Dacre Montgomery

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Dacre Montgomery
Dacre Montgomery by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Montgomery at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 23)
Perth, Western Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

Dacre Montgomery (born 22 November 1994) is an Australian actor. He portrayed the roles 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. They both worked in the screen industry in Australia. Dacre began performing on screen and in theater at the age of nine.[1] 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.[2] Perth-born Montgomery completed his acting degree at WAAPA at Edith Cowan University in 2015.

Career[edit]

Montgomery's career started in the short film Bertrand the Terrible as Fred, in 2010. In 2011, he was 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.[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, as Mike.[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 alongside Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult, with filming to commence 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 Lead role
2017 Better Watch Out Jeremy
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2017–present Stranger Things Billy Hargrove Main role
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]

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