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Dacre Montgomery (born 22 November 1994) is an Australian actor. He is best known for portraying Jason Scott, the Red Ranger in the 2017 reboot of Power Rangers[1] and Billy Hargrove in the second season of Stranger Things.

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

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Early life

Montgomery was born in Perth, Western Australia, to a Canadian mother and a New Zealander father. They both work in the screen industry in Perth. He 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.

Career

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 appeared in Aussie music duo Angus & Julia Stone's music video for their song 'Chateau'. Montgomery also 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] He will also star 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 supernatural science fiction series Stranger Things.[6] He plays the character of Billy Hargrove.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Betrand the Terrible Fred Short film
2015 Make Them Suffer: Old Souls Robert Music video
2015 Godot's Clinic Barnabus Stottle Short film
2016 Better Watch Out Jeremy
2017 Power Rangers Jason Scott / Red Ranger
2017 A Few Less Men Mike
2017 Angus & Julia Stone: Chateau Lead Man Music video

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Family Tree Pilot Trailer Will TV special
2017–present Stranger Things Billy Hargrove TV series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee / Work Result
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor[7] Power Rangers Nominated

References

  1. ^ Justin Kroll. "'Power Rangers' Movie Casts its Red Ranger". Variety. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  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.com. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Power Rangers, NOW (13 July 2017). "Power Rangers Movie Nominated For 6 Teen Choice Awards". 

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