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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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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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1,434 294
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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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

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784 909
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

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2,342 381
Topanga Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Topanga Lawrence Boy Meets World

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2,128 349
D.J. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
D.J. Tanner Full House

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797 866
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Miley Stewart Hannah Montana

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1,341 532
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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1,652 498
Kelly Kapowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Kelly Kapowski Saved by the Bell

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Louis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Louis Stevens Even Stevens

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770 442
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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1,491 402
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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1,343 372
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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1,690 418
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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1,270 538
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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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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1,175 441
Randy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Randy Taylor Home Improvement

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London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 18 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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843 640
Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle

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1,260 401
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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378 553
Bailey Marie Pickett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
eligoldsworthy1995 added Bailey Marie Pickett The Suite Life on Deck

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Carlton Banks is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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699 354
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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690 383
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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844 510
Samantha Micelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Samantha Micelli Who's the Boss?

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1,014 497
Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper The Wonder Years

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748 320
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Steve Urkel Family Matters

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1,247 498
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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809 517
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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808 495
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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744 477
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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836 379
A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 33 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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818 426
Darlene Conner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Darlene Conner Roseanne

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612 425
Mary Camden-Rivera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Mary Camden-Rivera 7th Heaven

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Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 36 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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718 538
Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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574 535
Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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559 289
Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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569 338
Fez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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386 433
ALF is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added ALF ALF

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684 375
Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 42 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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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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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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539 536
Joey Potter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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391 382
Eddie Winslow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eddie Winslow Family Matters

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547 436
Ruthie Camden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
AdeleProsto added Ruthie Camden 7th Heaven

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415 361
Laura Winslow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Laura Winslow Family Matters

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363 348
Grace Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SamanthaKristalieHatcher added Grace Sheffield The Nanny - The Nanny

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Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Eric Foreman That 70's Show