Kevin Arnold is the main protagonist of The Wonder Years. Kevin is portrayed as a typical suburban boy growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kevin’s childhood and adolescence are characterized by his awkwardness.
his lack of confidence, and his struggles to fit in. Kevin is also shown to be a good student, although he frequently gets into trouble for his antics. Kevin’s relationships with his family and friends are central to the show, and Kevin’s development is charted throughout the series.
Kevin Arnold is portrayed by Fred Savage in the television series, and by Jason Hervey in the 1988 pilot film. Kevin was born in 1961 and is from suburban New York City.
Kevin Arnold is of Italian descent on his father’s side and Irish descent on his mother’s side. Kevin has an older sister, Karen (Olivia d’Abo), and an older brother, Wayne (Dan Lauria).
Kevin is close to his family, but he often argues with his siblings, particularly Wayne. Kevin is also shown to be a talented baseball player, and he is a member of his school’s baseball team. Kevin’s best friend is Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano).
and Kevin is also shown to be good friends with Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar). Kevin has a crush on Winnie, and the two eventually begin dating. Kevin’s relationship with Winnie is a central plotline of the series, and Kevin’s feelings for Winnie are a major source of conflict for him.
Kevin is also shown to be friends with Becky Slater (Crystal McKellar), although their relationship is often strained. Kevin attends Roosevelt Junior High School and Robert F. Kennedy High School.
Kevin Arnold is a good student, but he frequently gets into trouble for his antics. Kevin’s father, Jack (Dan Lauria), is a Vietnam War veteran, and Kevin’s mother, Norma (Alley Mills), is a homemaker.
also, play a significant role in Kevin’s life, and Kevin is shown to be close to them. Kevin’s grandfather Papa Joe dies in the fifth season of the series, and Kevin is deeply affected by his death. Kevin’s grandmother Nana Mary dies in the series finale.