Monteith first entered rehab when he was just 19-years-old.Perhaps the struggling teen’s story might have ended there, but Cory discovered acting and nabbed a recurring role on ‘Kyle XY’ before soaring to popularity as Finn on ‘Glee.’ The 2009 debut of the music and pop culture influenced show resonated with audiences and garnered a following of “Gleeks.” Not bad for a high school dropout.Cory Monteith’s character on “Glee” seemed to have outrun his demons in a way that Monteith himself, in the end, apparently could not. Yet he not only survived, he changed, and in almost every sense for the better.In a bit of tragic irony, the fictional Finn Hudson had emerged as one of the show’s subtlest yet most solid inspirations. When we first met Finn, he was the arrogant jock who was helping his teammates toss Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel into a dumpster.Hotel staff checked the room and found Cory Monteith dead.
Finn was the everyday guy who seemed to have it all.Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Kurt, as well as Jonathan Groff, who plays Jesse St. Jane Lynch, the actress who plays Sue Sylvester is a lesbian, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays minor character Bryan Ryan is also gay in real life. ," and now Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are talking about their own school-days crushes – as well as their intimate on-screen scenes – in the December issue of Teen Vogue. Glee producers 'ban sex on set after young cast broke strict rules'.Also on hand at last night's event were Monteith, Jane Lynch, Naya Rivera, Darren Chris, Jayma Mays and Chord Overstreet as well as Ne Ne Leakes, Jayson Blair, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and Dylan Mc Dermott.TV legend Norman Lear presented Murphy with the first Paley Fest Icon Award.Within that framework, Monteith made Finn believable.