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

2
1,435 1,233
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Martin The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

3
2,354 460
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 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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2,478 879
Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Cory Matthews Boy Meets World

5
1,448 1,183
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

6
3,065 656
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Topanga Lawrence Boy Meets World

7
2,024 821
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire Lizzie McGuire

8
2,811 615
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
D.J. Tanner Full House

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1,347 931
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Louis Stevens Even Stevens

10
2,048 816
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

11
1,213 715
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

12
927 777
London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 12 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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1,990 641
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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1,860 567
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Stephanie Tanner Full House

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2,183 647
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina Spellman Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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777 828
Bailey Pickett is listed (or ranked) 16 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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2,088 577
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Michelle Tanner Full House

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1,582 853
Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years

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1,342 494
Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 19 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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1,483 732
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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1,640 663
Zack Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Zack Morris Saved by the Bell

Celebrities Who Fell Into Homelessness

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1,191 864
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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1,039 553
Ashley Banks is listed (or ranked) 23 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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1,201 810
Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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1,003 603
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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1,082 500
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Steve Urkel Family Matters

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1,234 739
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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1,012 786
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?

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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1,475 739
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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990 734
Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Brad Taylor Home Improvement

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967 779
Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Mike Seaver Growing Pains

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949 683
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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945 313
Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 33 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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842 495
Fez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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1,068 567
A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added A.C. Slater Saved by the Bell

The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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1,032 613
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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1,020 510
Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 38 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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686 766
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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Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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829 769
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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ALF is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF ALF

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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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796 727
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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680 473
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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729 453
Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Donna Pinciotti That '70s Show

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554 568
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Laura Winslow Family Matters

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627 748
Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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687 255
Tia Landry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
T L Perez added Tia Landry Sister, Sister

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498 564
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eddie Winslow Family Matters