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  • Growing Pains Where Are They Now

    If you're a child of the 80's, you tuned in every week to spend time with the Seavers on "Growing Pains." The hit ABC sitcom followed the adventures of Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist and stay-at-home dad, his wife Maggie, a reporter, and their three kids -- Mike, Carol, and Ben. Almost 20 years later, the cast is back together for a reunion on "Good Morning America" Wednesday.
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  • Growing Pains Where Are They Now

    Alan Thicke played Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist and stay-at-home dad who won over audiences during the show's run from 1985 to 1992. The Canadian actor had previously been a notable late night TV host. Thicke, 64, went on to star in other sitcoms, including NBC's "Hope & Gloria" in the mid-'90s and most recently the Canadian show, "jPod," but none reached the same success as "Growing Pains."
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    Joanna Kerns played matriarch Maggie Malone Seaver, a newspaper reporter who juggled work, family and raising teens. Kearns clicked with TV spouse Alan Thicke, sparking rumors that the two were romantic. Sorry, but no, Kerns told "GMA." Kerns continued acting in hits "Girl, Interrupted," and "Knocked Up," but went on to direct on "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and more.
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    The show catapulted Kirk Cameron, who played troublemaker Mike Seaver, to teen heartthrob status. At 17, Cameron became a devout Christian and began to take issue with plot lines he considered inappropriate. After the series, he left Hollywood to work on Christian-themed films, including 2008's "Fireproof." Now 40, Cameron, a dad of six, is married to his TV love interest, Chelsea Noble.
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    Tracey Gold played Carol Seaver, a straight-laced honors student. Like her character who grappled with body image, Gold developed anorexia in 1989 and by the show's final season, left to seek treatment. She missed much of the final season, but got help and returned healthier. She has appeared in other TV shows such as "Sight Unseen" and "Final Approach," but at 42, her role is as a mom to four.
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    Jeremy Miller, who played smart-mouthed little brother Ben Seaver, was able to avoid the perils of child stardom. Since the show, Miller has tapped into his culinary talents, and has said he hopes to start a catering business. Miller, now 34, landed roles on other shows and movies, including "Never Have I Ever," "Ditching Party," and "Tar Beach," slated for 2011. He is married to Joanie Miller.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio got his acting start playing Luke Brower, a 7-year-old homeless teenager who was taken in by the Seavers. The show was cancelled a year later, but DiCaprio went on to make his film debut in "Critters 3" and from there, its Hollywood history. The A-Lister starred in classics "Titanic" and has been nominated for roles in "The Departed," "Revolutionary Road" and "Inception."
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    Andrew Koenig, played Richard "Boner" Stabone, the goofy best friend to Kirk Cameron's Mike Seaver. Kopenig largely dropped out of the spotlight after he left "Growing Pains" until February 2010 when he went missing in Vancouver, B.C., and was discovered dead, having taken his own life, at 41. "We were all so heartbroken and very," Joanna Kerns aka Maggie Seaver told "GMA."
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  • Growing Pains

    The Seaver family enjoyed many memorable breakfasts on the show, including the one pictured here. "Growing Pains" creator Neal Marlens grew up on Long Island, N.Y. and based the show on his hometown.
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    Alan Thicke's character Dr. Jason Seaver (far left), was one of the first in television characters to play a stay-at-home dad. Jason often struggled to juggle family disputes alongside his practice as a psychiatrist, while his wife Maggie, played by actress Joanna Kerns, worked as a journalist outside the home. The theme of women going out to work while men stayed at home become more common in the mid-1980s, when the show was created.
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  • Growing Pains

    Twenty-three years after the premiere of "Growing Pains," its theme of balancing family and work is still relevant. Unlike most other TV shows, the "Growing Pains" theme song, "As Long As We've Got Each Other," had nine versions, including a Halloween-themed song that aired in 1990.
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