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Degrassi High 

Degrassi Junior High (original title)
The lives and trials of students of a city high school.
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Series cast summary:
 Joey Jeremiah (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Archie 'Snake' Simpson (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
Duncan Waugh ...
 Arthur Kobalewscuy (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Maureen Deiseach ...
 Heather Farrell (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Erica Farrell (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Siluck Saysanasy ...
 Yick Yu (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Arlene Lott ...
 Nancy Kramer (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Lucy Fernandez (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Christine 'Spike' Nelson (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
Neil Hope ...
 Derek 'Wheels' Wheeler (61 episodes, 1987-1991)
Irene Courakos ...
 Alexa Pappadopoulos (60 episodes, 1987-1991)
John Ioannou ...
 Alex Yankou (58 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Caitlin Ryan (57 episodes, 1987-1991)
Maureen McKay ...
 Michelle Accette (57 episodes, 1987-1991)
Sara Ballingall ...
 Melanie Brodie (56 episodes, 1987-1991)
Dan Woods ...
 Mr. Raditch (56 episodes, 1987-1991)
Rebecca Haines ...
 Kathleen Mead (54 episodes, 1987-1991)
Cathy Keenan ...
 Liz O'Rourke (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
Michael Carry ...
 Simon Dexter (48 episodes, 1988-1991)
 Bryant Lister 'BLT' Thomas (48 episodes, 1988-1991)
Andy Chambers ...
 Luke Matthews (46 episodes, 1988-1991)
Kyra Levy ...
 Maya Goldberg (43 episodes, 1988-1991)
Amanda Cook ...
 LD Delacorte (41 episodes, 1987-1990)
Keith White ...
 Tim O'Connor (38 episodes, 1987-1991)
Christopher Charlesworth ...
 Scooter Webster (38 episodes, 1988-1991)
Billy Parrott ...
 Shane McKay (38 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michelle Goodeve ...
 Karen Avery (34 episodes, 1987-1990)
Kirsten Bourne ...
 Tessa Campanelli (32 episodes, 1988-1991)


The kids of Degrassi street have now grown to be teenagers attending Degrassi Jr. High where they face the facts and problems that are typical for people their age. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Release Date:

18 January 1987 (Canada)  »

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(70 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filming schedule for Degrassi took place between April to November (with a two-week summer break in the middle). The schedule was set up that way, so the actors would miss the least amount of school. Since the show was filmed during the summer, most of the characters wear summer clothing throughout the series. Even in episodes that took place in the middle of the school year, many of the characters are walking around in shorts. See more »


Characters are shown speaking at the corner of Degrassi St. and Pape Ave (as indicated by the street sign). These streets run parallel and are about 10 blocks away from each other. See more »


Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Sandcastles in the Sand (2008) See more »


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A Canadian and international treasure!
4 December 2013 | by (Calgary,Alberta) – See all my reviews

The year was 1987 and I only had 2 channels if you didn't count CBC's French channel;the first episode I recall watching was when the Grade 7 students Kathleen,Caitlin,and Rick were all doing a science project.Even though I knew then i wasn't expecting any sort of Hollywood-like production,I slowly got interested in the series after watching that and it even became part of my appointment television on Monday evenings.There wasn't your stereotypical teenage issue they didn't tackle;even a few others on top of that too.Far more easier to relate to than many of its American counterparts.I never honestly thought of the show at the time as groundbreaking or anything of the like,but realized eventually that it truly was as it shied away from nothing at all.For example,this was the 80's and homosexuality wasn't socially acceptable compared to how it is today,there was that episode where Snake's brother came out of the closet to his brother and eventually to his parents who basically disowned him(Coming out of the closet wasn't an everyday occurrence in 1988,after all).Snake and his friends automatically assumed that he was a ladies man since he was an all-star athlete in high school and all,and that episode more or less taught a lesson that you can't always judge based on appearance and perception.

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