cory monteith geetty Cory Monteith turns 30   Happy Birthday to the 'Glee' starCory Monteith, a.k.a. the man who plays Finn Hudson on “Glee,” is celebrating a momentous occasion — no, not the high school graduation of his character. Monteith turns 30 on May 11!

Yes, you’re a little old to be playing a high schooler once you hit the big 3-0 — so it’s a good thing that Finn is graduating and presumably moving on to New York City where he’ll apply to the Actor’s Studio.

Monteith hails from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, and began acting in 2004 after a wild childhood. Don’t worry, he cleaned up his act in rehab at 19 and soon became the lovable TV star we all adore. In addition to acting (and singing and dancing) on “Glee,” Monteith also plays the drums in his band, Bonnie Dune.

The actor wrapped his final scenes of Season 3 of “Glee” on the night of May 10, just minutes before his birthday began. A summer hiatus — what a nice birthday present!

Posted by:Jean Bentley