Will Friedle

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Will Friedle
BornWilliam Alan Friedle
(1976-08-11) August 11, 1976 (age 38)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor, Voice Actor
Years active1988–present
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Will Friedle
BornWilliam Alan Friedle
(1976-08-11) August 11, 1976 (age 38)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationActor, Voice Actor
Years active1988–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.

Early life[edit]

Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Joan (née Leary) and Gary Allen Friedle, both lawyers.[2][3][4] 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.[5]

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,[6] 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.


1997Trojan WarBrad Kimble
1998My Date with the President's DaughterDuncan FletcherDisney
2000Batman Beyond: Return of the JokerTerry McGinnis/BatmanVoice role
Direct-to-DVD Release
2003National Lampoon's Gold DiggersCalvin Menhoffer
2004The Greatest Short Film Ever!!!MarkShort film
Howl's Moving CastleAdditional VoicesVoice role
2005Everything You WantCalvin Dillwaller
2008Batman: Gotham KnightAnton, Cultist, Youth #1Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
1988Don't Just Sit ThereHost
1992Law & OrderRussEpisode: Trust
1993–2000Boy Meets WorldEric MatthewsSeries regular
Young Artist Award (nominated)
1994The Gift of LoveLukeCBS TV-Movie
Are You Afraid of the Dark?Jimmy ArmstrongEpisode: The Tale of the Long Ago Locket
1996ABC Afterschool SpecialJason GallagherEpisode: Educating Mom
1998My Date with the President's DaughterDuncan FletcherDisney Channel TV-Movie
1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack and JaneJeremy PinterEpisode: A Good Man is Hard to Find
H-E Double Hockey SticksGriffelkinABC TV-Movie
Odd Man OutPhillip EvansEpisode: Punch Line
1999–2001Batman BeyondTerry McGinnis/Batman, Additional VoicesLead role, Voice role
48 episodes
2001The Zeta ProjectTerry McGinnis/BatmanVoice role
Episode: Shadows
3rd Rock from the SunStanEpisode: Dick Soup for the Soul
Go FishPete TroutnerSeries regular
2002All ThatHimselfEpisode 6: Season 7
2002The Random YearsAlexSeries regular
2002–2007Kim PossibleRon StoppableSeries regular, Voice role
87 episodes
2003Jack's HouseJackUnsold TV-Pilot
Regular JoeLarryEpisode: Time and Punishment
Kim Possible: A Sitch in TimeRon StoppableVoice role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
2003, 2005Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesMackey Macaw Manager
Ron Stoppable
Voice roles
Episode: Phantasmo
Episode: Rufus
2004Static ShockTerry McGinnis/Batman, PilotVoice role
Episode: Future Shock
Teen TitansFang, Frozen PromgoerVoice role
Episode: Date with Destiny
Less Than PerfectCalebEpisode: Claude Want to Know
2004, 2005Justice League UnlimitedKyle Rayner/Green Lantern, Terry McGinnis/Batman II, Redcoat #3Voice roles
Episode: The Return
Episode: The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped
Episode: Epilogue
2005Kim Possible Movie: So the DramaRon StoppableVoice role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
Everything You WantCalvin DillwallerABC Family TV-Movie
The BatmanGearheadVoice role Episode: RPM
Credited as Will Friedel
2006American Dragon: Jake LongCousin GreggyVoice role
Episode: Feeding Frenzy
2008Ben 10: Alien ForceKen TennysonVoice role
Episode: Max Out
The Secret SaturdaysDoyle BlackwellVoice role
2008–2011Batman: The Brave and the BoldJaime Reyes/Blue BeetleVoice role
2010-2011The Penguins of MadagascarRandy the SheepVoice role
2010Sym-Bionic TitanBryan, Jason, Student #1Voice role
2011–2012ThundercatsLion-OVoice role
2011MADLion-LOL, Captain America, Owen LarsVoice role
2012–2013Winx ClubNereusVoice role
2012Gravity FallsReginaldVoice role
2012Green Lantern: The Animated SeriesRagnarVoice role
2013Ultimate Spider-ManWade Wilson/DeadpoolVoice role
Transformers Prime: Beast HuntersBumblebeeVoice role
2013–presentTeen Titans Go!Various voice rolesWriter (1 episode)
Voice role
2015Transformers: Robots in Disguise'BumblebeeVoice role
Video Games
2002Disney's Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey FistRon Stoppable
2003Batman: Rise of Sin TzuAdditional Voices
2004Medal of Honor: Pacific AssaultWilly Gaines
2005Jade EmpireLu the Prodigy
Advent RisingGideon Wyeth
Rogue GalaxyJaster Rogue
Teen TitansFang
Chicken Little
Tony Hawk's American WastelandHero/"Kensucky"
Kingdom Hearts IISeifer Almasy
2010Batman: The Brave and the BoldJamie Reyes/Blue Beetle
2013Lego Marvel Super HeroesRick Jones, Archangel, Nova


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