Brogren has been portraying the character for over 15 years, with plot lines surrounding everything from Snake’s marriage to Emma’s mom Spike, undergoing chemotherapy to becoming principal of the school. During his nine years on the show, Spinner deals with the drama of his various romantic relationships, his guilt over bullying Rick (the classmate who shoots Jimmy), the horror of testicular cancer and eventually being shot himself (though he recovers).During his time on ‘Degrassi,’ Brogren has also expanded his career to the other side of the camera, becoming both a director and producer of the show. Then: For eight seasons, Jake Goldsbie played the bespectacled Toby Isaacs, Ashley’s younger, nerdier step-brother. Now: Post-‘Degrassi,’ Kippel is now the drummer in the Toronto-based band Dear Love.She joins Craig’s band, and in one particularly memorable episode, gets high on Ecstasy.
Now: After leaving ‘Degrassi,’ Graham, who we all know now as Drake, ‘YOLO’-ed his way to the top, becoming an incredibly successful, Grammy Award-winning rapper.
But he hasn’t forgotten his ‘Degrassi’ roots, even coming up with a ‘Wheelchair Jimmy’ dance move for one of his biggest hits, ‘The Motto.’ Then: Lauren Collins played popular cheerleader Paige Michalchuk, ‘Degrassi’s’ resident mean girl for the first few seasons of the show.
That same year, she landed her biggest role since ‘Degrassi,’ starring as Abby Vargas on the short-lived series ‘The L. Complex.’ Then: Before he became Drake, Aubrey Graham was most well-known for his role as Jimmy Brooks, Spinner’s best friend and Ashley’s BF who was infamously shot and paralyzed.
After the shooting, Jimmy was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of the series, dashing his dreams of playing basketball — but opening the door to a career in music.
She is last seen in ‘Degrassi Goes Hollywood,’ where she eventually gets together with her longtime crush, Craig. She ultimately goes to college and rooms with Emma and Manny.