Who is Peter Porte?
Peter Porte was born on 31 March 1985, in Greenwood Lake, New York State USA, and is an actor, best known for rising to fame through his work in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, in which he played the role of Ricky Williams. He also starred as the recurring character Brad Walker in the show “Baby Daddy”.
The Net Worth of Peter Porte
As of early-2020, Peter Porte’s net worth is estimated to be over $11 million, earned largely through a successful career as an actor in the entertainment industry since 2005; he has also worked as a model.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
At a young age, Peter developed a love for acting and wanted to pursue it as a career even as he was a child. His passion for it developed further after he appeared in a pageant in which he wore a traditional Polish garb, which inspired him as it felt like he was playing the role of a different person. During high school, he participated in various theatrical productions, and after matriculating he enrolled at New York University.
He completed a Fine Arts degree in acting from the prestigious school and furthered his studies, enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, honing his skills.
The academy is considered one of the most prestigious institutions for training actors in the UK. After the completion of his studies, he first started as a model, traveling around Europe for fashion shows, and frequenting places such as Paris, France, and Milan, Italy which are two of the fashion capitals of the world.
Transition to Acting
His first professional production was in a touring company performing the famous play “Mamma Mia!” – the musical is inspired by the band ABBA and their chart-topping song of the same name.
The play has fame in its own right, containing numerous memorable songs, and its popularity even led to a film adaptation that starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Colin Firth. He stayed with the Broadway National Touring Company for around five seasons, and then moved on, wanting to find more roles in front of the camera.
Over the next few years, he would appear as a guest in several notable shows, including “Cold Case”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Medium”. In 2011, he was cast in his first regular role and one of his most notable roles, in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
He stayed with the show for 51 episodes, portraying the son of Paul Williams and Isabella Brana, Ricky Williams in the soap which followed the lives of two distinct families, though it later introduced other characters, as some of its actors moved away to pursue other interests. It has won 10 Daytime Emmy Awards during its run, and is one of the few major soap operas left up and running, having been broadcast since the 1970s.
Continued Acting Work
Peter returned to doing more television projects, with guest roles in “Parks and Recreation” as well as in “The New Normal”.
In 2013, he appeared in a couple of episodes of “Devious Maids”, which is a show about four Latina maids who each work for wealthy families within the Beverly Hills area. Its stars include Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, and Dania Ramirez. The show aired on Lifetime and had positive reviews but was canceled after four seasons. The show’s final season ended in a cliffhanger which was never resolved, despite petitions by fans to end the story.
His next projects would be guest roles in “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Mom”.
In 2014, he gained a recurring role in “Baby Daddy”, appearing for most of the season in the sitcom which follows the life of a man who suddenly becomes the father of a baby who was left at his doorstep, actually from a one-night stand he had some time back. The show was inspired by the plot of the 1980s film “Three Men and a Baby”.
In these past few years, Porte has been more focused on doing independent film projects.
He’s also been working on original television movies for networks such as ION Television and Hallmark, including “The Good Nanny”, “A Cinderella Christmas’, and “Love, Once and Always”. He also returned to theatre, appearing in the play “OPC” which was presented by the American Repertory Theatre.
In 2016, he made a guest appearance in the television show “Telenovela” which starred Eva Longoria. The premise of the show is that it follows the lives of people behind the scenes of a popular fictional telenovela being shot in Miami, Florida. The show ran for one season and was canceled a few months after the season aired.
One of his last mainstream projects is a guest appearance in the television show “New Girl” in 2017. The show starred Zooey Deschanel as the titular new girl who moves into an apartment of three men; all of them are in their early 30s and have to adjust their lives as they tackle relationships along with their respective careers. The show aired for seven seasons, and received positive reviews during its run.
Peter is openly gay, and announced his marriage in 2018 to a man named Jacob Jules Villere in a ceremony held at New Orleans. The couple had a big wedding attended by several of their friends including actors, though he made it a point that photos of the event should not be shared in public save for the few he posted on Instagram.