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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

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London Tipton is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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Kevin Arnold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years

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Bailey Pickett is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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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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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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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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Steven Hyde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Stephen Hyde That 70's Show

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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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Rudy Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Rudy Huxtable The Cosby Show

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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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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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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 36 Best TV Wedding Dresses in the History of Television

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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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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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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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Fez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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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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Marcia Brady is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Marcia Brady The Brady Bunch

The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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A.C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 37 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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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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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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Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Donna Pinciotti That '70s Show

Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From 'The Price Is Right'

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Eric Foreman is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 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) 45 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) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Joey Potter Dawson's Creek

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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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Doogie Howser is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
SherriBC added Doogie Howser Doogie Howser, M.D. - Doogie Howser MD

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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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Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle