Comedy / Sitcom
Created by Neal Marlens
Alan Thicke as Dr. Jason Seaver
Joanna Kerns as Maggie Malone Seaver
Kirk Cameron as Mike Seaver
Jeremy Miller as Ben Seaver
Tracey Gold as Carol Seaver
Ashley Johnson as Christine Ellen 'Chrissy' Seaver
Leonardo DiCaprio as Luke Brower
Growing Pains is an ABC American sitcom that aired starting in 1985. Growing Pains was quite a success, continuing for a total of 7 seasons until 1992.
Growing Pains was centered around an affluent family , the Seavers, living in a New York suburb. Jason Seaver was a psychiatrist who moved his practice into his home so that his wife, Maggie , can go back to pursuing her career as a reporter. This leaves Jason at home to deal with their three kids, Mike, Carol and Ben. Mike, the oldest, is a troublemaking teen, while Carol is a straight A student. The youngest child was rambunctious Ben.
Many future stars appeared on Growing Pains throughout its run. Most notably was a very young Leonardo DiCaprio who played Luke Brower, a friend of Ben's in the 1991-1992 season. Other notable guest stars include Matthew Perry, Brad Pitt, Hilary Swank, Heather Graham, Annette Funicello, and Dana Plato.
167 episodes aired on ABC from September 24, 1985 to April 27, 1992.