With over 20 television and film credits to his name, Demetrius Joyette joined the cast of Degrassi in its twelfth season as hockey jock Mike Dallas. Prior to this, he appeared in two seasons of The Family Channel's Wingin' It and three seasons of The Latest Buzz starring alongside Degrassi castmates Justin Kelly and Munro Chambers. The role of Mike Dallas comes naturally to Demetrius, as he is an avid hockey player himself. A four time Young Artist Award nominee, Demetrius also enjoys karate and plays guitar in his spare time.
Sarah Fisher joined Degrassi in its twelfth season as the religious good-girl Becky Baker. Prior to this, Sarah performed in musical productions of Wicked, Mamma Mia and Grease. She has studied thirteen years of dance and continues her studies in voice, piano and acting. She loves writing and composing her own music. When she isn't acting, Sarah also models with Elite International Models.
Munro Chambers joined the cast of Degrassi in its tenth season as the dark and mysterious Eli Goldworthy. Munro's previous credits include Cracked, The Latest Buzz (for which he received a Gemini nomination), Beethoven's Christmas Adventure, Murder in the Hamptons, Godsend (Robert DeNiro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn), A Wrinkle in Time, Bailey's Billion$ (Tim Curry, Jennifer Tilley, Dean Cain and John Lovitz), and Good Fences to name a few. Munro has traveled to India, Haiti and Ghana to build schools with the organization "Free The Children". In early 2011, Munro was in the running for a Shorty Award (honouring the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content) in the "Actor" category. Munro was ranked third overall, just behind Neil Patrick Harris and Ian Somerhalder. In 2011and 2012 Munro presented at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Most recently, Munro co-hosted Free The Children's first ever U.S. "We Day" event in Seattle.
Jordan Todosey joined the cast of Degrassi in its tenth season as Adam Torres. Prior to this, Jordan was most recognized for her role as "Lizzie" in the children's television series Life With Derek, where she shares in a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Ensemble." Acting since the age of nine, this Ontario native has made several appearances in series such as Flashpoint, Instant Star and The Good Witches Wedding. Not one to shy away from the big screen, she's also appeared in the feature films The Stone Angel, a festival film based on a novel by Margaret Lawrence, and as young Terry 'Tuff' Ryan in Ohio. Performing the lead role of Amelia in the independent short film Santa Baby, directed by David Widdicombe, she took home a Golden Sheaf award for "Best Female Performance." She was also the voice of the lead role of Willa in the animation series Willa's Wildlife. In 2010, Jordan traveled to India to build a school with the organization "Free The Children." A documentary of the trip was made for MuchMusic in Canada. In March 2011, the episode featuring Jordan entitled "My Body is a Cage" won Degrassi the prestigious Peabody Award. The award was presented in May 2011 to Linda Schuyler and Jordan in New York at the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel. That episode also garnered the series a Primetime Emmy© nomination for Degrassi in 2011. In 2011 Jordan won a Gemini Award for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series."
Luke Bilyk has been taking on the role of super jock Drew Torres on Degrassi since season 10. Most recently, Luke filmed an episode of CTV's Flashpoint ("The War Within") and also had a recurring role on the series Really Me for the Family Channel. Luke's previous credits include The Jon Dore Show, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Death to Smoochy, Aurora Borealis, Cartoons Gene, The Spot Hunters, My Babysitter's a Vampire and over 20 commercials. Luke is an avid supporter of the organization "Free The Children" (FTC). In 2010, Luke traveled to India to build a school with FTC and again to Haiti in 2011. A documentary for both trips was made for MuchMusic in Canada. Luke has also presented at the FTC "We Day" events in Vancouver and Saskatchewan. Luke's hosting credits include the "Miss Teen Canada World Pageant" (2011-2013), "America's Next Top Model" three-day event (2012) and the largest youth-run empowerment event of its kind, the CMIC "Count Me In" Conference, which was recognized by MPP Dipika Damerla in Parliament. In 2012, Luke was recognized by US Weekly Magazine as one of the "Top 100 up-and-coming male celebrities to look out for." Luke has also participated in the Marc Baur workshop Intensive Film/Television as well as the Lindsay Graham workshop in Los Angeles, CA. Luke will be seen throughout Asia, the USA and Canada in the new "Roots" store campaign posters. In his spare time, Luke enjoys hockey, soccer, dirt biking, swimming, trampolining and drums.
Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of Degrassi in its eighth season as Sav's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. In 2008, Melinda traveled to Ecuador with the organization "Free The Children." In 2011 Melinda traveled again with FTC, this time to Haiti. Documentaries of the trips were made for MTV and MuchMusic in Canada. In 2009, Melinda made her lead role debut as Indie Mehta for the YTV series How to Be Indie and for her work was nominated for a Gemini Award for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program." Melinda played the role of Janie Gibb in the Disney remake of the Nickelodeon classic Harriet the Spy and also starred with Aidan Quinn in the independent film The Festival of Lights, for which she received a Best Actress award at the Ibiza Film Festival in Spain. The movie was filmed on location in New York City and Guyana. Melinda has a black belt in karate and has been studying martial arts for over 15 years. She also started taking ballet, pointe, and other forms of dance at only three years old. In February 2010, Melinda accepted an award for Actress of the Year at the Anokhi Magazine Gala. In early 2013, Melinda appeared as Kaitlyn in Shawn Desman's 30-minute music and dance infused special for MuchMusic. In March 2013 Melinda nabbed a Canadian Screen Award for "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program" for her role in How to be Indie. Most recently, Melinda co-hosted (alongside Degrassi castmate Munro Chambers) Free The Children's first U.S. "We Day" event in Seattle.