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Cory Monteith

Birth Name:
Cory Allan Michael Monteith
Birth Place:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Started playing drums at age 7, a talent he later used in the role of Gunnar, a drummer, on the MTV series Kaya
  • Dropped out of school in ninth grade, eventually earning his high school diploma in 2011 from an alternative school in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Worked as a Wal-Mart greeter before finding success as an actor
  • Had a recurring role on Kyle XY in 2006
  • Auditioned for Glee with a video of him playing the drums on a set of Tupperware

Awards

  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

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