The Versatile Anthony MontgomeryPosted by T'Bonz - 19/08/11 at 10:08 am
Anthony Montgomery, best-known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans as Travis Mayweather; acts, sings and has written a graphic novel.
Star Trek: Enterprise was not only regular work for Montgomery, but it made him more visible in Hollywood. “It was a great time! That was obviously my real big break,” he said. “Because of the legacy that the Star Trek franchise has, it changed everything for me; it completely changed the game for me.”
Montgomery also took away valuable lessons from his time on Enterprise. “I learned a lot about being in front of the camera,” he said. “I learned a massive level of professionalism, so it helped to keep myself grounded amidst all of the chaos that my life had been turned into. But overall, it was a pretty amazing experience quite honestly. To be able to go to work and do what you love on a daily basis and actually get paid well!”
The grandson of jazz musician Wes Montgomery, Anthony Montgomery is a singer in addition to being an actor. His latest single, Stimulation, is available on iTunes. “When I was on Enterprise, I completed an album with my own money and got a German record label that distributed me,” he said. “I didn’t have an actual music team behind me because I was still focusing on acting. First and foremost, acting is what I do and love. I love the craft of acting and everything about it. This was just another extension of me creating myself and expressing myself in a creative fashion.’
Montgomery also writes, and has completed a graphic novel, Miles Away. “My graphic novel, Miles Away, is about a sixteen-year-old African American boy who has super powers and goes on a mission to find his parents and gets recruited by a secret organization on Earth by a couple of extra-terrestrials to come and liberate their own world,” he explained. “I just received the first thirteen pages back in color. It’s going to be ninety-six pages, full color and I’m looking at a November/December launch of it.
“I’m looking at having an independent launch and doing everything myself. I’ve gone to various media outlets and Star Trek graphic novel publishers, but that would take six months to a year to have it ready. I don’t want to wait until December 2012; I want to go ahead and get it out to the fans. So I’m doing everything I can to get it out by the end of this year. I’m really excited about it and I will say again, it’s just one of those avenues of me creating myself and an extension of my entertainment side, just in the form of a book.”
Montgomery expressed his appreciation of his fans. “The biggest thing that I want my fans to know is that I truly, truly appreciate them,” he said. “I know Darryl [Single Ladies] isn’t the most loved by the fans, and to me that means that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. If I can evoke that kind of emotion out of you, that’s what my job is. That’s why I got into acting in the first place. I thank them for being supportive. Thank all you wonderful fans for giving Single Ladies a second season. Please continue to support your boy! Follow me on Twitter, @Amontgomery5. Check out my new website, AnthonyMontgomery.com. There is a contact link on there if anyone wants to get something to me. I want them to join me on Facebook as well, Anthony Montgomery Fan Page.”