Which TV Show Did a Young Leonardo Dicaprio First Star In?

Julia | 08 - 02 - 2020
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Growing Pains is a sitcom series that featured on Television during the period of 1985-1992. It was the first show that Leonardo DiCaprio started his acting career in.  The actor made guest appearances in TV Shows like The New Lassie and Roseanne. Later he performed in a family drama series, Parenthood where he met the actor Tobey Maguire and both have been friends since then. But the drama series Growing pains remains his first-ever successful TV show which had him in the episodes in the years 91 to 92.

Growing pains is a family comedy and The Revenant star played the role of a teenage boy named Luke Brower. He was cast with actors Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Jeremy Miller, and Ashley Johnson. The series portrayed the day to day lives of a regular American family and the characters they meet in a hilarious and witty manner. DiCaprio played the role of a homeless child until the Seaver family took him with them. It is no wonder that subtle love and warmth in the series made it one of the popular TV series back in the 80s and 90s.

Many don’t know that the show also had young Brad Pitt who acted in different roles in the same series during 87 and 89. Yes, these two Hollywood legends started their career on the same television show! But it is really unfortunate for the fans that they were never seen together in any of the movies until the recent flick Once upon a time in Hollywood directed by Quentin Tarantino who made all our wishes come true by casting these two stars in his movie.   Brad Pitt spoke about this during the press interview for the same movie sitting next to none other than DiCaprio. The viewers could sense the nostalgia that both of them went through while talking about their first TV show. 

1. What Was Leonardo Dicaprio’s Debut Movie?
  • A. Titanic
  • B. Critters 3
  • C. This Boy’s Life
  • D. What’s eating Gilbert Grape

Brad Pitt said “But we did start on the same television show,” Pitt said. “Growing Pains,” DiCaprio responded at once.  But both the actors were not able to tell the year they acted, DiCaprio said “I mean, we’re talking decades ago”.

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