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Scott Porter
Porter at the 2016 WonderCon
Matthew Scott Porter

(1979-07-14) July 14, 1979 (age 44)
EducationLake Howell High School
Years active2004–present
Kelsey Mayfield
(m. 2013)

Matthew Scott Porter (born July 14, 1979[1]) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jason Street in the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights.

Porter starred alongside Alyson Michalka and Vanessa Hudgens in the 2009 film Bandslam. He performed the song "Pretend", featured on the Bandslam soundtrack. In 2010, he played the role of law firm investigator Blake Calamar in CBS' legal drama The Good Wife.

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

He stars as Mayor Paul Randolph in the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia.

Porter is also a voice actor, lending his voice to superhero projects such as Marvel Anime, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Harley Quinn, Batman: Arkham Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, and Injustice 2.


Porter grew up in Winter Park, Florida, where he attended Lake Howell High School. He was a wide receiver on the football team at Lake Howell and graduated in 1997.[2] While a student at the University of Central Florida, he sang vocal percussion in an a cappella vocal group, 4: 2: Five (currently known as VoicePlay).[3][4][5] Porter also worked as a baby-sitter and "didn't have time to party."[6]


Porter at the Push premiere in January 2009

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 film Music and Lyrics (2007).

Porter also played the character Rex in the film Speed Racer (2008), which was directed and written by the Wachowskis. He played Bobby in the remake of Prom Night and Ben Wheatly in Bandslam, released in August 2009.[7] That same year, he was 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.[8]

Porter is a fan of comic books and has auditioned for several comic book hero roles.[9] He is a fan of HeroClix,[10] filming unboxing videos of upcoming sets for the WizKids Facebook page.[citation needed] 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, Toxic Audio.[citation needed]

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

Porter portrayed Jason Street on the TV Show Friday Night Lights.

In 2010, Porter joined the cast of CBS's legal drama The Good Wife as Blake Calamar, an investigator for Lockhart & Gardner, a law firm. His character appeared in 14 episodes.[11] Also in 2010, he starred in the pilot of the television series Nomads, which was developed for The CW, but it was not picked up by the network.[12] BuddyTV ranked him #10 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010" list[13] and #34 in 2011.[14]

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

In 2013, he debuted in the second season of the video game series of The Walking Dead by Telltale Games as Luke, one of the main characters in the series. Porter also voiced another main character, Lukas, in Minecraft Story Mode by Telltale Games and Mojang. In 2017, Porter portrayed Colton "Colt" Cruise in the EA Sports game Madden NFL 18's Longshot mode.[15] In 2022, he also provided the voice for Heimdall, one of the main antagonists in Santa Monica studio's God of War: Ragnrarok.

In 2024, Porter competed in season eleven of The Masked Singer as "Gumball". He finished in second place where Vanessa Hudgens as "Goldfish" won the season. Both of them mentioned their work in Bandslam.[16]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2013, Porter married casting director Kelsey Mayfield, a former University of Texas cheerleader whom he met on the set of Friday Night Lights.[17][18] One of his groomsmen was screenwriter and director Jamie Linden, a schoolmate at Lake Howell. In May 2015, Mayfield gave birth to their son, McCoy Lee. Their daughter, Clover Ash was born in August 2017.[19][20]

Porter is also known for playing and promoting HeroClix, a tabletop miniatures game featuring Marvel and DC Comics characters. He films preview videos of upcoming product releases and hosts "HeroClix for Huntington's," an annual charity tournament supporting the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Porter was also created as a 'bystander' token and two separate figures playable in the HeroClix game.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Music and Lyrics Colin Thompson
2008 Speed Racer Young Rex Racer
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing Rex Racer Short film
Prom Night Bobby Jones
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 Waters


Year Title Role Notes
2006 As the World Turns Casey Hughes 4 episodes
The Bedford Diaries Jason Miller 2 episodes
Ugly Betty Guy Episode: "Pilot"
2006–2008; 2010 Friday Night Lights Jason Street 42 episodes
Main role (seasons 1–3)
Special guest star (season 5)
2009, 2015 Robot Chicken Giant Man, Racer X, Kimble Voice, 2 episodes
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 Voice, English dub
Marvel Anime: X-Men Scott Summers / Cyclops Voice, English dub
2011–2015 Hart of Dixie George Tucker Lead role
2013 The Eric Andre Show Himself Season 2 episode 10
2015 Master Work Sean Fetters Television film
Parenthood Amber's Significant Other Uncredited cameo[22]
Episode: "May God Bless and Keep You Always"
2016–2017 Ultimate Spider-Man Ben Reilly / Scarlet Spider, Synth Spiders Voice, main role (season 4)[23]
2016 Rosewood Detective Russ Hame Episode: "Ballistics & BFFs"
Scorpion Timothy "Tim" Armstrong 13 episodes
Outcast Donald "Donnie" Hamel 2 episodes
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nick Hunter 1 episode
Avengers Assemble White Wolf Voice, 6 episodes[23]
2019 Charmed Levi (Heaven's Vice)[24] 1 episode
Why Women Kill Ralph Vlasin 2 episodes
2020 Harley Quinn Flash Voice, episode: "A Fight Worth Fighting For"[23]
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Francis Voice, 2 episodes[23]
2021–present Ginny & Georgia Mayor Paul Randolph Main role
2021 Lucifer Carol Corbett Season 5 guest; Season 6 main cast
2021 Taking the Reins Luke Television film (Hallmark)
2022 Spidey and His Amazing Friends George Stacy Voice[25]
2023 Up Here Orson Recurring role
2024 The Masked Singer Gumball Season 11 Runner-up

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 X-Men: Destiny Adrian Luca[23]
2013 Marvel Heroes Cyclops[23]
2013–2014 The Walking Dead: Season Two Luke
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Aquaman, Superboy[23]
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Nightwing
2015–2017 Minecraft: Story Mode Lukas[23]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Peter Quill / Star-Lord[23]
Injustice 2 Damian Wayne / Robin[23]
Madden NFL 18 Colt Cruise
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier[23]
2018 Madden NFL 19 Colt Cruise
Lego DC Super-Villains Aquaman[23]
Spider-Man Harry Osborn[23]
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Scott Summers / Cyclops[23]
2022 God of War Ragnarök Heimdall[23]
Marvel's Avengers Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
2023 Starfield Other You (male)
2024 Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Flash


Year Title Role
2004 Altar Boyz Matthew


  1. ^ "Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 11-17". The Independent. July 5, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  2. ^ Boedeker, Hal (October 1, 2006). "Hometown bright light". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on May 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Duff-Hoppes, Jill (May 18, 2001). "'Completely Different': A Cappella Band Discovers Harmony In Natural Voices". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Edwards, Jennifer (December 3, 1998). "Student Talent Shines At Fund-raiser". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved September 24, 2012. Called 4:2:Five, the five-member group is made up of Geoff Castellucci, Earl Elkins, Michael Kilgore and Layne Stein of Lake Howell High School and Scott Porter, a recent Lake Howell graduate who now attends the University of Central Florida.
  5. ^ Rapkin, Mickey (October 3, 2008). "Cappella Dreaming: 10 Voices, One Shot". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2012. At the height of the 1990s boy-band boom, an a cappella group called 4:2:Five (featuring a young Scott Porter of NBC's Friday Night Lights) met with Sony, but when the executives suggested adding backing tracks and choreography, the members walked.
  6. ^ "Scott Porter on Not Partying in College, His Advice to Aspiring Actors". StarCam.com. April 10, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Stacy Dodd (June 3, 2007). Scott Porter profile, Variety.com; accessed April 23, 2010.
  8. ^ "The Good Guy (2009)". IMDb. February 19, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
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  11. ^ "Miss Tv Girl: Scott Porter Joins "The Good Wife"". Misstvgirl.blogspot.com. September 21, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 1, 2010). "Several Pilots Remain In Contention With Cast Options Extensions; Pickup Decision On CW's 'HMS' Expected Next Week". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
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  14. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. December 7, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
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  16. ^ Schneider, Michael (May 22, 2024). "'The Masked Singer' Finale Reveals Identities of Goldfish and Gumball: Here's Who Won Season 11". Variety. Retrieved May 23, 2024.
  17. ^ "Scott Porter Marries Kelsey Mayfield". People. April 23, 2013.
  18. ^ "Kelsey Mayfield and Scott Porter's Wedding Website". Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  19. ^ "Celebrity Babies". People. May 24, 2015.
  20. ^ Kimble, Lindsay (August 11, 2017). "Scott Porter and Wife Kelsey Welcome Daughter Clover Ash". People.
  21. ^ "Heroclix for Huntington's Disease". heroclixforhuntingtons.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2023. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  22. ^ "The 'Parenthood' Love Story You Didn't See: The Scoop on That Surprising Finale Cameo". Yahoo! News. January 30, 2015.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Scott Porter (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved January 5, 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  24. ^ "'Charmed' Casts Jimmy Tatro and Scott Porter (Exclusive)". IMDb. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  25. ^ "Second Season of Disney Branded Television's Web-Slinging Preschool Series "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" Premieres Friday, Aug. 19" (Press release). Disney Branded Television. July 15, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.

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