Growing Pains launched the careers of actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and featured already-established names like Alan Thicke. Young Leo was only a few years away from his involvement in the P*ssy Posse, while on the complete opposite end of the spectrum was Kirk Cameron, who became a born again Christian over the course of the show. With such a collection of names and diametrically opposing ideologies, it should come as no surprise that there are some crazy stories from the set of Growing Pains.
Tales range from bizarre to grim, and Leo's sleazy entourage was hardly the worst of it. In fact, it was Cameron's religious fervor that caused the most conflict. From off-screen romances to eating disorders, a behind-the-scenes look at these dark Growing Pains stories reveals that the cast was not as happy and peaceful as the Seaver family appeared on screen.