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Drake Lempkey was a student at Lakehurst Secondary School on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He was friends with Johnny DiMarco. After he stabbed and killed J.T. Yorke, he was arrested and charged with third-degree murder. He was portrayed by Brendan McMurtry-Howlett.

Character History[]

Season 6[]

In Rock This Town, along with his friend Johnny DiMarco, Drake attended Liberty's birthday party at Emma's house. However, Drake was only there to cause problems. This was mostly due to the rivalry between Lakehurst and Degrassi community school.

After being thrown out of the party for spraying Jay with beer, Drake threatened Degrassi by telling them they made a "bad move." Drunk and angry at the Degrassi students, he fulfilled his threat when J.T. went outside to go look for Liberty.

When J.T. saw Johnny and Drake peeing by his car, he faked a laugh and told the Lakehurst students that they slayed him with their humor. Drake, who appeared to be drunk, said to J.T., "Oh yeah, mascot boy? Laugh at this!", pulled out a switchblade and stabbed J.T. right in the back when he had turned away, which J.T. died from minutes later. Johnny, shocked, replied to this by saying, "Oh, man, what the hell did you do?!" Then, Drake and Johnny fled the scene.

He was later reportedly arrested and charged with third-degree murder.


Season 6[]

  • He is mentioned many times after J.T.'s death, as a psycho.
  • In a deleted scene, Damian tells Manny that it felt weird that he and Drake used to be friends indicating that stabbing J.T. has ended their friendship.(source)

Season 7[]

  • In Bust a Move (1), Johnny talks about his feelings ever since his friend, Drake, killed J.T.

Season 10[]


  • "Such a cold mouth from such a hot…" (First line)
  • "Yeah, mascot boy? Laugh at this." (Last line)