By Jasmin Husain, Mical Kasweka and Kalem McSween 

Canadian celebrities like Drake, Shanae Grimes, & Nina Dobrev all have something in common: They started out on Degrassi.  For decades, the Degrassi franchise has allowed actors to portray real issues faced by the average teen. Now in its 14th season, Degrassi: The Next Generation is still on screens with new, fresh faces. Jasmin Husain got the chance to sit down with actor Richard Walters, who plays Tiny King in the latest series. 

Jasmin Husain, Mical Kasweka and Kalem McSween, third-year journalism students produced this item for Toronto Today as part of their Reporting for TV Workshop class.