CT ‘Kim Possible’ actors who played Kim and Ron celebrate 20th anniversary

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Any Disney Channel viewer who tuned in over the past two decades will likely remember the "Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me," from the “Kim Possible" theme song. Now, the show is celebrating its 20th birthday. 

Milford native Christy Carlson Romano (the voice of Kim Possible) and co-star and Hartford native Will Friedle (voice of Ron Stoppable) celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the show’s June 7, 2002 debut by reminiscing about the show Tuesday on Good Morning America.

"We love our fans very much and it's just really great to engage with them," Romano told Good Morning America. "A lot of people identify with the characters, or they helped them come of age and find themselves, and we really love honoring that."

The two received action figures on "Good Morning America" as they talked about their time as the voices of Kim and Ron, who were high schoolers who tried to save their community from supervillains like Dr. Drakken and Shego.

Friedle told GMA that when they go to events or conventions, he often sees little kids dressed like Kim and Ron, and "it's pretty awesome to see that it's sustaining after all this time."

While Romano voiced Kim Possible and played other Disney Channel characters like Wren in “Even Stevens,” she said she is still connected to her Connecticut roots. In a 2013 interview, she said that she still comes back to Milford since her family always had a house there, and it's always been considered home.

"My goal is always to spend as much time in Connecticut as possible, because it was just the best way to grow up, she said. “My mom was always really focused on having me be the most well-rounded that I could be. And I attribute that to why I haven't been in the spotlight in a negative way."

Romano's latest appearance in Connecticut was in February when she hosted "90s Con," an event that put some of the most famous entertainment faces from 90s films and TV together.

“When That's 4 Entertainment came to me and asked me to be the host I was just… excited and honored to hop on because I am such a fan of all the people that are coming,” Romano told Hearst CT Media Group in February.

According to talent agency MN2S, Friedle grew up in Hartford and became involved in the entertainment industry from an early age. He is not only known for being the voice of Ron on the show, but he also played the “Boy Meets World” character, Eric Matthews, until 2000.

While “Kim Possible” went off the air in 2007, all four seasons of "Kim Possible" are currently available to stream on Disney+.