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Thier are so many characters, if you have time look through all of these names!!!




Name

Actor/Actress

Seasons Featured

Hazel Aden

Andrea Lewis

1-2 (recurring) 3-5 (regular)

Hazel is a popular girl who is occasionally catty to other girls. A member of the Spirit Squad, she is Paige's best friend and follows her personality with rude, snide remarks. She shows insecurities about her Muslim heritage in Season 2. She also dated Jimmy Brooks from Seasons 3-5. She almost lost her friendship with Paige over her hatred towards Alex, and broke up with Jimmy because of his feelings towards Ellie. She graduated from Degrassi in Season 5 and attended college outside of Toronto. Did not appear in title sequence during seasons 1 and 2, but still played a major role.

Kelly HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Ashoona"Ashoona

Evan Williams

8 (regular) 9 (recurring)

Attends Smithdale University, rooming with Emma, Manny, and Liberty. Emma and Manny both are interested in him, despite the no roommate dating policy. He ends up dating Emma. He takes the blame for Emma when she bakes weed brownies that caused a girl to go into a diabetic coma. Because of that, Kelly was forced to leave the dorms. Emma feels guilty but doesn't do anything since Kelly tells her the dorm's no tolerance policy would just result in them both being kicked out. Kelly and Emma end their relationship after they had an argument. Kelly ditches Emma on her Re-Cycling tour.

AlliHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alli_Bhandari" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alli_Bhandari"Bhandari

Melinda Shankar

8-present (regular)

"Sav’s Little Sister." "Our Little Genius." "Backwoods Bhandari". Alli is sick of labels. None of them fit. All Alli wants is a normal high school experience. Although, she’s not entirely sure what that is. She knows it includes fun, friends and at least one cute boy (Alli is a little – okay, a lot – boy-crazy). And she knows she needs to deceive her parents to have it. Last term Alli proved that she has no problem breaking rules to get what she wants. Lying to her parents to spend intimate time with Johnny, and cyber-bullying Degrassi’s Queen Bee were merely sneak-peaks of what Alli is capable of. This term, her quest to reign as High School Princess won’t come so easy. Especially when her prince, Johnny, begins to show his not-so-charming side. She takes pictures of herself naked and sends them to her boyfriend Johnny DiMarco. She gets photos of him showing his sweet side he finds out and he sends her pictures to his friend Bruce. She finds out that he slept with other girls and that he got genital warts she has a scare but it turns out to be okay. Alli stands by Claire when Jenna starts to date K.C.

SavHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav_Bhandari" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav_Bhandari"Bhandari

Raymond HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Ablack"Ablack

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

A low-key overachiever, Sav strives for the best of both worlds – a steady girlfriend and loyal friends, high marks and a spot on the football team, a cool band and a secret sticker collection. But as he approaches the latter half of high school, Sav is slowly realizing he can’t have everything. His traditional parents may have allowed him to take the music master class, but they still expect him to pursue engineering after graduation. And while they tolerate Anya for now, they’re still hoping he’ll settle down with a nice Indian girl. All this makes Sav want to sow his wild oats – now. It looks like Grade 11 may be his only chance to live on his own terms, so Sav plans to spend his precious free time rocking with Stüdz.

ChantayHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantay_Black" Black

JajubeHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jajube_Mandiela" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jajube_Mandiela"Mandiela

4-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Chantay’s long climb up Degrassi’s social ladder has finally landed her the plum position – as the eyes and ears of Degrassi’s Anti-Grapevine.Chantay was a supporter that Mia should be allowed on Spirit Squad, however Darcy doesn't let Mia on because she is a single mother. Chantay not only works toward her dream of working as an entertainment journalist – she trades in power. Her bluntly hilarious commentary makes her a foil for Holly J and a reality check for Anya. Chantay also gets close with Danny, is there something in the cards for them?

Jimmy Brooks

Aubrey Drake Graham

1-7 (regular); 8 (guest appearance)

Jimmy is seen as the school basketball star but also has an artistic side. He dates Ashley and, when they break up, she turns goth. His family is also quite wealthy; although he resents that his parents are often absent. He dates Hazel from Seasons 3-5 and she breaks up with him when he reveals that he has feelings for Ellie. Ellie helps him realize his artsy side, but has no interest in being with him. Jimmy is shot in the back by Rick, resulting in his confinement to a wheelchair in Season 4. He begins rapping and pursuing a career in music (which, since leaving the show, he has actually done) that blossoms when Ashley comes back and they start dating again. He investigates stem cell surgery and finally breaks up with Ashley for various reasons. He started dating Trina, another handicapped individual, in Season 7. Although Jimmy was not talking to Spinner for a period of time in seasons 4-5, because a lie Spinner told resulted in Jimmy's paralysis, he kept Spinner as a best friend for over 7 years. They both graduate a year late; both for different reasons resulting from the shooting. He was there for Spinner when he didn’t get into police school, and is contemplating proposing to his girlfriend, Trina, showing Spinner a sign that he needs to move on with his life.

Bruce the Moose

Natty HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Natty_Zavitz&action=edit&redlink=1"Zavitz

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Bruce is a 12th grader and leads a troop of bullies along with Johnny DiMarco. When Alli Bhandari began taking nude photos of herself, Johnny DiMarco sent them to Bruce in order to get revenge on Alli. Eventually, he began to get into confrontations with Dave Turner when the latter began trying to create a positive image for himself at Degrassi. He poured soda onto Dave's pants in the cafeteria, and Dave retaliated by dousing Bruce's locker with his urine. Bruce then challenges him to a fight, which is brief, but ends with Bruce soaking Dave with a water balloon containing the former's urine. Bruce and Dave, now presumed to be even, reconcile after this. Present in the credits for seasons 8 & on, yet has no major storyline, yet often appears.

Sean Cameron

Daniel Clark

1-4 and 6 (regular); 7 (guest appearance)

Sean is a troubled teen with a violent past. His hometown Wasaga Beach is full of bad memories for him and, after being convicted and expelled from school for assaulting a kid (which he deafened in one ear), he was kicked out of his home, abandoned by his parents, and moved in with his older brother, Tracker Cameron. He was also a former student at Degrassi and came back in Season 1 to start anew, but often had flares of anger that got him into trouble. He then developing feelings for Emma and started a rivalry with Jimmy, who thinks he's a freak. After a fight with Jimmy, he loses Emma by pushing her to the ground. Ashley, who is high on Ecstasy at a house party, hooks ups with Sean. In Season 2, he begins to realize his needs for his life and wins Emma back. In Season 3, he breaks up with Emma and joins a gang with Jay Hogart. Once he gets his life back on track he starts to like Ellie. She moves in with Sean because of her mom's drinking problem. In Season 4, Sean saves Emma from being shot by Rick but feels guilty about Rick's death. Ellie and he break up because he leaves for Wasaga beach after the shooting because of the stress. While in Wasaga Beach, he almost drowns, but is saved by Tyler Bishop, the kid that he deafened in one ear. After Sean's brother leaves for Alberta, Sean emancipates himself and ends the parties and the gang life. He returns to Degrassi but ends up in jail as a result of a drag racing accident. Once he gets out of jail he hooks back up with Emma and later finds out that, while he was in Wasaga Beach, Emma gave Jay a blow job [oral sex]. He freaks out and decides to leave but comes back saying how he wants to work it out. Sean ends up living with Emma and her family for a while and joins the army, against Emma's wishes, rather than attend college. They don't make any future promises, and break up when he leaves. He was last seen when he leaves the Simpson/Nelson household to be shipped off to Afghanistan for the army.

Leia Chang

Judy Jiao

8-present (regular)

Leia masks her greatest fear – that she’s boring – with a story. That story being, of course, the ‘Story of Leia’. Leia comes to Degrassi from a ballet school. Befriends Mia but the friendship ends once she realizes she doesn't fit with her crowd and finds out how Mia got her T-bombs job. Starts a relationship with Danny but she can't seem to fit in with his friends. Danny tells her that he loves her no matter what, and she doesn't have to change.people also call her "leia the liar".

Blue HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Chessex"Chessex

Jordan HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jordan_Hudyma&action=edit&redlink=1"Hudyma

8-present (regular)

New to Degrassi, Blue has a reputation for being a player, and could probably hook up with his choice of girls. But he’s not at all about the notches on the belt. You’ll never find him trading locker room banter about any of his conquests. It’s not about that for him. He’s just a sensual guy who loves the female form. If you’re ever looking for Blue, you can always try the art room where he’s working on his latest piece or trying to win over Holly J. He was last seen when he is still trying to change Holly J into a better person before she broke up with him while cleaning up from a school dance. He now has a bone to pick with her and will take any chance that he can get to point that out to her

Declan Coyne

Landon HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landon_Liboiron"Liboiron

9 (regular)

Confident, charming, mischievous, and fresh from prep school in Hong Kong, Declan knows he’ll have Degrassi in the palm of his hand. Due to his diplomat father’s job, the stop in Toronto’s probably not longer than a year. Declan attended the best private schools in Istanbul, Vienna, Seoul – so dropping in on a public high school will be anything but a challenge. Stylish and sophisticated, Declan still never looks like he’s trying. Declan loves using his magnetic personality and beseeching eyes to get people to do what he wants. Declan has never been afraid of indulging in the excesses of his high life – so far he just hasn’t been caught. Brother of Fiona. Jane started cheating on Spinner with Declan but broke it off before Spinner found out. Of Course, Declan got over it.

Fiona Coyne

Annie Clark

9 (regular)

Ethereal, sophisticated and deeply fashion-conscious, Fiona makes her mark at Degrassi the moment she arrives. The daughter of a diplomat, Fiona was born in Japan, and raised all over the world. Fiona’s cool, almost regal exterior stands in sharp contrast with her brother Declan’s social magnetism. Fiona views high school with an anthropologist’s eye, watching the student body and making her own astute observations. For all her worldly attitudes, Fiona is still a virgin, a secret she’d guard with her life. Fiona is no prude – in fact, she’s done everything but have sex – but she’s not sure she’s ready or able to lose control. She started dating Riley but they broke up because she found out that he is gay and he called her a bitch. Riley also tried to seduce Fiona to cure is sexuality. She definitely broke up with him after that and still hasn't found the right person

Marco Del Rossi

AdamoHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamo_Ruggiero" Ruggiero

2 (recurring); 3-7 (regular) 8, 9 (guest appearances)

He was first shown as a great dancer in the beginning of season 2. Marco was introduced as the love interest of Ellie and, as his character evolved, he comes out, in Season 2, to Ellie as gay. After coming out to his friends in Season 3, he becomes alienated by Spinner who cannot get over the discomfort. While en route to a hockey game, Marco is gay bashed by a group of men in Toronto. He later starts to like Paige's brother, Dylan. They eventually start dating. Dylan cheats on Marco but they end up getting back together. Dylan ultimately leaves to play hockey in Switzerland, but both attempt to maintain a relationship. Marco eventually breaks off his relationship with Dylan since Marco rarely ever heard from him and was always waiting on Dylan. Marco finally tells his mother and father that he is gay. He begins to attend Toronto University in Season 6, and is faced with the idea of male prostitution by a friend in Season 7, which he turns away from. Marco gets a little too close to Ellie by making out with her, and almost loses his boyfriend over Ellie. Then, after a year of rooming with Paige, Ellie, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and move on with their lives, leaving Marco on his own. Starred and last seen in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. In Season 9, he returns to Degrassi acting as a student teacher. Was not in the opening during Season 2, was still a major character, along with Ellie.

Connor Deslauriers

A.J. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.J._Saudin"Saudin

8-present (regular)

Connor is an intense guy who says exactly what’s on his mind. He has the ability to focus completely on one thing. Of course that thing is rarely what someone is saying to him. Connor’s been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and he’s cool with it. In fact – he’s embracing it, making great progress with his social skills. He’s incredibly smart and has learned enough conventional responses to fit in. But is it enough to keep up with quickly changing friend Clare? Friendships are important to Connor, but incredibly difficult.

Johnny George HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_DiMarco"DiMarco

Scott Paterson (actor)

6-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Johnny was first introduced as one of Nic's thugs from Lakehurst in season 6. He helped beat Toby up, and was present when Drake Lempkey stabbed J.T. Johnny attended Degrassi after Lakehurst burns down. There, he developed a rivalry with Spinner while Spinner was struggling with testicular cancer. Spinner fought Johnny, which was taped and posted online. He then has an off-and-on relationship with Alli Bhandari. At first, brooding bad boy Johnny was intrigued by Alli, despite her minor niner status. They later become official boyfriend and girlfriend, and Alli tries to make him more comfortable with PDA by use of 'sexting'. Johnny can't resist, and their relationship is at an all-time high until he discovers the picture Alli took of him looking sweet and sensitive posted in the hallway at Degrassi, which was meant to be kept unseen. This leads to him sending her naked photo to Bruce, which in turn leads to their mutual break up. Later, Johnny's temper has cooled down drastically, and he realizes how much he still cares about Alli. Alli tries to steal back the naked photos from Johnny, fails, and when she confronts Johnny about it, he tells her that if he returned them, she would have no reason to come talk to him any longer. Alli starts to get feelings for Johnny again as well, but they're cut short once he confesses that he lied about her being his 'first', in order to make her feel better, and that he might have an STD. Alli is disgusted with him for lying and terrified that she may have HPV. She and Jenna try to get back at Johnny in an attempt to reveal to the school his STD, but it backfires, and Degrassi ends up hearing about how Alli is 'the ONLY girl' Johnny wants. This comes as a great shock to her, and when he confesses his feelings once more to Alli, she rejects him again, claiming that she is unable to trust him. Knowing Johnny's headstrong personality, giving up on Alli isn't likely to be in his plans.

Clare Edwards

AislinnHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aislinn_Paul&action=edit&redlink=1" Paul

6-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Clare is Darcy's younger sister, who is briefly seen and mentioned in season 6 and 7. She and Darcy are total opposites. Clare’s finally started to get a handle on Degrassi. Her good friend Alli makes everything easier and of course, having an actual boyfriend means all kinds of good things are about to happen. Then, there’s the new blonde bombshell – at first Jenna and Clare have a lot in common, but when KC and Jenna act on an attraction, Clare’s world will look even more unfamiliar. If the world looks unfamiliar, why shouldn’t Clare? She soon steals Declan's Italy Trip story to facinate her class, when her old story had "not enough emotion", but Alli is the only one to find out that it was a lie. Alli then tries to cheer up Clare with her getting a bra that makes her bigger and she then writes a true story, "The only thing I feel that i did wrong with KC was be my honost self, so why wasn't that enough?"

Darcy Edwards

ShenaeHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenae_Grimes" Grimes

4 and 5 (recurring); 6 and 7 (regular); 8 (guest appearances)

Darcy Edwards was a strait-laced Christian who became captain of the Spirit Squad and Queen Bee of the school when Paige left, but her character eventually developed a dark side. Darcy is a member of the school Christian group, the Friendship Club, and convinces Spinner to join shortly before the two began to date. She also tries to convert Spinner back into a born again "virgin". In Season 6, Darcy begins to post risqué photos of herself online, which grabs the attention of a 40-year-old man who attempts to come in physical contact with her. Spinner ends his relationship between Darcy, citing the hypocritical behavior that she was exhibiting. Darcy begins a relationship with Peter. In Season 7, Darcy is drugged and raped at a snowboarding party, and she develops chlamydia as a result. She attempts suicide after the discovery of her STD, and is put in counseling to deal with her issues. Darcy and Peter have sex. Also in Season 7, after having her passes on him rebuffed, Darcy accuses Snake of inappropriate behavior, which results in an investigation and his temporary suspension from Degrassi. Darcy is eventually forgiven for all the drama she caused and begins a new life with Peter by her side. Then in Season 8, Darcy moves to Kenya for a semester to study and rebuild her spirit. She leaves Peter behind, but still tries to write to him and continues to send him gifts. Was not in the opening during Season 5, was still a major character

K.C. Guthrie

Sam Earle

8-present (regular)

The secret about where KC lives is out – so he wants to counteract it by being as normal as humanly possible. His goal? – to be like every other 15 year old guy. He doesn’t realize that’s going to mean getting caught between two girls, though. KC’s always loved Clare’s quiet thoughtfulness – but when Jenna bops into his world, the personification of sunshine, KC sees a reason to lighten up. KC’s making other new friends – especially on the all-star Jr. Basketball team– a chance he almost doesn’t get until his cool young coach takes KC under his wing and makes special arrangements. KC breaks it off with Clare because of his attraction to Jenna and because his coach told him he should. When KC's and his coach's relationship becomes obviously inapropriate (the coach watches a porno with KC, gives him beer, and pays for a night for KC to spend with a prostitute.) KC starts questioning whether he's a good kid and decides to do the right thing by showing his principal the gun coach kept in his car. He tries to talk to Clare after a while after they broke up, but she claims that her life didn't revolve around him

Derek Haig

Marc HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Donato"Donato

5-6 (recurring); 7-8 (regular)

Derek is the best friend of Danny from seasons 5-7. Derek mocked Jimmy for his basketball coaching in Season 5, but is proven by Jimmy that men in wheelchairs can be amazing at the sport. It's revealed that he’s adopted in Season 5. In Season 7, he frames best friend Danny for shoplifting, which ends their friendship. Then in Season 8 he joins the football team and bullied Jane when she joined. Derek eventually ends up rekindling his friendship with Danny, after using Danny to get a date with a girl and then encouraging Danny to go after her himself.

Damian Hayes

MazinHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazin_Elsadig" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazin_Elsadig"Elsadig

6 (recurring); 7 (regular)

Damian was first introduced in Season 6 as the student council president of Lakehurst. Damian hooked up with Manny the night of J.T's death and struggled to bring both schools closer after the death. Then in Season 7, he developed a relationship with Emma, and then dumped her after she took the relationship too serious. They got back together and he butted heads with Liberty who he was running against as Valedictorian. Still with Emma, he develops an attraction to Liberty, and Liberty to him. Liberty initiates his cheating on Emma and Emma breaks up with him. He reassures Liberty if her friends were really her friends they would forgive her. He goes on to graduate, and attends Banting University. Only appears in seasons 6 & 7

Jay HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Hogart"Hogart

Mike HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Lobel"Lobel

3-4, 8-9 (recurring); 5-7 (regular)

Jay is a rebel at Degrassi who becomes involved with many illegal and inappropriate activities in and around Degrassi, including stealing goods in Season 3. He gets Sean to join his gang and turns him on a life of crime, performing sexual acts at the ravine with various females in Season 4, and breaking into a pawn shop to retrieve his mother's ring in Season 7 for his ex-fiance Manny Santos. His mother died when he was young and he has lost touch with his dad following an incident at his third wedding. In season 8, he hangs out around The Dot, bothering Holly J. and Spinner. Jay helps Spinner get over not being accepted into police college. Appears in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Jay’s always been a bad ass who’s only looking out for number one but last year we saw a much softer side of Jay… a Jay that can be loving and sincere. So he replaced Manny’s college demo reel with an x-rated one that he and Manny made. So he stole the company tow truck and landed in jail. So he stole the engagement ring back from the pawn shop. So maybe things don’t change. Is Jay just trouble, or can he be redeemed? After helping Manny get to LA to audition for Mewesical High, Jay has made it back in her good books and looks like he has turned a corner. *Wasn't in opening credits during season 3-4, still played a major role. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Last time he was seen, he was rekindling his relationship with Manny.

Tobias "Toby" Isaacs

Jake HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Goldsbie"Goldsbie

1-5 (regular); 6-7 (recurring); 8 (guest appearance)

A smart student, Toby is introduced as the best friend of J.T. and stepbrother of Ashley. He is sometimes looked at as being a "geek" of sorts for his like of computers and anime. Awkward at times, he's only had one girlfriend (Kendra) in his seven-season run as a character, although he has tried on several occasions to date other girls. He deals with anorexia due to wrestling in Season 2, befriends Rick Murray before the school shooting in Season 4, and is greatly affected by J.T.'s death in Season 6. He is Jewish and it is revealed that his grandparents died in the holocaust. He hated the Lakehurst students for the fact that a student there killed J.T. He helps Holly J. out with her schoolwork and she returns the favor by helping him pass gym. He almost had a relationship with Holly J, but ended it before he got hurt, hurting her. Toby graduated and becomes a game show host, hosting a robot war event that Degrassi competed in. Didn't appear in opening during seasons 6-7, still was a major character.

Mia Jones

Nina HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Dobrev"Dobrev

6 (recurring) 7-8 (regular) 9 (guest appearances)

Mia is a teenage mother at Degrassi who transferred from Lakehurst before the rest of Lakehurst did. In season 6, she clashes with Darcy when she tries out for the Spirit Squad but Darcy doesn't think she's responsible enough to be on the team since she has a child at such a young age, she also clashes with Liberty when she develops a romantic relationship with J.T. Yorke, which is cut short at his death. In Season 7, she develops a crush on Sav when he asks her to teach him how to kiss, since he's never done it before but she later finds out that he doesn't like her but is interested in Anya. When Manny becomes captain of the Spirit Squad she finally let's Mia on the team and shortly after she becomes involved with her child's father Lucas, but she ends it when she attends a party with him with her daughter, "Bella" Jones, and is caught by the police, resulting in an investigation by child services and he disclaims Bella. In Season 8, she becomes a model and captain of the "Power" Squad after Holly J gets kicked off. Mia becomes friends with Leia, until Leia finds out the Mia is doing sexual things to keep her job. She finds a love interest in Danny, who dumps her when he finds out that she slept with a famous football player to get her job. Mia then starts dating Peter and dumps him when she finds out he's still hung up on Darcy. Under pressure, she drops out of school to continue her career in modeling. However she decides that she should finish school and instead cuts down on modeling. Mia struggles to balance work, school, being a mom, and a relationship with Peter. In Season 9, When the opportunity of a lifetime to model in Paris presents itself Mia left Peter and Degrassi behind to pursue her career in modeling. Didn't appear in opening during season 6, was still a major character.

Ashley HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Kerwin"Kerwin

Melissa McIntyre

1-4 (regular); 5 (guest appearance); 6-7 (recurring)

The step sister of Toby. She was at the top of her class and took ecstasy, messing up her relationship with many of her friends. She dated Jimmy, and then turned goth and broke up with him. She ended up dating Craig. After discovering the love triangle with Craig, Manny and herself, she breaks up with Craig. She eventually forgave Craig and was in the band Downtown Sasquatch for a time. Ashley helps Craig when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Craig proposed to Ashley, but she refused. They continued dating, despite the fact she left to work and live with her dad in England. While in England, she met someone and dumped Craig over e-mail. She came back and returned to Degrassi in Season 6, to finish school, and wound up rekindling her relationship with Jimmy. She almost got her big music break with a friend of Ellie's, but her talent was hidden when Jimmy’s was spotlighted, which ultimately led to their final break up. Ashley later went on a road trip with Manny, Liberty, and Emma. She saw Craig performing and wound up leaving with him, going on tour in Europe. It is unclear if she graduated. Did not appear in opening during seasons 5-7, yet in seasons 6-7 still was a major character.

Anya HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anya_MacPherson"MacPherson

Samantha Munro

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Anya was the best friend of Holly J. and often complied in whatever Holly J. told her to do. After Mia tries to make Anya see what a bad friend Holly J. is, Anya disagrees. Anya, however, sees the truth and ends the friendship between Holly J. In season 8, her relationship between her boyfriend, Sav, gets serious but they break up because of Sav's family's beliefs. When she breaks up with him, Riley asks her out thinking she can be his ticket to being straight. She then reveals she’s still in love with Sav but won't date him because of his family. Sav brings her to dinner with her parents and his parents disapprove but he finally stands up for her they get back together. She’s a member of the Power Squad, and is now close friends with Mia. After Holly J comes back to school, Anya is her friend again.Sweet, but a bit of a space cadet, Anya is the last one to clue in on a joke (and is often the butt of it). Try as she might, Anya never quite fits in – which only makes her try harder. When she finally stood up to her bullying frenemy Holly J, navigating the social scene at Degrassi should have gotten much easier. But instead, Anya finds herself a little lost. Anya can’t imagine not wanting more friends; experience has taught her that blending in is the key to popularity. Adrift and clique-less in the sea of Degrassi girls, Anya hyper-focuses on her relationship with Sav who is distracted by his band The Stüdz. She is also part of a fake role playing game that Sav does not approve of she shows Leia the wonders of this.

Craig Manning

Jake Epstein

2-5 (regular); 6 (recurring); 7, 8 (guest appearances)

Craig is Angie’s half-brother. He lives with Joey after his abusive father (Albert Manning) had abused him for far too long. He steals Joey's car in the episode "Drive". After moving in with Joey he finds out about his father's subsequent death. Craig is the school stud and starts the band Downtown Sasquatch. Craig dates Ashley and cheats on her with Manny Santos, who becomes pregnant and opts for an abortion. In the beginning of Season 4 he gets money from his dead fathers will. He deals with bipolar disorder in Season 4, moves out of Toronto in Season 5, and reveals a cocaine addiction in Season 6 after returning from Vancouver for a music festival. Craig is last seen performing in Smithdale at a Purple Dragon concert, and will be touring with Ashley in the future. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special.

Gavin "Spinner" Mason

Shane HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Kippel"Kippel

1-present (regular)

Nicknamed for his bouts of ADHD, Spinner is a hyperactive student who has problems with school. He is the adoptive brother of Kendra Mason. He shows issues when Marco reveals that he is gay in Season 3. After regretting his involvement with the school shooting he confesses to the principle who expelled him. While expelled he and Jay start stealing stuff from Degrassi. He eventually returns to Degrassi to finish school, and he becomes a born-again Christian in Season 5. In Season 7, he is diagnosed with testicular cancer and goes through a period of reckless behavior because of this, believing that he has nothing to live for. He also graduates from Degrassi in Season 7. He is the boyfriend of Jane. He helps Jane get over her fear of her father. Throughout the series, Spinner has been known to be somewhat of a sex symbol and ladies man, having been with Paige, Manny, Darcy, and currently Jane, although it is presumed he and Holly J. will date in the ninth season. Spinner tries to get into police college and fails. Spinner is shot at "The Dot," but recovers. Spinner loves his gig at The Dot and his balance between two worlds – hanging out with Jay, Manny, and new Degrassi teaching trainee Marco, and dispensing advice to the kids who flock to The Dot. Spinner’s world still revolves around the life he’s excited to start with Jane – one that increasingly focuses on The Dot and less and less on Police College.He still doesn't know that Jane cheated on him with Declan and continues to be amazingly commited to him.

Terri HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_McGreggor"McGreggor

Christina Schmidt

1-3 (regular)

The only daughter of a widowed father, Terri struggles with insecurities about her appearance. Her career as a plus-size model improved her self-image, and helped her overcome her vulnerability to peer pressure. In Season 3, she begins a relationship with Rick Murray, which later turns abusive. He eventually pushes her down, causing Terri's head to hit a cinder block and she goes into a coma. Terri does well after recovering from the incident, but is transferred from Degrassi to a private school. Makes final appearance in Season 3.

Paige HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paige_Michalchuk"Michalchuk

Lauren Collins

1-7 (regular) 8 (guest appearances)

Paige is a popular diva with a sharp tongue who often says things which are hurtful to others. She is raped in Season 2 by Dean. She loses her trial against her attacker in Season 4 due to a lack of evidence. As an act of revenge, she intentionally crashes into Dean’s car with Spinner’s car and loses her license. Paige dumped Spinner after dating him from Seasons 3-5. She then develops a lesbian relationship with Alex. Despite being high on marijuana during an interview with a representative from Banting University, she gets accepted. In Season 6, after breaking down from the stress of university Paige leaves Banting. Paige ends up dating Ellie’s ex, Jesse, and Spinner at the same time, both of them knowing this. Both relationships end. Paige then begins a low-level job at a fashion designer company. She sleeps with housemate Griffin. Paige later learns that he is HIV positive, and is currently awaiting 6 months for the results of her HIV test. Then after a year of rooming with Marco, Ellie, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and on with their lives. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special.

Jenna Middleton

Jessica Tyler

9 (regular)

Armed with her guitar, a catchy repertoire, and a contagiously positive outlook on life, Jenna is a ray of light in the gloomy corridors of Degrassi. Having bounced from Newfoundland to Toronto, via a two-year layover in the Albertan Oil Patch, Jenna comes to Degrassi with a guileless agenda: to make friends. Unfortunately, the ease with which she does so tends to upset the delicate friendship balances and established hierarchies in the classrooms, the cafeteria, and in the hallways. For this, Jenna makes no apologies. After all, she’s just trying to be nice. And is the newest member of the Power Squad. She befriends Alli And Clare. Acting on attraction, KC and Jenna eventually get together. When KC and Jenna get together Clare and Alli no longer are friends with her, ending their relationships with Alli calling her a "boyfriend stealer."

Eleanor "Ellie" Nash

Stacey Farber

2 (recurring); 3-7 (regular) 8 (guest appearances)

Ellie started off as a goth character. In the episode "Whisper to a Scream," her father joins the army and her mother shows signs of alcoholism. After her father goes away, she starts deliberately cutting herself with her compass. She begins a fake relationship with Marco Del Rossi after he comes out to her, effectively masking his homosexuality to his friends and the school. In Season 3, Ellie receives help for her self-hurting behavior after Paige tells the counselors about it. In an attempt to get away from her mother's alcoholism, Ellie moves in with boyfriend Sean Cameron in Season 4, but moves out when he moves to Wasaga Beach. She attends Toronto University and acts as a journalist at the school newspaper, "The Core." She was one of the few who discovered Craig Manning's addiction to cocaine in Season 6. She also discovers Caitlin Ryan making out with her boyfriend, Jessie, and almost has sex with Marco in Season 7. Then after a year of rooming with Paige, Marco, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and go on with their lives. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Was not in the opening during Season 2, was still a major character, along with Marco.

Emma Nelson

Miriam McDonald

1-present (regular)

Daughter of Spike (who gave birth to Emma in between the second and third season of Degrassi Junior High), Emma is smart, determined and idealistic, sometimes to a fault. She champions broad causes such as protecting the environment and boycotting genetically modified food, and even going nude for a cause in Season 7. In Season 3 she finds her dad and finds out that he is mentally disabled. After a long relationship with Sean from Seasons 1-3, she contracted gonorrhea from Jay in Season 4. Emma later develops an eating disorder in Season 5 and was diagnosed as anorexic. Her boyfriend, Peter, and best friend, Manny, helped her through it and she eventually recovers. She had a pregnancy scare with Sean in Season 6. After Sean leaves for Afghanistan, Emma begins a rocky relationship with Damian in Season 7. She ends it after she finds out Damian was cheating on her with Liberty. In Season 8, she attends Smithdale University with Manny and Liberty. She starts dating Kelly after he nullified the no dating roommates rule. Emma then risks her and her roommates’ stay at Smithdale when she bakes weed brownies. Kelly took the blame and was forced to leave the residence hall. Despite the fact that her best friends Manny and Liberty are heading off in all directions, Emma approaches her second freshman semester with a positive outlook. Being away from the girls will allow Emma to spread her wings, meet new girlfriends, and focus on her major – Political Science. Emma still keeps in touch with Manny, who has just made quite the splash in LA. Present in season 9 credits, yet appears in 1 episode only.

Alex HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Nu%C3%B1ez"Nuñez

Deanna HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanna_Casaluce"Casaluce

3-4 (recurring); 5-6 (regular); 7 (guest appearance)

Originally, she was poor, violent, came from an awful home life, and was considered to be an outcast. She was at first a tough female at Degrassi who hung out with the likes of Jay Hogart and Sean Cameron, but then her exterior softened as she befriended Ellie, Marco, and other students, and eventually began a rocky lesbian relationship with Paige Michalchuk in Season 5. In Season 6, goes back to Degrassi after graduating, to receive more credits. She becomes a stripper as a form of income for her household when her mom and her are at threat of being evicted. Her mom uses the money to bail her boyfriend out of jail who was the cause of the possible eviction. She later gives it up, for Paige and herself. Then rooms with Paige, Marco, and Ellie, and is kicked out by Paige after almost ruining her fashion internship. Alex is last seen going to stay with her aunt.

Manny Santos

Cassie Steele

1-present (regular)

Born in Manila, Philippines, Manny is a Filipino girl who struggles to define herself throughout the series. Often criticized for her promiscuity by both students and her father, she becomes pregnant with Craig's baby in Season 3 and has an abortion after she realizes she is not ready to be a mother. She has had an on and off relationship with Craig, and also relationships with Sully, J.T., Spinner, Damian, and Jay. She showed a desire to be an actress and considered getting plastic surgery in Season 5. She becomes involved with cocaine and Craig again in Season 6, but stops both when Craig chooses cocaine over her. Manny becomes involved in a short-lived engagement with Jay in Season 7. In Season 8, she attends Smithdale University for drama and turns down an acting gig on a fictional TV show called "West Drive". Manny is Emma's best friend. Manny finds a love interest in Kelly and battles Emma for him, eventually letting Emma and him be together. Her college career gets threatened when Emma makes weed brownies. Having just landed the lead role in Jason Mews’ movie Mewesical High, Manny has set her sights beyond the stuffy, pretentious world of her college drama department. With Jay happily playing the role of ‘Loyal Hometown Sweetheart’, Manny’s dreams just might be coming true. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. Manny is the quintessential survivor – she’s faced a lifetime’s worth of ups and downs since Grade 7 with a fierce determination to keep her fun-loving spirit intact. Though far away, Manny will still provide nonjudgmental counsel to the likes of Emma and Jane while she’s back. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Present in season 9 credits, yet appears in 1 episode only.

Heather Sinclair

off-camera

1-present (off camera)

Heather Sinclair is the nemesis of myriad characters, primarily her female classmates, and most significantly Paige Michalchuk. She follows in the long tradition of unseen characters on television series characters who are repeatedly mentioned, eventually becoming too exaggerated to ever be accurately portrayed (e.g. Vera Peterson on Cheers, Maris Crane on Fraiser, Kalinke on the German-dubbed version of Hogan's Heroes, Bob Sacamano on Seinfeld, etc). Heather is the elder sister of Holly J. Sinclair.

Holly J. Sinclair

Charlotte Arnold

7-present (regular)

Holly J. is portrayed as rude, sarcastic, and, at times, cruel to other students. She insists on being called Holly J. rather than just Holly. She is the sister of Heather Sinclair. Holly J. shares a locker with Mia, much to their displeasure, and Anya is her best friend at the start of Season 7. Later into the season, she forms feelings for Toby after he tutors her, but their relationship is short-lived. Also in Season 7, her friendship with Anya comes to an end when Anya fights back from all the abuse Holly J. has given her over the years. In Season 8, an artsy guy named Blue is interested in her, but when she falls for him just to lose her virginity, she gets rejected. Her family then goes bankrupt, forcing her to get a job at The Dot Grill. Under the pressure of financial crisis, she reveals to the media that Mia did some "things" to get where she’s at in the modeling industry, and is kicked off the Spirit Squad. She and Spinner bond while working together, and she soon finds herself being drawn to him. When Holly J. and Spinner get held up at gun point at the Dot, and Spinner is shot, she reveals she loves him. When Blue comes back to see why Holly J. keeps rejecting him, he saves her and Spinner’s lives by calling the police. She and Blue then go with each other to the Black and White Ball and when he calls her "Holly", she seems content. In season 9, Holly J’s finally learned that there’s more to high school than popularity and manipulation. But that doesn’t mean she’s lost her chutzpah. From taking a stand and dating Declan, to befriending Jane, things are going great.

Riley Stavros

ArgirisHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiris_Karras" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiris_Karras"Karras

8-present (regular)

New to Degrassi, he is a member of the football team and is credited for Degrassi's first win. Riley unsuccessfully attempts to kiss Peter, revealing his homosexual status. After the unsuccessful kiss, Peter understands that Riley needs a friend and becomes Riley's close friend. He also takes up steroids to improve his football performance, but it begins to destroy his life in the process as he gets into more progressive trouble. Riley constantly struggles to deal with his homosexuality, and tries to "turn himself straight" by taking steroids, kissing Anya, and continue to hide it from others. Eventually after talking to his teacher from lifeguard training class who is also gay, after being kicked out of the class for assaulting the teacher due to insecurity, he finally admits to Peter and the school counselor that he is homosexual.

Peter Stone

Jamie Johnston

5-present (regular)

Peter is Mrs. Hatzilakos' son. He first attends Degrassi in 10th grade, after years of homeschooling. In Season 5, after a depressed Manny becomes inebriated, Peter takes advantage of the situation and films her as she bares her breasts to his camera. He later uses the footage against Manny's wishes, and the entire student body is sent the video. Also in Season 5, while secretly dating her, Peter helps Emma deal with her anorexia/bulimia. Emma ends the relationship when he blackmails Sean by putting drugs in his locker. Peter starts dating Darcy in Season 6, even after he risked her life by giving an internet stalker her pictures for money. Peter supports Darcy after the discovery that she was raped, and he later attempts to emancipate himself from his parents so he can stay with her in Toronto when his mother moves to Regina. In Season 8, he’s living on his own. Darcy moves to Kenya, which leaves him single. Peter soon started dating Mia and then he finds a close friend in Riley who mistakes Peter for being homosexual and kisses him. Peter helps Riley with his sexuality and stops his steroid use. The two become close friends. When Mia finds out Peter's still in contact with Darcy, she dumps him, but she takes him back after he tells her he loves her. Still savoring the taste of fame he got with his band while shooting the ‘Mewsical’ in Hollywood, Peter returns to Degrassi on top of the world. His band Stüdz is destined for fame, he’s dating the hottest girl in school – who just happens to be an up-and-coming model – and it seems he’s put his checkered past behind him. But will Peter let his rock and roll dreams go to his head? Peter has always been a troubled kid. But over the past few years, thanks in large part to the influences of his girlfriends (Emma, Darcy and Mia), Peter has assumed the role of a good guy. When fate forces Peter and Mia apart, life becomes a lot more difficult for Peter and he turns to a reckless distraction. He is very angry that his band mates replaced him with Jane and will do anything to get back in the band and earnn back his friends trust he is just trying to get through the day Jamie's character Peter sings opening song to the ninth season.

Dave Turner

Jahmail French

9 (regular)

Dave’s the guy who has always gotten by – okay grades, pretty good at sports, likes movies and playing on the computer. In one word: average. Tired of being invisible, Dave is determined to make his mark on the school he’s attended for three years. He’ll approach every conversation armed to impress. Top priorities this term include locking down a catchy nickname everyone will remember, befriending Degrassi’s elite and scoring a date with the hottest girl. He plans to try out for the basketball team and be the niner representative to be as popular as his cousin, Chantay. He gets back at Bruce by spreading urine on his locker so Bruce challenges him to a fight instead he throws a pee balloon at him, everyone knows his name after that.

AnastaciaHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Vaughn_(Degrassi)" "Jane Vaughn" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Vaughn_(Degrassi)"Valieri

Paula HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Brancati"Brancati

7-present (regular)

Jane is a character who arrived at Degrassi after the Lakehurst fire. Immediately, Spinner took liking to her and the two began to date. She helps him through his cancer. Her brother is Lucas, father to Mia's daughter, although she prefers that people not know that they're brother and sister. In season 8, Jane joins the football team, but she's bullied by teammates and the coach. She gets encouragement by Darcy who sends her a letter from Kenya to not give up. She breaks up with Spinner when she finds out that Spinner did not tell her that he did not get accepted in police college. They get back together when she remembers how much he supported her playing football when no one else would. She then stands up for Clare when Claire tries to get principal Shep fired for calling her a bitch by protesting against him. Her past is revealed when she learns the real reasons why she hates her father so much. Spinner and her brother help her get over the situation where her father molested her. After Spinner gets shot, she was by his bedside. Jane knows all she has to do is aim herself at the high school finish line and her new life begins. Her great grades and unusual, football playing CV should make university acceptance a snap. When her well-kept secret – a killer voice – lands her a stand-in gig with Stüdz, Jane proves she can’t be placed in any box. Her relationship with Spinner is still sweet and as close to ‘best friends’ as a couple can be – so why isn’t it enough? She cheats on him with Declan but ends it before Spinner finds out

J.T. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.T._Yorke"Yorke

Ryan Cooley

1-6 (regular)9 (guest apperance)

J.T. was the president class clown, constantly getting into trouble. In Season 5, after discovering that girlfriend Liberty is pregnant, he planned to move into an apartment with her and be a family. They end up breaking up though because of how controlling and demeaning she becomes in the situation. He began to sell drugs on the street stolen from the pharmacy he works at in order to make more money for Liberty and the baby, but after realizing that being a drug-dealer disrupted his friendships and relationships, he attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs. J.T. survives, but Liberty and J.T. break up completely and their son is placed for adoption. He later dates Mia for a while, mainly it seems, over the loss of a child he could have raised. In Season 6, he realizes he still loves Liberty so he tries to find her by walking to his car. He sees a Lakehurst student urinating on his car. After, he acts sarcastic to the other student which he didn't realize he had a knife. The Lakehurst student runs at J.T. and stabs him in the back. The other student was scared and so was he so they both run. Liberty sees J.T. in pain so she drops her birthday presents in shock, runs to J.T. and yells for help. He is rushed to the hospital. When the doctor tells Toby (Tells doctor he is his brother) the results, she tells him that his aorta was punctured and tells him that he didn't make it . A school memorial is built in his name. He returns in the special: Ghost of Degrassi Past as a ghost who shows Holly J. the true meaning of Christmas.

Daniel "Danny" Van Zandt

DalmarHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmar_Abuzeid" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmar_Abuzeid"Abuzeid

4-6 (recurring); 7-present (regular)

Danny Van Zandt is Liberty's younger brother. He cares deeply for his sister and eventually J.T. Yorke. Danny gets in a fight in Season 7 when some Lakehurst students mock J.T.'s death. Also in Season 7, he is framed by best friend Derek for shoplifting after he becomes close to a girl that Derek had a crush on. In Season 8, he starts dating Mia who he dumps when he finds out she slept with a famous guy to get her modeling job. Danny rekindles his friendship with Derek and begins dating Leia, who lies just to fit in. Danny confronts her and she eventually realizes that he loves her for who she is, and she doesn't need to lie. As he enters the final semester of his high school career, Danny faces a tough choice between having fun and buckling down. With a level head, solid marks, and a wealth of common sense at his disposal, Danny is a naturally cool guy, and his swagger will bloom as he takes his seat as a tastemaker amongst Degrassi’s upperclassmen.

Liberty Van Zandt

Sarah HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Barrable-Tishauer"Barrable-Tishauer

1-8 (regular)

Liberty is a highly ambitious and smart student at Degrassi, and is active in student council and extracurricular activities. She becomes involved with J.T. Yorke in Season 4 after 3 seasons of having a crush on him, and eventually becomes pregnant with his child; a son, in Season 5, which she places for adoption after many conflicts between herself, J.T., and her parents. J.T. and Liberty break up, although both parties continue having feelings for each other until J.T.'s death in Season 6. Liberty becomes the "other woman" by taking Emma's boyfriend, Damian, in Season 7. In season 8, she attends Smithdale University and rooms with Manny, Emma, and Kelly. She tried to get into a sorority, but rejects the offer when she finds out she was just their "token black chick". In season 9, though not present its revealed she joined a sorority and spends most of her time there.

Name

Actor/Actress

Seasons Featured

Hazel Aden

Andrea Lewis

1-2 (recurring) 3-5 (regular)

Hazel is a popular girl who is occasionally catty to other girls. A member of the Spirit Squad, she is Paige's best friend and follows her personality with rude, snide remarks. She shows insecurities about her Muslim heritage in Season 2. She also dated Jimmy Brooks from Seasons 3-5. She almost lost her friendship with Paige over her hatred towards Alex, and broke up with Jimmy because of his feelings towards Ellie. She graduated from Degrassi in Season 5 and attended college outside of Toronto. Did not appear in title sequence during seasons 1 and 2, but still played a major role.

Kelly HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Ashoona"Ashoona

Evan Williams

8 (regular) 9 (recurring)

Attends Smithdale University, rooming with Emma, Manny, and Liberty. Emma and Manny both are interested in him, despite the no roommate dating policy. He ends up dating Emma. He takes the blame for Emma when she bakes weed brownies that caused a girl to go into a diabetic coma. Because of that, Kelly was forced to leave the dorms. Emma feels guilty but doesn't do anything since Kelly tells her the dorm's no tolerance policy would just result in them both being kicked out. Kelly and Emma end their relationship after they had an argument. Kelly ditches Emma on her Re-Cycling tour.

AlliHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alli_Bhandari" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alli_Bhandari"Bhandari

Melinda Shankar

8-present (regular)

"Sav’s Little Sister." "Our Little Genius." "Backwoods Bhandari". Alli is sick of labels. None of them fit. All Alli wants is a normal high school experience. Although, she’s not entirely sure what that is. She knows it includes fun, friends and at least one cute boy (Alli is a little – okay, a lot – boy-crazy). And she knows she needs to deceive her parents to have it. Last term Alli proved that she has no problem breaking rules to get what she wants. Lying to her parents to spend intimate time with Johnny, and cyber-bullying Degrassi’s Queen Bee were merely sneak-peaks of what Alli is capable of. This term, her quest to reign as High School Princess won’t come so easy. Especially when her prince, Johnny, begins to show his not-so-charming side. She takes pictures of herself naked and sends them to her boyfriend Johnny DiMarco. She gets photos of him showing his sweet side he finds out and he sends her pictures to his friend Bruce. She finds out that he slept with other girls and that he got genital warts she has a scare but it turns out to be okay. Alli stands by Claire when Jenna starts to date K.C.

SavHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav_Bhandari" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav_Bhandari"Bhandari

Raymond HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Ablack"Ablack

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

A low-key overachiever, Sav strives for the best of both worlds – a steady girlfriend and loyal friends, high marks and a spot on the football team, a cool band and a secret sticker collection. But as he approaches the latter half of high school, Sav is slowly realizing he can’t have everything. His traditional parents may have allowed him to take the music master class, but they still expect him to pursue engineering after graduation. And while they tolerate Anya for now, they’re still hoping he’ll settle down with a nice Indian girl. All this makes Sav want to sow his wild oats – now. It looks like Grade 11 may be his only chance to live on his own terms, so Sav plans to spend his precious free time rocking with Stüdz.

ChantayHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantay_Black" Black

JajubeHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jajube_Mandiela" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jajube_Mandiela"Mandiela

4-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Chantay’s long climb up Degrassi’s social ladder has finally landed her the plum position – as the eyes and ears of Degrassi’s Anti-Grapevine.Chantay was a supporter that Mia should be allowed on Spirit Squad, however Darcy doesn't let Mia on because she is a single mother. Chantay not only works toward her dream of working as an entertainment journalist – she trades in power. Her bluntly hilarious commentary makes her a foil for Holly J and a reality check for Anya. Chantay also gets close with Danny, is there something in the cards for them?

Jimmy Brooks

Aubrey Drake Graham

1-7 (regular); 8 (guest appearance)

Jimmy is seen as the school basketball star but also has an artistic side. He dates Ashley and, when they break up, she turns goth. His family is also quite wealthy; although he resents that his parents are often absent. He dates Hazel from Seasons 3-5 and she breaks up with him when he reveals that he has feelings for Ellie. Ellie helps him realize his artsy side, but has no interest in being with him. Jimmy is shot in the back by Rick, resulting in his confinement to a wheelchair in Season 4. He begins rapping and pursuing a career in music (which, since leaving the show, he has actually done) that blossoms when Ashley comes back and they start dating again. He investigates stem cell surgery and finally breaks up with Ashley for various reasons. He started dating Trina, another handicapped individual, in Season 7. Although Jimmy was not talking to Spinner for a period of time in seasons 4-5, because a lie Spinner told resulted in Jimmy's paralysis, he kept Spinner as a best friend for over 7 years. They both graduate a year late; both for different reasons resulting from the shooting. He was there for Spinner when he didn’t get into police school, and is contemplating proposing to his girlfriend, Trina, showing Spinner a sign that he needs to move on with his life.

Bruce the Moose

Natty HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Natty_Zavitz&action=edit&redlink=1"Zavitz

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Bruce is a 12th grader and leads a troop of bullies along with Johnny DiMarco. When Alli Bhandari began taking nude photos of herself, Johnny DiMarco sent them to Bruce in order to get revenge on Alli. Eventually, he began to get into confrontations with Dave Turner when the latter began trying to create a positive image for himself at Degrassi. He poured soda onto Dave's pants in the cafeteria, and Dave retaliated by dousing Bruce's locker with his urine. Bruce then challenges him to a fight, which is brief, but ends with Bruce soaking Dave with a water balloon containing the former's urine. Bruce and Dave, now presumed to be even, reconcile after this. Present in the credits for seasons 8 & on, yet has no major storyline, yet often appears.

Sean Cameron

Daniel Clark

1-4 and 6 (regular); 7 (guest appearance)

Sean is a troubled teen with a violent past. His hometown Wasaga Beach is full of bad memories for him and, after being convicted and expelled from school for assaulting a kid (which he deafened in one ear), he was kicked out of his home, abandoned by his parents, and moved in with his older brother, Tracker Cameron. He was also a former student at Degrassi and came back in Season 1 to start anew, but often had flares of anger that got him into trouble. He then developing feelings for Emma and started a rivalry with Jimmy, who thinks he's a freak. After a fight with Jimmy, he loses Emma by pushing her to the ground. Ashley, who is high on Ecstasy at a house party, hooks ups with Sean. In Season 2, he begins to realize his needs for his life and wins Emma back. In Season 3, he breaks up with Emma and joins a gang with Jay Hogart. Once he gets his life back on track he starts to like Ellie. She moves in with Sean because of her mom's drinking problem. In Season 4, Sean saves Emma from being shot by Rick but feels guilty about Rick's death. Ellie and he break up because he leaves for Wasaga beach after the shooting because of the stress. While in Wasaga Beach, he almost drowns, but is saved by Tyler Bishop, the kid that he deafened in one ear. After Sean's brother leaves for Alberta, Sean emancipates himself and ends the parties and the gang life. He returns to Degrassi but ends up in jail as a result of a drag racing accident. Once he gets out of jail he hooks back up with Emma and later finds out that, while he was in Wasaga Beach, Emma gave Jay a blow job [oral sex]. He freaks out and decides to leave but comes back saying how he wants to work it out. Sean ends up living with Emma and her family for a while and joins the army, against Emma's wishes, rather than attend college. They don't make any future promises, and break up when he leaves. He was last seen when he leaves the Simpson/Nelson household to be shipped off to Afghanistan for the army.

Leia Chang

Judy Jiao

8-present (regular)

Leia masks her greatest fear – that she’s boring – with a story. That story being, of course, the ‘Story of Leia’. Leia comes to Degrassi from a ballet school. Befriends Mia but the friendship ends once she realizes she doesn't fit with her crowd and finds out how Mia got her T-bombs job. Starts a relationship with Danny but she can't seem to fit in with his friends. Danny tells her that he loves her no matter what, and she doesn't have to change.people also call her "leia the liar".

Blue HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Chessex"Chessex

Jordan HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jordan_Hudyma&action=edit&redlink=1"Hudyma

8-present (regular)

New to Degrassi, Blue has a reputation for being a player, and could probably hook up with his choice of girls. But he’s not at all about the notches on the belt. You’ll never find him trading locker room banter about any of his conquests. It’s not about that for him. He’s just a sensual guy who loves the female form. If you’re ever looking for Blue, you can always try the art room where he’s working on his latest piece or trying to win over Holly J. He was last seen when he is still trying to change Holly J into a better person before she broke up with him while cleaning up from a school dance. He now has a bone to pick with her and will take any chance that he can get to point that out to her

Declan Coyne

Landon HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landon_Liboiron"Liboiron

9 (regular)

Confident, charming, mischievous, and fresh from prep school in Hong Kong, Declan knows he’ll have Degrassi in the palm of his hand. Due to his diplomat father’s job, the stop in Toronto’s probably not longer than a year. Declan attended the best private schools in Istanbul, Vienna, Seoul – so dropping in on a public high school will be anything but a challenge. Stylish and sophisticated, Declan still never looks like he’s trying. Declan loves using his magnetic personality and beseeching eyes to get people to do what he wants. Declan has never been afraid of indulging in the excesses of his high life – so far he just hasn’t been caught. Brother of Fiona. Jane started cheating on Spinner with Declan but broke it off before Spinner found out. Of Course, Declan got over it.

Fiona Coyne

Annie Clark

9 (regular)

Ethereal, sophisticated and deeply fashion-conscious, Fiona makes her mark at Degrassi the moment she arrives. The daughter of a diplomat, Fiona was born in Japan, and raised all over the world. Fiona’s cool, almost regal exterior stands in sharp contrast with her brother Declan’s social magnetism. Fiona views high school with an anthropologist’s eye, watching the student body and making her own astute observations. For all her worldly attitudes, Fiona is still a virgin, a secret she’d guard with her life. Fiona is no prude – in fact, she’s done everything but have sex – but she’s not sure she’s ready or able to lose control. She started dating Riley but they broke up because she found out that he is gay and he called her a bitch. Riley also tried to seduce Fiona to cure is sexuality. She definitely broke up with him after that and still hasn't found the right person

Marco Del Rossi

AdamoHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamo_Ruggiero" Ruggiero

2 (recurring); 3-7 (regular) 8, 9 (guest appearances)

He was first shown as a great dancer in the beginning of season 2. Marco was introduced as the love interest of Ellie and, as his character evolved, he comes out, in Season 2, to Ellie as gay. After coming out to his friends in Season 3, he becomes alienated by Spinner who cannot get over the discomfort. While en route to a hockey game, Marco is gay bashed by a group of men in Toronto. He later starts to like Paige's brother, Dylan. They eventually start dating. Dylan cheats on Marco but they end up getting back together. Dylan ultimately leaves to play hockey in Switzerland, but both attempt to maintain a relationship. Marco eventually breaks off his relationship with Dylan since Marco rarely ever heard from him and was always waiting on Dylan. Marco finally tells his mother and father that he is gay. He begins to attend Toronto University in Season 6, and is faced with the idea of male prostitution by a friend in Season 7, which he turns away from. Marco gets a little too close to Ellie by making out with her, and almost loses his boyfriend over Ellie. Then, after a year of rooming with Paige, Ellie, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and move on with their lives, leaving Marco on his own. Starred and last seen in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. In Season 9, he returns to Degrassi acting as a student teacher. Was not in the opening during Season 2, was still a major character, along with Ellie.

Connor Deslauriers

A.J. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.J._Saudin"Saudin

8-present (regular)

Connor is an intense guy who says exactly what’s on his mind. He has the ability to focus completely on one thing. Of course that thing is rarely what someone is saying to him. Connor’s been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and he’s cool with it. In fact – he’s embracing it, making great progress with his social skills. He’s incredibly smart and has learned enough conventional responses to fit in. But is it enough to keep up with quickly changing friend Clare? Friendships are important to Connor, but incredibly difficult.

Johnny George HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_DiMarco"DiMarco

Scott Paterson (actor)

6-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Johnny was first introduced as one of Nic's thugs from Lakehurst in season 6. He helped beat Toby up, and was present when Drake Lempkey stabbed J.T. Johnny attended Degrassi after Lakehurst burns down. There, he developed a rivalry with Spinner while Spinner was struggling with testicular cancer. Spinner fought Johnny, which was taped and posted online. He then has an off-and-on relationship with Alli Bhandari. At first, brooding bad boy Johnny was intrigued by Alli, despite her minor niner status. They later become official boyfriend and girlfriend, and Alli tries to make him more comfortable with PDA by use of 'sexting'. Johnny can't resist, and their relationship is at an all-time high until he discovers the picture Alli took of him looking sweet and sensitive posted in the hallway at Degrassi, which was meant to be kept unseen. This leads to him sending her naked photo to Bruce, which in turn leads to their mutual break up. Later, Johnny's temper has cooled down drastically, and he realizes how much he still cares about Alli. Alli tries to steal back the naked photos from Johnny, fails, and when she confronts Johnny about it, he tells her that if he returned them, she would have no reason to come talk to him any longer. Alli starts to get feelings for Johnny again as well, but they're cut short once he confesses that he lied about her being his 'first', in order to make her feel better, and that he might have an STD. Alli is disgusted with him for lying and terrified that she may have HPV. She and Jenna try to get back at Johnny in an attempt to reveal to the school his STD, but it backfires, and Degrassi ends up hearing about how Alli is 'the ONLY girl' Johnny wants. This comes as a great shock to her, and when he confesses his feelings once more to Alli, she rejects him again, claiming that she is unable to trust him. Knowing Johnny's headstrong personality, giving up on Alli isn't likely to be in his plans.

Clare Edwards

AislinnHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aislinn_Paul&action=edit&redlink=1" Paul

6-7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Clare is Darcy's younger sister, who is briefly seen and mentioned in season 6 and 7. She and Darcy are total opposites. Clare’s finally started to get a handle on Degrassi. Her good friend Alli makes everything easier and of course, having an actual boyfriend means all kinds of good things are about to happen. Then, there’s the new blonde bombshell – at first Jenna and Clare have a lot in common, but when KC and Jenna act on an attraction, Clare’s world will look even more unfamiliar. If the world looks unfamiliar, why shouldn’t Clare? She soon steals Declan's Italy Trip story to facinate her class, when her old story had "not enough emotion", but Alli is the only one to find out that it was a lie. Alli then tries to cheer up Clare with her getting a bra that makes her bigger and she then writes a true story, "The only thing I feel that i did wrong with KC was be my honost self, so why wasn't that enough?"

Darcy Edwards

ShenaeHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenae_Grimes" Grimes

4 and 5 (recurring); 6 and 7 (regular); 8 (guest appearances)

Darcy Edwards was a strait-laced Christian who became captain of the Spirit Squad and Queen Bee of the school when Paige left, but her character eventually developed a dark side. Darcy is a member of the school Christian group, the Friendship Club, and convinces Spinner to join shortly before the two began to date. She also tries to convert Spinner back into a born again "virgin". In Season 6, Darcy begins to post risqué photos of herself online, which grabs the attention of a 40-year-old man who attempts to come in physical contact with her. Spinner ends his relationship between Darcy, citing the hypocritical behavior that she was exhibiting. Darcy begins a relationship with Peter. In Season 7, Darcy is drugged and raped at a snowboarding party, and she develops chlamydia as a result. She attempts suicide after the discovery of her STD, and is put in counseling to deal with her issues. Darcy and Peter have sex. Also in Season 7, after having her passes on him rebuffed, Darcy accuses Snake of inappropriate behavior, which results in an investigation and his temporary suspension from Degrassi. Darcy is eventually forgiven for all the drama she caused and begins a new life with Peter by her side. Then in Season 8, Darcy moves to Kenya for a semester to study and rebuild her spirit. She leaves Peter behind, but still tries to write to him and continues to send him gifts. Was not in the opening during Season 5, was still a major character

K.C. Guthrie

Sam Earle

8-present (regular)

The secret about where KC lives is out – so he wants to counteract it by being as normal as humanly possible. His goal? – to be like every other 15 year old guy. He doesn’t realize that’s going to mean getting caught between two girls, though. KC’s always loved Clare’s quiet thoughtfulness – but when Jenna bops into his world, the personification of sunshine, KC sees a reason to lighten up. KC’s making other new friends – especially on the all-star Jr. Basketball team– a chance he almost doesn’t get until his cool young coach takes KC under his wing and makes special arrangements. KC breaks it off with Clare because of his attraction to Jenna and because his coach told him he should. When KC's and his coach's relationship becomes obviously inapropriate (the coach watches a porno with KC, gives him beer, and pays for a night for KC to spend with a prostitute.) KC starts questioning whether he's a good kid and decides to do the right thing by showing his principal the gun coach kept in his car. He tries to talk to Clare after a while after they broke up, but she claims that her life didn't revolve around him

Derek Haig

Marc HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Donato"Donato

5-6 (recurring); 7-8 (regular)

Derek is the best friend of Danny from seasons 5-7. Derek mocked Jimmy for his basketball coaching in Season 5, but is proven by Jimmy that men in wheelchairs can be amazing at the sport. It's revealed that he’s adopted in Season 5. In Season 7, he frames best friend Danny for shoplifting, which ends their friendship. Then in Season 8 he joins the football team and bullied Jane when she joined. Derek eventually ends up rekindling his friendship with Danny, after using Danny to get a date with a girl and then encouraging Danny to go after her himself.

Damian Hayes

MazinHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazin_Elsadig" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazin_Elsadig"Elsadig

6 (recurring); 7 (regular)

Damian was first introduced in Season 6 as the student council president of Lakehurst. Damian hooked up with Manny the night of J.T's death and struggled to bring both schools closer after the death. Then in Season 7, he developed a relationship with Emma, and then dumped her after she took the relationship too serious. They got back together and he butted heads with Liberty who he was running against as Valedictorian. Still with Emma, he develops an attraction to Liberty, and Liberty to him. Liberty initiates his cheating on Emma and Emma breaks up with him. He reassures Liberty if her friends were really her friends they would forgive her. He goes on to graduate, and attends Banting University. Only appears in seasons 6 & 7

Jay HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Hogart"Hogart

Mike HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Lobel"Lobel

3-4, 8-9 (recurring); 5-7 (regular)

Jay is a rebel at Degrassi who becomes involved with many illegal and inappropriate activities in and around Degrassi, including stealing goods in Season 3. He gets Sean to join his gang and turns him on a life of crime, performing sexual acts at the ravine with various females in Season 4, and breaking into a pawn shop to retrieve his mother's ring in Season 7 for his ex-fiance Manny Santos. His mother died when he was young and he has lost touch with his dad following an incident at his third wedding. In season 8, he hangs out around The Dot, bothering Holly J. and Spinner. Jay helps Spinner get over not being accepted into police college. Appears in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Jay’s always been a bad ass who’s only looking out for number one but last year we saw a much softer side of Jay… a Jay that can be loving and sincere. So he replaced Manny’s college demo reel with an x-rated one that he and Manny made. So he stole the company tow truck and landed in jail. So he stole the engagement ring back from the pawn shop. So maybe things don’t change. Is Jay just trouble, or can he be redeemed? After helping Manny get to LA to audition for Mewesical High, Jay has made it back in her good books and looks like he has turned a corner. *Wasn't in opening credits during season 3-4, still played a major role. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Last time he was seen, he was rekindling his relationship with Manny.

Tobias "Toby" Isaacs

Jake HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Goldsbie"Goldsbie

1-5 (regular); 6-7 (recurring); 8 (guest appearance)

A smart student, Toby is introduced as the best friend of J.T. and stepbrother of Ashley. He is sometimes looked at as being a "geek" of sorts for his like of computers and anime. Awkward at times, he's only had one girlfriend (Kendra) in his seven-season run as a character, although he has tried on several occasions to date other girls. He deals with anorexia due to wrestling in Season 2, befriends Rick Murray before the school shooting in Season 4, and is greatly affected by J.T.'s death in Season 6. He is Jewish and it is revealed that his grandparents died in the holocaust. He hated the Lakehurst students for the fact that a student there killed J.T. He helps Holly J. out with her schoolwork and she returns the favor by helping him pass gym. He almost had a relationship with Holly J, but ended it before he got hurt, hurting her. Toby graduated and becomes a game show host, hosting a robot war event that Degrassi competed in. Didn't appear in opening during seasons 6-7, still was a major character.

Mia Jones

Nina HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Dobrev"Dobrev

6 (recurring) 7-8 (regular) 9 (guest appearances)

Mia is a teenage mother at Degrassi who transferred from Lakehurst before the rest of Lakehurst did. In season 6, she clashes with Darcy when she tries out for the Spirit Squad but Darcy doesn't think she's responsible enough to be on the team since she has a child at such a young age, she also clashes with Liberty when she develops a romantic relationship with J.T. Yorke, which is cut short at his death. In Season 7, she develops a crush on Sav when he asks her to teach him how to kiss, since he's never done it before but she later finds out that he doesn't like her but is interested in Anya. When Manny becomes captain of the Spirit Squad she finally let's Mia on the team and shortly after she becomes involved with her child's father Lucas, but she ends it when she attends a party with him with her daughter, "Bella" Jones, and is caught by the police, resulting in an investigation by child services and he disclaims Bella. In Season 8, she becomes a model and captain of the "Power" Squad after Holly J gets kicked off. Mia becomes friends with Leia, until Leia finds out the Mia is doing sexual things to keep her job. She finds a love interest in Danny, who dumps her when he finds out that she slept with a famous football player to get her job. Mia then starts dating Peter and dumps him when she finds out he's still hung up on Darcy. Under pressure, she drops out of school to continue her career in modeling. However she decides that she should finish school and instead cuts down on modeling. Mia struggles to balance work, school, being a mom, and a relationship with Peter. In Season 9, When the opportunity of a lifetime to model in Paris presents itself Mia left Peter and Degrassi behind to pursue her career in modeling. Didn't appear in opening during season 6, was still a major character.

Ashley HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Kerwin"Kerwin

Melissa McIntyre

1-4 (regular); 5 (guest appearance); 6-7 (recurring)

The step sister of Toby. She was at the top of her class and took ecstasy, messing up her relationship with many of her friends. She dated Jimmy, and then turned goth and broke up with him. She ended up dating Craig. After discovering the love triangle with Craig, Manny and herself, she breaks up with Craig. She eventually forgave Craig and was in the band Downtown Sasquatch for a time. Ashley helps Craig when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Craig proposed to Ashley, but she refused. They continued dating, despite the fact she left to work and live with her dad in England. While in England, she met someone and dumped Craig over e-mail. She came back and returned to Degrassi in Season 6, to finish school, and wound up rekindling her relationship with Jimmy. She almost got her big music break with a friend of Ellie's, but her talent was hidden when Jimmy’s was spotlighted, which ultimately led to their final break up. Ashley later went on a road trip with Manny, Liberty, and Emma. She saw Craig performing and wound up leaving with him, going on tour in Europe. It is unclear if she graduated. Did not appear in opening during seasons 5-7, yet in seasons 6-7 still was a major character.

Anya HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anya_MacPherson"MacPherson

Samantha Munro

7 (recurring) 8-present (regular)

Anya was the best friend of Holly J. and often complied in whatever Holly J. told her to do. After Mia tries to make Anya see what a bad friend Holly J. is, Anya disagrees. Anya, however, sees the truth and ends the friendship between Holly J. In season 8, her relationship between her boyfriend, Sav, gets serious but they break up because of Sav's family's beliefs. When she breaks up with him, Riley asks her out thinking she can be his ticket to being straight. She then reveals she’s still in love with Sav but won't date him because of his family. Sav brings her to dinner with her parents and his parents disapprove but he finally stands up for her they get back together. She’s a member of the Power Squad, and is now close friends with Mia. After Holly J comes back to school, Anya is her friend again.Sweet, but a bit of a space cadet, Anya is the last one to clue in on a joke (and is often the butt of it). Try as she might, Anya never quite fits in – which only makes her try harder. When she finally stood up to her bullying frenemy Holly J, navigating the social scene at Degrassi should have gotten much easier. But instead, Anya finds herself a little lost. Anya can’t imagine not wanting more friends; experience has taught her that blending in is the key to popularity. Adrift and clique-less in the sea of Degrassi girls, Anya hyper-focuses on her relationship with Sav who is distracted by his band The Stüdz. She is also part of a fake role playing game that Sav does not approve of she shows Leia the wonders of this.

Craig Manning

Jake Epstein

2-5 (regular); 6 (recurring); 7, 8 (guest appearances)

Craig is Angie’s half-brother. He lives with Joey after his abusive father (Albert Manning) had abused him for far too long. He steals Joey's car in the episode "Drive". After moving in with Joey he finds out about his father's subsequent death. Craig is the school stud and starts the band Downtown Sasquatch. Craig dates Ashley and cheats on her with Manny Santos, who becomes pregnant and opts for an abortion. In the beginning of Season 4 he gets money from his dead fathers will. He deals with bipolar disorder in Season 4, moves out of Toronto in Season 5, and reveals a cocaine addiction in Season 6 after returning from Vancouver for a music festival. Craig is last seen performing in Smithdale at a Purple Dragon concert, and will be touring with Ashley in the future. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special.

Gavin "Spinner" Mason

Shane HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Kippel"Kippel

1-present (regular)

Nicknamed for his bouts of ADHD, Spinner is a hyperactive student who has problems with school. He is the adoptive brother of Kendra Mason. He shows issues when Marco reveals that he is gay in Season 3. After regretting his involvement with the school shooting he confesses to the principle who expelled him. While expelled he and Jay start stealing stuff from Degrassi. He eventually returns to Degrassi to finish school, and he becomes a born-again Christian in Season 5. In Season 7, he is diagnosed with testicular cancer and goes through a period of reckless behavior because of this, believing that he has nothing to live for. He also graduates from Degrassi in Season 7. He is the boyfriend of Jane. He helps Jane get over her fear of her father. Throughout the series, Spinner has been known to be somewhat of a sex symbol and ladies man, having been with Paige, Manny, Darcy, and currently Jane, although it is presumed he and Holly J. will date in the ninth season. Spinner tries to get into police college and fails. Spinner is shot at "The Dot," but recovers. Spinner loves his gig at The Dot and his balance between two worlds – hanging out with Jay, Manny, and new Degrassi teaching trainee Marco, and dispensing advice to the kids who flock to The Dot. Spinner’s world still revolves around the life he’s excited to start with Jane – one that increasingly focuses on The Dot and less and less on Police College.He still doesn't know that Jane cheated on him with Declan and continues to be amazingly commited to him.

Terri HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_McGreggor"McGreggor

Christina Schmidt

1-3 (regular)

The only daughter of a widowed father, Terri struggles with insecurities about her appearance. Her career as a plus-size model improved her self-image, and helped her overcome her vulnerability to peer pressure. In Season 3, she begins a relationship with Rick Murray, which later turns abusive. He eventually pushes her down, causing Terri's head to hit a cinder block and she goes into a coma. Terri does well after recovering from the incident, but is transferred from Degrassi to a private school. Makes final appearance in Season 3.

Paige HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paige_Michalchuk"Michalchuk

Lauren Collins

1-7 (regular) 8 (guest appearances)

Paige is a popular diva with a sharp tongue who often says things which are hurtful to others. She is raped in Season 2 by Dean. She loses her trial against her attacker in Season 4 due to a lack of evidence. As an act of revenge, she intentionally crashes into Dean’s car with Spinner’s car and loses her license. Paige dumped Spinner after dating him from Seasons 3-5. She then develops a lesbian relationship with Alex. Despite being high on marijuana during an interview with a representative from Banting University, she gets accepted. In Season 6, after breaking down from the stress of university Paige leaves Banting. Paige ends up dating Ellie’s ex, Jesse, and Spinner at the same time, both of them knowing this. Both relationships end. Paige then begins a low-level job at a fashion designer company. She sleeps with housemate Griffin. Paige later learns that he is HIV positive, and is currently awaiting 6 months for the results of her HIV test. Then after a year of rooming with Marco, Ellie, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and on with their lives. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special.

Jenna Middleton

Jessica Tyler

9 (regular)

Armed with her guitar, a catchy repertoire, and a contagiously positive outlook on life, Jenna is a ray of light in the gloomy corridors of Degrassi. Having bounced from Newfoundland to Toronto, via a two-year layover in the Albertan Oil Patch, Jenna comes to Degrassi with a guileless agenda: to make friends. Unfortunately, the ease with which she does so tends to upset the delicate friendship balances and established hierarchies in the classrooms, the cafeteria, and in the hallways. For this, Jenna makes no apologies. After all, she’s just trying to be nice. And is the newest member of the Power Squad. She befriends Alli And Clare. Acting on attraction, KC and Jenna eventually get together. When KC and Jenna get together Clare and Alli no longer are friends with her, ending their relationships with Alli calling her a "boyfriend stealer."

Eleanor "Ellie" Nash

Stacey Farber

2 (recurring); 3-7 (regular) 8 (guest appearances)

Ellie started off as a goth character. In the episode "Whisper to a Scream," her father joins the army and her mother shows signs of alcoholism. After her father goes away, she starts deliberately cutting herself with her compass. She begins a fake relationship with Marco Del Rossi after he comes out to her, effectively masking his homosexuality to his friends and the school. In Season 3, Ellie receives help for her self-hurting behavior after Paige tells the counselors about it. In an attempt to get away from her mother's alcoholism, Ellie moves in with boyfriend Sean Cameron in Season 4, but moves out when he moves to Wasaga Beach. She attends Toronto University and acts as a journalist at the school newspaper, "The Core." She was one of the few who discovered Craig Manning's addiction to cocaine in Season 6. She also discovers Caitlin Ryan making out with her boyfriend, Jessie, and almost has sex with Marco in Season 7. Then after a year of rooming with Paige, Marco, and Griffin, they all decide to move out and go on with their lives. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Was not in the opening during Season 2, was still a major character, along with Marco.

Emma Nelson

Miriam McDonald

1-present (regular)

Daughter of Spike (who gave birth to Emma in between the second and third season of Degrassi Junior High), Emma is smart, determined and idealistic, sometimes to a fault. She champions broad causes such as protecting the environment and boycotting genetically modified food, and even going nude for a cause in Season 7. In Season 3 she finds her dad and finds out that he is mentally disabled. After a long relationship with Sean from Seasons 1-3, she contracted gonorrhea from Jay in Season 4. Emma later develops an eating disorder in Season 5 and was diagnosed as anorexic. Her boyfriend, Peter, and best friend, Manny, helped her through it and she eventually recovers. She had a pregnancy scare with Sean in Season 6. After Sean leaves for Afghanistan, Emma begins a rocky relationship with Damian in Season 7. She ends it after she finds out Damian was cheating on her with Liberty. In Season 8, she attends Smithdale University with Manny and Liberty. She starts dating Kelly after he nullified the no dating roommates rule. Emma then risks her and her roommates’ stay at Smithdale when she bakes weed brownies. Kelly took the blame and was forced to leave the residence hall. Despite the fact that her best friends Manny and Liberty are heading off in all directions, Emma approaches her second freshman semester with a positive outlook. Being away from the girls will allow Emma to spread her wings, meet new girlfriends, and focus on her major – Political Science. Emma still keeps in touch with Manny, who has just made quite the splash in LA. Present in season 9 credits, yet appears in 1 episode only.

Alex HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Nu%C3%B1ez"Nuñez

Deanna HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanna_Casaluce"Casaluce

3-4 (recurring); 5-6 (regular); 7 (guest appearance)

Originally, she was poor, violent, came from an awful home life, and was considered to be an outcast. She was at first a tough female at Degrassi who hung out with the likes of Jay Hogart and Sean Cameron, but then her exterior softened as she befriended Ellie, Marco, and other students, and eventually began a rocky lesbian relationship with Paige Michalchuk in Season 5. In Season 6, goes back to Degrassi after graduating, to receive more credits. She becomes a stripper as a form of income for her household when her mom and her are at threat of being evicted. Her mom uses the money to bail her boyfriend out of jail who was the cause of the possible eviction. She later gives it up, for Paige and herself. Then rooms with Paige, Marco, and Ellie, and is kicked out by Paige after almost ruining her fashion internship. Alex is last seen going to stay with her aunt.

Manny Santos

Cassie Steele

1-present (regular)

Born in Manila, Philippines, Manny is a Filipino girl who struggles to define herself throughout the series. Often criticized for her promiscuity by both students and her father, she becomes pregnant with Craig's baby in Season 3 and has an abortion after she realizes she is not ready to be a mother. She has had an on and off relationship with Craig, and also relationships with Sully, J.T., Spinner, Damian, and Jay. She showed a desire to be an actress and considered getting plastic surgery in Season 5. She becomes involved with cocaine and Craig again in Season 6, but stops both when Craig chooses cocaine over her. Manny becomes involved in a short-lived engagement with Jay in Season 7. In Season 8, she attends Smithdale University for drama and turns down an acting gig on a fictional TV show called "West Drive". Manny is Emma's best friend. Manny finds a love interest in Kelly and battles Emma for him, eventually letting Emma and him be together. Her college career gets threatened when Emma makes weed brownies. Having just landed the lead role in Jason Mews’ movie Mewesical High, Manny has set her sights beyond the stuffy, pretentious world of her college drama department. With Jay happily playing the role of ‘Loyal Hometown Sweetheart’, Manny’s dreams just might be coming true. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. Manny is the quintessential survivor – she’s faced a lifetime’s worth of ups and downs since Grade 7 with a fierce determination to keep her fun-loving spirit intact. Though far away, Manny will still provide nonjudgmental counsel to the likes of Emma and Jane while she’s back. Starred in Degrassi Goes Hollywood Special. Present in season 9 credits, yet appears in 1 episode only.

Heather Sinclair

off-camera

1-present (off camera)

Heather Sinclair is the nemesis of myriad characters, primarily her female classmates, and most significantly Paige Michalchuk. She follows in the long tradition of unseen characters on television series characters who are repeatedly mentioned, eventually becoming too exaggerated to ever be accurately portrayed (e.g. Vera Peterson on Cheers, Maris Crane on Fraiser, Kalinke on the German-dubbed version of Hogan's Heroes, Bob Sacamano on Seinfeld, etc). Heather is the elder sister of Holly J. Sinclair.

Holly J. Sinclair

Charlotte Arnold

7-present (regular)

Holly J. is portrayed as rude, sarcastic, and, at times, cruel to other students. She insists on being called Holly J. rather than just Holly. She is the sister of Heather Sinclair. Holly J. shares a locker with Mia, much to their displeasure, and Anya is her best friend at the start of Season 7. Later into the season, she forms feelings for Toby after he tutors her, but their relationship is short-lived. Also in Season 7, her friendship with Anya comes to an end when Anya fights back from all the abuse Holly J. has given her over the years. In Season 8, an artsy guy named Blue is interested in her, but when she falls for him just to lose her virginity, she gets rejected. Her family then goes bankrupt, forcing her to get a job at The Dot Grill. Under the pressure of financial crisis, she reveals to the media that Mia did some "things" to get where she’s at in the modeling industry, and is kicked off the Spirit Squad. She and Spinner bond while working together, and she soon finds herself being drawn to him. When Holly J. and Spinner get held up at gun point at the Dot, and Spinner is shot, she reveals she loves him. When Blue comes back to see why Holly J. keeps rejecting him, he saves her and Spinner’s lives by calling the police. She and Blue then go with each other to the Black and White Ball and when he calls her "Holly", she seems content. In season 9, Holly J’s finally learned that there’s more to high school than popularity and manipulation. But that doesn’t mean she’s lost her chutzpah. From taking a stand and dating Declan, to befriending Jane, things are going great.

Riley Stavros

ArgirisHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiris_Karras" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiris_Karras"Karras

8-present (regular)

New to Degrassi, he is a member of the football team and is credited for Degrassi's first win. Riley unsuccessfully attempts to kiss Peter, revealing his homosexual status. After the unsuccessful kiss, Peter understands that Riley needs a friend and becomes Riley's close friend. He also takes up steroids to improve his football performance, but it begins to destroy his life in the process as he gets into more progressive trouble. Riley constantly struggles to deal with his homosexuality, and tries to "turn himself straight" by taking steroids, kissing Anya, and continue to hide it from others. Eventually after talking to his teacher from lifeguard training class who is also gay, after being kicked out of the class for assaulting the teacher due to insecurity, he finally admits to Peter and the school counselor that he is homosexual.

Peter Stone

Jamie Johnston

5-present (regular)

Peter is Mrs. Hatzilakos' son. He first attends Degrassi in 10th grade, after years of homeschooling. In Season 5, after a depressed Manny becomes inebriated, Peter takes advantage of the situation and films her as she bares her breasts to his camera. He later uses the footage against Manny's wishes, and the entire student body is sent the video. Also in Season 5, while secretly dating her, Peter helps Emma deal with her anorexia/bulimia. Emma ends the relationship when he blackmails Sean by putting drugs in his locker. Peter starts dating Darcy in Season 6, even after he risked her life by giving an internet stalker her pictures for money. Peter supports Darcy after the discovery that she was raped, and he later attempts to emancipate himself from his parents so he can stay with her in Toronto when his mother moves to Regina. In Season 8, he’s living on his own. Darcy moves to Kenya, which leaves him single. Peter soon started dating Mia and then he finds a close friend in Riley who mistakes Peter for being homosexual and kisses him. Peter helps Riley with his sexuality and stops his steroid use. The two become close friends. When Mia finds out Peter's still in contact with Darcy, she dumps him, but she takes him back after he tells her he loves her. Still savoring the taste of fame he got with his band while shooting the ‘Mewsical’ in Hollywood, Peter returns to Degrassi on top of the world. His band Stüdz is destined for fame, he’s dating the hottest girl in school – who just happens to be an up-and-coming model – and it seems he’s put his checkered past behind him. But will Peter let his rock and roll dreams go to his head? Peter has always been a troubled kid. But over the past few years, thanks in large part to the influences of his girlfriends (Emma, Darcy and Mia), Peter has assumed the role of a good guy. When fate forces Peter and Mia apart, life becomes a lot more difficult for Peter and he turns to a reckless distraction. He is very angry that his band mates replaced him with Jane and will do anything to get back in the band and earnn back his friends trust he is just trying to get through the day Jamie's character Peter sings opening song to the ninth season.

Dave Turner

Jahmail French

9 (regular)

Dave’s the guy who has always gotten by – okay grades, pretty good at sports, likes movies and playing on the computer. In one word: average. Tired of being invisible, Dave is determined to make his mark on the school he’s attended for three years. He’ll approach every conversation armed to impress. Top priorities this term include locking down a catchy nickname everyone will remember, befriending Degrassi’s elite and scoring a date with the hottest girl. He plans to try out for the basketball team and be the niner representative to be as popular as his cousin, Chantay. He gets back at Bruce by spreading urine on his locker so Bruce challenges him to a fight instead he throws a pee balloon at him, everyone knows his name after that.

AnastaciaHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Vaughn_(Degrassi)" "Jane Vaughn" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Vaughn_(Degrassi)"Valieri

Paula HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Brancati"Brancati

7-present (regular)

Jane is a character who arrived at Degrassi after the Lakehurst fire. Immediately, Spinner took liking to her and the two began to date. She helps him through his cancer. Her brother is Lucas, father to Mia's daughter, although she prefers that people not know that they're brother and sister. In season 8, Jane joins the football team, but she's bullied by teammates and the coach. She gets encouragement by Darcy who sends her a letter from Kenya to not give up. She breaks up with Spinner when she finds out that Spinner did not tell her that he did not get accepted in police college. They get back together when she remembers how much he supported her playing football when no one else would. She then stands up for Clare when Claire tries to get principal Shep fired for calling her a bitch by protesting against him. Her past is revealed when she learns the real reasons why she hates her father so much. Spinner and her brother help her get over the situation where her father molested her. After Spinner gets shot, she was by his bedside. Jane knows all she has to do is aim herself at the high school finish line and her new life begins. Her great grades and unusual, football playing CV should make university acceptance a snap. When her well-kept secret – a killer voice – lands her a stand-in gig with Stüdz, Jane proves she can’t be placed in any box. Her relationship with Spinner is still sweet and as close to ‘best friends’ as a couple can be – so why isn’t it enough? She cheats on him with Declan but ends it before Spinner finds out

J.T. HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.T._Yorke"Yorke

Ryan Cooley

1-6 (regular)9 (guest apperance)

J.T. was the president class clown, constantly getting into trouble. In Season 5, after discovering that girlfriend Liberty is pregnant, he planned to move into an apartment with her and be a family. They end up breaking up though because of how controlling and demeaning she becomes in the situation. He began to sell drugs on the street stolen from the pharmacy he works at in order to make more money for Liberty and the baby, but after realizing that being a drug-dealer disrupted his friendships and relationships, he attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs. J.T. survives, but Liberty and J.T. break up completely and their son is placed for adoption. He later dates Mia for a while, mainly it seems, over the loss of a child he could have raised. In Season 6, he realizes he still loves Liberty so he tries to find her by walking to his car. He sees a Lakehurst student urinating on his car. After, he acts sarcastic to the other student which he didn't realize he had a knife. The Lakehurst student runs at J.T. and stabs him in the back. The other student was scared and so was he so they both run. Liberty sees J.T. in pain so she drops her birthday presents in shock, runs to J.T. and yells for help. He is rushed to the hospital. When the doctor tells Toby (Tells doctor he is his brother) the results, she tells him that his aorta was punctured and tells him that he didn't make it . A school memorial is built in his name. He returns in the special: Ghost of Degrassi Past as a ghost who shows Holly J. the true meaning of Christmas.

Daniel "Danny" Van Zandt

DalmarHYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmar_Abuzeid" HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmar_Abuzeid"Abuzeid

4-6 (recurring); 7-present (regular)

Danny Van Zandt is Liberty's younger brother. He cares deeply for his sister and eventually J.T. Yorke. Danny gets in a fight in Season 7 when some Lakehurst students mock J.T.'s death. Also in Season 7, he is framed by best friend Derek for shoplifting after he becomes close to a girl that Derek had a crush on. In Season 8, he starts dating Mia who he dumps when he finds out she slept with a famous guy to get her modeling job. Danny rekindles his friendship with Derek and begins dating Leia, who lies just to fit in. Danny confronts her and she eventually realizes that he loves her for who she is, and she doesn't need to lie. As he enters the final semester of his high school career, Danny faces a tough choice between having fun and buckling down. With a level head, solid marks, and a wealth of common sense at his disposal, Danny is a naturally cool guy, and his swagger will bloom as he takes his seat as a tastemaker amongst Degrassi’s upperclassmen.

Liberty Van Zandt

Sarah HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Barrable-Tishauer"Barrable-Tishauer

1-8 (regular)

Liberty is a highly ambitious and smart student at Degrassi, and is active in student council and extracurricular activities. She becomes involved with J.T. Yorke in Season 4 after 3 seasons of having a crush on him, and eventually becomes pregnant with his child; a son, in Season 5, which she places for adoption after many conflicts between herself, J.T., and her parents. J.T. and Liberty break up, although both parties continue having feelings for each other until J.T.'s death in Season 6. Liberty becomes the "other woman" by taking Emma's boyfriend, Damian, in Season 7. In season 8, she attends Smithdale University and rooms with Manny, Emma, and Kelly. She tried to get into a sorority, but rejects the offer when she finds out she was just their "token black chick". In season 9, though not present its revealed she joined a sorority and spends most of her time there.

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