In a surprising move, Netflix is set to receive the first season of the Paramount+ teen supernatural series School Spirits on Nov. 30. While the exact reason for why the streamer is receiving the show is unknown, it’s believed that it’s been licensed out to Netflix so that it can pull in a new audience base. But honestly, we’re just happy that we Netflix Lifers finally get the chance to see it.
Based on the upcoming graphic novel of the same name by Megan and Nate Trinrud and Maria Nguyen, School Spirits is a show following a teen girl named Maddie who finds herself a ghost trapped in afterlife limbo at her high school after being brutally murdered. She, along with her other spirit friends, work together to uncover the truth behind her murder and find the killer.
The teen series is made up of a bunch of young rising actors, including Cobra Kai star Peyton List. But are the actors playing the teen characters actually teenagers in real life? Here are the current ages of the cast as well as some more juicy deets!
How old is Peyton List?
Pictured above in the center is actress Peyton List. She stars in the leading role of Maddie Nears, a teen girl who mysteriously dies and gets stuck in the afterlife. Now, she’s determined to find out the truth about how she got there as well as find her killer.
Peyton was born on April 6, 1998, in Florida, making her 25 years old and her zodiac sign Aries. She might be young, but she already has a lot of acting credits to her name. You might recognize Peyton from her previous role as Emma Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie.
Before that, she had roles in the movies 27 Dresses and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. Some of her other acting work includes roles in Bunk’d, Light as a Feather, The Thinning, Remember Me, Bereavement, Hubie Halloween and Paper Spiders. She currently stars as Tory Nichols in Cobra Kai on Netflix.
Here are some quick facts about Peyton List:
- Peyton has a twin brother named Spencer whose also an actor. He appeared in TV shows such as The Fosters, Good Trouble and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,
- Peyton studied ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop when she was younger.
- Peyton began her career as a child model.
- Peyton’s acting debut was playing the role of a young Jane Nichols in the romantic comedy 27 Dresses.
- Peyton shares the same name with another fellow actress who is known for having had roles in the TV shows Mad Men, The Tomorrow People, Colony and Gotham.
- You can find Peyton on Instagram @peytonlist.
How old is Kristian Ventura?
Kristian Ventura aka Kristian Flores portrays the role of Simon Elroy, one of Maddie’s best friends and the only person who can talk with her from afterlife limbo. He was born on Oct. 20, 1999, making him 24 years old and his zodiac sign Libra. Additionally, he reportedly stands at 5 feet 7 inches.
You might recognize Kristian from his role as Evan in the action comedy flick The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Connor in the Hulu comedy series Reboot. His most recent role was playing Aaron in the sci-fi thriller Gray Matter.
Social media: Instagram
How old is Kiara Pichardo?
Kiara plays the role of Nicole Herrera, another one of Maddie’s close friends who works together with Simon to uncover the truth behind Maddie’s disappearance. According to Famous Birthdays, Kiara was born on Dec. 17, 1997, making her 25 years old and her zodiac sign Sagittarius. Her other acting work includes playing Madison in The Society and Lisa in Mother/Android. You can find her on Instagram @kiarita_.
How old is Spencer MacPherson?
Spencer plays Xavier Baxter, Maddie’s boyfriend who was cheating on her with her childhood friend. He was born on June 12, 1997, in Ontario, Canada, making him 26 years old and his zodiac sign Gemini. In addition, he’s believed to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, making him an inch over the average height of a male.
He’s best known for starring as Hunter Hollingsworth in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class. He also played the role of Charles de Valois in Reign, Scout West in Northern Rescue, Derek in American Gods and Sparrow in Astrid and Lilly Save the World.
Social media: Instagram
How old is Milo Manheim?
Milo plays the role of Wally Clark in the teen series, a spirit that Maddie meets in the afterlife. He was born on March 6, 2001, in Los Angeles, California, making him 22 years old and his zodiac sign Pisces. He’s best known for starring as Zed in the Disney Channel Zombies movie trilogy. In addition, his most recent roles were in the movies Prom Pact, Journey to Bethlehem and Thanksgiving.
Here are some fun facts about Milo Manheim:
- Milo’s mother is well-known actress Camryn Manheim, who had roles in TV shows such as The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, Person of Interest and Stumptown.
- Milo came in second place on Dancing with the Stars season 27.
- Milo plays various instruments including the guitar, drums, piano, and ukulele.
- Milo is Jewish.
- You can follow him on Instagram @milomanheim.
How old is Nick Pugliese?
Nick portrays the role of Charley, one of the first spirits that Maddie meets in the afterlife. He was reportedly born on Aug. 5, 1996, making him 27 years old and his zodiac sign Leo. He’s known for playing the role of Larry Kotter in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Gene in the comedy-drama film Dramarama. If you’d like to follow him on social media, you can do so by following his Instagram page @nickpug.
Here are the ages of other cast members and their Instagrams:
- Rainbow Wedell as Claire Zomer (22 years old – @rainbowwedell)
- Sarah Yarkin as Rhonda (30 years old – @sarahyarkin)
- Josh Zuckerman as Mr. Martin (38 years old – @zuckermanjosh)
- Maria Dizzia as Sandra Nears (48 years old – @mariadizzia)
School Spirits season 1 arrives on Netflix on Nov. 30.