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Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on January 23rd, 2010.
Born Cory Allan Monteith
May 11, 1982 (1982-05-11) (age 27)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Cory Allan Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and singer, best known for his role as Finn Hudson in Glee on Fox.


Acting career

Monteith started his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] In 2005 he appeared in 'Killer Bash' about a tormented geek's soul taking revenge on his murderers children by taking over a girls body. Also in 2006 he had a brief apperance in 'Urban Legend: Bloody mary' as a young artist murdered by bloody mary. In 2007, he appeared in the MTV series Kaya. He and Lea Michele, his Glee costar, were included in Entertainment Weekly's 2009 "Summer Must List", being named "Summer's Must Songbirds" for their portrayals of Finn and Rachel on Glee, respectively.[2]

Monteith appears on Fox's new television hit Glee, which is targeted for teens as well as adults. Monteith portrays Finn Hudson, the male lead of the glee club and the quarterback of McKinley High School. Prior to Glee, Monteith claims to have had no experience with singing or dancing; however, he is a fairly talented drummer. His audition tape for Glee even featured his drumming talents as he rhythmically drums on glass bottles and containers to demonstrate his musical abilities.[3]

Personal life

Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. Before becoming an actor, he worked in Nanaimo, British Columbia as a Wal-Mart people greeter,[1] taxicab driver,[1] school bus driver,[1] and roofer.[1]

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Monteith never graduated from high school and dropped out in the ninth grade.[4] Monteith said in an interview "It wasn't for me. I can remember ever since about the sixth or seventh grade, I just didn't understand why I had to learn what I was learning. For some reason, there was a spirit of rebellion in me."[5] Monteith is a skilled drummer, and has identified himself as "tall, awkward, and Canadian" on his Twitter page, and on the television program Chelsea Lately.





  • The Assistants - Shane Baker (1 episode, 2009)
  • Glee - Finn Hudson (2009 - present)
  • Mistresses - Jason (TV movie, 2009)
  • The Boy Next Door - Jason (TV movie, 2008)
  • Fear Itself - James (1 episode, 2008)
  • Kaya (TV series) - Gunnar (10 episodes, 2007)
  • Flash Gordon - Ian Finley (1 episode, 2007)
  • Kyle XY - Charlie Tanner (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
  • Hybrid (TV movie) - Aaron Scates (2007)
  • Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (TV movie) - Michael (2006)
  • Stargate SG-1 - Young Mitchell (1 episode, 2006)
  • Whistler - Lip Ring (1 episode, 2006)
  • Killer Instinct - Windsurfer Bob (1 episode, 2005)
  • Supernatural - Gary (1 episode, Wendigo, 2005)
  • Young Blades - Marcel Le Rue (1 episode, 2005)
  • Killer Bash (TV movie) - Douglas Waylan Hart (2005)
  • Stargate Atlantis - Genii Private (1 episode, 2004)



Year Single Peak positions Album
2009 "Can't Fight This Feeling" Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"I'll Stand by You" 73 65 Glee: The Music, Volume 2
"(You're) Having My Baby"
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.

Featured singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
"Don't Stop Believin'"a 4 5 50 4 2 Glee: The Music, Volume 1
"Gold Digger"b 59[7] 15 25
"Push It"a 60[7] 35
"Somebody to Love"c 28 65[8] 33 17
"It's My Life / Confessions, Pt. II"d 30 22 25 6
"No Air"e 65 52[9] 65
"Keep Holding On"c 56 56[9] 58
"Proud Mary"c
"Lean on Me"c 50 Glee: The Music, Volume 2
"Imagine"c 67 49
"Hair" / "Crazy in Love"c
"Jump"c 104
"Smile"e 114
"Smile"c 102
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"c
"My Life Would Suck Without You"c 51[10]
"Last Christmas"c 63 Last Christmas - Single
"—" denotes did not chart, or was not released.


a.^  shared with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz.
b.^  shared with Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz
c.^  shared with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Harry Shum, Jr, Dijon Talton, and Heather Morris.
d.^  shared with Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Hary Shum Jr, and Dijon Talton.
e.^  shared with Lea Michele.

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