Will Friedle Biography

Will Friedle
Will Friedle
  • Born Aug. 11, 1976

Will Friedle (/ˈfrɪdɛl/) (born August 11, 1976) is an American actor and writer. He is best known for his role as Eric Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000). In animation, he voices Terry McGinnis / Batman on Batman Beyond (1999–2001), Ron Stoppable on Kim Possible (2002–07), Doyle Blackwell on The Secret Saturdays (2008), Blue Beetle on Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–11), Lion-O on ThunderCats (2011–12), Bumblebee in the Transformers franchise and Star-Lord on Guardians of the Galaxy (2015–19).
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.

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