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Will Friedle
American actor

Will Friedle

Will Friedle
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Intro American actor
Is Actor Film actor Television actor Voice actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 11 August 1976, Hartford, Capitol Planning Region, Connecticut, USA
Age 47 years
Star sign Leo
Occidental College
Avon High School
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William Alan Friedle (/ˈfrɪdɛl/) (born August 11, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Eric Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000). In animation, he provides the voices of Terry McGinnis / Batman on Batman Beyond (1999–2001), Ron Stoppable on Kim Possible (2002–07), Doyle Blackwell on The Secret Saturdays (2008), Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle on Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–11), Lion-O on the 2011 reboot of ThunderCats (2011–12), Bumblebee in the Transformers franchise (2013–16) and Star-Lord on Guardians of the Galaxy (2015–19) and Kashaw Vesh in The Legend of Vox Machina (2022).

Early life

Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the youngest of three boys of Patricia Joan (née Leary) and Gary Allen Friedle, both lawyers. His older brothers are Gary and Greg Friedle. 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.

Friedle is allegedly credited on school brochures as having attended Occidental College. However, when interviewed on the February 11, 2019, episode of Critical Role: Between The Sheets, he admitted having never attended the school. He stated that he learned he was being inaccurately credited by Occidental College as being an alumnus when his nephew visited the school and showed him the information package. Occidental College is not able to confirm that Friedle was ever used on marketing brochures; however, co-star Rider Strong attended Occidental College briefly during the filming of Boy Meets World. 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.


After co-hosting Nickelodeon's Don't Just Sit There for three seasons (1988–1991), Friedle was cast as Cory Matthews's likeable but underachieving elder brother Eric on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. In 1998, he starred with Elizabeth Harnois, Dabney Coleman, and Jay Thomas in My Date with the President's Daughter as part of The Wonderful World of Disney.

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.

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

In December 2013, in spite of initial reluctance, it was announced that Friedle would reprise his Boy Meets World role of Eric Matthews on the sequel 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.

On June 27, 2019, the premiere episode of Christy's Kitchen Throwback featuring Friedle was uploaded to Christy Carlson Romano's YouTube Channel.

Will Friedle
Friedle at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Beginning March 4, 2022, Friedle and Romano began co-hosting a podcast called I Hear Voices available on Romano's YouTube channel and other podcast providers. Among the notable guests have included Eric Bauza, Shelby Young, Kevin Conroy, E.G. Daily, Phil LaMarr, Andrea Romano, Jason Marsden (who is also Friedle's real life best friend), Dan Povenmire, and Tara Strong. On June 7, 2022, the 20th anniversary of Kim Possible, the podcast had a special episode with creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley and voice actors John DiMaggio (Drakken) and Nicole Sullivan (Shego), as well as a brand new Kim Possible scene with the four actors written by McCorkle and Schooley and directed by original voice director Lisa Schaffer.

On June 15, 2022, Friedle voiced the character Radiant Black in a promotional short for the comic's fifteenth issue. The short can be viewed on the official Black Market Narrative YouTube channel.

He has hosted the Boy Meets World rewatch podcast Pod Meets World with Danielle Fishel and Rider Strong since 2022.

Personal life

In 1997, Friedle dated 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 in the 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 (until Marsden's departure from the series in season 3 and his character Jason Marsden was eventually replaced by Matthew Lawrence's character Jack Hunter starting in season 5), Trojan War, Static Shock, Kim Possible, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, ThunderCats, Transformers: Rescue Bots and Mad.

He married his girlfriend, Susan Martens, on September 25, 2016, in Connecticut. His affectionate name for her is Mrs. Squirrels, referencing Eric's nickname "Plays With Squirrels" from the final season of Boy Meets World.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Trojan War Brad Kimble
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Terry McGinnis / Batman Voice, direct-to-video
2003 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers Calvin Menhoffer
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Additional Voices English dub
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Anton, Cultist, Youth #1 Voice, direct-to-video
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Nightwing Voice, direct-to-video
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout
Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants
2017 The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! Mayor Mercury
2018 Batman Ninja Red Robin, Laughing Mask Samurai B Voice, direct-to-video
2019 Lego DC Batman: Family Matters Nightwing Voice, direct-to-video
2021 My Little Pony: A New Generation Skye Silver, Glitter Cupcake, Comet Tail, Commercial VO Voice
2022 Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse Aquaman, Lex Luthor Voice, direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
1990 True Blue Billy Episode: "Caves"
1992 Law & Order Russ Episode: "Trust"
1993–2000 Boy Meets World Eric Matthews 158 episodes
1994 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 Television film
1999 H-E Double Hockey Sticks Griffelkin
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane Jeremy Pinter Episode: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"
Odd Man Out Phillip Evans Episode: "Punch Line"
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Terry McGinnis / Batman Voice, main role
2001 The Zeta Project Voice, episode: "Shadows"
3rd Rock from the Sun Stan Episode: "Dick Soup for the Soul"
Go Fish Pete Troutner 5 episodes
2002 The Random Years Alex Episode: "Corrupting Jacob"
2002–07 Kim Possible Ron Stoppable, Jonathan Stoppable Voice, main role
2003 Regular Joe Larry Episode: "Time and Punishment"
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Ron Stoppable Voice, television film
2003, 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Ron Stoppable, Mackey Macaw Manager Voice, 2 episodes
2004 Static Shock Terry McGinnis / Batman, Pilot Voice, episode: "Future Shock"
Teen Titans Fang, Frozen Promgoer Voice, episode: "Date with Destiny"
Less Than Perfect Caleb Episode: "Claude Wants to Know"
2004–05 Justice League Unlimited Kyle Rayner / Green Lantern, Terry McGinnis / Batman Voice, 3 episodes
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Ron Stoppable Voice, television film
Everything You Want Calvin Dillwaller Television film
The Batman Gearhead Voice, episode: "RPM"
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Cousin Greggy Voice, episode: "Feeding Frenzy"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Ken Tennyson, Shem Voice, episode: "Max Out"
2008–10 The Secret Saturdays Doyle Blackwell Voice, 16 episodes
2008–11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle Voice, 15 episodes
2010–11 Sym-Bionic Titan Bryan, Jason, Student #1 Voice, 4 episodes
The Penguins of Madagascar Randy Voice, 2 episodes
2011–12 ThunderCats Lion-O Voice, 24 episodes
2011–13 Mad Various Voice, 10 episodes
2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Prince Ragnar Voice, 2 episodes
Gravity Falls Reginald Voice, episode: "The Legend of the Gobblewonker"
2012–13 Winx Club Nereus Voice, 9 episodes; Nickelodeon dub
2013 Transformers: Prime Bumblebee Voice, episode: "Deadlock"
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Voice, television film
Monsters vs. Aliens Man-Beast, Patron Voice, episode: "Curse of the Man-Beast"
2013, 2016 Ultimate Spider-Man Deadpool, Web Beard, Video Game Voice Voice, 2 episodes
2014 Turbo Fast Fusion Voice, episode: "Curse of the Cicadas/Beat-A Fajita"
2014–17 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Bumblebee, Butch Voice, 68 episodes
2015 Avengers Assemble Star-Lord, Jeter Kan Toon Voice, 3 episodes; replacing Chris Cox
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Star-Lord Voice, episode: "Planet Monster"
2015–17 Girl Meets World Eric Matthews 4 episodes
2015–19 Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Voice, main role
Teen Titans Go! Kid Flash Voice, 7 episodes
2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Bumblebee Voice, episode: "Uninvited Guest"
2016–17 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Various Voice, 3 episodes
2016–18 Future-Worm! Lobster Boy Voice, 3 episodes
2017–18 Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Officer Reynolds Voice, 7 episodes
2018 Hollywood Darlings Will Episode: "Y2K"
Bunnicula Captain Science Magic Love Voice, episode: "Flunicula"
2019–21 DC Super Hero Girls Lex Luthor, Aiden, Aquaman, Truant Officer Voice, 7 episodes
2020 Spider-Man Star-Lord, Scientist #1, A.I.M. Agent #1 Voice, episode: "Amazing Friends"
2022 Robot Chicken Lance, Nightwing, Pointy-Haired Boss Voice, episode: "May Cause a Squeakquel"
2023 The Legend of Vox Machina Kashaw Vesh Voice, 3 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Spider-Man Dr. Antower Uncredited
2003 Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Additional voices
2004 Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Willy Gaines
2005 Jade Empire Lu the Prodigy, additional voices
Advent Rising Gideon Wyeth, Councellor Sevan
Rogue Galaxy Jaster Rogue
Teen Titans Fang
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Hero / "Kensucky"
Chicken Little Additional voices
Kingdom Hearts II Seifer
2009 The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun Doyle Blackwell
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Blue Beetle
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Archangel, Nova, Rick Jones
2014 Final Fantasy Explorers Additional Voices
2019 Marvel Dimension of Heroes Star-Lord

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2015–present Critical Role Kashaw Vesh 8 episodes
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