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A native of Calgary, Canada, Cory Monteith was born May 11, 1982. After dropping out of high school, he supported himself toiling at a variety of odd jobs -- which included driving a cab and roofing -- until a friend suggested that he try his hand at acting.

Monteith's first role came in 2004 with an appearance on the sci-fi series "Stargate: Atlantis," and other guest shots followed on "Supernatural" and "Smallville." His star began to rise with parts in feature films such as Final Destination 3 (2006) and a seven-episode stint on the cable-TV show "Kyle XY." But Monteith rocketed to fame when he was cast as heartthrob Finn Hudson on the megahit "Glee" (2009-13).

The actor's other work of note includes a supporting turn in the romantic comedy Monte Carlo (2011). Monteith's talent was lost to the world, however, when he died July 13, 2013, at the age of 31.

Cory Monteith in Final Destination 3

Final Destination 3

2006 R

Set six years after the original film, this chilling third installment follows the efforts of Wendy Christensen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to prevent her premonition from coming true after she foresees herself and her friends in a deadly roller-coaster mishap. But when Wendy's vision becomes terrifying reality, the survivors must face the consequences of cheating death. Ryan Merriman and Kris Lemche co-star.

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