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Shane Kippel
Birth Name Shane Warren Kippel
Date of Birth June 4, 1986 (age 29)
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
Height 5'10½
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Occupation(s) Actor, Drummer
Shane Warren Kippel is a Canadian actor, who is most famous for his role as Spinner Mason on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Shane starred as Chad the Jock in the 2003 film Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil. He appeared in 14 episodes of Life With Derek, which starred Michael Seater, Joy Tanner and Jordan Todosey, as the dimwitted but sweet Ralph. He starred in the 2010 film Dog Pound where he played Davis, one of 3 boys sent to a reform school.

Kippel also starred in the 2010 short film, Verona, as George, which also starred fellow Degrassi actors John Bregar and Shannon Kook-Chun, who played Dylan Michalchuk and Zane Park, respectively. He appeared in an episode of Pure Pwnage as Ryan in 2010 as well. He has a brother that currently lives in Israel. He was the drummer in the band SoundSpeed with Degrassi cast members Jamie Johnston, Raymond Ablack, Scott Paterson and Dalmar Abuzeid. He is now the drummer of his band Dear Love.


  • Shane is a Gemini.
  • Shane loves to snowboard.
  • His favorite color is red.
  • Shane has lost over 50 pounds since he first appeared on Degrassi in 2001.
  • He has his tongue pierced.
  • His favorite article of clothing is boxers.
  • Shane has two tattoos, both on his feet.
  • His celebrity crushes are Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Avril Lavigne, and Ashlee Simpson.
  • He is left-handed.
  • He is Jewish and has a brother who lives in Israel.
  • He shares the same birthday as Annie Clark, but Shane is 6 years older.
  • He has always wanted to be the butt that the Degrassi logo popped up on in the seasons 1-2 opening as mentioned on the Pride (1) commentary.
  • Shane attended Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Shane is currently drumming for the band Dear Love with bandmates Dave Rideout (Vocals) and Marty Doyle (Guitar).
  • Dear Love's YouTube channel.
  • He has dated former Degrassi co-star Miriam McDonald.
  • He says Tiberty is the worst Degrassi Relationship ever.
  • Kippel used a salami for his famous boner scene in Weird Science.
  • He is only five days older than Adamo Ruggiero.
  • In the 2015 interview Straight Talk with Adamo Ruggiero, he admitted that Spinner's marriage to Emma was unrealistic, and that Spinner and Jane should have ended their tenures on the show, at the very least, with the potential to rekindle their relationship in the future, if not as a married couple. 
  • He worked with Lauren Collins, Michael Seater and Kit Weyman in both Degrassi and Life with Derek.
  • He played the drummer of a high school band in both Degrassi and Life with Derek.
  • His favourite Degrassi character is Craig Manning.


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