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

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

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

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Early lifeEdit

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. 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 WAAPA at Edith Cowan University in 2015.[3][4]

CareerEdit

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

In 2016, Montgomery joined the cast for the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things.[8] 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.[9]

FilmographyEdit

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 Main role (season 2-)
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Role
2015 "Old Souls" Make Them Suffer Robert
2017 "Chateau" Angus & Julia Stone Lead Man

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "WAAPA student named new Power Ranger". yahoo.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "WAAPA Acting graduates to showcase in LA". WAAPA. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Aussie Dacre Montgomery lands big break in Stranger Things season two". news.com.au. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Our boy Dacre Montgomery who starred in... - Make Them Suffer - Facebook".
  6. ^ Jeff Sneider (20 October 2015). "'Power Rangers' Movie Casts Newcomer Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger". TheWrap.
  7. ^ James, Adam (30 October 2017). "Why Billy and Max from Stranger Things 2 look so familiar". Looper. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (14 October 2016). "'Stranger Things' Netflix Series Adds Two New Regulars, Promotes Two For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult to Star in Western 'True History of the Kelly Gang'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 August 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Riverdale,' Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety. Variety. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  11. ^ Santos, Julianna (13 December 2017). "SAG Award Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Variety. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  12. ^ Santos, Julianna (3 May 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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