Peter Porte is an acclaimed American model and actor, who is credited with roles in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and “Baby Daddy.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Peter Porte was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 31 March 1985, in Greenwood Lake, New York State, and so is 37 years old as of 2022. He’s of Italian ancestry from his father Paul, and Polish descent through his mother Teresa, nee Bak, and was brought up together with his sister Magda Porte; there is no record of him having a brother. Peter grew up with a knack for acting, and began performing when he was in third grade, appearing in Christopher Columbus’ pageant as a child.
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Porte attended a local elementary school, and later joined George F. Baker High, where he participated in several plays as a student; he completed his studies in 2002. He matriculated to the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts – New York University, and graduated with a BFA in acting in 2006. He also honed his acting skills at the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) situated in London, England.
Porte became interested in traveling when he began his acting career – he has since explored various cities and countries and his contribution to the film “Rome in Love” saw him traveling to Rome and around Italy, which are now his best-loved destinations.
He is an animal lover and has kept two pet dogs, one of which is a Vizsla breed named Butters – but his favorite animal is a horse.
Peter is physically active and hits the gym several times per week. He’s also good at soccer, tennis, swimming, and skiing.
The American model openly supports the LGBTQ+ community and is credited with posting the article “Why Gay Holiday Films Matter” in the New York Post. He has also donated to several charities, including Project Angel Food which provides nutritious meals to people affected by serious diseases.
Porte focused more on modeling during his early career stages, from 2005 to 2008, and regularly traveled to Paris and Milan for fashion shows. He then transitioned to stage appearances, and had his career breakthrough when he joined the National Touring Company Broadway, shortly afterwards working on their production of “Mama Mia!” He later relocated to Los Angeles, and appeared in several plays including “Titanic,” and “Henry V.”
He made his film debut in the movie “University Place” in 2005, and subsequently appeared in several TV series, including “Viralcom,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Medium” in 2008. He was afterwards cast as Tucker Benton in the episode “The Crossing” of the TV show “Cold Case”, and later as Pierre in the short movie “Moon Lake Casino.”
Rise to Prominence
Porte rose to prominence in 2011, when he was cast as Ricky Williams in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, appearing in 51 episodes of the 10 Daytime Award-winning show. He was next selected to appear in the TV series “Parks and Recreation” in 2012, then 2013 saw Porte cast to appear in four series: “Devious Maids,” which is about four Spanish maids working for affluent families in Beverly Hills and stars Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortis, and Judy Reyes; “The New Normal,” “Mom,” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
He widened his fanbase with his next role as Brad Walker in the acclaimed series “Baby Daddy” in 2014 and he was seen in the films “Sutures” and “Hot Fail” in the same year. Porte also appeared in several independent films, such as “The Good Nanny” and “A Cinderella Christmas” before guest starring in the TV series “Telenovela” in 2016, sharing the screen with Eva Longoria. 2017 saw Peter appearing in the TV series “New Girl,” which starred Zooey Deschanel and aired for seven seasons.
Some of his recent film roles are in Hallmark’s “Love, Once and Always” in 2018, “Rome in Love” in 2019, and MTV’s “Dashing in December” in 2020.
Porte was nominated for a Gold Derby TV Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama for his contribution to “The Young and the Restless.”
Peter’s appearance as a gay stripper in the TV series “The New Normal,” which is about gay couples, sparked rumors that he might be gay. In 2014, he posed for a Tahiti Honeymoon Edition (by DNA Magazine) photo together with the actor Constantine Rousoulli dressed in tiny underwear while kissing, which fueled the rumor.
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He confirmed the allegation when in October 2018 he walked the aisle with Jacob Jules Villere, who hails from New Orleans – Villere is a famous name in the world of banking, and was previously promoted to the position of Vice President at Capital One Bank, after working in the bank for more than a decade. Villere is an alumnus of Louisiana State University and worked as Certegy’s auditor from 2001 and 2003. Peter had asked his “Baby Daddy” colleague, Melissa Peterman, to marry them, and she admitted that it was a great honor for her – she was the only person who published their wedding photos. The duo wedded in New Orleans and have since shared many photos of themselves on their respective Instagram pages, with their parents, who seem okay with their union,. The couple lives a private life and has avoided the limelight. They are seemingly living a happy life together, and are fond of attending flossy galas and riding scooters together.
Peter is alleged to have previously dated the actress Chelsea Kane, who is a native of Arizona. The duo met on the set of “Baby Daddy”, and were spotted side-by-side at several red-carpet events in 2015, but broke-up later that year after dating for several months.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Porte is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs 185lbs (84kgs). He has a set of brown eyes and short black hair.
Porte has made a name for himself in the acting profession, and has appeared in many hit films and TV series. He earns an annual income of approximately $1 million, and is reportedly has a net worth close to $11 million as of mid-2022.