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Kippel in September 2008
Shane Warren Kippel
June 4, 1986
Shane Warren Kippel (born June 4, 1986) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Gavin "Spinner" Mason in Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2010, after nine years on Degrassi, Kippel was written out of the program and did not return for season 10; though he recently made an appearance in a season 14 episode. He once again reprised this role for two episodes of Degrassi: Next Class, along with several of his previous cast mates.
Kippel starred as Chad the Jock in the 2003 film Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, which was tagged as "A teenager's guide to heavy metal, cheerleaders, true love, and Satan". He also had a recurring role on Life with Derek as the I-Wanna-Rock drummer Ralph in the band "D-Rock".
In 2010, he made an appearance on Pure Pwnage and played Davis in the film Dog Pound. Kippel also played Gavin "Spinner" Mason on Degrassi: The Next Generation, seasons 1-9 and reprises his role in the television film Degrassi Takes Manhattan. However, Kippel also recently reprised his role, during an episode of season 14. He once again reprised this role for two episodes of Degrassi: Next Class, along with several of his previous cast mates.
Kippel performed Drums on rock band Open Your Eyes debut album Truth or Consequence.
In 2018, Kippel was part of Drake's music video for I'm Upset, which took place during a Degrassi reunion, reprising his role as Spinner.
Kippel currently is a drummer for the alternative/rock group Dear Love.
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