What is Will Friedle’s Net Worth?
Will Friedle is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $2 million. Will Friedle is best known for playing elder brother Eric Matthews on the ABC television sitcom “Boy Meets World.” He is also well known for his numerous voice-acting roles, including on such animated series as “Batman Beyond,” “Kim Possible,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Additionally, Friedle has lent his voice to many video games, and has starred in such films as “Trojan War” and “National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers.”
Will Friedle was born on August 11, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut as the youngest of three sons of lawyers Patricia and Gary. His brothers are Gary Jr. and Greg. As a teenager, Friedle went to Avon High School, and frequently traveled to New York City to audition for acting roles.
Career Beginnings on Television
Friedle landed his first television gig in 1988 when he began co-hosting the Nickelodeon variety show “Don’t Just Sit There!” He continued in that role through the show’s end in 1991. Friedle also appeared in episodes of the NBC series “True Blue” and “Law & Order” in the early 90s.
Boy Meets World
In 1993, Friedle had his breakthrough on the ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World.” He was cast as Eric Matthews, the scatterbrained elder brother of Cory Matthews, played by Ben Savage. The show also featured Lily Nicksay as their younger sister Morgan, and William Russ and Betsy Randle as their parents Alan and Amy, respectively. A huge hit with audiences, “Boy Meets World” ran for seven seasons through 2000. Friedle later reprised his role as Eric Matthews on the spinoff series “Girl Meets World” from 2015 to 2017.
Television Voice Acting
Beyond “Boy Meets World,” Friedle is known for his myriad voice-acting roles on animated television series, particularly superhero ones. His first major voice role was as Terry McGinnis on “Batman Beyond” from 1999 to 2001. After that, Friedle voiced sidekick Ron Stoppable on “Kim Possible” from 2002 to 2007. During that period of time, he also lent his voice to episodes of “Lilo & Stitch: The Series,” “Static Shock,” “Teen Titans,” and “Justice League Unlimited,” among other shows. In 2008, Friedle began two major voice roles: Doyle Blackwell on “The Secret Saturdays” and Jaime Reyes on “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” His next big voice role, from 2011 to 2012, was as Lion-O on the reboot of “ThunderCats.” After that, Friedle voiced Nereus on “Winx Club.”
Among his other notable credits, Friedle has voiced the robot Bumblebee in a number of “Transformers” series and specials, including “Transformers: Prime,” “Transformers: Robots in Disguise,” and “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” On the superhero front, he voiced Star-Lord in episodes of “Avengers Assemble,” “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Friedle also voiced Lex Luthor and Aquaman in some episodes of “DC Super Hero Girls,” as well as Kid Flash on “Teen Titans Go!” Other, non-superhero credits have included “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” and “Future-Worm!”
Film Voice Acting
Friedle has also lent his voice to films. In 2000, he reprised his role as Terry McGinnis in the direct-to-video animated superhero film “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.” He later voiced Nightwing in a number of other direct-to-video DC Comics animated films. In 2021, Friedle voiced various characters in the Netflix animated film “My Little Pony: A New Generation.”
In addition to television and film, Friedle has done voice acting for video games. In 2004, he voiced Willy Gaines in “Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault.” He had a hugely prolific year following that, with credits such as “Jade Empire,” “Advent Rising,” “Rogue Galaxy,” “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland,” and “Kingdom Hearts II.” Friedle has also reprised some of his roles from television in video games, including Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle in “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame” and Star-Lord in “Marvel Dimension of Heroes.”
Other Starring Roles
Among his starring roles in live-action media, Friedle starred opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Marley Shelton in the 1997 romantic comedy film “Trojan War.” The year after that, he starred in the television film “My Date with the President’s Daughter.” In 2003, Friedle starred alongside Chris Owen in the black comedy “National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers.” Other credits have included the short-lived NBC sitcom “Go Fish” and the ABC Family television film “Everything You Want.”
In 2022, Friedle began co-hosting the podcast “I Hear Voices” with Christy Carlson Romano. Guests have included Shelby Young, Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, Tara Strong, and Kevin Conroy. Also in 2022, Friedle started co-hosting the “Boy Meets World” re-watch podcast “Pod Meets World” with Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel.
Previously, Friedle dated actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, with whom he starred alongside in the 1997 film “Trojan War.” In 2016, Friedle married Susan Martens.
In September 2000 Will paid $775 thousand for a home in Woodland Hills, California. Based on comparable sales, today this home is likely worth a bit over $2 million.