Scott Porter


Scott Porter Biography

Matthew Scott Porter (born July 14, 1979), better known as Scott Porter, is an American actor and occasional singer known for his role as Jason Street in the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights. His character was injured during a football game in the pilot episode and became disabled. The character was inspired by David Edwards, a high school football player.

Porter was paired with Alyson Michalka and Vanessa Hudgens in the 2009 film Bandslam. He performed the song "Pretend", which is featured in the Bandslam soundtrack. In 2010, he played the role of Blake, a law firm investigator, in CBS' legal drama The Good Wife.

He starred as George Tucker in The CW comedy-drama series Hart of Dixie.

Background

Porter was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. At Lake Howell, Porter was a wide receiver on the football team and graduated in 1997. While a student at the University of Central Florida, Porter sang vocal percussion in an a cappella vocal group, 4:2:Five. Porter also worked as a baby-sitter and "didn't have time to party."

Career

Prior to joining the cast of Friday Night Lights, Porter played Matthew in the original cast of the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz in 2004. In 2006, he temporarily took over the role of Casey Hughes in the soap opera As the World Turns, a role originally performed by Zach Roerig. Porter also played the role of Colin Thompson, the more visible part of the duo that fronts the fictional band PoP!, in the movie Music and Lyrics (2007). Porter also played the character Rex in the film Speed Racer (2008), which was directed and written by the The Wachowskis. He played Bobby in the remake of Prom Night and Ben Wheatly in Bandslam, released in August 2009. In the latter film, he co-starred alongside Aly Michalka, Gaelan Connell, Vanessa Hudgens, and Lisa Kudrow. In the same year, he was also paired with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Alexis Bledel in the romantic comedy film The Good Guy, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Porter is a fan of comic books and has auditioned for several comic book hero roles. He is also a fan of HeroClix, filming unboxing videos of upcoming sets for the WizKids Facebook page. Porter performed and sang the song "Someone to Fall Back On" in Bandslam, and his song "Pretend" was included in the soundtrack. He was part of his high school's choral department and was a founding member of the groups 4:2:Five and Mosaic. He eventually performed for Off Broadway with another A Cappella band named Toxic Audio.

Porter portrayed Randy in the 2010 film Dear John, which was adapted from the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.

In 2010, Porter joined the cast of CBS's legal drama The Good Wife as Blake, an investigator for a law firm. Also in 2010, Porter starred in the pilot of the television series Nomads, which was developed for The CW, but it was not picked up by the network. BuddyTV ranked him #10 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010" list and #34 in 2011.

Porter played a lawyer in the medical dramedy series Hart of Dixie alongside Rachel Bilson. The series debuted on The CW in September 2011.

In 2013, he debuted in the second season of the hugely popular video game series of The Walking Dead by Telltale Games as Luke, he served as one of the main characters in the series Scott also voiced Lukas in "Minecraft Story Mode" by "Telltale Games" and "Mojang" Lukas is a main character who is part of the new Order of The Stone and his behavior can change based off the players choices.

Personal life

In April 2013, Porter married casting director Kelsey Mayfield, a former University of Texas cheerleader whom he had met on the set of Friday Night Lights. One of his groomsmen was screenwriter and director Jamie Linden, who was his schoolmate at Lake Howell. On May 23, 2015, Mayfield gave birth to their son McCoy Lee Porter.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Music and Lyrics Colin Thompson
2008 Speed Racer Rex Racer
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing Rex Racer Short film
Prom Night Bobby
2009 Bandslam Ben Wheatly
The Good Guy Tommy Fielding
2010 Dear John Randy
Hit Me Keith Short film
2011 10 Years Scott
2013 The To Do List Rusty

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006 As the World Turns Casey Hughes 4 episodes
The Bedford Diaries Jason Miller 2 episodes
Ugly Betty Guy Episode 1.01: "Pilot"
2006-2008; 2010 Friday Night Lights Jason Street Main Role (Seasons 1-3) / Special Guest Star (Season 5); 42 episodes
2009 Robot Chicken Giant Man, Racer X, NASCAR President, Kimble 1 episode (voice only)
Master Work Sean Fetters Made-for-television film
2010 Caprica Nestor Willow Recurring; 8 episodes
2010-2011 The Good Wife Blake Calamar Recurring (Season 2); 14 episodes
2011 Marvel Anime: Wolverine Scott Summers / Cyclops 1 episode
Voice: English version
Marvel Anime: X-Men Scott Summers / Cyclops Lead Role
Voice: English version
2011-2015 Hart of Dixie George Tucker Lead Role
2015 Parenthood Amber's husband Cameo
2016 Ultimate Spider-Man Ben Reilly / Scarlet Spider Recurring (Season 4)
Voice
Rosewood Detective Russ Hame 1 episode
Scorpion Timothy "Tim" Armstrong 11 episodes
Outcast Donald "Donnie" Hamel 2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2011 X-Men: Destiny Adrian Luca One of the game's protagonists
2013 Marvel Heroes Cyclops Playable character
2013-2014 The Walking Dead: Season Two Luke One of the main characters
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Aquaman, Superboy Playable characters
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Nightwing Playable character
2015-2016 Minecraft: Story Mode Lukas One of the main characters
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier Playable character
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Peter Quill/Star-Lord Main character
2017 Injustice 2 Robin/Nightwing II/Damian Wayne Playable Character

Off-Broadway

Year Title Role
2004 Altar Boyz Matthew

Singles

Year Single USA Chart positions Album
Oklahoma Los Angeles New York New Jersey Kansas Washington
2009 "Pretend" 53 18 19 20 25 18 Bandslam



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