We got to see the past through the eyes of Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage on The Wonder Years beginning this day in 1988.on ABC. Enjoy the theme song by Joe Cocker by clicking on the photo. What isn't well known about the series is that is bore a remarkable resemblance to a 1953 series titled Wonderful John Acton on NBC on which we also got to view the past through a young man named Kevin. Kevin Acton, by the way was played by a very young Christopher Walken (at that time known as RONNIE Walken).