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List Rules Characters played actors who grew up during the course of the series

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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1
3,557 1,219
Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

2
3,548 687
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

3
2,018 1,916
Cody Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

4
1,895 1,966
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

5
1,965 1,870
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Hannah Montana

6
4,232 864
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

7
3,938 812
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

8
2,855 1,203
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire

9
1,848 1,427
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Even Stevens

10
2,815 1,147
Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Saved by the Bell

11
1,934 1,043
Michael Kelso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

12
2,846 882
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

13
2,697 805
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

14
2,999 868
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

15
2,299 1,117
Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

16
2,924 801
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

17
1,234 1,371
London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck

18
2,040 743
Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

19
2,185 988
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

20
2,371 936
Zachary 'Zack' Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Saved by the Bell

21
1,031 1,431
Bailey Pickett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added The Suite Life on Deck

22
1,684 719
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

23
1,588 1,210
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

24
1,549 836
Ashley Banks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

25
1,541 903
Steven Hyde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That 70's Show

26
1,680 1,106
Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Cosby Show

27
1,781 976
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

28
1,427 1,092
Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Who's the Boss?

29
2,010 966
Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Married... with Children

30
1,348 1,088
Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Growing Pains

31
1,343 1,040
Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

32
1,360 657
Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added That '70s Show

33
1,342 728
Fez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

34
1,509 780
A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Saved by the Bell

35
1,454 496
Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

36
1,576 800
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Roseanne

37
1,339 939
Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Brady Bunch

38
1,063 910
Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added 7th Heaven

39
956 1,073
Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Dawson's Creek

40
789 1,020
ALF is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF

41
1,111 1,063
Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
7th Heaven

42
356 276
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

43
813 839
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

44
1,057 697
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That 70's Show

45
1,136 661
Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

46
1,027 1,014
Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Andy Griffith Show

47
671 796
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

48
1,075 1,002
Laura Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Little House on the Prairie

49
645 651
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

50
706 609
Lisa Turtle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
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