I was looking at IMDB today, and to my surprise, Monty's last name was listed as "Reynolds."

Monty Reynolds?

No other websites I could find gave him any last name. It would be very strange if he had the same last name as Captain Mal, as there is nothing to suggest they are related.

Is his last name actually Reynolds? If so, is he related to Mal? If not, is it known why IMDB states it is?

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    He's not named as Monty Reynolds in the shooting script but that doesn't mean that they didn't give him a surname afterwards.
    – Valorum
    Jan 24, 2016 at 0:58
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    IMDB's an unsourced wiki, so what they say isn't necessarily accurate.
    – user1027
    Jan 25, 2016 at 3:14
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    Probably someone got confused and assumed that our Mrs. Reynolds's husband must be Mr. Reynolds. Jan 10, 2017 at 17:39

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The source for this rumour appears to be a fan-transcript that appeared on the browncoats.com website and was subsequently removed. It then seems to have transferred to IMDB where it's propagated outwards.

All of the genuine sources I've seen (shooting scripts, autograph books, etc) simply refer to him as "Monty", no surname.

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It may have been listed as Reynolds in an early breakdown. Don't recall it as such in the script. Wish I could be of more help.

Franc Ross

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    Welcome to Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange. We always appreciate answers from people personally involved in the production!
    – Adamant
    May 10, 2016 at 6:16
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    @Jonah - Simply because this user uses Franc Ross as their username doesn't mean that it's the real Franc Ross :-)
    – Valorum
    May 10, 2016 at 6:25
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    Thanks for the answer! You should probably state that you played the character in question.
    – Rogue Jedi
    May 10, 2016 at 14:48
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    Ummm... Have to say it's kind of amusing for me to imagine someone wanting to pretend to be an aging, out of work, character actor! Yeah it's me. And the beard's back!
    – Franc Ross
    May 30, 2016 at 3:03
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    Do you have a Facebook account or something that could provide more evidence? (I'm confident that you are who you say you are, but some other users don't necessarily agree).
    – Adamant
    Jun 3, 2016 at 18:47

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