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Kirk Cameron

American actor, famous for his role in the popular U.S sitcom, Growing Pains.

Kirk Cameron began acting professionally at 9 years old, landing commercials and earning small television appearances. After he began appearing in TV ads for "Polaroid", "McDonald's" and "Count Chocula" cereal, he gained minor parts in a handful of TV movies, including a couple of Disney projects and two ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) (1972-95). In 1983, he landed a regular part in ABC's Two Marriages (1983), a show that remained on the air less than a month. Two years after Cameron's first starring role, he earned his career-defining big break as Mike Seaver on the popular family sitcom Growing Pains. The young actor grew up on set, spending seven years of his childhood with the show. Growing Pains not only launched Cameron's acting career, it turned him into a teen heartthrob. While working on Growing Pains, Cameron appeared as a guest star on many other TV shows. On the popular sitcom Full House, he played the cousin of D.J. Tanner, portrayed by his real-life sister, Candace Cameron. He also expanded his career beyond the small screen, appearing in such films as Like Father Like Son (1987) with Dudley Moore, the romance Listen to Me (1989) and 2008's Fireproof.