Dacre Montgomery

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Dacre Montgomery
Dacre Montgomery by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Montgomery at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey

(1994-11-22) November 22, 1994 (age 24)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present

Dacre Montgomery (born November 22, 1994)[1] is an Australian actor, known for his portrayal of Jason Lee Scott in Power Rangers and Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things.

Early life[edit]

Montgomery was born in Perth, Western Australia, to Canadian mother Judith Barrett-Lennard and New Zealander father Scott Montgomery-Harvey. They both worked in the screen industry in Australia. Dacre began performing on screen and in theater at the age of nine.[2] Montgomery attended Mount Lawley Senior High School in his hometown. He continued his studies in the dramatic arts throughout his secondary schooling and was chosen by his fellow graduates as the "Most likely to become a Hollywood celebrity,” in the school's yearbook in 2011. Montgomery completed his acting degree at WAAPA at Edith Cowan University in 2015.

Career[edit]

Montgomery's first role came when he appeared in Bertrand the Terrible as Fred, in 2010. In 2011, he appeared in a TV Pilot called Family Tree. In 2015, Montgomery appeared in the music video for Old Souls by Australian deathcore band Make Them Suffer directed by Jason Eshraghian.[3] Montgomery starred as Jason, the Red Ranger, leader of the Power Rangers, in the Power Rangers feature film reboot. The film was released in 2017.[4] Montgomery also appeared in Aussie music duo Angus & Julia Stone's music video for their song Chateau. He also appeared in the sequel to the Australian comedy A Few Best Men, titled A Few Less Men.[5]

In 2016, Montgomery joined the cast for the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things.[6] He plays the character of Billy Hargrove.

On November 6, 2017, Montgomery joined The True History of the Kelly Gang, based on the novel of the name, alongside Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult. Filming began in 2018.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Betrand the Terrible Fred Short film
2015 Godot's Clinic Barnabus Stottle Short film
2017 A Few Less Men Mike
2017 Power Rangers Jason Scott / Red Ranger
2017 Better Watch Out Jeremy
TBA True History of the Kelly Gang Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2017–present Stranger Things Billy Hargrove
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Role
2015 "Old Souls" Make Them Suffer Robert
2017 "Chateau" Angus & Julia Stone Lead Man

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Power Rangers Nominated [8]
2018 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [9]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Scene Stealer Nominated [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robberson, Joe (November 8, 2017). "10 Things You Didn't Know About TV's Newest Bad Boy Dacre Montgomery". Zimbio. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "WAAPA student named new Power Ranger". yahoo.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Our boy Dacre Montgomery who starred in... - Make Them Suffer - Facebook".
  4. ^ Jeff Sneider (20 October 2015). "'Power Rangers' Movie Casts Newcomer Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger". TheWrap.
  5. ^ "A Few Less Men". IMDb.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (14 October 2016). "'Stranger Things' Netflix Series Adds Two New Regulars, Promotes Two For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult to Star in Western 'True History of the Kelly Gang'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 August 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Riverdale,' Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety. Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 December 2017). "SAG Award Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Santos, Julianna (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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