Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
  • Farm-Fresh balance.pngYMMV
  • WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotes
  • (Emoticon happy.pngFunny
  • Heart.pngHeartwarming
  • Silk award star gold 3.pngAwesome)
  • Script edit.pngFanfic Recs
  • Magnifier.pngAnalysis
  • Help.pngTrivia
  • WMG
  • Photo link.pngImage Links
  • Haiku-wide-icon.pngHaiku
  • Laconic

File:Cory M is a reindeer 8443.png

Cquote1.svg
How do I put this? Glee is like High School Musical if High School Musical had its stomach punched and its lunch money stolen.
Cory Monteith comparing Glee to High School Musical
Cquote2.svg


Cory Monteith (b. 1982) is a Canadian actor and semi-musician. After dropping out of high school in grade nine, he worked several odd-jobs, including Wal-mart greeter, cab driver, roofer, school-bus driver, and car washer.

His acting career began in Vancouver, with bit parts in a plethora of shows such as Supernatural, Smallville, and both Stargates. He also had a recurring role as Charlie, Amanda's initial boyfriend in Kyle XY. He also starred in some lesser known horror movies like Hybrid and Killer Bash, both of which seemed to be banked on his incredible attractiveness. No really, the former has him shirtless throughout most of the movie because he is a werewolf; the latter was directed by David DeCoteau, famous for having his male actors appearing in shirtless homoerotic scenes for no purpose other than appearing in shirtless homoerotic scenes.

He eventually auditioned for Glee. His audition wasn't exactly like the others, the biggest difference being that he didn't actually sing. Which the producers found odd, since the show centered around people who sing. Instead, his tape included some acting samples and a clip of him playing the drums (on tupperware). While they liked him, the producers still wanted to hear him sing and, despite never singing a note in his life, Cory impressed them enough with a "cheesy 80s rendition" of Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon that he was able to be beat out other auditioners, such as Aaron Tveit and Darren Criss (although nobody's complaining about the latter).

Despite being a good actor and what amounts to the male lead in Glee, Cory hasn't exactly achieved as much as his other Glee co-stars. However, he has been gaining publicity - he co-hosted the 2010 Teen Choice Awards with his fellow Glee guys and Katy Perry, as well as the 2010 Gemini awards (they're Canadian). He's an accomplished drummer, and when not partaking in Glee he performs with his band Bonnie Dune. Cory is set to appear in the 2011 Romantic Comedy Monte Carlo, so be on the lookout for him.

Follow him on Twitter here!

Exhibits:

Advertisement