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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
3,467 1,189
Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

2
3,453 661
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
1,944 1,872
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
1,831 1,919
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
1,913 1,819
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Hannah Montana

6
4,146 845
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

7
3,844 801
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

8
2,793 1,174
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire

9
1,806 1,391
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Even Stevens

10
2,750 1,124
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
1,889 1,011
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
2,773 864
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

13
2,614 798
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

14
2,937 846
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

15
2,232 1,097
Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

16
2,851 790
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

17
1,201 1,338
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
1,989 725
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
2,128 975
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

20
2,316 922
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
1,002 1,398
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
1,638 707
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

23
1,541 1,191
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

24
1,511 815
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
1,509 881
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
1,635 1,088
Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Cosby Show

27
1,737 958
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

28
1,399 1,068
Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Who's the Boss?

29
1,973 948
Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Married... with Children

30
1,316 1,069
Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Growing Pains

31
1,307 1,025
Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

32
1,325 636
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
1,313 704
Fez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

34
1,475 765
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
1,413 483
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
1,536 789
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Roseanne

37
1,309 923
Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Brady Bunch

38
1,052 885
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
938 1,052
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
773 988
ALF is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF

41
1,091 1,041
Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
7th Heaven

42
792 821
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

43
325 260
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

44
1,032 684
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
1,106 646
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
1,003 1,000
Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Andy Griffith Show

47
653 778
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

48
1,052 986
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
619 637
Samuel
Saved by the Bell

50
860 999
Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Dawson's Creek