Drake got his memorable start on the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation -- where he played student Jimmy Brooks -- and brought together some of his old co-stars for the nostalgia-filled video that dropped on Wednesday. Aside from his close co-star, Shane Kippel, the video also reunited Nina Dobrev, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber, A.J. Saudin, and even Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as their beloved film characters Jay and Silent Bob.
Though one star that was noticeably absent was Daniel Clark, who played Sean Cameron on the show from 2001-2008. In an Instagram Live video on Thursday, Clark said he was just as surprised at the video as everyone else, and wasn't invited.
"I had no idea this happened," Clark said. "I know there's been a lot of buzz about what happened, and why I wasn't in the video, I honestly ... I wish I had an answer for you guys. I don't know. As far as I can tell, I've never really had a problem with anyone, that's what I kind of wanted this video to be about, is the way this video made me feel."
Clark said the video gave him serious nostalgia and was happy to see his former co-stars looking "great."
"A lot of people say this, but we really are like family," he continued. "When I watched the video, it made me miss my family a lot. I think that's probably the worst part about this all, is that I didn't get to say hi to everyone."
Despite the snub, Clark praised Drake, whom he referred to by his real name, Aubrey.
"He's been the same guy pretty much the entire time that I've known him, and I just want to say how grateful I am that he was able to put this together for the fans, and really for our family," he said. "Because I know everyone had a good time being together. Aubrey and I go way back."
Danny Clark, who played Sean Cameron on Degrassi explaining how he had no idea about Drake’s reunion video 🤭 pic.twitter.com/L0ysLGwGzf
Meanwhile, Degrassi fans were also left wondering why actor Ryan Cooley wasn't in the video, who played J.T. Yorke on the show. Drake actually replied back to a fan who asked about Cooley on Instagram.
"I'm upset ... because you didn't bring back J.T.," the comment on Drake's post on the video read, to which Drake replied, "He thought it was a scam." That story was echoed by Kippel, Miriam McDonald and Stefan Brogren during an interview on ET Canada.