Mike Lobel

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Mike Lobel
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Lobel with Cassie Steele at the 2007 eTalk Star Schmooze
Born Michael Ryan Lobel
(1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 33)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Ryan "Mike" Lobel (born March 7, 1984) is a Canadian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Lobel is the oldest of three siblings from the same parents. Mike Lobel has an older half-brother; they share the same father.[citation needed] At a young age he began showing interest in music and visual arts which drew him to Etobicoke School of the Arts. He attended ESA from 1998 to 2003, first majoring in music (he studied percussion) then later switching to drama. While at the school he formed several musical groups and is currently working on his solo project. It was in his graduating year at ESA that he began working as an actor.

In 2003, Lobel made his film debut in an adaptation of Oliver Twist directed by Jacob Tierney entitled Twist, in which he played a small role as a street thug alongside actor Nick Stahl.

Lobel’s most notable performance to date, is his portrayal of "Jay Hogart," a manipulative school bully on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He maintains that he is nothing like his character in real life. Lobel had originally auditioned to play the role of "Dylan Michalchuk", a complete opposite role of his current, and instead was offered the larger role of Jay.

Lobel has appeared on television in Zixx: Level One and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye and has had starring roles in Selling Innocence and Booky Makes Her Mark. He made a guest appearance on a television series in 2007 entitled The Best Years.

In 2008, Lobel joined the indie-rock band "Boys Who Say No" and plays the Synth.


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Twist Bully Film debut
2004 Decoys Halloween Jock
Brave New Girl Diz's Date
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story Napoleon Minor Role
2005 Selling Innocence Justin Johnson TV film
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Lorne TV film
2008 Degrassi Spring Break Movie Jay Hogart Television movie
Luggage Bruce
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Jay Hogart
2009 Suck Sam
2010 Degrassi Takes Manhattan Jay Hogart
2010 The Science of Cool N/A
Year Series Role Notes
2003–2009 Degrassi: The Next Generation Jay Hogart 80 episodes, 2003–2009

Seasons 3-4 (Supporting Role)

Seasons 5-7 (Main Role)

Seasons 8-9 (Guest Role)

2004 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Lance Rose "Into Thin Air" (Season 2, Episode 10)
Zixx Level One Lars "Stuck on You" (Season 1, Episode 8)
2007 The Best Years Handles McPherson "Notorious" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2011–2013 Really Me! DJ 13 episodes, 2011–2013

Seasons 1 (Main Role)

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