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Name
  
Lee Montgomery

Role
  
Child actor


Parents
  
Cecil Montgomery

Education
  
Bard College

A Small Tribute to Lee H. Montgomery | Giving in to the threats and letting Janey down

Born
  
November 3, 1961 (age 62) (
1961-11-03
)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Music director
  
Legend of the Phantom Rider

Siblings
  
Belinda Montgomery, Tannis G. Montgomery

Movies
  
Similar People
  
Belinda Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Tannis G Montgomery, Alan Metter, Jonathan Silverman

Ben 1972 bonus clip lee montgomery on working with ben the rat hd


Elliott "Lee" Harcourt Montgomery is a former Canadian-American child actor best known for his role as a lonely little boy who befriends a pack of killer rats in the film Ben (1972) and for his role as Sarah Jessica Parker's hunky dance partner, Jeff Malene, in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985).

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Lee Montgomery wearing a shirt and a jacket (a black and white photo)

Into The Fire 1987 Movie


Hollywood

Lee Montgomery on Dallas

Brother of actresses Belinda Montgomery and Tannis G. Montgomery, and son of actor Cecil Montgomery, Montgomery began his career as a model before venturing into the acting business. He made his debut in the Disney film The Million Dollar Duck in 1971, before landing a starring role in Ben (1972), the sequel to Willard (1971). Montgomery played a dying boy in the Academy Award-nominated film, "Pete 'n' Tillie," starring Carol Burnett and Walter Matthau. He made appearances on television series such as Mod Squad, Columbo, Kojak, Adam-12, Emergency!, Marcus Welby, M.D., and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also acted in an infamous incest-themed film by George C. Scott called The Savage Is Loose, and in a cult horror film with Oliver Reed, Karen Black, and Bette Davis called Burnt Offerings.

A Small Tribute to Lee H. Montgomery | Jeff, discussing his dilemma with his father

In the 1980s, he made more cameo appearances such as CHiPs, Family Ties, Hotel, Fame, and Dallas, and he made a transition to adult roles in films such as Split Image (1982) with Peter Fonda, Night Shadows (aka Mutant) with Wings Hauser (1984) and Into the Fire (1988) co-starring Susan Anspach and Olivia D'Abo. One of his best known later roles was as Phil Grenville in Midnight Hour. He also played Jeff Malene in the teen comedy Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, and Shannen Doherty.

A Small Tribute to Lee H. Montgomery | Boyish good looks suited to the teen movie genre

Montgomery also did a CBS Schoolbreak Special called "Hear Me Cry" (1984) with Robert MacNaughton of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The story revolves around two students with nothing in common beyond a mutual suicide fantasy.

Personal life

Lee Montgomery wearing a black jacket

In 1985, Montgomery married actress/screenwriter Carole Burkett. Little is publicly known about his personal life, although it has been said the marriage did not last long. It is unknown whether Montgomery has any children.

After Hollywood

Lee Montgomery wearing a white shirt and a black suit

Since dropping out of the limelight, Montgomery pursued other interests, such as music related projects. He composed the soundtrack for the film Trigon: The Legend of Pelgidium (2000). Montgomery completely disappeared from public view for more than 20 years. At least part of that time, he was working for a marketing firm. Montgomery resurfaced around 2012, appearing at "Monster Con" and other horror-themed conventions, signing photos and posing for pictures with fans. A new on-camera interview with Montgomery is featured on the 2015 re-issue DVD and Blu-ray of "Burnt Offerings." In it, he discusses the making of the film, as well as other experiences during his time as an actor. As of March 2016, Montgomery is working as a "full-time professional real estate agent" in Simi Valley, California.

Lee Montgomery wearing a black jacket

Filmography

Actor
1987
Night Heat (TV Series) as
Tony Santini
- The Kid (1987) - Tony Santini
1987
The Legend of Wolf Lodge as
Wade Burnett
1986
Highway to Heaven (TV Series) as
Gary Morgan
- Man to Man (1986) - Gary Morgan
1985
The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) as
Phil Grenville
1985
Prime Risk as
Michael Fox
1985
Girls Just Want to Have Fun as
Jeff
1984
CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) as
David Goldman
- Hear Me Cry (1984) - David Goldman
1984
Mutant as
Mike Cameron
1984
Dallas (TV Series) as
Jerry Hunter
- Some Do- Some Don't (1984) - Jerry Hunter
- Peter's Principle (1984) - Jerry Hunter
1983
Happy Endings (TV Movie) as
Jimmy Bartlett
1983
Hotel (TV Series) as
Eric Sievers
- Hotel (1983) - Eric Sievers
1983
Fame (TV Series) as
Timmy Ellis
- -Help from My Friends (1983) - Timmy Ellis
1982
CHiPs (TV Series) as
Chris
- Return to Death's Door (1982) - Chris
1982
Split Image as
Walter
1982
Family Ties (TV Series) as
Eric Morrison
- Not with My Sister You Don't (1982) - Eric Morrison
1982
The Six of Us (TV Movie) as
Sam Benjamin
1978
True Grit: A Further Adventure (TV Movie) as
Daniel Sumner (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1977
Dead of Night (TV Movie) as
Bobby (segment "Bobby") (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1976
Baker's Hawk as
Billy Baker (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1976
Burnt Offerings as
David Rolf (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1975
Petrocelli (TV Series) as
Freddie
- Chain of Command (1975) - Freddie (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1975
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series) as
Stevie Arnold
- Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs (1975) - Stevie Arnold (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1975
Emergency! (TV Series) as
Billy
- Smoke Eater (1975) - Billy (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) as
Jeff Rydell
- The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974) - Jeff Rydell (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
The Savage Is Loose as
Young David (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
Adam-12 (TV Series) as
Greg Whitney
- Camp: Part 2 (1974) - Greg Whitney (as Lee H. Montgomery)
- Camp: Part 1 (1974) - Greg Whitney (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
Sierra (TV Series) as
Cody Winslow
- Taking Cody Winslow (1974) - Cody Winslow (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
Kojak (TV Series) as
David Hecht
- The Only Way Out (1974) - David Hecht (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
Man on the Outside (TV Movie)(as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
Doctor Dan (TV Movie) as
Jimmy Wallace (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1974
A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Movie) as
Gus Hadley (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1971
Medical Center (TV Series) as
Jerry / Mac / Alec
- The World's Balloon (1974) - Jerry (as Lee H. Montgomery)
- Child of Violence (1973) - Mac (as Lee H Montgomery)
- Conspiracy (1971) - Alec (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1974
Columbo (TV Series) as
Steve Spelberg
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) - Steve Spelberg (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1971
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) as
Billy / Jason Darrow / Billy Channing
- The Comeback (1974) - Billy
- Jason Be Nimble, Jason Be Quick (1972) - Jason Darrow (as Lee H. Montgomery)
- A Woman's Place (1971) - Billy Channing (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1971
Ironside (TV Series) as
Jerry Abbott / Craig Carlson
- Downhill All the Way (1973) - Jerry Abbott (as Lee H. Montgomery)
- If a Body See a Body (1971) - Craig Carlson (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1973
Runaway! (TV Movie) as
Mark Shedd (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1973
Escape (TV Series) as
Matthew McGowen
- The Wilderness (1973) - Matthew McGowen (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1973
Female Artillery (TV Movie) as
Brian Townsend (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1972
Pete 'n' Tillie as
Robbie (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1972
Hec Ramsey (TV Series) as
Billy McCarthy
- Hangman's Wages (1972) - Billy McCarthy (as Lee H. Montgomery)
1972
Ben as
Danny Garrison (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1972
The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- Escape to Nowhere (1972) - (as Lee Harcout Montgomery)
1971
Longstreet (TV Series) as
Rudy Krim
- "I See", Said the Blind Man (1971) - Rudy Krim (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1971
The Harness (TV Movie) as
Tor Shagaras
1971
Mod Squad (TV Series) as
Cricket
- Cricket (1971) - Cricket (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1971
The Man and the City (TV Series) as
Tommy
- Hands of Love (1971) - Tommy (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
1971
The Million Dollar Duck as
Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
Composer
2005
Trespasses (Short)
2002
Legend of the Phantom Rider
Soundtrack
1972
Ben (performer: "Ben", "Start the Day")
1971
Make a Face (performer: "When the Sun Comes Down")
Self
2017
The Kid with the Rat (Video documentary short) as
Self
2015
Blood Ties: Lee Montgomery on 'Burnt Offerings' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2011
Fin d'été début d'automne (Carnet Filmé: 20 septembre 2011 - 5 novembre 2011) (Documentary) as
Self
Archive Footage
2020
Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series)
- Horror antológico (2020)
1974
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Jimmy Dooley
- The Million Dollar Duck: Part 2 (1974) - Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)
- The Million Dollar Duck: Part 1 (1974) - Jimmy Dooley (as Lee Harcourt Montgomery)

References

Lee Montgomery Wikipedia