Kaya | Cory Monteith (as Gunnar)

Cory Monteith (as Gunnar)
As Crossing Coldwater's drummer, Gunnar, Cory Monteith plays a super-hot, bighearted guy who has never stopped caring about his ex-girlfriend -- the band's lead singer and show namesake Kaya. But he's unsure how or if he wants to win her back. Aside...

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  1. Posted 07/01/2011 5 photos

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As Crossing Coldwater's drummer, Gunnar, Cory Monteith plays a super-hot, bighearted guy who has never stopped caring about his ex-girlfriend -- the band's lead singer and show namesake Kaya. But he's unsure how or if he wants to win her back.

Aside from pounding the skins on Kaya, Cory guest stars on The N series Interns and has a starring role in the 2007 made-for-TV movie Hybrid, opposite Justine Bateman. He had a recurring guest role on Kyle XY and has also appeared on such TV shows as Flash Gordon, Smallville, Supernatural, Whistler, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Killer Instinct.

On the silver screen, Cory appears in the 2007 thriller Whisper and has co-starred in movies like The Invisible, Final Destination 3 and Deck the Halls.

But despite honing his acting chops, Cory's first love is music. He learned to play the drums when he was just 7 years old, which is why he was the perfect choice to play Gunnar on Kaya. Plus, he also plays the guitar, writes music, sings and raps.

Raised in western Canada, Cory was born in Calgary, Alberta. Trying to make ends meet as a young adult, he worked an assortment of odd jobs. While he was a taxi driver, a passenger suggested he pursue a career in acting. After giving it some thought and taking some classes, Cory moved to Vancouver to become a professional actor and model. When not on the set filming Kaya, he loves to snowboard and skimboard.

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