Father of three, Matt Chamberlain has found his brood has
increased since gaining the role of Murray Cooper, the
straight-talking father of the Cooper clan on
With two teens and a young adult on the show, and three kids at home, Matt now has his work cut out for him!
Acquiring an onscreen family as soon as he entered the building, Chamberlain believes the Cooper's have moulded together well and is looking forward to the interesting family dynamics that Shorty's latest family unit will provide for the show.
Though Chamberlain initially graduated with a degree in agricultural commerce, economics and marketing, he soon decided that acting was his true calling, and graduated from Wellington's Toi Whakaari/NZ Drama School in 1992.
Chamberlain's career has been mainly based in the New Zealand film industry.
His credits include Under the Mountain (2009), In My Father's Den (2005, Black Sheep (2006) and The Insatiable Moon (2010).
Chamberlain has also performed in several theatre productions, including a solo show, The Anthony Wilding, a Pip Hall play named Up North, and Nga Tangata Toa by Hone Cocer.
He also features in Hook Line and Sinker, a short film that is due for release in 2011.
Chamberlain says he couldn't be happier with his character, Murray, revealing he was instantly attracted to Murray's 'good kiwi bloke' attitude.
Chamberlain is currently commuting between Auckland and Wellington, where his wife and three children are based.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and surfing, snorkeling and fishing.