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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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2,289 370
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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2,081 340
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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772 835
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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1,301 517
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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1,620 482
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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909 600
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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745 421
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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1,450 390
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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1,308 361
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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1,650 408
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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1,241 523
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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1,147 426
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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436 522
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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818 624
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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1,233 387
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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365 528
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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917 536
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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677 340
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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670 366
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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825 494
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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992 485
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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717 309
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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794 498
Mike Seaver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Mike Seaver Growing Pains

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1,225 485
Kelly Bundy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Kelly Bundy Married... with Children

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792 477
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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723 464
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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815 369
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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796 413
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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596 410
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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Lucy Camden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Lucy Camden 7th Heaven

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559 522
Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
wiabux added Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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585 157
Eric Matthews is listed (or ranked) 38 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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553 323
Fez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Fez That '70s Show

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541 277
Jackie Burkhart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
freelancerrh added Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show

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369 419
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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635 524
Opie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
Opie Taylor The Andy Griffith Show

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656 365
Raven Symone is listed (or ranked) 43 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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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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528 520
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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379 366
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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531 425
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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397 348
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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346 338
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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Donna Pinciotti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV
MichelleSimmons added Donna Pinciotti That '70s Show