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Degrassi High (Season 1)
|# of Episodes||
November 6, 1989
A New Start (November 6, 1989)
Stressed Out (February 13, 1990)
February 1, 2005
The first season of Degrassi High premiered on November 6, 1989 with 15 episodes. It depicts the 1989-1990 school year.
The following actors received star-billing:
Grade 11 (Class of 1991)
- David Armin-Parcells as Claude Tanner, an 'environmental activist' and poseur as well as Caitlin's new love interest.
Grade 10 (Class of 1992)
- Neil Hope as Derek "Wheels" Wheeler, a troubled orphan, plays bass in the band The Zit Remedy.
- Stefan Brogren as Archibald "Snake" Simpson, a tall, friendly student, plays guitar in the band The Zit Remedy.
- Anais Granofsky as Lucy Fernandez, a worldly, popular girl with neglectful parents who is starting to take an interest in filmmaking.
- Amanda Cook as Lorraine "L.D." Delacorte, an athletic tomboy and feminist secretly battling leukemia.
- Angela Deiseach as Erica Farrell, a loud, boy crazy girl who has a love/hate relationship with her twin sister, which reaches a breaking point when a summer fling gets her pregnant and she has an abortion.
- Maureen Deiseach as Heather Farrell, a somewhat timid girl with strong religious beliefs who has a love/hate relationship with her twin sister.
- Amanda Stepto as Christine "Spike" Nelson, an easy-going, punk-rock girl who is dealing with being a unwed teen mother who also has a new love interest.
- Cathy Keenan as Liz O' Rourke, an opinionated, punk rock girl who creates conflict with her classmates with her strong beliefs on abortion and animal rights.
- Irene Courakos as Alexa Pappadopolos, an overly dramatic, boy-obsessed girl.
- Michael Carry as Simon Dexter, a cute, dim-witted student and Alexa's boyfriend, famous around school for his budding modeling/acting career.
- Maureen McKay as Michelle Accette, a shy girl from a broken home now struggling to live on her own, Alexa's best friend.
- Dayo Ade as B.L.T. Thomas, an athletic student and talented basketball player, Michelle's supportive boyfriend.
- Sara Holmes and Jacy Hunter as Amy Holmes and Allison Hunter, inseparable best friends, stuck up and snobby troublemakers.
Grade 9 (Class of 1993)
- Pat Mastroianni as Joey Jeremiah, a humorous and immature class clown dealing with a learning disability, plays keyboard in the band The Zit Remedy now known as The Zits.
- Stacie Mistysyn as Caitlin Ryan, a human rights activist and aspiring journalist who gets into trouble with the law when she takes her activism to the next level.
- Kyra Levy as Maya Goldberg, a Jewish girl in a wheelchair, Caitlin's best friend.
- Sara Ballingall as Melanie Brodie, a gawky but open-minded girl always trying to 'fit in'.
- Rebecca Haines as Kathleen Mead, a gossipy girl with a bad attitude who falls into a physically abusive relationship with an older boy.
- Chrissa Erodotou as Diana Economopoulos, a boy-crazy, chain-smoking girl with strict Greek parents.
- Duncan Waugh as Arthur Kobalewscuy, an awkward, newly wealthy outcast struggling with losing his best friend to a 'cool' new crowd.
- Siluck Saysanasy as Yick Yu, a former nerd who has beginning to re-invent himself, falling in with a 'cooler' crowd.
- Christopher Charlesworth as Scooter Webster, a short 'advanced development' geek making first attempts at dating girls.
- Trevor Cummings as Bartholomew Bond, a smart, snobby pipsqueak, Scooter's best friend.
- Kirsten Bourne as Tessa Campanelli, a hyperactive, immature girl just discovering boys.
- Adam David as Mr. Walfish, the 'hip' English teacher, generally seen teaching grade 10.
- John Weir as Mr. Webster, the Scottish science teacher, generally seen teaching grade 9.
- Dan Woods as Daniel Raditch, former junior high teacher, now the school vice principal.
- Michelle Goodeve as Karen Avery, former junior high teacher, now the school librarian.
- Steve Bedernjak as Clutch, an older, hard drinking, troublemaking student, Lucy's on-again off-again boyfriend. (Grade 12)
- Vincent Walsh as Patrick, an Irish punk rocker and Spike's love interest. (Grade 11)
- Byrd Dickens as Scott Smith, Kathleen's physically abusive boyfriend. (Grade 11)
- Darrin Brown as Dwayne Myers, the school bully who carries out 'initiations' on the new students to Degrassi, Joey's nemesis. (Grade 10)
- George Chaker and Michelle Johnson-Murray as Nick and Tabi, school bullies and Dwayne's partners-in-crime. (Grade 10)
- Arlene Lott as Nancy Kramer, a know-it-all, active student who keeps herself updated on everything. (Grade 10)
- Keith White as Tim O'Connor, a smart, bookish student, Nancy's best friend. (Grade 10)
- Andy Chambers as Luke Matthews, a troublemaking student involved in drugs. (Grade 9)
- John Ioannou as Alex Yankou, the school's biggest nerd. (Grade 9)
- Danah-Jean Brown as Trish Skye, a quiet red-headed girl, active in many school activities. (Grade 9)
- Tammy Campbell as Trudi Owens, a punk rock student with a bright red streak in her hair. (Grade 9)
- Annabelle Wough as Dorothy, Arthur's geeky cousin. (Grade 9)
- Ashlee Henricks as Emma Nelson, Spike's daughter.
- Bronco Davis (L. Dean Ifill) and Joanne Rutherford (Krista Houston) appear as background students in several episodes.
Main article: Episode Guide
|Season #||Series #||Title||Original Airdate||Production Code|
|1-2||1-2||"A New Start"||November 6, 1989||101-102|
|3||3||"Breaking Up is Hard to Do"||November 13, 1989||103|
|4||4||"Dream On"||November 20, 1989||104|
|5||5||"Everybody Wants Something"||November 27, 1989||105|
|6||6||"Nobody's Perfect"||December 5, 1989||106|
|7||7||"Just Friends"||December 12, 1989||107|
|8||8||"Little White Lies"||December 19, 1989||108|
|9-10||9-10||"Sixteen"||January 9, 1990||109-110|
|11||11||"All in a Good Cause"||January 16, 1990||111|
|12||12||"Natural Attraction"||January 23, 1990||112|
|13||13||"Testing One, Two, Three..."||January 30, 1990||113|
|14||14||"It Creeps!!"||February 6, 1990||114|
|15||15||"Stressed Out"||February 13, 1990||115|
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