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08 October 2005 @ 01:15 pm
"wake up in the morning, feeling shy and lonely, gee i gotta go to school.....  
in honor of last night's US premier of degrassi the next generation's season 5 and the premier of degrassi "old school" on the N thursday night, i decided to do a "where are they now" on canada's premier 80s teen drama....

degrassi junior high!

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Neil Hope - Wheels

Then:
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Now:
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Hasn't done any television work following degrassi high/school's out. has appeared on degrassi the next generation episodes, "should i stay or should i go?" and "mother and child reunion"


Pat Mastroianni - Joey Jeremiah

Then:
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Stefan Brogren - Snake

Then:
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Now:

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Pat: (right) had done some other tv and film work after degrassi (mostly blink and you'll miss roles in films like "godzilla"). can currently be seen reprising his role as joey jeremiah on degrassi the next generation.

Stefan: after degrassi high continued acting in a number of television programs and films. can currently be seen reprising his role as snake (aka - mr. simpson) on degrassi the next generation.


Stacie Mistysyn - Caitlin Ryan.

Then:
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Now:
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following degrassi did small telvision, film and theatre work. reprised her role as catlin ryan on degrassi the next generation. at the end of the last season her character headed off to LA, whether she returns for the 5th season is still a mystery!


Rebecca Haines - Kathleen

Then:
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Now:
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only television/film appearances were on degrassi. guest starred on degrassi tng episodes, 'white wedding" and "father figure."


Maureen Mckay - Michelle

Then:
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Now:
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a few bit parts in tv. now a lawyer specializing in business law.


Amanda Stepto - Spike

Then:
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Now:
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Had a few bit parts in television following degrassi. currently seen reprising her role as emma's mother spike on degrassi the next generation.


Angela and Maureen Deisach - Heather and Erica

Then:
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Now:
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(in the center)

no acting work for either since degrassi. although both did return for the degrassi the next generation, episode, "father figure" (at spike's baby shower). the "now" photograph is specifically Angela, although they're identical, so you don't have to use your imagination to figure out what Maureen looks like now.


Anais Granofsky - Lucy

Then:
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Now:
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reoccurring roles on la femme nikita, and soul food. reprised her role as lucy on degrassi the next generation for two episodes, "white wedding" and "mother and child reunion" directed episodes of degrassi TNG. starred in, wrote, and directed the film, "on their knees"


Siluck Saysanasy - Yick

Then:
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Darrin Brown - Dwayne

Then:
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Billy Parrot - Shane Mckay

Then:
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Now:
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Siluck: bit parts after degrassi. guest starred on tng episodes, "when doves cry" and "mother and child reunion" you might also remember him as a kid from, "the peanut butter solution."

Darrin: works behind the scenes in film mostly in an assistant director roles for such movies as, "saw II", "honey" "how to deal" and "cinderella man" has appeared in bit parts in some of these films as well. appeared in tng in the episode, "mother and child reunion"

Billy: has had bit parts in films like, "resident evil: apocalypse" and tv shows such as, "kojak (2005)" and "queer as folk." did not reprise his role as shane on tng episode, "father figure" shane mckay was played by another actor.


Nicole Stoffman - Stephanie Kaye

Then:
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Now:
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a few bit television parts but now is best known as a singer/songwriter who, according to imbd.com, is quite popular in the toronto area.


Cathy Keenan - Liz

Then:
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Now:
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guest starred on tng episodes, "father figure" "white wedding" and "mother and child reunion" now teaches yoga at, "the yoga sanctuary yoga studios" in toronto.


Niki Kemeny - Voula

Then:
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Now:
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left degrassi after the first season at the suggestion of her agent, something she now regrets. currently involved in a lot of theatre, primarily with the theatre group, rubberfunk (rubberfunk.com)


John Ioannou: Alex

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has not done any other acting after degrassi. supposedly plays a bit of poker.


well, that's all i could find. if anybody wants to add anything they've found, feel free to post it in the thread!
 
 
 
knkstah_knky on October 9th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
I had a class in middle school where all we did was watch this show and discuss it, lol. Awesome.
blueiii on October 9th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
LOL, in my middle school they made us watch this show too! Even though I hated watching it, I secretly like it! :)
(no subject) - butterflyishida on October 28th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefictionalme on November 2nd, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
america's new bride to be: the killers eternityiconsyourcrowbar on October 9th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
i was just watching Degrassi Junior High today since i'm a big DTNG fan...it was great. thanks for this
there wobbles one hell of a retardkriegspiel on October 9th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
i love being canadian
bluelou on October 9th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
I wish I were Canadian.
(no subject) - robotic_cowgirl on October 9th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Seamstress for the Bandcutesybuttons15 on October 9th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
I LOVE THIS SHOW!
You can try and try, you can't be me...nysfinest on October 9th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
I just finished watching the 2nd season DVD...I grew up w/these folks! Awesome post! :)
team lea learev_lovejoy on October 9th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
i loved the movie they did at the end of it all..... i'm dying to try to find it ):
serendipitysehesehe on October 9th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
i downloaded it off soulseek ;)
it's called "school's out"
amandaglitter_mandy on October 9th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
i love this show. im so proud of it being canadian, they're showing the old episodes on showcase at noon on weekdays, and of course im watching them
erica63erica63 on October 9th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
there was a previous degrassi?
mcmuffinoldincisions on October 9th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
haha yea..
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even though u wrote at 2005 lol - 0na on October 15th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
dianachristine<3mary_lennox27 on October 9th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
i got the junior high dvds because i love the next generation so much... it's even more loveably cheesy because they use words like "broomhead" and "brainbox."
serendipitysehesehe on October 9th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
BEST POST EVER
this is my favourite show of all time!
spike looks sooo different... wow
:)
Anita Bigloan, from the Girl Zonevalkin on October 9th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
wow, what a blast from the past!
...: Sirius/Remusthebirds on October 9th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
I love this show so much. Delicious 80s cheese is the best kind.

<3<3
mcmuffin: snake virginoldincisions on October 9th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
i appreciate you so much for doing this!! i love degrassi jr high/degrassi high..they're a million times better than tng. god i love snake.
zombieskank on October 9th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
I LOVE IT.
lol @ Alex.
Thank you for posting this!!!
Renee: Back when I had Green hair.renazle_dazzle on October 9th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
YAY Degrassi!! haha I love that show and I love that it is on DVD now.