->- '''Cory Monteith''' comparing ''Glee'' to ''High School Musical''
Cory Allan Michael Monteith (May 11, 1982 — July 13, 2013) was a Canadian actor and semi-musician. After dropping out of high school in grade nine, he worked several odd-jobs, including Wal-mart greeter, cab driver, roofer, school-bus driver, and car washer.
Cory Allan Michael Monteith (May 11, 1982
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: He's become more beloved because of his premature death. Though this caused controversy when he was prominently featured in the InMemoriam segment of the 2013 Emmys whereas other actors like Creator/LarryHagman and Creator/JonathanWinters had been excluded. Adam Klugman, son of late actor Jack Klugman, who'd also been excluded, [[http://news.yahoo.com/actor-deserves-individual-emmy-tribute-son-says-164440314.html was very critical]] of what he believed was over-promotion of Monteith's life and career.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: 6'3 Cory in his relationship (onscreen and off) with 5'2 Lea Michelle. When they appeared on the cover of ''Teen Vogue'' together, he had to be barefoot while she stood on a ScullyBox.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The ''Glee'' writers seriously pushed suspension of disbelief if they thought he looked like a teenager. That said, he did look very baby faced for someone who was pushing thirty.
* DawsonCasting: Finn was about 16-17, and Cory was nearly ''30''. It was especially jarring when he was playing an adult security guard ''two years'' before Glee.
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