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List of the greatest characters we watched grow up on TV. This list ranks the best TV characters who grew up before the audience's very eyes week to week, or more aptly, year to year. Going through puberty is not exactly easy. But going through puberty in front of an international audience is something on a whole other level. If one wishes to know what that is like, he or she may ask the actors and actresses behind the TV characters on this list. Some of the best characters who grew up from season to season belong in families like the Tanners in San Francisco, as we watched D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle literally go from children to human beings over the course of "Full House." Remember when Corey and Topanga were bickering classmates in "Boy Meets World?" If so, you also probably remember when they started dating and when they got married.
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Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cory Matthews Boy Meets World

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Will Smith The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Cody Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cody Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Topanga Lawrence Boy Meets World

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Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Kelly Kapowski Saved by the Bell

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Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

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D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
D.J. Tanner Full House

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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire Lizzie McGuire

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Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Louis Stevens Even Stevens

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Michael Kelso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Michael Kelso That '70s Show

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Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina Spellman Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Stephanie Tanner Full House

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Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years

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Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

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London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added London Tipton The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck

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Zachary 'Zack' Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zachary 'Zack' Morris Saved by the Bell

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Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Michelle Tanner Full House

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Bailey Marie Pickett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added Bailey Marie Pickett The Suite Life on Deck

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Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Carlton Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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Ashley Banks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Ashley Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Stephen Hyde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Stephen Hyde That 70's Show

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Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Samantha Micelli Who's the Boss?

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Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Winnie Cooper The Wonder Years

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Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Brad Taylor Home Improvement

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Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Steve Urkel Family Matters

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Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Mike Seaver Growing Pains

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Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Marcia Brady The Brady Bunch

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A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added A.C. Slater Saved by the Bell

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Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Eric Matthews Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

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Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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Fez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF ALF

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Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Opie Taylor The Andy Griffith Show

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Laura Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie

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Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
JamaalKeeton added Raven Symone Thats so Raven, The Cosby Show

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Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eddie Winslow Family Matters

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Ruthie Camden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Ruthie Camden 7th Heaven

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Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Laura Winslow Family Matters

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Lisa Turtle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lisa Turtle Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Saved by the Bell

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Grace Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SamanthaKristalieHatcher added Grace Sheffield The Nanny - The Nanny