Who is Peter Porte?
Peter Porte was born on March 31, 1985 in Greenwood Lake, New York State USA, and is an actor, best known for his fame for his work on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” where he played the role of Ricky Williams. He also starred as the recurring character Brad Walker on the show “Baby Daddy”.
Peter Porte’s net worth
As of the beginning of 2020, Peter Porte’s net worth is estimated to be over $11 million, largely earned through a successful career as an actor in the entertainment industry since 2005; he has also worked as a model.
Beginning of early life, education and career
At a young age, Peter developed a love for acting and wanted to pursue a career even as a child. His passion for it developed further after appearing in a pageant wearing a traditional Polish garb, which inspired him as it felt like he was playing the part of a different person. During high school, he participated in several theater productions and after graduating from high school, he enrolled at New York University.
He completed a degree in acting from the prestigious school and furthered his studies by enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where he honed his skills.
The academy is regarded as one of the most prestigious actor training institutions in the UK. After completing his studies, he first started as a model, traveling Europe for fashion shows and visiting places like Paris, France and Milan, Italy, 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 song of the same name.
The play has gained fame in its own right, with countless memorable songs, and its popularity even led to a film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth. He stayed with the Broadway National Touring Company for about five seasons and then moved on, seeking more on-camera roles.
In the following years, he appeared as a guest on several notable shows, including “Cold Case”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Medium”. In 2011 he landed his first regular role and one of his most notable roles, on the soap opera “The young and the restless”.
He stayed with the show for 51 episodes portraying Paul Williams and Isabella Brana’s son, Ricky Williams in the soap which followed the lives of two different families, though it later introduced other characters as some of the actors left to pursue others. interests. It has won 10 Daytime Emmy Awards during its run and is one of the few major soap operas still running and airing since the 1970s.
Peter returned to more television projects, guest starring on “Parks and Recreation” and “The New Normal”.
In 2013, he appeared in some episodes of “Devious Maids”, a show about four Latina maids who each work for wealthy families in the Beverly Hills area. The stars are Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez. The show aired on Lifetime and received positive reviews, but that’s about it cancelled after four seasons. The show’s final season ended in a cliffhanger that was never resolved, despite fan petitions for the story to end.
His next projects would be guest starring on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Mom”.
In 2014, he landed a recurring role in “Baby daddyappears for most of the season in the sitcom that follows the life of a man who suddenly becomes a father to a baby who was left on his doorstep, actually from a one-night stand he had some time back. The show is inspired by the plot of the 1980s movie “Three Men and a Baby”.
In recent years, Porte has been more focused on doing independent film projects.
He has also worked on original television movies for networks like ION Television and Hallmark, including “The Good Nanny,” “A Cinderella Christmas,” and “Love, Once and Always.” He also returned to the theater, appearing in the play “OPC” presented by the American Repertory Theater.
In 2016, he made a guest appearance in the TV show “Telenovela” starring 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 latest regular projects is a guest appearance on the TV show “New Girl” in 2017. The show starred Zooey Deschanel as the titular new girl who moves into an apartment of three men; all are in their early thirties and need to adjust their lives as they tackle relationships and their respective careers. The show aired before seven seasonsand received positive reviews throughout its run.
Peter is openly gay, and announced his wedding in 2018 to a man named Jacob Jules Villere at a ceremony in New Orleans. The couple had a big wedding that was attended by some of their friends, including actors, though he made it a point that photos from the event were not allowed to be shared publicly, except for the few he posted on Instagram.