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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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3,429 1,175
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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3,413 645
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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1,924 1,846
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

4
1,812 1,892
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

5
1,897 1,790
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

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4,107 832
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Topanga Lawrence Boy Meets World

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3,809 790
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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2,770 1,158
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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1,790 1,373
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Louis Stevens Even Stevens

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2,727 1,108
Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Kelly Kapowski Saved by the Bell

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

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2,735 856
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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2,585 787
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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2,911 837
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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2,206 1,087
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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2,827 776
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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1,184 1,318
London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 17 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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1,967 713
Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 18 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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2,109 961
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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2,292 911
Zachary 'Zack' Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zachary 'Zack' Morris Saved by the Bell

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989 1,381
Bailey Pickett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added Bailey Pickett The Suite Life on Deck

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1,617 698
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Steve Urkel Family Matters

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1,525 1,176
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

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1,494 804
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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1,489 869
Steven 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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1,615 1,078
Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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1,716 947
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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1,387 1,053
Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Samantha Micelli Who's the Boss?

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1,957 936
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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1,303 1,058
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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1,300 1,012
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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1,306 627
Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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1,293 695
Fez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 34 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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1,387 477
Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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1,297 909
Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Marcia Brady The Brady Bunch

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1,040 874
Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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

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

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1,077 1,033
Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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

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

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Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Donna Pinciotti That '70s Show

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1,013 675
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eric Foreman That 70's Show

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

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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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1,039 974
Laura Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie

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Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell