With his boy-next-door good looks and amiable earnestness, Scott Porter is best known for his regular roles on TV dramas. Porter was a football player in high school but eventually fell into acting an...
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
|Friday Night Lights||2010 2005 - 2010||Actor||Jason Street||20107|
|The Good Wife||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Landlord/Blake Calamar||20137|
|The Good Guy||2010||Actor||Tommy||20107|
|Talking Dead||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Hart of Dixie||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||George Tucker||20137|
|Music and Lyrics||2007||Actor||Colin Thompson||20077|
|The To Do List||2013||Actor||Rusty||20137|
|The Bedford Diaries||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Jason Miller||20057|
|Ugly Betty||2009 2005 - 2009||Actor||Guy||20097|
|Featured in a recurring role on "The Good Wife"|
|Joined the cast of "Hart of Dixie"|
|Appeared briefly on "As the World Turns"|
|Starred in "The Good Guy"|
|Starred in "Prom Night"|
|Joined the cast of "Friday Night Lights"|
|Appeared in "The To Do List"|
Porter was born in Nebraska and raised partially in Florida, and his Midwestern/Southern charm helped him transition from being an athlete to a performer. Singing with an a cappella group in college, he later embraced theater and appeared in an early incarnation of the Off-Broadway musical "Altar Boyz." Porter made his television debut with a brief 2006 stint on the soap opera "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010), and then landed the role of injured quarterback Jason Street on the beloved football drama "Friday Night Lights." Using his series downtime to moonlight in movies, Porter had a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Music and Lyrics" (2007) and appeared in flashback as the brother of the title hero in "Speed Racer." After starring in the little-seen drama "The Good Guy" (2009) with Alexis Bledel and showing off his musical chops in "Bandslam" (2009), he returned to "Friday Night Lights" in a less-prominent capacity.
Moving on to a recurring part on the well-received drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009- ), Porter also indulged the comic-book-geek aspect of his personality by voicing the laser-blasting Cyclops on the Marvel Anime version of "X-Men" (G4, 2011) before playing small-town lawyer George Tucker in "Hart of Dixie," co-starring Rachel Bilson. Outside of this steady gig, Porter has continued to take on movie roles, notably appearing in the quirky comedy "The To Do List" (2013) with Bilson and Aubrey Plaza.
|University of Central Florida|
|A longtime comic-book fan, Porter coached fellow "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch on his "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" role as Gambit, and he later played Cyclops on "X-Men" anime shows.|
|"I have a couple of rules I try to live by. If you do a show, make sure it's not on The CW. I broke that rule, which put me in the danger zone of having to take my shirt off. But if you do a show on The CW, find someone like Taylor Kitsch, who always took his shirt off on 'Friday Night Lights,' and step back." - from The Huffington Post, Feb. 6, 2012|
|"I was raised in the Midwest in Nebraska and I have a very strong family, so in that way, I'm very similar to George [on 'Hart of Dixie']. But I also think I've seen more places and done more things than George. I'm probably more like Wade in real life!" - From Really.uktv.co.uk, March 25, 2013|
|Featured in "Speed Racer"|
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