Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1987-01-18

Runtime: 30 minutes

Rating(s): 8.2 / 87%

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English

Description

Degrassi Junior High is a Canadian CBC Television teen drama series that was produced from 1987-1989 as part of the Degrassi series. The show followed the lives of a group of students attending the titular fictional school. Many episodes tackled difficult topics such as drug use, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality, homophobia, racism, and divorce, and the series was acclaimed for its sensitive and realistic portrayal of the challenges of teenage life. The cast comprised mainly non-professional actors, which added to the show's sense of realism. The series featured many of the same actors who had starred on The Kids of Degrassi Street a few years earlier, including Stacie Mistysyn, Neil Hope, Anais Granofsky, Sarah Charlesworth and others. However, their character names and family situations had been changed, so Degrassi Junior High cannot, therefore, be considered a direct spinoff. The legal counsel for all the episodes was Stephen Stohn who later became the executive producer of Degrassi: The Next Generation. The series was filmed at the unused Vincent Massey Public School in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Cast 26
Cathy Keenan - Liz O' Rourke
Maureen McKay - Michelle Accette
Trevor Cummings - Bartholomew Bond
Neil Hope - Derek 'Wheels' Wheeler
Stefan Brogren - Archibald 'Snake' Simpson
Anais Granofsky - Lucy Fernandez
Angela Deiseach - Erica Farrell
Amanda Stepto - Christine 'Spike' Nelson
Duncan Waugh - Arthur Kobalewscuy
Dan Woods - Daniel Raditch
Maureen Deiseach - Heather Farrell
Billy Parrott - Shane McKay
Michael Carry - Simon Dexter
Christopher Charlesworth - Scooter Webster
Roger Montgomery - Mr. Garcia
Michelle Goodeve - Karen Avery
Deborah Lobban - Doris Bell
Susin Nielson - Louella Hawkins
Amanda Cook - Lorraine 'L.D.' Delacorte
Irene Courakos - Alexa Pappadopolos
Dayo Ade - B.L.T. Thomas
Pat Mastroianni - Joey Jeremiah
Stacie Mistysyn - Caitlin Ryan
Sara Ballingall - Melanie Brodie
Rebecca Haines - Kathleen Mead
Siluck Saysanasy - Yick Yu
Network 1
CBC Television

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