Matthew David McGorry
April 12, 1986
Matthew David McGorry (born April 12, 1986) is an American actor and activist. He is best known for his roles as John Bennett in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, and as Asher Millstone on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.
Early life and career
McGorry was born and raised in Manhattan (New York City), and began performing at age nine. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, then Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. McGorry began his career as a personal trainer, fitness writer for Men's Journal, and competitive bodybuilder.
On television, McGorry made his debut in 2011 on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. He later appeared in guest-starring roles on Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, and Royal Pains before breaking out in a recurring role on the Netflix dramedy series Orange Is the New Black as corrections officer John Bennett in 2013.
|2006||Gizor & Gorm||Gorm||Short film|
|2010||Public Access||Vlado||Short film|
|2015||How He Fell in Love||Travis|
|2015||Loserville||Coach Casey Harris|
|2015||Say My Name||Dancer & Actor||Music video (by Peking Duk)|
|2011||One Life to Live||Spider Man||3 episodes|
|2011||Person of Interest||EMT No. 1||Episode: "Foe"|
|2012||Gossip Girl||Personal Shopper||Episode: "Crazy, Cupid, Love"|
|2012||Royal Pains||EMT||Episode: "You Give Love a Bad Name"|
|2013||Elementary||Officer Sam Klecko||Episode: "Details"|
|2013–15||Orange Is the New Black||John Bennett||25 episodes|
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2014–present||How to Get Away with Murder||Asher Millstone||61 episodes|
|2015||Public Morals||Mr. Ford||Episode: "A Fine Line"|
|2017||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||Episode: "Matt McGorry vs. Bellamy Young"|
- Depper, Jenny (August 19, 2013). "8 Facts About 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Matt McGorry". Yahoo!. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- "TV 'Orange Is the New Black': Matt McGorry on playing cute guard Bennett and being a piece of meat". Entertainment Weekly. July 29, 2013.
- Parker, Maggie. "Trainer Turned Actor Matt McGorry on Changing Careers". Men's Journal. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- Franich, Darren (July 29, 2013). "'Orange is the New Black': Matt McGorry, a.k.a. Bennett, speaks". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- Franich, Darren (April 25, 2014). "'Orange Is the New Black': Inside the Daya-Bennett-Pornstache triangle". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Matt McGorry Cast in ABC 'Murder' Pilot, Mike Colter in TNT's 'Agent X'". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- "'Orange Is The New Black' Star Joins Indie Drama 'How He Fell in Love' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 22, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- Matt McGorry: I am a Feminist