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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
3,567 1,228
Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

2
3,564 691
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
2,029 1,926
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
1,904 1,975
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
1,973 1,880
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Hannah Montana

6
4,244 867
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

7
3,952 814
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

8
2,868 1,208
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire

9
1,856 1,434
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Even Stevens

10
2,824 1,154
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
1,939 1,050
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
2,857 887
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

13
2,706 808
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

14
3,011 871
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

15
2,315 1,121
Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

16
2,933 805
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

17
1,240 1,378
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
2,051 746
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
2,191 992
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

20
2,380 941
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
1,037 1,439
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
1,692 723
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

23
1,597 1,217
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

24
1,556 840
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
1,545 909
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