Shannon Kook-Chun as Zane Park
Shannon Kook-Chun was born and raised in South Africa before coming to Canada to study at the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada.
Upon graduating, he appeared on stage at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and at the Citadel Theatre in their Dora-nominated production of The Forbidden Phoenix. He was next seen at the Factory Theatre in the world-premiere production of The Madness of the Square. Entering the world of film and television proved a natural fit for Shannon. In less than a year, he has shot guest star roles in CBC's The Border and Being Erica, as well as appearing in Crash $ Burn, Aaron Stone, and having a recurring role on HBO's Durham County. Shannon also joined the cast of Degrassi in 2009, playing the role of confident and intelligent Zane.
In the teaser trailer for the feature Verona, directed by Laurie Lynd, he is featured as the modern 'Romeo'. Shannon also recently filmed a guest-starring role on ABC/Global's Rookie Blue as a new recruit. In 2010, Shannon traveled to India to build a school with the organization "Free The Children". A documentary of the trip was made for MuchMusic in Canada. Off set, Shannon tries his hand at singing and dancing lessons, photography, motorbikes (with a recent license), and martial arts; while also making time for family and not enough for his drum set and Ibanez guitar.
Zane is confident, intelligent, and mature beyond his years. He is also the starting kicker for the Degrassi Panthers football team and dating the star quarterback. But he realizes early in the school year that dealing with Riley's struggle out of the closet, and the locker room drama might be more than he can handle. Will Zane be able to rise to the challenge without sacrificing his ideals?
Degrassi is a fictional, dramatic television series that tackles tough teen issues in a realistic way. The internationally acclaimed Emmy-nominated series is the winner of a Television Critics Association Award, the Peabody Award and two Teen Choice Awards. Heralded as the most authentic teen drama on television, Degrassi explores an interesting group of adolescents and young adults going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School. In its twelfth season, the series follows Fiona (Annie Clark, Clare (Aislinn Paul), Alli (Melinda Shankar), K.C. (Sam Earle), Connor (AJ Saudin), Jake (Justin Kelly), Katie (Chloe Rose), Imogen (Cristine Prosperi), Jenna (Jessica Tyler), Dave (Jahmil French), Drew (Luke Bilyk), Adam (Jordan Todosey), Bianca (Alicia Josipovic), Eli (Munro Chambers), Owen (Daniel Kelly), Marisol (Shanice Banton), Tori (Alex Steele), Maya (Olivia Scriven), Tristan (Lyle O'Donohoe) and Zig (Ricardo Hoyos). Faculty include Ms. Oh (Cory Lee) and Principal Simpson (Stefan Brogren). Season 12 introduces new characters Mike Dallas (Demetrius Joyette), Cam (Dylan Everett), Becky (Sarah Fisher) and Luke (Craig Arnold) to the show.