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Degrassi High 

Degrassi Junior High (original title)
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.
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Series cast summary:
Pat Mastroianni ...  Joey Jeremiah / ... 67 episodes, 1987-1991
Stefan Brogren ...  Archie 'Snake' Simpson / ... 67 episodes, 1987-1991
Maureen Deiseach ...  Heather Farrell / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Angela Deiseach ...  Erica Farrell / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Arlene Lott Arlene Lott ...  Nancy Kramer / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Duncan Waugh ...  Arthur Kobalewscuy / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Siluck Saysanasy Siluck Saysanasy ...  Yick Yu / ... 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 Irene Courakos ...  Alexa Pappadopoulos / ... 60 episodes, 1987-1991
Stacie Mistysyn ...  Caitlin Ryan / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1991
John Ioannou John Ioannou ...  Alex Yankou / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1991
Maureen McKay Maureen McKay ...  Michelle Accette / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1991
Dan Woods ...  Mr. Raditch 55 episodes, 1987-1991
Sara Ballingall ...  Melanie Brodie / ... 56 episodes, 1987-1991
Rebecca Haines ...  Kathleen Mead / ... 54 episodes, 1987-1991
Cathy Keenan Cathy Keenan ...  Liz O'Rourke / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael Carry Michael Carry ...  Simon Dexter / ... 48 episodes, 1988-1991
Dayo Ade ...  Bryant Lester 'BLT' Thomas / ... 48 episodes, 1988-1991
Andy Chambers Andy Chambers ...  Luke Matthews / ... 46 episodes, 1988-1991
Kyra Levy Kyra Levy ...  Maya Goldberg / ... 43 episodes, 1988-1991
Amanda Cook ...  LD Delacorte / ... 41 episodes, 1987-1990
Keith White Keith White ...  Tim O'Connor / ... 38 episodes, 1987-1991
Christopher Charlesworth Christopher Charlesworth ...  Scooter Webster / ... 38 episodes, 1988-1991
Billy Parrott ...  Shane McKay / ... 38 episodes, 1987-1990
Michelle Goodeve Michelle Goodeve ...  Ms. Avery / ... 34 episodes, 1987-1990
Kirsten Bourne Kirsten Bourne ...  Tessa Campanelli / ... 32 episodes, 1988-1991
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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1987 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Degrassi High See more »

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Production Co:

Playing With Time See more »
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Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Because this show was Canadian, the producers were very supportive of Canadian bands and strictly featured Canadian music only. Bands like Gowan, The Box and Micheal Burn were frequent contributors to the background soundtracks. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Chasing Amy (1997) See more »

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Performed by Malcolm Burns
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Talented cast, mixed results.
19 October 2002 | by chriscuomoSee all my reviews

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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