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Rick Munro
Nickname(s) Ricky (by Mr. Munro)
Punk (By Mr. Munro)
Buddy (by Joey)
Loner (by Caitlin)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1974
Hair Color Dirty-Blonde
Family Mr. Munro (Father)
Frank (Elder Brother)
Relationships Caitlin Ryan (Ex-Girlfriend)
School(s) Degrassi Junior High School
First Episode Kiss Me, Steph (DJH 101)
Last Episode Pass Tense (DJH 213)
Reason Moved Away
Episode Count 9
Portrayed By Craig Driscoll
Rick Munro was portrayed by Craig Driscoll.

Degrassi Junior High Season 1-2

Starts as: Grade 7

Rick Munro was a former student who attended Degrassi Junior High School in Toronto, Ontario. He has an older brother named Frank and an abusive fatherJoey Jeremiah went to Rick's house to borrow a denim jacket for picture day when he found out that Rick's father beat him. After that, he was sent to live with Frank. Rick repeated Grade 7, and while repeating was often cautioned about letting his grades slip far enough to repeat again, he did not repeat another year.

Likely due in part to his miserable home life, Rick rarely smiled at school. Caitlin Ryan and Susie Rivera made it their task to get him to smile. Though they never succeeded, they were pleased when they saw him smile at Joey (which was when he told Joey he was moving in with Frank).

One time, he was suspected to have stolen Yick Yu's money, but he didn't - his recent wealth was due to a lottery win (possibly Frank's ticket, shared with Rick or bought for Rick). Some of the students had the mistaken belief that Rick had a criminal record, but this may be the result of his difficult home conditions.

Later, he dated Caitlin, but the two broke up after when she found out he smoked cigarettes. He later moved away, and was not heard from again.

Episode Appearances


  • Rick is the first of ten characters to be held back a year, the other 9 were Joey, Sean, Rick Murray (before his death), Spinner, Jimmy, Fiona, Tori, Drew, Mike and Imogen.
  • Rick is the first character to be abused by his father, the second being Craig Manning. They were both rescued by Joey Jeremiah.
  • He is the first character to have an abusive father, the other four being LizCraigJane, and Miles.
  • Rick Munro is the first "Rick" in the Degrassi Franchise. The second is Rick Murray.
  • Rick is the first character to live with an older brother. The second is Sean and the third is Jenna.
  • Rick was the first student character who ever smoked.
  • Rick had an influence on Craig Manning because of his abusive father and the fact that Joey helped both of them. He also had an influence on Sean Cameron in that they had similar personalities and circumstances. He dated Caitlin and Sean dated Emma who was modeled after Caitlin. Caitlin and Emma were friends.
  • Rick's last name Munro is the both the first name of future Degrassi cast member Munro Chambers and last name of future Degrassi cast member Samantha Munro.

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