Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak
Ricardo Hoyos joins Degrassi with a wide range of television experience including roles on The Jon Dore Show, The Rick Mercer Report, Outlander, Forever, 'Til Death Do Us Part, Haven, What You Eat, Good Morning World, Toronto Stories and Back in '93. Ricardo had a supporting role in the independent short film The Armoire, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, Ricardo was nominated for a Young Artist Award in Los Angeles in the category "Best Actor in a Short Film".
To the other grade nines, Zig's the handsome, charming, and aloof bad boy of their class. Full of swagger, he flirts with the pretty girls, keeps the dudes laughing with his pranks and antics, and finds himself in detention more often than he should-- though he can usually talk his way out of the trouble. And there's a reason he treats Degrassi as his playground-- his home life isn't nearly as fun.
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.