Dacre Montgomery

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Dacre Montgomery
Montgomery in 2017
Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey

(1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 29)
Alma materEdith Cowan University (BA)
Years active2011–present

Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey (/ˈdkər/; born 22 November 1994)[1] is an Australian actor. He is known for his roles as Billy Hargrove in the Netflix series Stranger Things (2017–2022), Jason Scott in the 2017 action film Power Rangers, and Steve Binder in the 2022 biographical film Elvis. In 2019, he released a podcast titled "DKMH," which features his own poetry.

Early life[edit]

Montgomery was born in Perth, Western Australia, to New Zealand-born Scott Montgomery-Harvey and Judith, daughter of Dr Godfrey Barrett-Lennard, professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and a descendant of the politician Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Baronet via his fifth son, Edward Pomeroy Barrett-Lennard, an early settler in Western Australia.[2][3] He has one younger sister, Saskia. His parents worked in the screen industry in Australia. Montgomery began performing on screen and in theater at the age of nine.[4] Montgomery attended Mount Lawley Senior High School in his hometown. When Montgomery was in Year 12, his fellow students voted for him to be "The most likely student to become a Hollywood star" in the annual yearbook. Montgomery continued his studies in the dramatic arts throughout his secondary schooling. Montgomery completed his acting degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2015.[5][6] In an Instagram post, Montgomery said that he was a "lost kid." He had a difficult time in school and started to suffer from anxiety at an early age. He claims he was bullied throughout his school years due to his weight and interest in theater. He also failed his drama exams in high school. At the age of 18, he was fired from his job.[7]


Montgomery's first role came when he appeared in Betrand 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.[8]

Montgomery starred as Jason Scott, leader of the Power Rangers, in the Power Rangers feature film reboot. The film was released in 2017.[9] Montgomery also appeared in Australian 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.[10]

In 2017, Montgomery joined the cast for the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things as character Billy Hargrove.[11] In 2019, he returned for the role in season 3 and a guest role in season 4 in 2022.

On November 6, 2017, Montgomery was announced to be joining The True History of the Kelly Gang based on the novel of the same name by Peter Carey, alongside Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult. However, he does not appear in the final film.[12]

On October 19, 2022, he was announced to appear in a leading role on 'Went Up the Hill' film co-scripted and directed by Samuel Van Grinsven.[13]

Other ventures[edit]

On July 11, 2019, he released his own podcast titled "DKMH," which features his own poetry. The description of the podcast states that he spent two years compiling his own poetry and getting musicians to help him "bring it to life".[14]

Personal life[edit]

Montgomery has been in a relationship with model Liv Pollock since 2017.[15] Pollock announced the pair's engagement on Instagram in December of 2023.[16]

Montgomery has opened up about having OCD in an Instagram post about an episode of his podcast, stating how it is a condition that both "fuels" and "hinders" him.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Betrand the Terrible Fred
2015 Godot's Clinic Barnabus Stottle
2015 Tryptophan Jake
2017 A Few Less Men Mike
2017 Power Rangers Jason Scott / Red Ranger
2017 Better Watch Out Jeremy
2020 The Broken Hearts Gallery Nick Danielson
2022 Elvis Steve Binder
TBA Faces of Death TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2017–2022 Stranger Things Billy Hargrove Main cast (seasons 2–3); guest star (season 4)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Director
2015 "Old Souls" Make Them Suffer Robert Jason Eshraghian
2017 "Chateau" Angus & Julia Stone Lead Man Jessie Hill

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Power Rangers Nominated [18]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [19]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Scene Stealer Nominated [20]
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. ^ Robberson, Joe (8 November 2017). "10 Things You Didn't Know About TV's Newest Bad Boy Dacre Montgomery". Zimbio. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 148th edition, ed. Patrick Montague-Smith, Debrett's, 2011, p. 610
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 1, ed. Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 273
  4. ^ "WAAPA student named new Power Ranger". yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ "WAAPA Acting graduates to showcase in LA". WAAPA. 19 July 2018. Archived from the original on 19 March 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Aussie Dacre Montgomery lands big break in Stranger Things season two". news.com.au. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Dacre Montgomery on Instagram: "When I was a kid, I was lost. I had a really tough time in school. I was a big kid who loved drama. I never got passing grades, I wasn't popular or a gifted sports player. Girls were never interested in me. I suffered from anxiety from a young age. I was distracted and I wasn't focused. But I had a dream, I was lucky - I knew what I wanted to do. And every night I went home and I focused on THAT. I visualised a future where my dreams became a reality. When I was 15 I failed my high school drama exams. When I was 16 I was told I needed to lose weight. When I was 17 I was told I should go to drama school and train. When I was 18 I was fired from my job. When I was in drama school I was told to leave. When I had a DREAM - I was told it wasn't achievable. Well, you know what.... I lost weight, I went to drama school and I never stopped wanting it, I never stopped being curious. I never let the failures get me down. Because I believed in myself and I never let anyone tell me otherwise. You can do anything you set your mind to. So, go out there and get it!"".
  8. ^ "Our boy Dacre Montgomery who starred in... - Make Them Suffer - Facebook". Facebook.
  9. ^ Jeff Sneider (20 October 2015). "'Power Rangers' Movie Casts Newcomer Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger". TheWrap.
  10. ^ James, Adam (30 October 2017). "Why Billy and Max from Stranger Things 2 look so familiar". Looper. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (14 October 2016). "'Stranger Things' Netflix Series Adds Two New Regulars, Promotes Two For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult to Star in Western 'True History of the Kelly Gang'". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 November 2017.
  13. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (19 October 2022). "'Corsage' Star Vicky Krieps & 'Stranger Things' Star Dacre Montgomery To Lead Ghost Story 'Went Up The Hill' For 'The Babadook' & 'The Nightingale' Outfit — AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 29 October 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  14. ^ "DKMH on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. 11 July 2019.
  15. ^ ""Who Is Dacre Montgomery's Girlfriend? All About Liv Pollock"".
  16. ^ ""28/11/2023, 6 years turned into a lifetime."".
  17. ^ "Dacre Montgomery on Instagram: "CONTROL is the story of my OCD. A condition that both fuels and hinders me. This track is a self-study on my lifestyle control-ed by my obsessions."". 4 March 2020.
  18. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 August 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Riverdale,' Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  19. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 December 2017). "SAG Award Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  20. ^ Santos, Juliana (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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