Boy Meets World is one of the greatest coming of age sitcoms in TV history. The series which ran for seven seasons portrayed challenges of teen youth in a comedic and enjoyable way. The series was notorious for its comedy, with the loveable Corey Mathews antagonizing Mr. Feeny with his mischievous antics. Furthermore, the series also dealt with sensitive issues, oftentimes dropping the comedy and portraying a more dramatic phase of the characters. The series contained humor and drama held together with definite realism. The series dealt with many aspects that teenagers go through, while making it entertaining to watch, unlike the show's counterparts at that time representing sappy, stereotypical teenagers with unreal teenage problems. As the show progressed, the characters change from high school teens to young adults entering college. This transition fortifies different challenges within the characters' growths.
What made this show even more special is that any age demographic could enjoy watching it, as the show had all the hardships that children can deal with, from Shawn’s parents splitting up to the progression of Corey and Topanga’s relationship. Boy Meets World could make you laugh and cry all at the same time.
Oddly enough with the success of the show, most of the cast never reached mainstream success after the series ended. Several had small roles in TV series and movies, while others did advertisements and low budget movies, but ultimately, none became Hollywood stars. Here is a look at the cast of Boy Meets World and what they are up to today.
13 Lee Norris - Stuart Minkus: Actor
12 Lindsay Ridgeway - Morgan Mathews: Anthem Singer
11 Anthony Quinn - Mr. Turner: Actor
Mr. Turner was the cool, laid back teacher most young students would love to have. The show focused on his bachelor life which Corey and Shawn idolized. Turner's laid back approach to teaching often clashed with Mr. Feeny’s more traditional method. Turner’s character also develops a close bond with Corey and Shawn later in the series.
10 Betsy Randal - Amy Mathews: Commercial Actor
9 William Russ - Alan Mathews: Actor on Comedy Web Series
8 Trina McGee - Angela Moore: Mother and Actress
7 Ethan Suplee - Frankie "The Enforcer" Stecchino: Film and TV Actor
6 Mathew Lawrence - Jack Hunter: Actor
5 Will Friedle - Eric Mathews: Voice Over Acting
4 William Daniels - Mr. Feeny: TV and Voice Over Acting
Throughout the series, Mr. Feeny was the mentor of Cory, Shawn and their friends, as they encounter problems in their lives on the road to adulthood. He was also idolized by Eric and the two grew a close bond.
3 Rider Strong - Shawn Patrick Hunter: Director
2 Danielle Fishel - Topanga Lawrence: TV Host & Spokesperson
1 Ben Savage - Corey Mathews: Actor
Ben Savage played the main character role as the lovable Corey Mathews. Playing this role for seven seasons was very challenging, as the character of Corey transitioned throughout the years. He was first portrayed as a wisecracking adolescent slacker, and later on in the series his slacker tendencies diminished and instead, he became more neurotic. After the series ended, Savage would have small acting roles in various movies before deciding to take a two year break from acting to focus on his studies. As part of his requirements for completing his studies at Stanford, he interned for U.S senator Arlen Specter in 2003. Savage graduated from Stanford University in 2004, with a degree in Political Science. After attaining his degree, Savage would pursue acting once again, and he would guest star on various shows, such as Without a Trace and Chuck. In 2012, Savage revealed he signed on to reprise his role on the Boy Meets World spin-off series (the series is currently in its second season).
Sources: etonline.com, hollywoodreporter.com, eonline.com
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