Rider Strong
Actor, screenwriter, director, producer
Rider Strong
Rider King Strong is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World.
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Our 8 Favorite Halloween Episodes (and How to Watch Them Online)
Yahoo News - 4 months
The spooking hour is upon us. Ghosts and goblins have hit the streets, and Halloween is finally here. That means it's time to put on your costume, grab some candy... and sit down on the couch and watch TV. Or at least, after you're done trick r' treating and have a belly full of sugary treats, it's time to treat yo'self to one (or more) of the best Halloween episodes ever made. Check out our editors' picks below, and let us know what your favorite Halloween episode is in the comments! "Personal Demons," Party of Five Watch it: on Hulu Most TV shows go for spooks, thrills and/or eye-catching costumes with Halloween episodes, but Party of Five stayed true to form and went for tragic heartbreak and ramped-up drama. The Season 3 episode "Personal Demons" marks the first time Bailey (Scott Wolf) officially cheated on Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) with his seductive roommate Callie (Alexondra Lee). He later goes to Sarah's Halloween party out of guilt to try and make up for it (without actual ...
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Ben Savage Shares Girl Meets World Behind-the-Scenes Cast Photo With Danielle Fishel
US Magazine - about 3 years
Cory and Topanga forever! Ben Savage shared a new photo of the Girl Meets World cast via Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 9. The actor -- best-known for playing Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000 -- is set to reprise the role in its spin-off this year. PHOTO: '90s TV stars -- then and now "Girl Meets World," the 33-year-old simply wrote. In the photo, Savage posed with his arm around his onscreen wife Danielle Fishel, 32, who will be reprising her role as Topanga Lawrence. The old-timers were also joined by their young cast and onscreen daughter Rowan Blanchard. It was announced exactly one year ago that the 12-year-old would be headed to the Disney Channel sitcom.  PHOTOS: Boy Meets World stars -- then and now "As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews," GMW producer Michael Jacobs told Entertainment Weekly last January. "Rowan is real and accessible, and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world tha ...
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Danielle Fishel On Topanga, Linda Cardellini And Growing Up Onscreen
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When "Boy Meets World" hit ABC in 1993, Danielle Fishel became Topanga Lawrence to the world. From that moment on, she was forever linked to her onscreen high school sweetheart Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), and 20 years later everyone still calls her "Topanga." In honor of the DVD release of "Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection" and the premiere of "Girl Meets World" (premiering on the Disney Channel in 2014), Fishel opened up to The Huffington Post about what to expect from "Girl Meets World," being Topanga, her relationship with her co-stars and more. What was it like growing up onscreen? Wonderful! I don’t have any complaints. Even during the years when I was awkward-looking or overweight, it didn’t really worry me that millions of people were watching me go through it. I get my self-worth from within, not external validation, so I just look at all those years as scripted home movies. You've said you're really enjoying working with Ben Savage again. Did you two stay close o ...
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The 'Boy Meets World' Cast Reunites (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Good Morning America" and Entertainment Weekly's TV reunion extravaganza continued on Tuesday, and it was the "Boy Meets World" cast's turn to get in on the reminiscing. With the spinoff series "Girl Meets World" scheduled to premiere on the Disney Channel in 2014, the characters remain just as popular as ever. William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny, said he was recently chased by a pack of children getting off a school bus, yelling his character’s name. "And I'm a coward, I ran. I ran all the way around the block," Daniels said. The cast also looked back on the show fondly, with a few exceptions. "Our fashion was pretty horrible," Rider Strong, who played Shawn Hunter, said. "I'm still not stoked on the hair. Like, that was just a horrible seven year choice," he said. But Danielle Fischel (Topanga) reassured him. "You're the only one who wasn't stoked on your hair," she said. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good ...
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Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong of 'Boy Meets World' both get married
LATimes - over 3 years
Boys and girls meet weddings! "Boy Meets World" alums Danielle Fishel and Rider Strong both got married this weekend. 
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Danielle Fishel Marries Tim Belusko
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Congrats go out to another "Boy Meets World" star! Danielle Fishel married her boyfriend of nearly five years, Tim Belusko, in Los Angeles yesterday (Oct. 19), People confirms. The couple said their "I dos" in front of over 200 guests at wedding venue Vibiana, a former cathedral, in a "short and sweet" ceremony. Fishel, 32, wore a lace Enzoani strapless gown and was escorted down the aisle by her father, Rick Fishel, to the tune of "Forever" by Brian Culbertson. According to Us Weekly, her bouquet consisted of purple flowers and her six bridesmaids wore midnight blue dresses, which tied in with the overall color theme. "The most important thing is that the day feels authentic to us," the bride recently told People. "We're traditional, but also a bit wacky!" Fishel's "Boy Meets World" co-star Rider Strong is also set to wed this weekend. People confirmed that he will tie the knot with Alexandra Berreto in Oregon on Sunday.
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'Girl' Will Meet A Very Different 'World' From The Original Series
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The ATX Television festival played host to a "Boy Meets World" reunion on June 7, with stars Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Matthew Lawrence (Jack Hunter), Maitland Ward (Rachel McGuire), Betsy Randle (Amy Matthews), Lily Nicksay (young Morgan Matthews), Trina McGee (Angela Moore) and creator Michael Jacobs in attendance to reminisce about the series and drop hints about the upcoming "Girl Meets World" follow-up series. During a press conference after the reunion panel, Jacobs and Savage shared more information on what fans can expect from the sequel series, which will follow Cory and Topanga's (Danielle Fishel) daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) in her own coming-of-age story. One reporter wondered how heavily the new series would lean on its predecessor in terms of references or in-jokes, but Jacobs insisted that "‘Girl’ is gonna be its own show -- I think that’s really important ... I think it’s really necessary for the audience to understand ...
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Rider Strong & Boy Meets World Cast Visits Girl Meets World Set (Maggie Coughlan/People.com)
Wesmirch.com - almost 4 years
Maggie Coughlan / People.com: Rider Strong & Boy Meets World Cast Visits Girl Meets World Set  —  It's time for Girl Meets World to meet the cast of Boy Meets World.  —  Fans of the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World were excited to learn of the Disney Channel's revamp of the series called Girl Meets World …
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Rider Strong, Will Friedle spotted on 'Girl Meets World' set
Fox News - almost 4 years
‘Shawn’ & ‘Eric’ stopped by the ‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off!
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Will More 'Boy Meets World' Stars Join 'Girl Meets World'?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The "Girl Meets World" cast has found its lead with Rowan Blanchard, who will play Cory and Topanga's daughter. But the rest of the ensemble could include some very familiar faces to "Boy Meets World" fans. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are reprising their "Boy Meets World" roles of Cory and Topanga, parents to 13-year-old Riley (Blanchard). Their friends and family from the original ABC series could also stop by. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Michael Jacobs said the cast has an open invite. "We sat down with them and talked about what their roles on the show may be," Jacobs said in regards to the original "Boy Meets World" cast members. "Whoever wants to be part of this show will be and whoever wants to move on will. The most important thing is to see what the show is and then see what their part in it will be. Will Friedle said, 'I will be at every taping.' Everybody is quite attached to it. The bottom line is: Will Rider [Strong] or Will ...
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A 'Party Down' Reunion Is Happening, But There's A Catch
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Party Down" is having a reunion, but it's not exactly what fans have hoped for. According to EW, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen will reunite on stage at SF Sketchfest. The San Francisco Comedy Festival will bring the cast together on Saturday, Feb. 9 as part of the festivities taking place between Jan. 24 and Feb. 10. The "Party Down" cast isn't the only TV reunion at Sketchfest. "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Jan. 25 at the comedy festival. Other TV stars in attendance during the festival include Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as part of a celebration of "Portlandia," Paget Brewster, Rider Strong, Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs and "Pinky and the Brain" voice actors Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen. After its two-season run on Starz, "Party Down" found new life on Netflix. The cast and crew have all spoken out about wanting to reunite for a movie. "We have high hopes for the 'Party ...
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'Boy Meets World' star Rider Strong engaged
CNN - about 4 years
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Cory Matthews Speaks: 'Girl Meets World' Star Ben Savage Talks 'Poetic' Spinoff
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
While Danielle Fishel and Rider Strong have been busy penning open letters to fans about the "Boy Meets World" spinoff "Girl Meets World," Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) opened up to Rolling Stone about the series. "It wasn't that I was resistant [to sign on]," Savage said of taking on the role of grown up Cory, a high school history teacher, in the "Girl Meets World" pilot. "I think it was just a matter of making sure all of us were on the same page about what we were going to do in terms of making the show last another seven years, hopefully. There were different options around of following our characters or following this. But it just seems a little poetic that we're coming back 13 years later and it's following our daughter's character. I like that concept, because it's very poetic and it's kind of passing it off to the next generation." Read More... More on Video
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Hot Links: Will Rider Strong play Shawn Hunter on ‘Girl Meets World’?
Fox News - about 4 years
Who else will join Cory and Topanga on the "Boy Meets World" remake? 
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rider Strong
  • 2014
    Age 34
    The couple has one son, Indigo "Indy" Barreto Strong, born in December 2014.
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    On March 19, 2014, it was confirmed that Strong would reprise his role as Shawn Hunter, the first being a holiday-themed episode along with former cast members Betsy Randle and William Russ.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Strong will also direct episodes. In March 2012, Strong, Julia Pistell, and Tod Goldberg, started Literary Disco, a podcast about books and writing. In 2004, Strong graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University as an English major. While a student at Columbia, he wrote the foreword for fellow Columbian Steve Hofstetter's "Student Body Shots". Before Columbia, Strong attended Occidental College. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in June 2009 at Bennington College.
    He is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World and its 2014 sequel Girl Meets World.
    More Details Hide Details Rider King Strong was born in San Francisco, California, the second of two boys born for Lin (née Warner), a teacher and nutritionist, and King Strong, a firefighter. He graduated from high school in Sebastopol, California in 1998. His elder brother is Shiloh Strong, an actor and still photographer. Strong began his acting career at the age of nine, when he starred as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Misérables. After the stage production, he appeared in small screen roles on television.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    In June 2013, a Boy Meets World reunion was held with Strong attending along with many of his former cast members.
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    However, during production of the pilot in March 2013, Strong along with other cast members, who were also unconfirmed to return, appeared on the set sparking rumors of a cameo or return to the new series.
    More Details Hide Details Creator Michael Jacobs stated "I think there's more than a chance, I think there's a strong chance" when commenting on Strong and other original series cast members returning. Other current cast members commented on Strong's return indicating that his return might be a secret not ready to be revealed.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    In late 2012, Strong declined an offer to reprise his role as Shawn Hunter in the upcoming spinoff, Girl Meets World.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    In 2010, Strong starred in the science fiction-thriller film The Darkening Sky alongside Ezra Buzzington, Charley Rossman, Sally Berman, Daniel Kirschner and LaShan Anderson under the direction of Victor Bornia.
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  • 2009
    Age 29
    In early 2009, Strong narrated the audiobook of The Obama Revolution by Alan Kennedy-Shaffer.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    In April 2008, Strong, along with his brother Shiloh and his then-girlfriend (now wife) actress Alexandra Barreto, co-created a 30-second television ad in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama titled, "It Could Happen to You."
    More Details Hide Details The ad, submitted to MoveOn.org, became one of 15 finalists from a pool of over 1,100 submitted ads, and was chosen as the funniest ad in May 2008. In August, MoveOn raised $200,000 to air the ad on MTV and Comedy Central; it was the first political commercial to ever appear on Comedy Central.
    Along with his brother, Shiloh Strong, he wrote and directed the short film, Irish Twins, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details It went on to win both the Jury Award and Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts. Speaking to Pure Movies in 2010 he expressed that he wanted to expand his writing and directing career: 'Acting is always there and I enjoy it but it’s kind of got a little unfulfilling lately. You know, I’m in the low budget horror world… I have a whole lot of other stuff I want to do.'
  • 2006
    Age 26
    Strong began dating actress Alexandra Barreto after they met while filming the 2006 television series Pepper Dennis. They became engaged in December 2012, and married on October 20, 2013 in Oregon.
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    In 2006, he returned to television for a regular series role in Pepper Dennis on the WB.
    More Details Hide Details The show was short-lived and was not chosen as one of the transferring shows to The CW Television Network. That same year, Strong recorded a reading for the audio version of the Anthony Kiedis biography, Scar Tissue. He had a brief cameo appearance in 2009's Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, the sequel to Cabin Fever.
  • 1992
    Age 12
    In 1992, he received his first regular television series role as Julie Andrews's son on Julie.
    More Details Hide Details When the series was canceled, Strong made his debut on film as Amy Irving's son in Benefit of the Doubt. It was not until he was chosen for the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC series Boy Meets World that he received widespread recognition. During the seven-year run he was nominated twice for the Young Artist Award and nominated for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award. When the series ended, Strong returned to the big screen to star as Paul in the indie horror film Cabin Fever, directed by Eli Roth.
  • 1979
    Born on December 11, 1979.
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