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Also Known As: Matthew Scott Porter Died:
Born: July 14, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Profession:

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With his boy-next-door good looks and amiable earnestness, Scott Porter is best known for his regular roles on TV dramas. Porter was a football player in high school but eventually fell into acting and singing. After time on the Off-Broadway stage and making a brief soap opera turn, he won his breakthrough role, joining the cast of the lauded sports drama "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011). While appearing regularly on the show, Porter also kicked off his movie career, with featured parts in the big-budget action film "Speed Racer" (2008) and the horror remake "Prom Night" (2008), among others. Once his role on "Friday Night Lights" was scaled back, he pursued more TV work, eventually signing on as a regular for the Alabama-set dramedy series "Hart of Dixie" (CW, 2011-15). In addition to proving himself as a versatile actor, Porter has also occasionally put his vocal talent to work, singing in productions such as "Bandslam" (2009). Porter was born in Nebraska and raised partially in Florida, and his Midwestern/Southern charm helped him transition from being an athlete to a performer. Singing with an a cappella group in college, he later embraced theater and appeared in an early incarnation of...

With his boy-next-door good looks and amiable earnestness, Scott Porter is best known for his regular roles on TV dramas. Porter was a football player in high school but eventually fell into acting and singing. After time on the Off-Broadway stage and making a brief soap opera turn, he won his breakthrough role, joining the cast of the lauded sports drama "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011). While appearing regularly on the show, Porter also kicked off his movie career, with featured parts in the big-budget action film "Speed Racer" (2008) and the horror remake "Prom Night" (2008), among others. Once his role on "Friday Night Lights" was scaled back, he pursued more TV work, eventually signing on as a regular for the Alabama-set dramedy series "Hart of Dixie" (CW, 2011-15). In addition to proving himself as a versatile actor, Porter has also occasionally put his vocal talent to work, singing in productions such as "Bandslam" (2009).

Porter was born in Nebraska and raised partially in Florida, and his Midwestern/Southern charm helped him transition from being an athlete to a performer. Singing with an a cappella group in college, he later embraced theater and appeared in an early incarnation of the Off-Broadway musical "Altar Boyz." Porter made his television debut with a brief 2006 stint on the soap opera "As the World Turns" (CBS, 1956-2010), and then landed the role of injured quarterback Jason Street on the beloved football drama "Friday Night Lights." Using his series downtime to moonlight in movies, Porter had a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Music and Lyrics" (2007) and appeared in flashback as the brother of the title hero in "Speed Racer." After starring in the little-seen drama "The Good Guy" (2009) with Alexis Bledel and showing off his musical chops in "Bandslam" (2009), he returned to "Friday Night Lights" in a less-prominent capacity.

Moving on to a recurring part on the well-received drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16), Porter also indulged the comic-book-geek aspect of his personality by voicing the laser-blasting Cyclops on the Marvel Anime version of "X-Men" (G4, 2011) before playing small-town lawyer George Tucker in "Hart of Dixie," co-starring Rachel Bilson. Outside of this steady gig, Porter has continued to take on movie roles, notably appearing in the quirky comedy "The To Do List" (2013) with Bilson and Aubrey Plaza.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 To Do List, The (2013)
2.
 Dear John (2010)
3.
 Bandslam (2009)
4.
 Good Guy, The (2009)
5.
 Speed Racer (2008)
6.
 Prom Night (2008)
7.
 Music and Lyrics (2007)
8.
 Descent (2007)
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2006:
Appeared briefly on "As the World Turns"
2006:
Joined the cast of "Friday Night Lights"
2008:
Starred in "Prom Night"
2009:
Starred in "The Good Guy"
2010:
Featured in a recurring role on "The Good Wife"
2011:
Joined the cast of "Hart of Dixie"
2013:
Appeared in "The To Do List"
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Education

University of Central Florida: -

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