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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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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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1,496 318
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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839 911
Cody Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cody Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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823 952
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

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2,415 391
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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835 905
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

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2,201 364
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
D.J. Tanner Full House

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1,397 555
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire Lizzie McGuire

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1,702 520
Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Kelly Kapowski Saved by the Bell

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956 655
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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1,549 416
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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807 474
Michael Kelso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Michael Kelso That '70s Show

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1,394 388
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Stephanie Tanner Full House

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1,749 430
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina Spellman Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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1,314 556
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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Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Michelle Tanner Full House

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1,222 458
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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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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1,311 420
Zack Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Morris Saved by the Bell

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398 586
Bailey Marie Pickett is listed (or ranked) 20 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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876 331
Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 21 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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878 663
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

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970 578
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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736 374
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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722 411
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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875 529
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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1,051 512
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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784 334
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Steve Urkel Family Matters

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1,284 520
Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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

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

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775 493
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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870 395
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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855 442
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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633 442
Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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585 310
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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593 360
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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401 461
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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Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie

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555 560
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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444 391
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Laura Winslow Family Matters

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405 406
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eddie Winslow Family Matters

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563 456
Ruthie Camden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Ruthie Camden 7th Heaven

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380 367
Grace Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SamanthaKristalieHatcher added Grace Sheffield The Nanny - The Nanny

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Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eric Foreman That 70's Show