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Will Friedle

William Alan "Will" Friedle (born August 11, 1976, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his comedic roles, most notably the underachieving older 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, the titular character of Batman Beyond, and Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible.

Biography

Early life

Friedle grew up in Avon, Connecticut, attending Avon High School. After committing himself to becoming an actor, Friedle continually commuted from Avon to New York City for auditions.

Career

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.

Recently, Friedle voiced Seifer Almasy in the English version of the video game Kingdom Hearts II and Jaster Rogue in the English version of the video game Rogue Galaxy.

Friedle attended Occidental College. In the July 4, 2006, issue of People, Friedle mentioned he had been contemplating attending culinary school.

Personal life

In 1997, Will dated American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and co-starred with her in the romantic teen comedy Trojan War. Hewitt then made a guest appearance as Jennifer "Feffy" Love 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 such as: Boy Meets World, Trojan War, Kim Possible, Batman Beyond, and Justice League Unlimited.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1997 Trojan War Brad Kimble
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Batman/Terry McGinnis Voice Role
Direct-to-DVD Release
2003 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers Calvin Menhoffer
2004 The Greatest Short Film Ever ! Mark
Howl's Moving Castle Additional Voices Voice Role
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Anton/Cultist/Youth #1 Voice Role
Direct-to-DVD Release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Don't Just Sit There Host
1992 Law & Order Russ Episode: Trust
1993–2000 Boy Meets World Eric Matthews Young Artist Award (nominated)
1994 The Gift of Love Luke CBS TV-Movie
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Jimmy Armstrong Episode: The Tale of the Long Ago Locket
1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Jason Gallagher Episode: Educating Mom
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Duncan Fletcher Disney Channel TV-Movie
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Jeremy Pinter Episode: A Good Man is Hard to Find
H-E Double Hockey Sticks Griffelkin ABC TV-Movie
Odd Man Out Phillip Evans Episode: Punch Line
1999–2001 Batman Beyond Batman/Terry McGinnis Voice Role
2001 The Zeta Project Batman/Terry McGinnis Voice Role
Episode: Shadows
3rd Rock from the Sun Stan Episode: Dick Soup for the Soul
Go Fish Pete Troutner
2002 The Random Years Alex Episode: Corrupting Jacob
2002–2007 Kim Possible Ron Stoppable Voice Role
2003 Jack's House Jack Unsold TV-Pilot
Regular Joe Larry Episode: Time and Punishment
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Ron Stoppable Voice Role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
2003, 2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Mackey Macaw Manager
Ron Stoppable
Voice Roles
Episode: Phantasmo
Episode: Rufus
2004 Static Shock Batman/Terry McGinnis 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 Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern
Batman/Terry McGinnis
Voice Roles
Episode: The Return
Episode: The Once and Future Thing, Part 2: Time Warped
Episode: Epilogue
2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Ron Stoppable Voice Role
Disney Channel TV-Movie
Everything You Want Calvin Dillwaller ABC Family TV-Movie
The Batman Gearhead Episode: RPM
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 Voice Role

Video Games

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