Dacre Montgomery

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Montgomery at the
2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey

(1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 26) [1]
Perth, Western Australia
Alma mater Edith Cowan University
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present

Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey (born 22 November 1994) [1] is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things and Jason Scott, in the 2017 reboot Power Rangers. On 11 July 2019, he released his own podcast titled "DKMH", which features his own poetry.

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Early life

Montgomery was born in Perth, Western Australia, to Canadian mother Judith Barrett-Lennard and New Zealander father Scott Montgomery-Harvey. He has one younger sister, Saskia. His parents 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]

Career

Montgomery's first role came when he appeared in Betrand 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 Scott, leader of the Power Rangers, in the Power Rangers feature film reboot. The film was released in 2017. [6] Montgomery also appeared in Australian 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 2017, Montgomery joined the cast for the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things as character Billy Hargrove. [8] In 2019, he returned for the role in season 3.

On 6 November 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]

On 11 July 2019, he released his own podcast titled "DKMH", which features his own poetry. The description of the podcast states that he spent two years compiling his own poetry and getting "wonderfully talented" musicians to help him "bring it to life". [10]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Betrand the TerribleFred
2015Godot's ClinicBarnabus Stottle
2017A Few Less MenMike
2017 Power Rangers Jason Scott / Red Ranger
2017 Better Watch Out Jeremy
2019 True History of the Kelly Gang
2020 The Broken Hearts Gallery Nick Danielson
2021 Elvis Steve Binder Filming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2017–2019 Stranger Things Billy Hargrove Main role (seasons 2–3)

Music videos

YearTitleArtistRoleDirector
2015"Old Souls" Make Them Suffer RobertJason Eshraghian
2017 "Chateau" Angus & Julia Stone Lead ManJessie Hill

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Power Rangers Nominated [11]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated [12]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Scene Stealer Nominated [13]
2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

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