Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey (born November 22nd 1994 in Perth, Australia) is an Australian actor.
He's best known for playing Jason Scott/the Red Ranger in the Power Rangers (2017) reboot, and The Bully Billy Hargrove in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, but began his career starring in short films in his home country.
He also writes his own poetry, and performs it on his podcast DKMH, and has a poetry book of the same name, released in 2020.
He's been in:
- Bertrand the Terrible (2011) as Fred
- Godot's Clinic (2015) as Barnabus Stottle
- A Few Less Men (2017) as Mike
- Power Rangers (2017) (2017) as Jason Scott/the Red Ranger
- Better Watch Out (2017) as Jeremy
- Stranger Things (2017-2019) as Billy Hargrove
- The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) as Nick
- Elvis (2022) as Steve Binder
He provides examples of:
- Actor-Inspired Heroism: Billy Hargrove from Stranger Things was initially created to act as a replacement jerk for Steve, only much more violent and cruel. His role being the minor but more relatable human antagonist of the season. However, Dacre convinced the writers to explore what made Billy that way. This developed into giving Billy a horrifically abusive father and a tragic past of being taken away from his loving mother at a young age. Leading to Billy spending most of season three as the victim of the Mind Flayer, gaining him some sympathy and even him getting a genuinely heroic death of holding the thing back from killing El.
- Significant Monogram: His podcast and book are both called DKMH, which are his initials.