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The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV

List RulesCharacters 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
    3,176
    648
    MichelleSimmons added

    Will Smith

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 2
    3,486
    766

    Topanga Lawrence

    Boy Meets World
  • 3
    3,283
    715

    D.J. Tanner

    Full House
  • 4
    2,994
    1,093
    Boy Meets World
  • 5
    2,325
    699

    Stephanie Tanner

    Full House
  • 6
    2,445
    699

    Michelle Tanner

    Full House
  • 7
    2,416
    776

    Shawn Hunter

    Boy Meets World
  • 8
    2,456
    754

    Sabrina Spellman

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • 9
    1,327
    483
    Tricia Psarreas-Murray added

    Eric Matthews

    Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World
  • 10
    1,939
    835

    Zachary 'Zack' Morris

    Saved by the Bell
  • 11
    1,818
    690
    MichelleSimmons addedThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 12
    2,251
    1,041
    wiabux added

    Kelly Kapowski

    Saved by the Bell
  • 13
    2,467
    1,059

    Lizzie McGuire

    Lizzie McGuire
  • 14
    1,485
    653
    MichelleSimmons added

    Steve Urkel

    Family Matters
  • 15
    1,867
    1,007

    Kevin Arnold

    The Wonder Years
  • 16
    1,783
    877
    wiabux added

    Randy Taylor

    Home Improvement
  • 17
    1,563
    839

    Kelly Bundy

    Married... with Children
  • 18
    1,731
    950
    MichelleSimmons added

    Michael Kelso

    That '70s Show
  • 19
    1,345
    763
    MichelleSimmons addedThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 20
    1,288
    702

    Darlene Conner

    Roseanne
  • 21
    1,190
    658
    MichelleSimmons added

    Fez

    That '70s Show
  • 22
    1,220
    689
    wiabux addedSaved by the Bell
  • 23
    1,425
    853

    Winnie Cooper

    The Wonder Years
  • 24
    992
    588
    MichelleSimmons addedThat '70s Show
  • 25
    1,212
    595
    freelancerrh added

    Jackie Burkhart

    That '70s Show
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List Rules: Characters played actors who grew up during the course of the series