01/12/2012 08:27 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2012

Former 'Degrassi' Star Jake Epstein Talks 'Glee,' Drake & More

Actor/singer Jake Epstein is no stranger to angst. As Craig Manning on Canadian teen-soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation," the aspiring rock star struggled with everything from physical abuse and drug addiction to bipolar disorder. As Melchior in the touring cast of the hit musical "Spring Awakening," he faced oppression at school, the suicide of a good friend and a tragic romance.

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