Early Life

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982, in Calgary, Canada. He had an older brother, and his parents divorced when he was young. He faced difficulties in school after his parents' divorce.

Acting Career

Monteith began his acting career in the early 2000s. He had minor roles in TV shows like "Stargate Atlantis," "Smallville," and "Supernatural." His breakthrough role came as Finn Hudson in the TV series "Glee."

Musical Talents

Besides acting, Monteith was also a talented musician. He played the drums and guitar and had a passion for music.

Substance Abuse Struggles

Monteith battled with substance abuse throughout his life. He sought treatment multiple times to overcome his addiction.

Successful Film

Monteith starred in commercially successful films like "Monte Carlo" and "Final Destination 3." He appeared in over 18 dramas and 17 films during his career.

Troubled Adolescence

Monteith faced troubles during his adolescence, including substance abuse. He left school at the age of 16 and underwent drug rehabilitation at 19.

Tragic Death

Cory Monteith passed away on July 13, 2013, at the age of 31. His death was a result of a heroin overdose in a Vancouver hotel room.


Monteith's portrayal of Finn Hudson in "Glee" earned him critical acclaim. Even after a decade, he is still remembered and mourned by fans and colleagues.

Personal Interests

Monteith enjoyed playing video games and was handy around the house. He had a love for green candy and owned multiple hoodies.