Scott Porter Ñis an American actor best known for his role in the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights. He also sings occasionally and has sung songs like Someone to Fall Back On and Pretend, which can be heard on the soundtrack of the film Bandslam.
Porter is the actor behind the Blake, the law firm investigator in the legal drama series The Good Wife. He has acted in several films and video games. Below you will find details about Scott Porter, the real person behind these movie characters, who you will certainly want to meet.
Scott Porter Biography
Matthew Scott Porter was born on July 14, 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. He was raised by his parents together with his two siblings, Ariana Porter and Brendan Porter. As a child, Porter was always interested in sports, so it was only natural that he became a member of the soccer team during his time at Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida.
Before graduating high school in 1997, he was a wide receiver on his team. He then studied at the University of Central Florida, where he co-founded an a cappella singing group called 4:2: Five and Mosaic. Not only did his student life end with a fun and partying, but Porter also took jobs like babysitting and had no time to party.
Scott Porter has been an active actor since 2004 when he played the character of Matthew in the off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz. Before joining the cast of Friday Night Lights in 2006, he starred in episodes of three television series and operas, including Ugly Betty, As the World Turns, and The Bedford Diaries.
The following year he accepted a role in the film Music and Lyrics (2007), followed by Speed Racer (2008). In 2009 he starred alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Lisa Kudrow, Aly Michalka, and others in the romantic comedy-drama film Bandslam.
In the same year, Porter and Alexis Bledel starred together in the romantic comedy The Good Guy. An Omaha-born fan of comic books and video games, Bledel has been auditioning and singing several comic hero roles since 2011. So far he has appeared in games such as X-Men: Destiny; The Walking Dead: Season Two (2013-2014); Marvel Heroes (2013); Batman: Arkham Knight (2015); Lego Marvel’s Avengers (2016); Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (2017); Spider-Man (2018) and others.
Porter has performed for Off-Broadway in collaboration with another a cappella band called Toxic Audio.
Among the projects, he took on the big screen in 2010 are the legal drama series The Good Wife, the television series Nomads, and Dear John. This year he also ranked 10th on the list of the 100 sexiest men.
In 2011 he again played the role of a lawyer in Hart of Dixie alongside co-star Rachel Bilson. Porter debuted in 2013 as one of the main characters in the second season of the famous video game series The Walking Dead and lends his voice as Luke in Minecraft Story Mode. He is also a character in the Longshot mode of the EA sports game Madden NFL 18.
The professional actor has never been associated with a scandal in his career or personal life. He can be described as the hardworking man who worked hard to achieve milestones and with an estimated net worth of $2 million as a reward for his efforts over the years.
Family – Parents, Wife, and Kids
Scott Porter is one of the children of Robin and Merle “Butch” Porter. His parents grew up in the same city, Sioux City, and his father Butch was a drummer in various bands in the 1960s and 70s. The elderly Porter also played on cruise ships and was the drummer of Tom Eglin, who was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Like most successful men, Porter is a family man, married since April 20, 2013, to his wife Kelsey Mayfield, a casting director and former cheerleader at the University of Texas.
The duo met on the set of the Friday Night Lights and after five long years in a stable relationship, they got engaged in January 2012, where they welcomed their first child, son McCoy Lee Porter, on May 23, 2015, and had their daughter Clover Ash Porter on August 10, 2017.
Height and Weight
Scott Porter’s height is measured at 6 feet (1.83 m), which is more than the American average. His weight is not known, but judging by his appearance, he seemed to have maintained good health over the years, probably with a good exercise program and a healthy diet.