The Degrassi series has influenced multiple generations over the years since it’s premiere back in 1979. It’s constantly been able to adapt in order to reflect society all the way up until 2016. However, this Degrassi spinoff had an ensemble of actors that have influenced the entertainment industry beyond just their time on the show. Degrassi: The Next Generation cast in 2020 are still successful in their careers even more than a decade later.\nWhether it be in acting, singing, or even YouTube content creation, these former stars are still pursuing their passions.\nThey even reconnected for fellow castmate Drake’s music video for his song “I’m Upset” back in 2018. It featured them reuniting on set of their old stomping grounds.\nShane Kippel\nView this post on Instagram The boys are back together! When I got the call that @champagnepapi had this idea for his next video, the feeling was hard to describe. When it became real and I further found out that it was a complete @degrassi cast reunion, it suddenly became very clear that this would be a weekend for the history books. To be a part of something of this magnitude with my childhood on screen best friend Aubrey Graham turned rap superstar and business mogul Drake was something truly special, and then to do it with ALL of my old cast members back at on our old sets really put the experience over the edge. To top it all off, meeting and being directed by the wildly talented and ridiculously cool @karenaevans was next level. To bring this whole thing full circle back to where it all began for all of us made it an on screen reunion for the fans but also a real one for all of us involved. All of the energy, laughter and fun captured in the video was as naturally occurring and genuine as can be. No acting involved. Well, except me trying to look as cool as the big man. I can’t thank you enough @champagnepapi for this. None of us can. What a time. We’ll never forget it. Looking forward to what you got for us next! #jimmy #spinner #degrassi #degrassithenextgeneration #drake #imupset #scorpion #ovo #music #musicvideo #degrassireunion #ferrari #supercars #school #cast A post shared by Shane Kippel (@shaneykipps) on Jun 13, 2018 at 9:42pm PDT\nKippel worked as Gavin “Spinner” Mason on the teen show as the bully who saw a lot of growth throughout the seasons. Since his departure from the series, Kippel has remained in the entertainment industry experimenting a lot with his music.\nActing-wise, according to IMDb, the Canadian has starred in a few guest roles on smaller television series and even made an appearance on Degrassi: The Next Class. His active Instagram also promotes his own personal YouTube channel and Cameo account.\nAdamo Ruggiero\nView this post on Instagram #imupset 😂😂😂 A post shared by Adamo Ruggiero (@adamoaruggiero) on Jun 13, 2018 at 9:39pm PDT\nRuggiero, or as fans would remember him, Marco Del Rossi, worked as not only a student at Degrassi High but returned as a teacher at the high school. Like many other Degrassi Alumni, Ruggiero has guest-starred on multiple TV shows like Saving Hope, IMDb claims.\nStacey Farber\nView this post on Instagram For the last 12 or so years, I’ve searched online and in every vintage store I’ve visited for original 80s Degrassi gear. It’s like the Oscar-snubbed movie Serendipity when she releases that book signed with her name and number into the world, and John Cusack then looks for it casually in used bookshops for the next decade. Two nights ago, I had a weird and vivid dream where I was back on set filming another Drake video. Yesterday, I went to my favorite vintage shop right as it was closing and flipped through yet another rack of old Ts and unexpectedly FOUND MY DESTINED SHIRT. My sartorial unicorn. Or she found me. You know what? No. We found each other. I didn’t know what she’d look like. I never knew what I was looking for. But she’s finally here and she’s glorious and yes I’ll be wearing her out in public and yes it’ll be weird if you recognize me from the show and I’m wearing the shirt but i think it’s jokes and maybe it’ll answer your question without you needing to ask—- no, we did not go to high school together but also ya, I guess we kind of did. 😎😎😎😎 A post shared by Stacey Farber (@staceyfarber) on Aug 8, 2019 at 10:57am PDT\nStacey Farber spent 7 years on Degrassi where she played Ellie Nash, a high school journalist.\nSince 2008, IMDb states that the Canadian actress has guest-starred on many hit shows like Saving Hope, Grace and Frankie, and Animal Kingdom.\nShe also played a role on Schitt’s Creek, the comedy her best friend Dan Levy co-created.\nDrake\nView this post on Instagram Clearly ya’ll don’t know art or Jamaica so... A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Dec 15, 2019 at 8:16pm PST\nBefore Drake was Drake he was Aubrey Graham, the teen who played Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi. Brooks was an artist and a basketball star who had his life altered during season 4 of the show when he ended up paralyzed in a wheelchair.\nSince his acting debut, Drake has gone on to become a global celebrity and the iconic 6ix god. He currently has multiple Grammy awards, holds the record for having 99 songs reach the top 40 of the Billboard charts, and still dabbles in the acting business with his executive roles in Euphoria and Top Boy.\nNina Dobrev\nView this post on Instagram 😎 A post shared by Nina Dobrev (@nina) on Sep 14, 2019 at 1:07pm PDT\nNina Dobrev, like Drake, has made it all the way up the ladder to international fame.\nAfter retiring from her character Mia Jones, she was cast in the hit drama The Vampire Diaries as Elena Gilbert.\nAccording to IMDb, she’s also starred in blockbuster movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Emma Watson, and Flatliners.\nLauren Collins\nView this post on Instagram ❄️❄️❄️December 1st, Time to break out my @woolrich parka ❄️❄️❄️ Be sure to check out their gorgeous new stand alone store at Yorkdale! #woolrich #woolrichpeople #woolrichToronto #yorkdalestyle #ad A post shared by Lauren Collins (@laurenfcollins) on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:33am PST\nLauren Collins played your typical, fictional high school teenager Paige Michalchuk. She also reprised her role on Degrassi: The Next Class years later.\nHer character on the teen show also led her to have a role on YouTuber Shane Dawson’s series Shane Dawson TV.\nMore recently the 33-year-old actress has worked in series like Impulse, Murdoch Mysteries, and worked on the hit Netflix film Christmas Chronicles.\nJake Epstein\nView this post on Instagram When you open a new play-#DearJackDearLouise @ArenaStage- on a Thursday, and then premiere 2 back to back movies on @lifetimetv Friday and Saturday! When it rains it pours babey... Watch #AStorybookChristmas tonight at 8/7c and then #MistletoeAndMenorahs tomorrow at 8/7c. Really proud of these fun flicks! @aliliebert and @kelleyjakle are both amazing and class acts. Come watch! #ItsAWonderfulLifetime #dctheatre A post shared by Jake Epstein (@officialjakeepstein) on Dec 6, 2019 at 12:13pm PST\nEpstein originally portrayed Craig Manning, Degrassi’s musical protege. Now in real life, he’s a hit broadway star. He’s worked in Tony Award-winning shows like Beautiful and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.\nHe also hasn’t completely left television acting behind. He’s guest-starred in episodes of Designated Survivor and Suits, alongside Meghan Markle, according to his Twitter.\nCassie Steele\nView this post on Instagram Many of you who know me, know I like to make healthy choices. If you know me WELL you know I can’t resist something tasty - good thing @healthade satisfies me on all fronts! Thanks for having us at Sundance, Bubbly Rose is now a staple!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #Followyourgut #Partner A post shared by Cassie Steele (@cassandrasteele) on Feb 1, 2020 at 6:11pm PST\nCassie Steele, also known as Manny Santos, could potentially become the next Disney star.\nRaya and the Last Dragon, being released by Disney, also stars Awkwafina and is set to hit theatres in November of 2020, EW reports.\nShe’s also gained experience voice acting on the hit show Rick and Morty.\nMiriam McDonald\nView this post on Instagram Yep! ❤️ A post shared by Miriam McDonald (@miriamkatherine26) on Jan 22, 2020 at 12:33pm PST\nEmma Nelson, Manny Santos’ childhood best friend, also appeared in Degrassi Takes Manhattan and returned for an episode of Degrassi: Next Class.\nAccording to IMDb, apart from the Degrassi franchise, McDonald guest-starred in series like Orphan Black and made an appearance in a classic Christmas Hallmark movie A Veteran’s Christmas.