Ephraim Todd Ellis (b. February 23, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Rick Murray in Degrassi: The Next Generation. After his character reign on Degrassi, he also appeared in the series Naturally, Sadie as Vince in the episodes "Social Climbers," "Unusual Suspects," "Pack of Lies," and "Forest for the Trees." In 2005 he played the role of Riley on Zixx: Level 2 and in 2007-2009 he played Riley again on Zixx: Level 3. He also appears in seasons 4 and 5 of the show renegadepress.com as the role of Dylan. He also played the character Danny on the television show Falcon Beach. His other television credits include an appearance in the television series Zoe Busiek: Wild Card. He has also starred in the Canadian Film Centre's 2004 feature White Out, which was entered in the Toronto International Film Festival. He has recently finished filming on the first season of Family Biz in Ottawa, Ontario. He is playing the role of Eli Keller. The show premiere was aired on March 6, 2009. The show is aimed at the family audience. Ephraim also appeared in the third episode of the fourth season of The Murdoch Mysteries as the reporter Paddy Glyn.
His first name comes from the Bible, and means "fruitful" and "the one who has fought the Devil" in Hebrew (even though he's not Jewish), in his words. He says that he has two things in common with Rick: theater and being a hopeless romantic. Ephraim attended Earl Haig Secondary School and Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, Ontario. Ephraim began acting while studying at Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario. He served as a producer for the school's annual film festival, Zoom.