Rider Strong (born December 11, 1979) is an American actor.
Rider Strong was born in San Francisco, California to King Strong and Lin
Warner. His brother is Shiloh Strong, also an actor.
Rider Strong's best known part was as Shawn Hunter in Boy Meets World. He's also famous for playing "Paul" in the indie horror-comedy Cabin Fever (2002), directed by Eli Roth. His family made their own production company named Redwood Shire Productions. He has "admitted" in an interview he recognizes his name sounds like a "porno name."
His role in Boy Meets World as Shawn Hunter gave him the reputation as a ladies' man. Ironically, he guest starred in the 2006 sitcom Crumbs, as Fred Savage's boyfriend.
During the filming of "Cabin Fever", he was chased by a bus full of girls when he was covered in fake blood while he had to run back to the film crew for miles.
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This engaging young performer has literally matured from a pre-teen to a
young adult before a TV audience. Rider Strong started his career as Gavroche in
the San Francisco production of the hit musical "Les Miserables" in 1988. Within
three years, he had landed his first small screen roles in the TV-movie "The
Long Road Home" (NBC) and as a guest shot on the sitcom "Going Places". He soon
found steady work on TV, appearing on such family fare as "Empty Nest", "Evening
Shade" and "Home Improvement". Strong won his first regular series role as Julie
Andrews' son on the short-lived sitcom "Julie" (ABC, 1992) before segueing to
the big screen as Amy Irving's son in the thriller "Benefit of the Doubt"
(1993). He eventually found fame as Shawn, the best friend and sidekick to Ben
Savage, on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" (ABC, 1993-2000). The same year he
landed his second series, Strong and his family founded Redwood Shire
Productions to develop projects for the young actor and his older brother
Rider Strong graduated from Columbia University in 2004.
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