William Alan Friedle ( // ; born August 11, 1976) is an American actor, writer 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 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 . 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 stand-alone sequel series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, as well as in Transformers: Rescue Bots .
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.
Terrence "Terry" McGinnis is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini and first appeared in the pilot episode of the animated television series Batman Beyond (1999–2001), voiced by Will Friedle.
Batman Beyond is an American animated television series developed by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett and produced by Warner Bros. Animation in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. Depicting a teenaged Batman in a futuristic Gotham City under the tutelage of an elderly Bruce Wayne, the series began airing on January 10, 1999, and ended its run on December 18, 2001. After 52 episodes spanning three seasons and one direct-to-video film, the series was put on hold for the Justice League animated series, despite the network having announced plans for a fourth season.
Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Joan (née Leary) and Gary Allen Friedle, both lawyers.After committing himself to becoming an actor, Friedle continually commuted from Avon, Connecticut to New York City for auditions. He graduated from Avon High School in 1994.
Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. The city is nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", as it hosts many insurance company headquarters and is the region's major industry. It is the core city in the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut. Census estimates since the 2010 United States Census have indicated that Hartford is the fourth-largest city in Connecticut, behind the coastal cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford.
Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of 2010, the town had a population of 18,098.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Friedle is credited on school brochures as having attended Occidental College. However, when interviewed on the February 11, 2019 episode of Critical Role: Between The Sheets, as having never attended the school. He stated that he learned he was being inaccurately credited by Occidental College as being an alumni when his nephew visited the school and showed him the information package. Additionally, he stated that he studied Latin for six years because he intended to become an archaeologist eventually. In the July 4, 2006 issue of People , Friedle mentioned he had thought about attending culinary school.
Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental College is often referred to as "Oxy" for short.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc., a subsidiary of the Meredith Corporation. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation, and advertising. People ranked number 6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and number 3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006.
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.
Don't Just Sit There is a television show on Nickelodeon that first aired in 1988 and lasted for three seasons. The show was a talk show mixed with comedy sketches. Segments included making food or taking things apart such as a Nintendo. The basic concept of the show was to give kids ideas for different things they could do rather than just sitting and watching TV, hence the title. Out of Order was the house band on the series; they would later get to sing on the show as well as participate in sketches.
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.
Chris Owen is an American actor and photographer. He is best known for his role as Chuck Sherman, a.k.a.The Sherminator in the American Pie film franchise, appearing in American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and American Reunion. Aside from Eugene Levy, he is the only actor from the theatrical features to appear in the "American Pie Presents:" direct-to-video spin-off movies.
An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie, is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers is a 2003 film directed by Gary Preisler. It features two friends, played by Will Friedle and Chris Owen, who marry two old ladies, played by Louise Lasser and Renée Taylor, so they can inherit their fortunes when they die.
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 .
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that would later take their name, England, both names ultimately deriving from the Anglia peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent Latin and French.
Kingdom Hearts II is a 2005 action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game is a sequel to Kingdom Hearts, and like the original game, combines characters and settings from Disney films with those of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. The game's popularity has resulted in a novel and manga series based upon it and a Japan-exclusive re-released version of the game featuring extra content, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, released in March 2007.
Advent Rising is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by GlyphX Games and published by Majesco Entertainment. The game was released on May 31, 2005 for Xbox and on August 9, 2005 for Microsoft Windows. Its story was created by Donald and Geremy Mustard and featured a script written by science fiction writers Orson Scott Card and Cameron Dayton; the full orchestral soundtrack was done by Tommy Tallarico and Emmanuel Fratianni. As of September 14, 2006, Steam began offering Advent Rising for download.
In December 2013, it was announced that Friedle would reprise his Boy Meets World role of Eric Matthews on the continuation series Girl Meets World .
In April 2014, it was confirmed that Friedle reprised his Batman Beyond role of Terry McGinnis on the Batman Beyond short made by Darwyn Cooke to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Batman.
In 1997, Friedle dated American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt,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 .
He married his girlfriend, Susan Martens, on September 25, 2016 in Connecticut.
|1997||Trojan War||Brad Kimble|
|1998||My Date with the President's Daughter||Duncan Fletcher|
|2000||Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||Terry McGinnis/Batman||Voice role|
|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|
|2015||Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts||Nightwing/Dick Grayson||Voice role|
|Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem||Nightwing/Dick Grayson||Voice role|
|2016||Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout||Nightwing/Dick Grayson||Voice role|
|Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants||Nightwing/Dick Grayson||Voice role|
|2018||Batman Ninja||Tim Drake/Red Robin||English dub|
|1988||Don't Just Sit There||Host||Unknown episodes|
|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|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Terry McGinnis/Batman||Voice role|
|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|
|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|
|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"
|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|
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|
Writer (2 episodes)
|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 |
|Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters||Bumblebee||Voice role|
|2013–present||Teen Titans Go!||Kid Flash||Writer (2 episodes)|
|2015–2017||Girl Meets World||Eric Matthews||Recurring role |
Writer (1 episode)
|2015-2017||Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Bumblebee, additional voices||Voice role |
Writer (2 episodes)
|2015||Avengers Assemble||Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Jeter Kan Toon||Voice role |
Replaces Chris Cox as Star-Lord in season 2
|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"
|2015||Guardians of the Galaxy||Peter Quill/Star-Lord||Voice role|
|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, Councellor Sevan|
|Rogue Galaxy||Jaster Rogue|
|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|
|2015-2017||Critical Role||Kashaw Vesh||Special guest on 5 episodes|
|2003-2005||Kim Possible||The Naked Mole Rap (as Ron Stoppable)||Featuring Nancy Cartwright (as Rufus)|
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