Will Friedle

William Alan Friedle (/ˈfrɪdɛl/; born August 11, 1976) is an American actor, writer[1] 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.[2] 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.

Early life

Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Patricia Joan (née Leary) and Gary Allen Friedle, both lawyers.[3][4][5] 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 [6], 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.

Career

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.[7]

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 December 2013, it was announced that Friedle would reprise his Boy Meets World role of Eric Matthews on the continuation series Girl Meets World.[8][9][10]

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.

Personal life

In 1997, Friedle dated American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt,[11] 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.[12]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
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
Direct-to-DVD release
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
Direct-to-DVD release
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[13]
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[14]
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release[15]
Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants Nightwing/Dick Grayson Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
2018 Batman Ninja Tim Drake/Red Robin English dub
Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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
48 episodes
2001 The Zeta Project Terry McGinnis/Batman Voice role
Episode: "Shadows"
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
Voice role
87 episodes
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
Episode: "Phantasmo"
Episode: "Rufus"
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"
Episode: "Epilogue"
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
Episode: "RPM"
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
2011–2012 Thundercats Lion-O/Leo 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
Web-Beard
Voice role
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Bumblebee Voice role
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Kid Flash Writer (2 episodes)
Voice role
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[16]
Replaces Chris Cox as Star-Lord in season 2[17][18]
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"[19]
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill/Star-Lord Voice role
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
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
Teen Titans Fang
Chicken Little
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
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2015-2017 Critical Role Kashaw Vesh Special guest on 5 episodes
2017–present Painter's Guild Himself Host
Discography
Year Album Song Notes
2003-2005 Kim Possible The Naked Mole Rap (as Ron Stoppable) Featuring Nancy Cartwright (as Rufus)

References

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/worst-ever-podcast-with-christine-and-alaa/id1225846060?mt=2&i=1000410056460 at the 27:53 mark
  2. ^ Phegley, Kiel (28 January 2009). "The Bravest & Boldest: Will Friedle". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Art-World Movie Shot In State To Be Shown Saturday In New Milford". tribunedigital-thecourant. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  4. ^ "The Hartford Courant article archive - Friedle-Leary". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  5. ^ "The Hartford Courant article archive - She Chose to Have Both". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.twitch.tv/videos/379272632
  7. ^ Friedle lands UPN sitcom Neil Wilkes, DigitalSpy, 4 March 2002
  8. ^ Andy Swift. "'Girl Meets World': Eric Returns With Mr. Feeny — Season 2 Spoilers - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Girl Meets Writers". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Will Friedle on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Will Friedle". Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Boy Meets World star Will Friedle celebrates his marriage". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Gary Miereanu". Twitter. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  14. ^ Gerding, Stephen (2 June 2015). "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  15. ^ Siegel, Lucas (April 4, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: WB Reveals Next LEGO DC Comics Movie with Announcement Trailer". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "New Frontiers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 25. September 13, 2015. Disney XD.
  17. ^ "Guardians of the Galaxy 'Assemble' again on TV". USA TODAY. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Widow's Run". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 12. February 22, 2015. Disney XD.
  19. ^ "Planet Monster, Part 2". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 26. June 28, 2015. Disney XD.

External links

All That (season 7)

The first episode of the seventh season on All That featured special guests Frankie Muniz and Aaron Carter and aired on January 19, 2002. This season ran from January 19, 2002 to May 4, 2002 with 13 episodes aired, the fewest out of all the other seasons. The season was taped from late 2001 to very early 2002.

Many changes happened to the show before the start of this season. The entire cast of the previous season left the show. Nickelodeon replaced them with new cast members, who would bring in fresh material. The new cast included Chelsea Brummet, Jack DeSena, Lisa Foiles, Bryan Hearne, Shane Lyons, Giovonnie Samuels and Kyle Sullivan.

Other changes occurred before the start of the season as well. The show got rid of the long-running sketch Vital Information, which had been featured in every show since the second episode of the first season. Instead, they replaced it with a new sketch called Know Your Stars, which was featured in almost every episode of this season and onward. The show also got rid of the traditional green room, where the cast would hang out. In this season, the cast would be featured walking around the studio instead of being in one area. Another change was the absence Kevin Kopelow, the stage manager who was usually hurt in some way. He was replaced with Pickle Boy, a random person who would usually be seen offering people pickles.

In conjunction with the seventh season, All That brought in weekly special guest stars who helped open the show and participated in some of the sketches. Some included: Melissa Joan Hart, Frankie Muniz, Tony Hawk, David Arquette, Britney Spears, Aaron Carter, Will Friedle, Christina Vidal, Matthew Lillard, Ray Romano, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), Nick Carter, Justin Timberlake, Buddy Hackett, Barry Watson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tom Green, and former Guiding Light star Brittany Snow. Former cast members Kenan Thompson and Amanda Bynes also guest starred and reprised some of their characters. Also, during this season there was supposed to be a scheduled performance by singer Aaliyah but due to her death the performance was made by a different musical guest.

Some viewers didn't appreciate the intensified emphasis on special guest stars, since All That it was only a 30-minute program (including commercials).The new cast also debuted with a new intro. Unlike the first six seasons, the audience wasn't featured in a camera shot before the intro. The intro did, however, include the "Oh" sign, as in past seasons. The intro featured the cast dancing in front of a large lighted All That logo. They are all wearing white. Their names appear on the bottom of the screen and are in bright red lettering. After Sullivan is shown, the intro cuts to the cast dancing again before showing the host and the musical guest. The intro ends with the cast walking into camera shot, while all the lights go off.

Boy Meets World

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.

The show chronicles the everyday events and life-lessons of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage). It also stars Cory's teacher George Feeny (William Daniels), best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), brother Eric (Will Friedle), and love interest Topanga (Danielle Fishel). The show also features Cory's father Alan (William Russ), mother Amy (Betsy Randle), and sister Morgan (Lily Nicksay), while introducing the characters Angela Moore (Trina McGee-Davis), Rachel McGuire (Maitland Ward), Jonathan Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn), Eli Williams (Alex Désert), and Jack Hunter (Matthew Lawrence) during its later seasons.

Boy Meets World (season 5)

The fifth season of the television comedy series Boy Meets World aired between October 3, 1997 and May 15, 1998, on ABC in the United States. The season was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Touchstone Television with series creator Michael Jacobs as executive producer. It was broadcast as part of the ABC comedy block TGIF on Friday evening, returning to its former 8:30 time slot between Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and You Wish.

Girl Meets World

Girl Meets World is an American comedy television series created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly that aired on Disney Channel from June 27, 2014 to January 20, 2017. The series is a spinoff of Boy Meets World and stars Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, Danielle Fishel, and Corey Fogelmanis.

The series centers around the life of a young teen girl, Riley Matthews, and her friends and family, particularly their school life, in which her father Cory is their history teacher. Riley shares a strong relationship with her best friend Maya Hart, who assists her in learning to cope with the social and personal issues of adolescence. Several Boy Meets World cast members reprise their roles in the series.

Go Fish (TV series)

Go Fish is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from June 19 to July 3, 2001. The series was created by Adam Herz (a screenwriter for the American Pie film series), developed by Pam Brady (a consultant writer for South Park) and starred Kieran Culkin in his only regular role in a television series. A total of five episodes were produced, leaving one of those five unaired.

H-E Double Hockey Sticks

H-E Double Hockey Sticks is a 1999 American comedy movie directed by Randall Miller starring Will Friedle and Matthew Lawrence. The film is based on the opera Griffelkin by Lukas Foss. The film's title is a common euphemism for the word hell.

Kim Possible (soundtrack)

The Kim Possible Soundtrack is an album released on July 22, 2003 by Walt Disney Records. It contains songs from the show Kim Possible. The songs here are used as scores in the series, and some songs inspired by the show. The voice actress for Kim Possible, Christy Carlson Romano, sings a song for the soundtrack, as well as a rap from Ron Stoppable (Will Friedle) and Rufus (Nancy Cartwright). There are various artists on the soundtrack including Aaron Carter and Smash Mouth. Walt Disney Records released a second "Kim-Proved" version of the soundtrack on March 22, 2005.

List of Batman films cast members

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(a) indicates a character's appearance is only archive footage used in a previous film.

(c) indicates the actor portrayed a character as a cameo appearance.

(d) indicates a character's appearance is only in a scene deleted from the final cut of the film.

(p) indicates the actor portrayed the role in photographic format.

(x) indicates the actor portrayed a character that did not originate in the comic book.

(y) indicates the actor portrayed the role either in a flashback scene or when the character was younger.

(z) indicates the actor portrayed a role that is ambiguous in name.

A light grey cell indicates the character was not in the film adaptation.

The following is a list of cast members who voiced or portrayed characters appearing in the Batman films. The list is sorted by film and character, as some characters may have been portrayed by multiple actors.

My Date with the President's Daughter

My Date with the President's Daughter is a 1998 American television film produced by Walt Disney Television and premiered as part of ABC's revival of The Wonderful World of Disney. It was shot in various locations around Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was directed by Alex Zamm and starred Dabney Coleman, Will Friedle, and Elisabeth Harnois.

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (also known as National Lampoon's Lady Killers) 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.

Pilot (Boy Meets World)

Pilot is the pilot episode of the television series Boy Meets World, written by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly and directed by John Tracy. It premiered on ABC in the United States on September 24, 1993. The pilot introduces viewers to Cory Matthews and his friends, who live in Philadelphia and attend Jefferson Elementary School, along with members of his immediate family.

In the episode, Cory is given detention from his 6th Grade teacher Mr. Feeny for attempting to listen to a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game in class. The class is taught about the value of love by reading Romeo and Juliet, but Cory struggles to see girls and love as "good" when his brother Eric takes a girl to see a baseball game instead of him. Eric's date is unsuccessful, but Cory advises Eric to give the girl another chance after a conversation with Mr Feeny in detention.

Seven characters receive top billing in the episode: Cory Matthews (Ben Savage); Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong); George Feeny (William Daniels); Eric Matthews (Will Friedle); Alan Matthews (William Russ); Amy Matthews (Betsy Randle) and Morgan Matthews (Lily Nicksay). Krystin Moore made a guest appearance as Vanessa Kincaid, while Chauncey Leopardi appeared as Nicholas and Cynthia Mace played Evelyn.

The show aired from its premiere as part of ABC's popular TGIF comedy block on Friday, broadcast at 8.30 between Family Matters and Step by Step. It debuted to 16.5 million viewers, ranking as the fifth highest rated broadcast of the night, and tied 48th ranked of the week.

Star-Lord

Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Steve Englehart and Steve Gan, first appeared in Marvel Preview #4 (January 1976). The son of human Meredith Quill and Spartoi J'son, Peter Quill assumes the mantle of Star-Lord, an interplanetary policeman.

The character played prominent roles in the comic book storylines "Annihilation" (2006) and "Annihilation: Conquest" (2007), "War of Kings" (2008), and The Thanos Imperative (2009). He became the leader of the space-based superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy in the 2008 relaunch of the comic of the same name. He has been featured in a variety of associated Marvel merchandise, including animated television series, toys and trading cards. Chris Pratt portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning with the 2014 live action film Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. He will also reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame. Wyatt Oleff portrays a young Peter Quill in the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films.

Trojan War (film)

Trojan War is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by George Huang and starring Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Marley Shelton. The film was a critical and box office disaster. Produced for $15 million, it made only $309 in ticket sales because it was played in a single movie theater and was pulled after only a week.

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