Though his recent dual status as both an excellent shark negotiator and a generous Pope BFF may suggest otherwise, Leonardo DiCaprio was once but a fourth-quarter addition to Growing Pains. The series, which ran from 1985 to 1992, added DiCaprio during its last two seasons as a homeless boy who moves in with the infamous Seaver fam. Jeremy Miller, who starred as denim-loving Ben Seaver, was apparently not the biggest fan of this move.
"There was a little bit of competition there," Miller said during a recent appearance on Oprah: Where Are They Now? "I have to admit it bothered me a little bit that the network felt it necessary to bring him in rather than focusing on my character who had now grown up and could kind of take over for Mike as, you know, the rapscallion."
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However, all competition aside, Miller says that he and DiCaprio got along pretty well. "It was a little weird," he added. "But we got along great. We hung out."