Remember the days when Kirk Cameron was just a Teen Beat-cover appearing sitcom heartthrob? Once apon a time, the actor, who turns 44 on October 12, was Mike Seaver, the teenage son of a psychiatrist and journalist who fought the ladies off with a stick on Growing Pains.
The beloved sitcom, which ran on ABC from 1985 to 1992, elevated the actor and his costars (Alan Thicke, for one) to household name status and brought the mysteries and struggles of upper-middle-class suburban Long Island family life into living rooms across America. The comedy series, although mostly lighthearted, tackled everything from drugs to suicide with a tone that pleased even the most overbearing parents.
So where is the Seaver family now? Mostly still lighting up the small screen (with “that smile”).