2009||Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever||Paul|
|2010||Darkening Sky||Eric Rainer|
|2010||Ruff Love||George||Short film|
|2010||Your Lucky Day||Young Man||Short film|
Shown at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival
|2011||Lone||Jason Sumner||Short film|
|2011||Walter Don't Dance||Thad||Short film|
|1991||Long Road Home||Benjy Robertson||TV film|
|1991||Going Places||David||Episode: "The Camping Show"|
|1992||Bobby's World||George (voice)||7 episodes|
|1992||Empty Nest||Philip Logan||Episode: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"|
|1992||Evening Shade||Jimmy||Episode: "The Diary of Molly Newton"|
|1992||Home Improvement||Danny||Episode: "Haunting of Taylor House"|
|1993||Nurses||Max Kaplan||Episode: "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"|
|1993||Time Trax||William Peterman||Episode: "The Prodigy"|
|1993||The Last Hit||Jimmy Dunne||TV film|
|1993–2000||Boy Meets World||Shawn Hunter||Main role (158 episodes)|
|1994||Summertime Switch||Frederick Egan III||TV film|
|1996||Maybe This Time||Shawn Hunter||Episode: "Acting Out"|
|1996||Party of Five||Byron||2 episodes|
|1997||Oddville, MTV||1 episode|
|1998||Hercules||Pollux (voice)||Episode: "Hercules and the Trojan War"|
|1998||Invasion America||Jim Bailey (voice)||13 episodes|
|1999||The Practice||Gary Armbrust||2 episodes|
|1999||Batman Beyond||Bobby Vance (voice)||Episode: "Lost Soul"|
|1999–2000||Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles||Pvt. Carl Jenkins||12 episodes|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Ethan Edwards||Episode: "The Pilgrim"|
|2002–2004||Kim Possible||Brick Flagg (voice)||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2005||Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama||Brick Flagg (voice)||TV film|
|2006||Crumbs||Dennis||Episode: "Six Feet Blunder"|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Chick Dirka||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Rafe||Episode: "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"|
|2007||Bones||Gregg Liscombe||Episode: "Mummy in the Maze"|
|2009||Castle||Rocco Jones||Episode: "The Fifth Bullet"|
|2010||100 Questions||Alan||Episode: "Wayne?"|
|2012||Paulilu Mixtape||Sam Paxton||Episode: "Hooker Lawyer"|
|2014–2017||Girl Meets World||Shawn Hunter||Recurring Role |
Directed 18 episodes
|2015–present||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Tom Lucitor (voice)||Recurring Role|
|2017||Mighty Magiswords||Familiar||Episode: "Quest for Knowledge!"|
|1994||Young Artist Award||Best Youth Comedian||Boy Meets World||Nominated|
|1997||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Comedy – Supporting Young Actor||Boy Meets World||Nominated|
|2000||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Television Friends||Boy Meets World(shared with Ben Savage)||Won|
|2008||Washington DC Shorts Film Festival||Best First Time Filmmaker||Irish Twins(shared with Shiloh Strong)||Nominated|
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William David Daniels is an American actor, known for his roles as Dr. Mark Craig in the NBC drama St. Elsewhere, for which he won two Emmy Awards, and as Mr. Feeny in the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World. He was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1999 to 2001.
Matthew William Lawrence is an American actor and singer best known for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Boy Meets World. Lawrence also starred in the series Brotherly Love with his real-life brothers Joey and Andrew.
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Trina Colette McGee, formerly known as Trina McGee-Davis, is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Angela Moore on the ABC-TV sitcom Boy Meets World.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is a 2009 American horror film sequel to the 2002 film Cabin Fever. The film is about a high school prom that descends into sheer panic when a deadly flesh-eating virus spreads via a popular brand of bottled water. The film was directed by Ti West.
Julius John Carry III was an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the character Sho'Nuff in the film The Last Dragon. He made his acting debut in the 1979 movie Disco Godfather starring Rudy Ray Moore. He also acted in the films World Gone Wild and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Carry appeared primarily in numerous television roles, including Dr. Abraham Butterfield on Doctor, Doctor and the bounty hunter Lord Bowler in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. He also appeared on shows such as Murphy Brown, Family Matters, A Different World, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, and Boy Meets World.
Pilot is the pilot episode of the television series Boy Meets World, written by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly and directed by John Tracy. It premiered on ABC in the United States on September 24, 1993. The pilot introduces viewers to Cory Matthews and his friends, who live in Philadelphia and attend Jefferson Elementary School, along with members of his immediate family.
The fourth season of the television comedy series Boy Meets World aired between September 20, 1996 and May 9, 1997, on ABC in the United States. The season was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Touchstone Television with series creator Michael Jacobs as executive producer. It was broadcast as part of the ABC comedy block TGIF on Friday evening, moving from its former 8:30 time slot to 9:30, airing between Clueless and 20/20.
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