Matt McGorry

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Matt McGorry
Matthew David McGorry

(1986-04-12) April 12, 1986 (age 33)
OccupationActor, activist
Years active2006–present

Matthew David McGorry (born April 12, 1986) is an American actor and activist.[1] 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[edit]

McGorry was born and raised in Manhattan (New York City), and began performing at age nine.[2] He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, then Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.[3] McGorry began his career as a personal trainer, fitness writer for Men's Journal, and competitive bodybuilder.[4]

Acting career[edit]

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.[5][6]

In 2014, McGorry was cast as a series regular on Shonda Rhimes' drama series How to Get Away with Murder.[7] In the same year, he was cast in the indie drama How He Fell in Love.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He identifies himself as a feminist, and is interested in various social issues.[3][9]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Thursday Grey Malcolm
2006 Gizor & Gorm Gorm Short film
2008 Killian Duncan Short film
2010 Public Access Vlado Short film
2010 Afghan Hound Tom
2015 Ratter Michael
2015 How He Fell in Love Travis
2015 Loserville Coach Casey Harris
2015 Say My Name Dancer & Actor Music video (by Peking Duk)
2018 Step Sisters Dane
2020 Uncorked Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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"


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  2. ^ Depper, Jenny (August 19, 2013). "8 Facts About 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Matt McGorry". Yahoo!. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "TV 'Orange Is the New Black': Matt McGorry on playing cute guard Bennett and being a piece of meat". Entertainment Weekly. July 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Parker, Maggie. "Trainer Turned Actor Matt McGorry on Changing Careers". Men's Journal. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Franich, Darren (July 29, 2013). "'Orange is the New Black': Matt McGorry, a.k.a. Bennett, speaks". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Franich, Darren (April 25, 2014). "'Orange Is the New Black': Inside the Daya-Bennett-Pornstache triangle". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Matt McGorry Cast in ABC 'Murder' Pilot, Mike Colter in TNT's 'Agent X'". Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "'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.
  9. ^ Matt McGorry: I am a Feminist

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