Shawn and Eric rarely had scenes together for a reason.On screen they barely spoke, but in real life, Rider Strong and Will Friedle were actually best friends.The cast began calling the third cafeteria seat the "death seat" because once a character sat there, they never came back.
For some, it would be a strange feeling to revisit a character he or she left behind more than a decade ago. "It's the same exact executive producer, it's the same writers, it's the same cast, and it even comes down to — in typical Cory fashion, which is also typical Ben fashion — the same script supervisor that we had since the beginning of Boy Meets World.
We even have some of the exact same crew," the now 33-year-old actor told Buzz Feed.
"I remember us talking and hitting it off and one thing kind of led to another and 20-some-odd years later, here we are." Here, of course, is Girl Meets World, where Savage now plays grown-up Cory, a New York City middle school history teacher (cue the Feeny-homage aww's) for Riley and her best friend Maya's (Sabrina Carpenter) seventh-grade class.
He and Topanga, who owns an after-school hangout that specializes in pudding, also have a younger son named Louis (August Maturo).
Chet Hunter (father, deceased)Virna Hunter (stepmother)Unnamed biological mother Eddie (stepbrother)Jack Hunter (half-brother)Mike Hunter (uncle)Gertie Hunter (grandmother)Frankie Two-Toes (uncle)Lazlo (uncle)Multiple uncles Jonathan Turner (foster father figure)Maya Hart (step-daughter/adoptive daughter)Angela Hart (mother-in-law)Katy Hart (wife)Angela Moore (ex-girlfriend)Hillary (dated)Stacy (ex-girlfriend)Veronica Watson (dated)Topanga Lawrence (went out with; kissed)Jennifer Bassett (ex-girlfriend)Dana Pruitt (ex-girlfriend)Libby Harper (ex-girlfriend)Multiple ex-girlfriends Shawn Patrick Hunter is a recurring character in Girl Meets World.
Shawn is the lifelong best friend of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence.
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.
"I did everything I could to make sure we had some of the same people.