First-generation American Peter Porte grew up in a small village in upstate New York with his European parents. He earned a BFA in Acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He furthered his education, studying in Paris, Hong Kong, and London, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). After earning multiple degrees, Porte toured with the Broadway National Touring Company of Mamma Mia!, after which he made the move to Los Angeles.
Porte has amassed a body of work in lead and supporting roles in film, as well as in several hit network television shows including “Cold Case,” “CSI: Miami,” “Medium,” “The New Normal,” and “Parks and Recreation.” In 2011, he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless” as a series regular, playing the role of Ricky Williams. Following his run on the series, Porte landed recurring roles in “Devious Maids” for Lifetime, as well as “Baby Daddy” for FreeForm, now in its sixth season. He has also had roles in episodes of the NBC comedy “Telenovela,” CBS’ “Mom” and “NCIS: LA,” as well as Fox’s “New Girl.”
Recently, Porte wrapped the indie thriller “The Good Nanny” and the made-for-television movie “Cinderella Christmas” for ION Television, while recurring on the comedy web series “Living with Models” and starring in the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s new play “O.P.C.” at the American Repertory Theatre. Porte resides in southern California and he has been able to return to the stage, performing five seasons with the critically acclaimed For the Record company, as well as mounting videos for the website Funny or Die.