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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|2016-2018||Future-Worm||Loboster Boy||Voice role|
|2017-2018||Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters||Officer Reynolds, Additional voices||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)|