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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
18 January 1987 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The lives and trials of students of a city high school. Full summary »
Awards:
10 wins & 13 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(42 articles)
User Reviews:
Talented cast, mixed results. See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 28 of 123)
Pat Mastroianni ... Joey Jeremiah (67 episodes, 1987-1991)

Stefan Brogren ... Archie 'Snake' Simpson (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
Duncan Waugh ... Arthur Kobalewscuy (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Maureen Deiseach ... Heather Farrell (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Angela Deiseach ... Erica Farrell (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Siluck Saysanasy ... Yick Yu (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Arlene Lott ... Nancy Kramer (65 episodes, 1987-1991)
Anais Granofsky ... Lucy Fernandez (62 episodes, 1987-1991)

Amanda Stepto ... 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)

Stacie Mistysyn ... 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 (55 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)

Dayo Ade ... 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, 1987-1991)
Billy Parrott ... Shane McKay (38 episodes, 1987-1990)
Michelle Goodeve ... Karen Avery (34 episodes, 1987-1990)
Kirsten Bourne ... Tessa Campanelli (32 episodes, 1987-1991)
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Series Directed by
Kit Hood (46 episodes, 1987-1991)
John Bertram (12 episodes, 1987-1991)
Eleanor Lindo (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Clarke Mackey (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mike Douglas (2 episodes, 1988)
Philip Earnshaw (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Yan Moore (47 episodes, 1987-1991)
Susin Nielsen (16 episodes, 1988-1991)
Kathryn Ellis (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Avrum Jacobson (2 episodes, 1987)

Kit Hood (unknown episodes)
Linda Schuyler (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jim Ellis .... line producer (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
Linda Schuyler .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)

Brian White .... post-production producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Philip Earnshaw (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alan Collins (2 episodes, 1987)

Robert de Lint (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Judy Shiner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Sari Friedland .... production manager (1 episode, 1989)

Laura Vickers .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitra Sen .... assistant director (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Jocelyne Borys .... art department assistant / assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Winninger .... dialogue editor / assistant sound editor (44 episodes, 1988-1991)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (13 episodes, 1987)
Dino Schiavone .... sound assistant (1 episode, 1989)

Manse James .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Sid Lieberman .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
David Yonson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Malcolm Nefsky .... grip (21 episodes, 1987-1988)

Byrd Dickens .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Robert Mistysyn .... animation designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Winninger .... post-production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Music Department
Lewis Manne .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1989)
Wendy Watson .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Stephen Stohn .... legal counsel (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
Tony Desmond .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1990)

Sheila Brogren .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Kathryn Ellis .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Frank Faulk .... production assistant / production supporter (unknown episodes)
Anne Fotheringham .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Lisa Lightbourn-Lay .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Nancy Sinclair .... tutor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Degrassi Junior High" - Canada (original title)
"Degrassi, Old School" - USA (rerun title)
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30 min (70 episodes)
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Trivia:
Byrd Dickens, who played Kathleen's (Rebecca Haines) abusive ex-boyfriend, worked as a member of the electrical crew on the show when he wasn't acting.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Talented cast, mixed results., 19 October 2002
Author: chriscuomo from Bama

Blessed with a talented cast and crew, and cursed with repeated stabs at "significance" and Big Issues, this was a unique import. Somewhat of a North-of-the-Border Room 222 with it's multi-ethnic cast and issue-driven story lines. While Room 222 is mostly forgotten today, Degrassi is still fondly remembered cult fave around the world. That's in part due to the talent in front of the camera. It's reputation ultimately hinges on the shows handling of the many weighty issues it tackled during its run: abortion! child abuse! suicide! It felt at times that the show's writers were a bit too determined to distance Degrassi from the superficiality of American teen TV. Many had a superficial tv-movie feel to them. Caitlin's epilepsy was never referred to again, for instance. All in all, a quality show that bowed out - or graduated - gracefully, rather than limp along like its fluffy American contemporaries (Saved by the Bell and 90210) did.

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