Cory Monteith

Actor, Construction worker, Taxi driver
Actor Cory Monteith saw his career skyrocket after he was cast as a reluctant high school athlete who joins a fledgling choir group on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), a toe-tapping, sing-along comedy series that captured the ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1982 in Calgary, Alberta, CA

Filmography

Actor (37)

All the Wrong Reasons 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Glee 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2012 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

McCanick 2012 (Movie)

Simon Weeks (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

Finn Hudson (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Cleveland Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters & Brothers 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Simpsons 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fear Itself 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kaya 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hybrid 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Kyle XY 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Whisper 2007 (Movie)

Teenage Boy (Actor)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Madison's Date (Actor)

Final Destination 3 2006 (Movie)

Kahill (Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whistler 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Instinct 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Young Blades 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate: Atlantis 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Don't Stop Believin'" (Song Performer)

Biography

Actor Cory Monteith saw his career skyrocket after he was cast as a reluctant high school athlete who joins a fledgling choir group on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ), a toe-tapping, sing-along comedy series that captured the public's imagination. Viewers immediately fell in love with the Canadian-born actor who had little acting experience up until that time, aside from a recurring role as a mean-spirited teen on "Kyle XY" (ABC Family, 2006-09), and limited action on both "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001-2011) and "Supernatural" (The WB/The CW, 2005- ). Despite a limited résumé, which also included small parts in features like "Final Destination 3" (2006) and "White Noise: The Light" (2007), Monteith established himself as a force to be reckoned with from the first "Glee" episode, thanks to his memorable rendition of Journey's 1981 power ballad, "Don't Stop Believing." Throughout the series run of the pop-culture phenomenon, Monteith rode the wave and stepped up to larger roles in features like the romantic comedy "Monte Carlo" (2011), further establishing himself as a promising young performer worthy of continued success. This upward trajectory was abruptly halted when Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013, leaving fans and peers distraught at his sudden passing at only age 31.

Relationships

Lea Michele Actor

Companion
Co-starred on musical comedy series "Glee" (Fox)

EDUCATION

Dropped out of school during the ninth grade after deciding school wasn't for him

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in teen comedy "Monte Carlo"

2009

Cast in breakthrough role of Finn Hudson, school quarterback and aspiring singer on hit Fox series "Glee"

2007

Played lead role on MTV's scripted series "Kaya"

2007

First starring role, Sci Fi Channel original movie "Hybrid"

2006

Played recurring role of Kirsten Prout's cheating boyfriend on ABC Family series "Kyle XY"

2006

Landed minor role in holiday comedy "Deck the Halls"

2005

Made feature acting debut was in supernatural thriller "Killer Bash"

2005

Appeared on episodes of The WB's "Smallville" and "Supernatural"

2004

Landed first acting role was on Sci Fi Channel series "Stargate: Atlantis"

Moved to Vancouver from Victoria to pursue acting

Bonus Trivia

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Monteith shared an apartment with "90210" actor Dustin Mulligan when they lived in Vancouver.

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Monteith revealed to Parade magazine in June 2011 that he had a serious drug problem and went to rehab at 19. On April 1, 2013, a rep confirmed the actor voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction.

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