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Munro Skylear Chambers (born July 29, 1990) is a Canadian actor, known for his roles as Wilder on The Latest Buzz
and as Eli Goldsworthy on the hit Canadian Teen Drama Degrassi
. He has an identical twin brother named Thomas Chambers, who is also an actor.
Notable TV Roles of Munro Chambers:
- Degrassi (2010-present) - Elijah "Eli" Goldsworthy.
- The Latest Buzz (2007-10) - Wilder.
- Little Men (1998-99) - Rob Bhaer.
Notable Film Roles of Munro Chambers:
Tropes associated with Munro Chambers:
- Ambiguously Bi / Bi the Way: There's been some rumors that he might be bisexual because he has a very close relationship with Luke Bilyk and Justin Kelly. He confirms that he's unsure of his sexuality, but he claims that he does want a girlfriend one day.
- Always Identical Twins: Him and his twin brother, Thomas, are identical twins.
- Awesome McCoolname
- Breakout Character: His character Eli has become one of the most popular characters on Degrassi.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Averted. Though they're not exactly related in real life, He and Aislinn Paul portrayed adopted siblings in the movie Murder in the Hamptons. Seven years later, they're boyfriend and girlfriend on Degrassi.
- Canada, Eh?: He was born in Ajax, Toronto, Canada.
- The Cast Showoff: He's an award-winning trampolinist. He even gets to show off his skills on The Latest Buzz in one episode. Him and his twin brother, Thomas Chambers, are both trampoline coaches.
- Chewing the Scenery: His character on Degrassi definitely has his moments of doing this.
- Dawson Casting: On Degrassi, his character Eli, is supposed to be around 17 or 18 in its current season. In real life, he's actually 22, despite not looking as half as old.
- Dyeing for Your Art: He had to dye his brown hair much darker for his role as Eli on Degrassi.
- Famous Ancestor: His uncle is Canadian actor and comedian Colin Mochrie.
- Goth / Emo Teen: How his character Eli is portrayed as.
- Green Eyes
- Handsome Lech
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With his co-star Justin Kelly. The two have been best friends since starring on The Latest Buzz together.
- He's also best friends with his other Degrassi co-star Luke Bilyk.
- Hidden Depths: Some who may not know that he's actually a triple threat: an actor, singer and dancer. You could hear him sing the rendition of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down" and "Hallelujah" on YouTube.
- I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Two of his former co-stars (Justin Kelly and Demetrius Joyette) from his old show The Latest Buzz are now cast members on Degrassi.
- Identical Stranger: He looks almost exactly like Adam Lamberg, the actor who played Gordo from Lizzie McGuire.
- Just Friends: With all of his female co-stars from Degrassi.
- Like Brother and Sister: With his co-star Aislinn Paul, who plays his on-screen girlfriend. Pretty much with all of his female co-stars from the show.
- Messy Hair
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Eli is either a Jerk Ass, Manipulative Bastard or Jerk with a Heart of Gold on Degrassi (depending on what episode), but in real life, Munro is nothing like his character. He's actually very nice and laid back. Not to mention that he's pretty hilarious.
- Meaningful Name: His name "Munro" is actually the surname of a certain Degrassi Junior High character named Rick Munro.
- Actually, his name comes from the name of a mountain top in Scotland, so he was probably named after a mountain top.
- Mr. Fanservice
- My Sibling Will Live Through Me: Apparently, his twin brother, Thomas, actually lives in his shadow.
- Name's the Same: He's starred in two different movies where he played two different characters who both share the name Max.
- Nice Guy
- Older Than They Look: Though he's only 22, he looks like he can pass off as a 17-year-old.
- Playing Against Type: His role on Degrassi is alot more dark and intense contrast from his role on The Latest Buzz as more funny and laid back.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Polar Opposite Twins: He and his identical twin brother, Thomas, may look alike, but they are completely different.
- Shirtless Scene: On Degrassi, his very first shirtless scene ever was in the part 1 episode of Tonight, Tonight where Eli was in Clare's bedroom high on marijuana.
- Single-Minded Twins: He and his twin brother look exactly alike and sorta both have the same personality, despite being completely different from one another.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In-universe example. Eli's gotten more screentime and storylines due to his popularity in the fandom.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Teens Are Short: He's 5 feet 6 inches tall.
- Teen Idol
- Wacky Guy
- What Could Have Been: His character Eli was originally supposed to be killed off in the tenth season of Degrassi. In part 2 of All Falls Down, Fitz was originally supposed to stab Eli to death at Vegas Night, but the writers thought that idea was too similar to the Season 6's Rock This Town where JT was stabbed to death by one of the Lakehurst kids. Then the writers decided that he would die in the Season 10 finale Drop The World where he drives completely insane on the road while on the phone with Clare. He would get into a car accident and he would be pronounced dead, but then they start to realize how popular Eli has become in the fandom and since he's become more of a Breakout Character, they changed their minds and decided not to let him die on the show.
- Before auditioning for Eli, Munro originally auditioned for the role of Drew, but lost out to his best friend Luke Bilyk. He then finally auditioned for the role of Eli. He nailed it and got the role that became one of the most popular characters on Degrassi.
- There was actually an unaired Spin-Off series of The Latest Buzz called Meet The Wilders. If that show would've gone through, Munro wouldn't gone off to do Degrassi.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Who wouldn't wanna name their kid Munro? That sounds like a pretty cool name for a Canadian hottie.