Cory Monteith Biography

Cory Monteith was an actor from Canada and also a singer best known for his role on the Fox TV series Glee as the character named Finn Hudson. Cory Allen, a British Columbia-based actor, had modest appearances on TV shows before being cast on the show called Glee. He also acted in films during his time on the show.

Early Life

Cory Allan Michael Monteith was born on May 11, 1982, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Died on July 13, 2013, at the young age of 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Due to Alcohol and heroin overdose, Cory died. His body was discovered at Fairmont Pacific Rim and his resting place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (cremated). Joe Monteith is the father of Cory Allen, a soldier in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Shaun is his older brother, was his only sibling.

Monteith and his older brother were raised by their mother in Victoria, British Columbia after his parents split when he was seven years old. As his father was working in the military service, he saw little of his father after the divorce, and he struggled socially at school. He began abusing alcohol and marijuana at the age of 13 and began skipping school. In the year 2011, Cory Monteith obtained his high school diploma from an alternative school in Victoria which he had attended as a child. There is no other information available about his schooling.

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Cory Monteith Career

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Monteith began his acting career. In the films Final Destination 3, Whisper, and Deck the Halls, he played a tiny role and also played a recurring role in Kyle XY. Later in 2005, he starred in Killer Bash, a film about a tortured geek’s soul seeking vengeance on his murderer’s children by assuming the body of a girl’s twin. He made a brief appearance in Bloody Mary the next year, playing Paul. After Maureen Webb suggested that Cory attend acting courses, Monteith enrolled in Anthony Meindl’s acting classes. He played Gunnar in the MTV series Kaya in 2007.

Monteith was cast as Finn Hudson in the Fox series Glee in 2009. Monteith will feature in and co-produce a new untitled workplace comedy for Fox 2000, which was revealed in December 2010. He co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards on August 8, 2010. On November 13, 2010, Monteith presented the Gemini Awards in Toronto. Monteith plays “a big box department store manager whose wife is battling with post-traumatic stress disorder” in Canadian director Gia Milani’s film All The Wrong Reasons. Milani said he was ecstatic to play a character his own age in a “serious part.”

Cory Monteith Biography

Real Name Cory Allan Michael Monteith
Birth Date 11 May 1982
Died Date 13 July 2013
Aged 31 Years
Birth Place Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Profession Actor, Musician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 192 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Joe Monteith
Mother Ann McGregor
Brother Shaun Monteith


School Belmont Secondary School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend None
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Personal Life

When Monteith and Lea Michele were cast as love interests on Glee in 2008, they began working together. They started dating in early 2012, according to the press. They remained together for the next year and a half till his death. Lea Michele remarked in December 2013, a few months after Monteith’s death, that he was a very private person.  Since Monteith’s passing, Michele has recorded a lot of songs about him. Cory previously had his social media accounts but it later got deleted. Currently, he is not available on any social media such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. But Cory has many fan accounts on these platforms with his photos and videos.

Cory Monteith Net Worth

Cory had a brief but impactful career and he earned a fair amount of fan following with reputation. At the time of his death in 2013, his net worth was $2 million all amount of his fortune has come from his acting and music career.


  • Monteith worked as a Walmart greeter, a taxicab driver, a mechanic, a school bus driver, a roofer, and a drummer for a few bands before breaking into the show industry.
  • Cory was cast in the romantic comedy film Monte Carlo in April 2010.
  • Monteith and Dustin Milligan shot the film Sisters & Brothers in January 2011, which premiered on September 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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