Michael Ryan Lobel (born March 7, 1984) is a Canadian actor.
Lobel with Cassie Steele at the 2007 eTalk Star Schmooze
Michael Ryan Lobel
March 7, 1984
Life and career
Lobel is the oldest of three siblings from the same parents. Mike Lobel has an older half-brother; they share the same father. 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.
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, but was instead offered the 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 "Future Peers", formerly known as Boys Who Say No, and plays the Synth.
From 2011 to 2013 he played the role of DJ on the sitcom Really Me.
In 2015, he played the small role of Marc the Canadian TV movie "The Music In Me".
|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|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||Jay Hogart|
|2010||Degrassi Takes Manhattan||Jay Hogart|
|2010||The Science of Cool||N/A|
|2015||The Music in Me||Marc|
|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)