TV Nostalgia

Which Oscar-Nominated Actor Got His Big Break on Growing Pains? (PHOTOS)

It’s been over 20 years since Growing Pains first aired, but we totally loved (and missed) watching the Seaver clan. Not only did this show introduce us to the Kirk Cameron, who would go on to be one of the top heartthrobs of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, but the show also gave this Oscar-nominated actor his big break!

Though this child-actor might have started out on several other ‘90s TV series, it wasn’t until he landed the role of a homeless student that many fans (and young girls) took notice of his boyish good looks and charm.

After his time on Growing Pains came to a close, the young actor would go on to costar with some of the leading male actors of that time, and eventually become a lead actor in his own right. These days, this guy is calling the shots, with several Oscar nods and Golden Globe Awards under his belt as a testament to his longevity.

Can you guess the actor?

10.2.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Afiya Augustine
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