• Matthew Scott Porter is an actor born in 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska.
• He studied at Lake Howell High School, and was part of an a cappella group at the University of Central Florida.
• He initially gained fame through the series “Friday Night Lights”, and has since appeared in films such as “Speed Racer” and “Dear John”.
• He has done voice work in video games such as “Madden NFL 18” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series”.
• His net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 14, 1979
SpouseKelsey Mayfield
FactAttended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida.

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!

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Acting Prominence

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.

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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”.

Recent Projects

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

Personal Life

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.

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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.

General Info

Full NameScott Porter
Date Of BirthJuly 14, 1979
Height1.82 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationLake Howell High School


SpouseKelsey Mayfield
ChildrenMcCoy Lee Porter
SiblingsAriana Porter, Brendan Porter


MoviesThe To Do List, 10 Years, Dear John, Bandslam, The Good Guy, Speed Racer, Prom Night, Music and Lyrics, Nomads, Masterwork
TV ShowsHart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights, X-Men

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1If any of you have ever lived down south of the Mason-Dixon line, you know that late September still means summer heat.
2I know plenty of actresses in their early thirties who look amazing, although there's that old saying: 'Ladies get older, men get more distinguished.'
3The great thing about 'Friday Night Lights,' unlike so many other shows and movies, is that it doesn't take the obvious beats to pull your heartstrings or manipulate you.
4I don't just want to be another cog in the gears of Hollywood.
5I watch a lot of TV, and I'd like to think what I watch is good TV.
6I don't play racing games, unless it's 'Mario Kart.'
7I was raised around music.
8At any given time, no matter how deeply you are in love with one person, they're appealing to a very specific side of you.


1Tried out for Superman in Justice League: Mortal but was canceled, Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
2Attended the University of Central Florida and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
3Because Scott is such an X-Men fan, Taylor Kitsch came to him to ask for tips about Gambit, while preparing for his role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
4Is a big comic book fan, especially X-Men comics. His favorite X-characters are Nightcrawler, Psylocke and Havok. If he were to pick a Marvel hero to play, he'd choose Hawkeye.
5He played the character of Matthew in the original off-Broadway cast of the musical Altar Boyz.
6Lived in Austin, Texas (filming locations for 'Friday Night Lights' and Rock On') with his girlfriend.
7Is pictured on the brochures and billboards for Pirates Dinner adventure in Orlando, Florida as Benjamin the Blue Pirate.
8He has two younger siblings. A little brother, Brendan, and a little sister, Ariana.
9He was in a acapella group in high school called 4:2 Five. They have a number of albums, Scott was actually featured on two of them. He was also a major part of other A Cappella groups, Mosaic, Toxic Audio and The Doo-Wop Shop.
10Attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida.




Injustice 22017Video Game filmingRobin Damian Wayne (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series2017Video GamePeter Quill / Star-Lord (voice)
Scorpion2016TV SeriesTim Armstrong
Ultimate Spider-Man2016TV SeriesScarlet Spider Ben Reilly Synth-Scarlet Spiders
Outcast2016TV SeriesDonald Hamel / Donnie Hamel
Rosewood2016TV SeriesDet. Russ Hame
Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameBucky Barnes Winter Soldier (voice)
Robot Chicken2009-2015TV SeriesGiant Man Racer X Kimble
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series2015Video GameLukas (voice)
Batman: Arkham Knight2015Video GameDick Grayson Nightwing (voice)
Hart of Dixie2011-2015TV SeriesGeorge Tucker
Parenthood2015TV SeriesAmber's Significant Other
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham2014Video GameAquaman Superboy (voice)
The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 22013Video GameLuke (voice)
The To Do List2013Rusty Waters
Marvel Heroes2013Video GameCyclops (voice)
X-Men: Destiny2011Video GameAdrian Luca (voice)
10 Years2011Scott
X-Men2011TV SeriesCyclops Scott Summers
The Good Wife2010-2011TV SeriesBlake Calamar
Wolverine2011TV SeriesCyclops Scott Summers
Hit Me2010ShortKeith
Nomads2010TV MovieJohn Virgil
Friday Night Lights2006-2010TV SeriesJason Street
Caprica2010TV SeriesNestor
Dear John2010/IRandy
Bandslam2009Ben Wheatly
The Good Guy2009Tommy Fielding
Masterwork2009TV MovieSean Fetters
Speed Racer2008Rex Racer
Prom Night2008/IBobby
Music and Lyrics2007Colin Thompson
Ugly Betty2006TV SeriesGuy
The Bedford Diaries2006TV SeriesJason Miller
As the World Turns2006TV SeriesCasey Hughes


10 Years2011performer: "Same Song"


Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Geeks Who Drink2015TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Image Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
How to Bake It in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting2013ShortHimself
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHimself
Tweet Out2012TV SeriesHimself
Top 100 Video Games of All Time2012TV MovieHimself
Call Me Doctor2012ShortHimself
The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family2008Video documentary shortRex Racer
EW Reunites2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Jason Street

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Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameThe Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 (2013)
2015NAVGTR AwardNAVGTR AwardsSupporting Performance in a DramaThe Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 (2013)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearFriday Night Lights (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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