Who is Will Friedle?

Will is an award-winning American film, television, and voice actor, who is perhaps best known as Eric Matthews in the TV series “Boy Meets World (1993-2000), and as the voice of Terry McGinnis and Batman in the animated series “Batman Beyond” (1999-2001), in addition to many other screen and voice roles that he’s had so far.

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What is Will Friedle Doing Now?

The teen idol of the ‘90s is now in his mid- 40s, and enjoying the best years of his adult career. He’s been involved in numerous projects as a voice actor, which includes voicing Lex Luthor and Aquaman in the newest animated film “Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse”, which combines Teen Titans and DC’s Super Hero Girls in the apocalyptic battle against Lex Luthor and his gang of DC Super Villains.

Will Friedle Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Will Friedle was born on 11 August 1976, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, the son of Garry Allen Friedle and Patricia Joan Friedle who were both lawyers. Will is the youngest of three boys, and the only one in the family involved in show business.

He was inclined towards performing arts from an early age and began auditioning for various roles. Still in Connecticut, he attended Avon High School, but regularly traveled to New York City for auditions.

Will matriculated in 1994, after which he became entirely focused on his acting career, but has been falsely credited as Occidental College alumni. In an interview, he said he never attended college, and only learned about this when his nephew visited the school and showed him the brochure.

Career Beginnings

At just 12 years old, Will launched his career with Nickelodeon as the co-host of the show “Don’t Just Sit There”. This lasted from 1988 until 1991, during which time he shared the screen with such future stars as Mayim Bialik and New Kids on the Block, among others, in a children-based comedy/talk show, with a similar concept to late-night shows.

Concurrently, in 1990, he made his acting debut as Billy in the TV crime-drama series “True Crime”. He was then Russ in one episode of the eponymous series “Law & Order” (1992), before he was selected for the part of Erick Matthews.

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‘Boy Meets World’ and Rise to Stardom

In the aforementioned series, Will’s character, Erick Matthews, an intelligent but stereotypical sitcom older brother, becomes the wackiest member of the Matthews family as the series progresses. After smashing his head into a car window, his intelligence significantly drops, and from a popular jock, he becomes a crazy brother. However, his antics have earned him critical acclaim, and Will earned a Young Artist Award nomination in the category for Best Performance – Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series.

He had several on-screen romances, and he talked about his first kiss in an interview, saying that he was mortified. His partner was Keri Russell, who portrayed a young girl named Jessica.

At first, Will declined to appear in the spin-off “Girl Meets World”, but eventually appeared in four episodes, in which it was revealed that he ultimately becomes a US senator from New York.

The series lasted until 2000, and he appeared in all 158 episodes of the popular series, alongside Ben Savage, Rider Strong and William Daniels, among many other stars.

Other On-Screen Roles

Will continued his on-screen career, and in 1997, appeared in the romantic comedy film “Trojan War”, co-starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Marley Shelton. In 2001, he starred with Kieran Culkin and Joe Flaherty in the short-lived TV series “Go Fish”, while in 2003, he was Calvin Menhoffer in Gary Preisler’s crime-comedy film “Gold Diggers”.

From the early 2000s, he became more focused on his voice acting career, and only appeared in the 2006 television romantic comedy-drama movie “Love Surreal”, with Shiri Appleby, Nick Zano, and Alexandra Holden in the lead roles.

Recently, he began hosting the “Boy Meets World” rewatch podcast “Pod Meets World” (2022) with his co-stars Danielle Fishel and Rider Strong.

Voice Acting Career

Will launched his career in 1999, as the voice of non-other than Batman in the animated series “Batman Beyond”, which he reprised in the film “Batman Beyond: The Movie” later that year. Next, he was chosen to voice the beloved character Ron Stoppable in the Disney animated series “Kim Possible, from 2002 to 2007, and in films and video games, including “Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time” (2003), “Kim Possible: So the Drama” (2005), and “Kim Possible: What’s the Switch” (2006), among others.

He was next the voice of Blue Beetle in the animated series “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (2008-2011), while in 2011 to 2012, he voiced Lion-O in the animated series “Thundercats”.

From 2014 to 2017, Will voiced Bumblebee in the animated action-adventure series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”, meantime in 2015, he joined the cast of the award-winning animated series “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Star-Lord A.K.A. Peter Quill, voicing the said character in 76 episodes from 2015 to 2019.

To speak further of his accomplishments, he voiced Nightwing in several projects of the Batman Unlimited franchise, including “Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts”, “Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem”, both in 2015, and “Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants” (2016).

He was the voice of Kid Flash in the animated shorts “Teen Titans Go!” from 2015 to 2019, while he is also known as the voice of Officer Reynolds and Number Seventy-Four in the animated series “Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters” (2017-2018).

Moreover, from 2019 to 2021, Will voiced several characters in the animated action series “DC Super Hero Girls”, including Lex Luthor, Aquaman, and Aiden.

He has had numerous other voice acting duties, in such animated projects as “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!”, “Big Hero 6: The Series” (2019-2020), “My Little Pony: A New Generation” (2021), and many others.

Personal Life, Wife, Children

Will hasn’t shared many details from his personal life. However, it’s known that he was in a romantic relationship with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1997. She made a guest appearance in “Boy Meets World”, and the two starred together in the film “Trojan War”.

He has been married to Susan Martens since 25 September 2016. They don’t have children.

Net Worth

According to sources, Will Friedle’s wealth is estimated at $500,000, earned through his prolific career as a screen and voice actor, with more than 110 credits to his name across both genres.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Will has brown hair and hazel eyes. He stands at 5ft 8ins (1.74m) and weighs 165lbs (74kgs), with vital statistics of 32-26-12.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Will is a huge punk music fan, and his favorite band is Green Day. Growing up, he was into punk, and that remains until the present.

His best friend is actor Jason Marsden, and his best man. The two worked together in several projects, including “Boy Meets World”, “Trojan War”, and “Thundercats”, among others.

Moreover, he’s remained close to his “Boy Meets World” co-stars, including Rider Strong. The two made jokes while on the set and shared a close bond, but they had few scenes together in the show, because they would always end up laughing too much and too loudly.

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