Monteith's parents divorced when he was seven years old,  and he and his older brother were raised by their mother in Victoria, British Columbia. From age 13, he used alcohol and marijuana and started being truant from school. By that time, his drug and alcohol dependency had increased and Monteith turned to petty crimes, such as stealing money from friends and family, to fund his addictions.
I'm lucky to be alive. He had a recurring role in Kyle XY. The following year, he made a brief appearance in Urban Legend: Monteith did acting classes with Anthony Meindl.
He portrayed Finn Hudson. When Glee was being cast, Monteith's agent, Elena Kirschner, submitted a video of him drumming with some pencils and Tupperware containers.
Series creator Ryan Murphy took notice of the video, but pointed out that he had to be singing, as auditioning actors for Glee with no theatrical experience were required to prove they could sing and dance as well as act.
Something to be passionate about. All you need is permission. Not only for Glee, but for anything in life. He is a popular jock at the top of the school's social hierarchy, but when forced to join the glee club, he finds he loves it. His storylines have seen him struggle with his decision to stay in the club, which is at the bottom of the social ladder, while he maintains his popular reputation and the respect of the other jocks.
The character must deal with his attraction to both head cheerleader Quinn Fabray Dianna Agron and glee club star singer Rachel Berry Lea Michele , and his storylines increasingly focus on his relationship with them both. Monteith felt that Finn had to "grow up a lot" during his time on the show.
Club said that he and Michele were "both agreeable and a little desperate for an outlet" in the pilot episode. But I also forgot what a good, natural actor he can be". Actor Comedy, and was nominated in the same category in The following May, the cast went on a second tour with mostly new songs and all-new skits, performing for four weeks in the U.
Her first song was " If You Say So ", which she wrote a week after he died and is about the last words he said to her. Monteith agreed, and was consequently written out of the final two episodes of Glee's fourth season , after being assured that he would still have his job upon his return. He had been scheduled to check out that day following a seven-night stay, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body around noon.
The Vancouver Police Department stated that the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but ruled out foul play. It noted that Monteith also had codeine and morphine in his system at the time of his death, and that he was found with drug paraphernalia that included a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle , as well as two empty bottles of champagne.
The coroner wrote that Monteith had experienced intermittent periods of drug abuse and abstinence throughout his life, and that "after a period of cessation from opioid drug use, a previously tolerated drug concentration level may become toxic and fatal. Consequently, the season premiered a week later than planned. We don't just say this is done and we're never going to go back to it, so that resonates throughout the year.
Shortly after his death, Glee fans raised money to " name a star " after Monteith, after being inspired by a scene featuring his character on Glee.