Cory Monteith, best known as the character Finn Hudson in the television series Glee, was found dead at a Vancouver hotel earlier today, July 13. The Canadian-born Monteith (Calgary, on May 11, 1982) was 31.
As reported on CNN, police say the cause of death is unclear, but the possibility of foul play seems to have been discarded. Cory Monteith had an unspecified drug-addiction problem, and entered rehab last April. In one interview, Monteith said he had begun using drugs at age 13.
Cory Monteith movies
According to the IMDb, Cory Monteith's movie career included only 11 features, two of which currently in post-production. His first film credits date from 2006: small roles in John Whitesell's comedy Deck the Halls, starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, and Kristin Davis; Richard Valentine's horror thriller Bloody Mary; and James Wong's horror mystery Final Destination 3, featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ryan Merriman.
Following three more supporting roles in 2007, Monteith stayed focused on TV work for nearly four years. In 2011 he returned with three movies: Brad Patterson's video-on-demand comedy Wannabe Macks, in which Monteith plays a reality-show contestant with a kissing problem; Thomas Bezucha's box office disappointment Monte Carlo, a romantic comedy starring Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, and Leighton Meester; and Carl Bessai's comedy Sisters & Brothers, which was screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
Cory Monteith's upcoming movies are Josh C. Waller's crime thriller McCanick, featuring Mike Vogel, Rachel Nichols, and Ciarán Hinds; and Gia Milani's comedy-drama All the Wrong Reasons, featuring Kevin Zegers and Emily Hampshire. In the former film, Monteith plays a criminal recently released from prison; in the latter, Monteith is the manager of a department store who, following some marital trouble, becomes involved with another employee (Hampshire).
Cory Monteith TV work
As per the IMDb, Cory Monteith was featured as Finn Hudson in 89 Glee episodes, from 2009 to 2013. Besides Monteith, the Glee ensemble cast included Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele (with whom Monteith was reportedly involved), Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, and Naya Rivera.
Also as Finn Hudson, Monteith had a guest role in The Cleveland Show. His other TV credits include the series Kaya, Kyle XY, Killer Instinct, Smallville, Supernatural, and Stargate: Atlantis. Additionally, he was featured in a handful of TV movies, among them Killer Bash (2005) and Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006).