Scott Porter - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Scott Porter
Profession: Actor, Singer
Best Known For: Friday Night Lights (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 14, 1979 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Matthew Scott Porter
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Merle “Butch” Porter
Mother's Name: Robin Porter
Siblings: 2

Brendan Porter (younger brother)
Ariana Porter (younger sister)

High School: Lake Howell High School
University: University of Central Florida
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 20, 2013
Wife's Name: Kelsey Mayfield
Children: 2

McCoy Lee Porter (son)
Clover Ash Porter (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 102 kg (224.87 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Scott Porter?

Scott Porter is an actor, singer by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the TV series Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife, Hart of Dixie, and the film Bandslam.

Scott Porter – Age, Parents, Siblings

Scott Porter was born Matthew Scott Porter in Omaha, Nebraska, USA on July 14, 1979. His mother’s name is Robin Porter and his father’s name is Merle “Butch” Porter. His parents raised him with his two siblings- younger brother Brendan Porter and younger sister Ariana Porter.

Scott Porter with his mom in 1992 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Scott Porter attended Lake Howell High School where he was a wide receiver on the football team, graduating in 1997. He went on to study at the University of Central Florida. There he sang vocal percussion in a cappella vocal group, 4:2:Five.

His ethnicity includes German, English, and Irish.

Scott Porter – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Scott Porter met Kelsey Mayfield on the set of Friday Night Lights and began dating. After years of relationship, he married his girlfriend on 20 April 2013. His wife is a casting director and a former University of Texas cheerleader. They have two children together- son McCoy Lee Porter was born in May 2015 and daughter Clover Ash Porter was born in August 2017.

There are no rumors of divorce plaguing the married pair.

Scott Porter and Kelsey Mayfield with their children (Image: Instagram- posted Nov 2020)

Scott Porter – Career

Early Days

Porter began his professional career in the year 2004. His debut screen role was in the TV series As the World Turns followed by guest appearances in The Bedford Diaries and Ugly Betty. His breakthrough came when he was cast as the main character Jason Street in the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2006-2008). He portrayed the character from seasons 1 to 3 and as a special guest star in season 5 (2005) of the series.

Films, Series, Games

Over the years Scott Porter has starred in the films Music and Lyrics (2007), Speed Racer (2008), Prom Night (2008), Bandslam (2009), The Good Guy (2009), Dear John (2010), 10 Years (2011), The To Do List (2013).

Moreover, he has played screen roles in the TV series Robot Chicken (2009, 2015), The Good Wife (2010-2011), Caprica (2010), Hart of Dixie (2011-2015) as George Tucker, Scorpion (2016), Why Women Kill (2019), Ginny & Georgia (2021), Lucifer (2021), to name a few.

Scott Porter has also lent his voice to English dubbing of Marvel Anime: Wolverine, Marvel Anime: X-Men, Avengers Assemble, and Harley Quinn. Also, his work has broadened to voicing characters in over 16 video games- superhero games such as Marvel games, The Walking Dead: Season Two, Batman: Arkham Knight, and X-Men: Destiny.

Scott Porter, Katharine McPhee in Scorpions (Image: Seat42F)


On the set of Friday Night Lights, Scott Porter has worked with Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly, Aimee Teegarden, Zach Gilford, Jesse Plemons, and Adrianne Palicki.

Scott Porter – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Porter is estimated at more than $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Scott Porter – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Scott Porter is active on Instagram and Twitter with several hundred thousand followers but is absent from Facebook.

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