Who is Scott Porter?
Matthew Scott Porter was born on 14 July 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska USA, and is an actor, best known initially earning popularity through the series “Friday Night Lights” in which he played Jason Street. He also appeared in the film “Bandslam”, and the drama series “The Good Wife”.
Education and Acting Beginnings
Scott attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, where he also played for the school’s football team as a wide receiver. After matriculating in 1997, he enrolled in the University of Central Florida, where he joined an a cappella voice group called “4:2:Five” in which he sang vocal percussion. He also took up baby-sitting jobs during his free time, to help support himself through college. In 2004, he was one of the original cast members in his first professional acting endeavor in the off-Broadway production of “Altar Boyz”, then had one of his first notable roles in “Friday Night Lights”, a series following the story of a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas based on the 1990 non-fiction book written by H. G. Bissinger. Around the same time, he took a temporary role in the soap opera “As the World Turns” playing Casey Hughes, and also appeared in the film “Music and Lyrics” playing the character Colin Thompson, a member of the fictional band PoP!
In 2008, Porter joined the cast of the film “Speed Racer” in which he played Rex, before appearing in the remake of “Prom Night”. The following year, he was cast in the film “Bandslam” joining Vanessa Hudgens and Alyson Michalka, and then became the star of the romantic comedy film entitled “The Good Guy”, opposite Alexis Bledel, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also become known as a big fan of comic books, auditioning several times for comic book hero roles. He is also a fan of the superhero collectible miniature game HeroClix, often collaborating with the game creator WizKids for unboxing videos.
His next project was joining another off-Broadway production with an a capella band called Toxic Audio. In 2010, he was cast in the Nicholas Sparks novel-based film “Dear John”, playing the role of Randy. During the same year, he played the law firm investigator Blake in the drama series “The Good Wife”, and at this time was ranked as one of the 100 Sexiest Men of 2010 by the publication “TV”.
Another sold out night. @iknowmusical keeps on doing it. I’m only on for 2 MORE SHOWS, next Thursday & Friday 11/15 11/16. Get your tix now to see me kill it, literally. #ImTheFisherman #GetHooked #IKWYDLSMusical #IKWYDLS
— Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) November 9, 2018
In 2011, Scott portrayed a lawyer in the series “Hart of Dixie”, which starred Rachel Bilson in the comedy series which focuses on Dr. Zoe Heart who fails to fulfill her dream of becoming a heart surgeon, so becomes a general practitioner. In recent years, he’s concentrated more on video game projects, joining the cast of the second season of the video game series “The Walking Dead” in 2013, playing one of the main characters named Luke, then continued to work with developer Telltale Games in “Minecraft Story Mode”, playing a main character in Lukas.
In 2017 portrayed Colton “Colt” Cruise in the video game “Madden NFL 18”, under the game’s Longshot mode, and did voice work for the character Scarlet Spider in the animated television show “Ultimate Spider-Man”, in a recurring role during its fourth season. The following year, he had a guest role in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and reprised his role of Colt Cruise for “Madden NFL 19”. Other projects he’s had include the video game “Injustice 2” in which he voiced Damian Wayne or Robin, and worked on another Telltale game entitled “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series”, playing Star-Lord or Peter Quill
For his personal life, it is known that Porter married casting director and former University of Texas cheerleader Kelsey Mayfield, whom he met while on the set of “Friday Night Lights”; one of his groomsmen at the wedding was director Jamie Linden, who was Porter’s schoolmate at Lake Howell. Kelsey and Scott have two children together. He is known to be a big fan of the comic book superhero team, the X-Men, but failed in an audition for the character Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, but was still approached by Taylor Kitsch for tips while he worked on the role of Gambit.
The Wealth of Scott Porter
How rich is Scott Porter? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also done a lot of voice acting work, particularly in video games, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.