PRINT May 1987



LOOKING SLIGHTLY CONFUSED, Mike Seaver is leaning against a locker in the corridor of his high school. Long lashes frame his hazel eyes, which are tinged with incredulousness, while his chubby well-formed lips are parted just a smidgen. This look belongs to Kirk Cameron, who portrays Mike on ABC’s Growing Pains. This look has launched a thousand ships and sailed Growing Pains into the top ten of the most-watched TV shows. In addition, Cameron grins from the covers of gangs of fave-rave monthlies: on Teen Beat he dons a yellow T-shirt and a dazzling white jacket, his arms waving languorously; on Teen Machine he smiles a wet, toothy greeting; on Super Teen his broad mouth turns slightly up at the ends, tendrils of curly hair fringing the nape of his neck as he rakishly waves “Hi”; and on Tutti Frutti he is a casual vision in loose-fitting silver cotton. But there’s more. Poster ads hawk Kirk

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