Canadian-born Cory Monteith began his acting career in his home country, appearing in projects filmed in Vancouver, such as the series Stargate Atlantis. He eventually began snagging bigger roles, including the recurring character of Charlie on the series Kyle XY, and relocated to California. In 2009, Monteith was cast in a starring role on the Fox series Glee, a show about a down-and-out high school glee club. He became one of the breakout stars on the show and parlayed that into a supporting part in Monte Carlo, and of course appeared in the Glee 3D concert film. Tragically, Monteith died of a drug overdose in July of 2013. He was 31.