September 26, 1983
Long Beach, California, United States
|Alma mater||California State University, Long Beach|
Montana was born and raised in Long Beach, California. After graduating from Jordan High School, Montana got a football scholarship to California State University Sacramento, but quit after an arm injury and dislocating his shoulder for the eighth time. He transferred to California State University, Long Beach to major in Journalism and Broadcasting. He worked as a DJ in the school's student-radio station, which landed him an intern position at Power 100.3. He is a second generation Mexican American.
After graduating in 2006, Montana began acting in student films which eventually led him to guest star in episodes of various television series'. In 2012, Montana was cast as Johnny "J.T." Tuturro in Graceland. In regards to fan reaction to the show, he stated: "[B]eing cast on a regular procedural, where everything gets wrapped up by the end of the episode was always a fear of mine because that doesn't really test you as an actor. On this show, every week we're playing somebody different, there's great dialogue, I love my co-stars, it's fun to be at work and I think the fans are seeing that. Regardless of whether they like the show or not, I think they like the cast and the dynamic we have together."
Since 2018, he has been a member of the main cast of Good Girls as Rio.
|2008||East L.A.||Alex Guzman|
|2009||Road to Moloch||Martinez||Short|
|2009||Maria de Covina||Manuel Batista||Short|
|2010||30 Is the New 12||Paco||Short|
|2011||The Ghost of Crenshaw||Terence Simmons||Short|
|2013||Go for Sisters||Tenoch|
|2008||ER||Football Orderly||Episode: "Heal Thyself"|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Vasquez||Episode: "Surge"|
|2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Hector||Episode: "Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep"|
|2009||Raising the Bar||Romeo Vasquez||Episode: "I'll Be Down to Get You in a Taxi, Honey"|
|2009||Cold Case||Francisco Ariza||Episode: "Officer Down"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Dax||Episode: "Delinquent"|
|2011||The Chicago Code||Antonio Betz||2 episodes|
|2011||Chase||Matt Nestor||Episode: "Roundup"|
|2011||Breakout Kings||Cesar Vega||Episode: "Where in the World Is Carmen Vega"|
|2011||CSI: NY||Off. Glen Cates||Episode: "Officer Involved"|
|2012||Cybergeddon||Frank Porter||2 episodes|
|2013–2015||Graceland||Johnny Tuturro||Main Cast|
|2013||Grimm||David Florez||Episode: "El Cucuy"|
|2014||Power||Miguel||Episode: "Not Exactly How We Planned"|
|2015||NCIS: LA||Diego Salazar||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|2015||The Following||Luis Serra||Episode: "The Hunt"|
|2016||Lucifer||Javier Junior||Episode: "Pops"|
|2016–2017||Conviction||Franklin "Frankie" Cruz||Main Cast, 13 episodes|
|2017||Rosewood||Marcos Villa||Recurring Cast, 5 episodes|
|2017–2018||Miles from Tomorrowland||Zeno||Voice, 10 episodes|
|2018–present||Good Girls||Rio||Main Cast|
|2012||L.A. Noire||Felix Alvarro||Voice|
- "'Graceland' Actor Manny Montana Plays Big Role in Long Beach Community". Long Beach Post. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- Thomas, June (2014-08-14). "What's It Like for a Straight Actor to Play a Gay Scene?". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
- "5 Questions with 'Graceland's' Manny Montana". www.etonline.com. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "'Graceland's' Manny Montana Joins Michael Mann's 'Cyber' (Exclusive) - TheWrap". TheWrap. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- "Manny Montana Talks GRACELAND and Michael Mann's CYBER". Collider. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 27 October 2014.