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The Kids of Degrassi Street is a Canadian children's TV show that aired from 1979 to 1986, and is the first in the Degrassi series, about the lives of a group of children living on Degrassi Street in Toronto, Canada. It grew out of four short films: Ida Makes a Movie, Cookie Goes to the Hospital, Irene Moves In and Noel Buys a Suit, which originally aired as after-school specials on CBC Television in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively. The show was acclaimed for its realistic depiction of every day children's lives and tribulations, and remains memorable to many Canadians because of this.

Kids of Degrassi Street featured many of the same actors who would later appear on Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, including Stacie Mistysyn, Neil Hope, Anais Granofsky, Sarah Charlesworth and others. However, their character names and families were different, so this series cannot technically be seen as an immediate precursor to the later shows.

  1. Linda Schuyler

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Series Cast

  1. Stacie Mistysyn as Lisa Canard and Stacie Mistysyn

    Stacie Mistysyn

    Lisa Canard, Stacie Mistysyn

    17 Episodes

  2. John Ioannou

    Pete Riley

    16 Episodes

  3. Sarah Charlesworth

    Casey Rothfels

    15 Episodes

  4. Tyson Talbot

    Billy Martin, Ticket Seller

    12 Episodes

  5. Jamie Summerfield

    Martin Schlegel

    10 Episodes

  6. Neil Hope as Robin 'Griff' Griffiths

    Neil Hope

    Robin 'Griff' Griffiths

    10 Episodes

  7. Zoe Newman

    Ida Lucas

    9 Episodes

  8. Danah-Jean Brown

    Connie Jacobs

    9 Episodes

  9. Peter Duckworth-Pilkington II

    Noel Canard

    8 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1979 • 26 Episodes

Season 1 of The Kids of Degrassi Street premiered on September 12, 1979.

Ryan Runs For Help

(1x25, November 1, 1984)

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The Kids of Degrassi Street
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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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