Anthony Montgomery is an established Hollywood actor, writer, producer, graphic novelist and rap artist, as well as a former choreographer, stand-up comic and singer, with numerous television and film credits. Montgomery is known worldwide for his portrayal of the helmsman, Ensign Travis Mayweather, on Star Trek: Enterprise.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Montgomery received a B.S. in Performance Theatre and Drama from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Early in his career, Montgomery guest starred on such shows as J.A.G., Charmed, Frasier and the Showtime original series, Resurrection Blvd. He got his “big break” with a recurring role on the WB television series, Popular. In 2001, Montgomery landed the series-regular starring role on Star Trek: Enterprise as “Ensign Travis Mayweather.” For the next four years, Montgomery enthusiastically piloted Enterprise’s NX-01 into many adventures and into the hearts of loyal Star Trek fans around the world. Montgomery remained with Star Trek: Enterprise for all 98 episodes, until its untimely cancellation in 2005.
After taking two years away from entertainment, in 2007 Montgomery made a triumphant return, landing the lead role of “Jay Brooks” in the critically acclaimed independent feature film, “I’m Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks).” The Romantic Comedy received 10 awards on the festival circuit, including seven Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature Film, before being acquired by Image Entertainment for national distribution.
In October 2008, Montgomery made an artistic shift and released his debut music album, “A.T.” The album makes Montgomery the first actor in the Star Trek franchise to release music in the Hip Hop genre. The album was distributed internationally through Universal Music Group, via his German based record label, AGR Television Records. Montgomery continues to record and do live performances when his schedule permits. The album is no longer available.
Returning to the camera early in 2009, Montgomery landed guest starring roles on NCIS, House and the TNT original series, Trust Me. In 2010, Montgomery landed a role on the Queen Latifah-produced telemovie Single Ladies, a pilot presentation aired on VH1 (the first scripted programming for VH1), starring Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and D.B. Woodside. In 2011, Single Ladies went to series and Montgomery had a major recurring role as “Darryl Jenkins,” opposite Shea. Montgomery also recorded and released the club hit, “STIMULATION,” which was featured on Single Ladies and has a video that debuted on VH1.com. "Stimulation" is available on iTunes.
In 2012, Montgomery landed a recurring role on the Lifetime network hit show, The Client List, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. In January 2013, Montgomery filmed the lead role and co-produced the independent suspense thriller, Chariot, about seven strangers who wake up aboard a commercial airline mid-flight, with no idea how they got there - and no idea of their destination. Cut off from the cockpit and with a dying Smartphone as their sole source of communication, they learn the U.S. is under a devastating attack… and they might be the only survivors. Montgomery plays the reluctant hero and group leader, Cole Weathers. In 2013, Montgomery appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and guest-starred on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy.
2013 also saw Montgomery launch his own science fiction franchise called MILES AWAY, beginning with a graphic novel, which released April 24, 2013. Miles Away is about a 16-year-old boy, Maxwell Miles, with a clouded history, who develops a superhuman ability, gets recruited by a shadowy organization to battle an evil entity on Future Earth AND who allies with alien refugees and falls into an interstellar war as he explores his family’s dark past. Since its release by Antarctic Press, Montgomery has toured the world with the graphic novel to warm receptions in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Australia, U.K., London, Dusseldorf, Germany and Fuenlabrada, Spain, as well as, Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas, Chicago, Indianapolis, Boston, North Carolina and many other cities around the U.S. The Miles Away promotional world tour continues in 2015.
Miles Away will be a multimedia franchise: Graphic novels, animation and live-action feature films. The animation will launch with a feature film trilogy. The first animated film is currently in pre-production. Montgomery ended 2013 filming a supporting role in the independent feature film The Man in 3B, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Carl Weber. Montgomery portrays the complex Avery Mack, in the film directed by Trey Haley for Tri Destined Studios. After selling out as the closing night film of the Pan African Film Festival in February 2015, the film will receive a limited theatrical run.
In 2014, Montgomery wrapped filming a supporting role in the indie feature, The Preacher’s Son, based on another New York Times bestselling novel by Carl Weber. This film is the first of a “drama in the church” trilogy – The Preacher’s Son, The Choir Director and The First Lady. Montgomery does not appear in the second film (The Choir Director), however, his character, the career-driven, scandal generating, Reverend Terrence Reynolds returns in the third installment (The First Lady). Trey Haley for Tri Destined Studios will direct all three films.
Montgomery has two children and resides in Los Angeles.