Cory Monteith is originally from Canada, however he was raised in British Columbia. Before he was a famous actor, he held jobs at Wal-Mart, carwashes, and was even a taxicab driver! When Cory was 5, he was a prodigy and able to read at a 4th grade level. However, by the time he was 13, he was skipping school so he could get drunk and smoke pot.
He finally got help when he was 19 when his family gave him the choice of cleaning up his act or going to jail.
Cory Monteith began his acting career with small roles in Whisper, Final Destination 3, and Deck the Halls. After, he received a reoccurring role on Kyle XY, along with guest appeaances in Smallville, Supernatural, Flash Gordan, and Stargate SG-1. His first big role was in Kaya on MTV.
In 2009, Monteith got his big debut on Fox's Glee! He is also landed a lead role in the movie Monte Carlo.
In addition to acting, Cory is currently the drummer for the Indie rock bane Bonnie Dune.