Stefan Brogren

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Stefan Brogren
Stefan Brogren 10.jpg
Brogren in November 2010
Born (1972-04-21) 21 April 1972 (age 42)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, Director, and Producer
Years active 1987-present

Stefan Brogren (born 21 April 1972) is a Canadian actor and director. He is best known as Archibald "Archie"/"Snake” Simpson in the Degrassi franchise of television shows. Brogren's father is of Swedish descent. [1]

Career[edit]

Brogren has portrayed Snake since his teen years, as a student in Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, and then as a media teacher and principal in Degrassi: The Next Generation. He is the only actor to appear in every season of the Degrassi franchise, and is also a regular cast member in each season. Brogren was the first Canadian actor to use the word "fuck" on Canadian primetime television, on the Degrassi High TV movie, School's Out when he was discussing Joey's sexual escapades with Tessa.

In 1999, Brogren starred in the music video for "Rock Past It" by London pop-metal band, Scratching Post.

Brogren made his directing debut with Degrassi of the Dead, a non-canonical horror episode, which aired on Halloween 2007. The 15 minute webisode depicted several Degrassi characters attempting to escape from other characters who had become zombies as a result of eating genetically modified food. The show was followed by a behind-the-scenes/making-of presentation during which he was introduced as the director. He has directed many episodes since, and has become a series producer in the eleventh season.

Brogren is one of two directors of The L.A. Complex which, like Degrassi, is produced by Epitome Pictures.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Series Nominee Result
1989 Gemini Award Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Continuing Dramatic Role[2] Degrassi Junior High Stefan Brogren Nominated
1990 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast[3] Degrassi High Dayo Ade, Sara Ballingall, Stefan Brogren, Michael Carry, Christopher Charlesworth, Amanda Cook, Irene Courakos, Angela Deiseach, Anais Granofsky, Rebecca Haines, Neil Hope, Cathy Keenan, Pat Mastroianni, Maureen McKay, Stacie Mistysyn, Bill Parrott, Siluck Saysanasy, Amanda Stepto, Duncan Waugh Nominated
2002 Gemini Award Geminis' Hottest Star[4] Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren Nominated
2010 Gemini Award Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series[5] Degrassi: The Next Generation Linda Schuyler, Stefan Brogren,
David Lowe, Stephen Stohn,
Stephanie Williams, and Brendon Yorke
Nominated
Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series[5] Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren for "Beat It (Part 2)" Won
2011 Gemini Award Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series[6] Degrassi Linda Schuyler, Stefan Brogren,
David Lowe, Stephen Stohn,
Stephanie Williams, and Brendon Yorke
Won

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