Child Actors The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV  

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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
3,533 1,208
Cory Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

2
3,512 680
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
1,996 1,902
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
1,876 1,951
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
1,949 1,853
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Hannah Montana

6
4,207 858
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

7
3,910 809
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

8
2,840 1,195
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lizzie McGuire

9
1,837 1,416
Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Even Stevens

10
2,792 1,143
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
1,917 1,035
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
2,822 877
Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Boy Meets World

13
2,673 802
Stephanie Tanner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

14
2,983 861
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

15
2,277 1,112
Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

16
2,902 797
Michelle Tanner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Full House

17
1,221 1,362
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
2,020 740
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
2,168 984
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

20
2,352 933
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
1,018 1,423
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
1,671 716
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

23
1,575 1,204
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

24
1,536 832
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
1,529 897
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
1,666 1,103
Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Cosby Show

27
1,767 971
Winnie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Wonder Years

28
1,422 1,083
Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Who's the Boss?

29
1,997 961
Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Married... with Children

30
1,339 1,082
Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Growing Pains

31
1,330 1,036
Brad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Home Improvement

32
1,347 651
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
1,331 722
Fez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

34
1,439 492
Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World

35
1,495 777
A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Saved by the Bell

36
1,563 797
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Roseanne

37
1,328 935
Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Brady Bunch

38
1,062 901
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
952 1,066
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
784 1,013
ALF is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF

41
1,109 1,054
Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
7th Heaven

42
346 272
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

43
806 834
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

44
1,128 657
Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That '70s Show

45
1,049 694
Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added That 70's Show

46
1,017 1,010
Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
The Andy Griffith Show

47
665 790
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Family Matters

48
1,069 994
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
633 649
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Saved by the Bell

50
871 1,010
Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Dawson's Creek