Mount is born in Mount Prospect, Illinois to Nancy Smith, a professional golf player and Anson Adams Mount II, a sports and religion editor to Playboy magazine. He has an older brother and a half sister. He grows up in White Bluff, Tennessee.
I have a great-great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate cavalry colonel, and I still have his military composite photo on my wall. The chemicals in the photo tint have changed over the years to the point that he looks green. One of my family members apparently still has the piece of paper that listed every thing in his pocket when he got shot. I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room.