A running gag in the series is that he often confuses words that sound similar, such as calling Ms.Kwan the "pain" of his existence rather than the bane and saying the Peace Club meeting was boring people into "submersion" rather than "submission", as well as not being able to understand Jimmy when he said "ergo" and repeated it as "hair grow".With the exception of the story he told Rick before Jimmy's shooting, Spinner is shown to be an inept liar, as both Jane and Jimmy are shown to be able to read him with ease.
He was the former drummer for Downtown Sasquatch and Stüdz, later known as Janie and the Studs.
He married Emma Nelson, a former classmate at Degrassi Community School, in the summer of 2008. Yorke in Never Gonna Give You Up, which they later resolved before his death.
He is best friends with Jimmy Brooks, Marco Del Rossi and Jay Hogart. He used to have an intense conflict with Johnny Di Marco. Spinner was originally depicted as the school bully in season one.
Spinner (by everyone)Spin (by everyone)Spinner You Better Shut Shut Your Mouth Mason (by Jimmy)Princess (by Sheila)The Dot Guy (by Declan)Honey Bee (by Paige)Fliphead (by Jay)Sticks (by Manny and Marco)Mr. Peace and Unity Committee (by Jimmy)Idiot Hero Guy (by Holly J.)Sasquatch (by J. Mason (Mother)Kendra Mason (Adoptive Sister)Emma Nelson (Wife)Christine Nelson (Mother-in-law)Shane Mc Kay (Father-in-law)Archie Simpson (Stepfather-in-law)Jack Simpson (Brother-in-law)Unnamed Turtle (Pet)Rocky (Unseen cat; former pet)Ms.
T.)Maestro (self-appointed)Friend of Craig's (by Kevin Smith)Degrassi's New MVP (self-appointed)Partner (by Jimmy)Bigfoot (by J. Nelson (Grandmother-in-law) Emma Nelson (Wife) Paige Michalchuk (Ex-Girlfriend)Manny Santos (Ex-Girlfriend)Darcy Edwards (Ex-Girlfriend)Jane Vaughn (Ex-Girlfriend) Ellie Nash (Former Attraction)Terri Mac Gregor (Kissed, Former Attraction) Gavin Reginald "Spinner" Mason (born 1988) is a Class of 2007 graduate of Degrassi Community School, who works at and manages The Dot. Spinner was at first depicted as a bully, which unfortunately led to his involvement with an infamous incident, where one student died and his best friend, Jimmy Brooks, became paralyzed from the waist down.
After his friends were informed that the incident was partly Spinner's fault, they turned on him, but since then, he has changed his ways and has been forgiven.
Spinner suffers from ADHD, but takes Ritalin for it.
Additional friends of his include Terri Mac Gregor, Paige and Dylan Michalchuk, Hazel Aden, Ashley Kerwin, Ellie Nash, Sav Bhandari, Danny Van Zandt, Craig Manning, Peter Stone, Manny Santos, Lucas Valieri, and Holly J. He developed more into a jock in seasons two and three.
By season four, he had grown his hair long and started playing in a band with Craig, Jimmy and Marco and became a rocker/rebel and has kept the persona throughout the rest of the show.
He could also be recognized as a class clown, because usually when there is a part with Spinner in it, there is always something to laugh at.
While not characterized as an unintelligent character, he is mainly shown to be of below average intellect.