In Father Figure (1), Emma Nelson finds his address through a search engine online while searching for her birth father, Shane McKay. She and Craig Manning skip school to go to his address, but it is revealed that he is not her father, because he is a different race than Emma, who is Caucasian.
- He shares the same name as Shane McKay, Emma's birth father.
- His portrayer died 2 years after his appearance in Degrassi at the age of 40.
- He had a doctorate, but it was not revealed what his occupation was.