Stephan James (born December 16, 1993) is a Canadian actor and rapper, best known for having portrayed Julian on Degrassi. He made a guest appearance on My Babysitter's a Vampire and portrayed Wilfred on How to be Indie, which starred fellow Degrassi actors Melinda Shankar and Dylan Everett. He has starred in ABC Family’s “12 Dates of Christmas” starring alongside Amy Smart, and Mark Paul Gosselaar. He made several appearances in LA Complex. He is currently enrolled in the forensic psychology program at the University of Ontario. He starred in Demitri on the Hub's original mini series, "Clue". He starred in the film "Home Again" which was released in 2013. He received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for his role in the film. He is good friends with Daniel Kelly, Melinda Shankar, Munro Chambers and Jahmil French. In 2016, he starred as African-American Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Owens alongside Shanice Banton, who portrayed his wife, Minnie Ruth.