• Peter Porte was born in 1985 in Greenwood Lake, New York State, USA.
• He studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York University, and then traveled to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
• He became something of a household name in 2011, when he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless” playing Ricky Williams.
• Peter married his longtime boyfriend Jacob Jules Villere in 2018.
• Peter is estimated to be worth over $3 million as of late-2021.
Who is Peter Porte?
Born in Greenwood Lake, New York State, USA, on 31st March 1985, Peter Porte is a well-known actor who has appeared in soap operas, sitcoms and short films. At 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall and weighing 185lbs (84kgs), Peter has won himself thousands of fans thanks to his onscreen charisma and good looks.
Peter’s Family & Early Life
From an early age, Peter always knew what he wanted to be in life, and began acting in the third grade when he participated in a Christopher Columbus pageant. Peter revealed that he only got the role because his Polish mother used the country’s traditional garb to make his costume.
The would-be thespian continued acting through high school, so deciding to pursue a professional career doing what he loved.
After matriculating from George F. Baker High School in 2002, Peter studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the pfestigious Tisch School of the Arts in New York University, after which he traveled to London to study at the lofty Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Peter’s First Acting Roles
Although Peter’s first roles were less than glamorous, the actor persevered and worked hard to perfect his craft. We saw Peter for the first time onscreen in 2005, with a minor role in the made-for-TV movie “University Place”. Three years later, he had cameos in series such as “CSI: Miami”, and the mockumentary “Viralcom”.
In 2009, Peter appeared in an episode of the award-winning “Cold Case”, previously dubbed ‘TV’s most watched new drama’. He also branched out into more serious projects, by playing Pierre in the short movie “Moon Lake Casino”; the historical drama production’s original plotline about four ghosts who haunt a casino both enthralled viewers, and helped Peter gain popularity.
Peter’s Notable Roles
Peter became something of a household name in 2011, when he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless” playing Ricky Williams. With over 12,000 episodes since 1973, and almost 300 awards won, the long-running series was Peter’s first recurring role and helped pave his road to stardom.
Ricky Williams was the son of Paul Williams and Isabella Braña, and appeared in 51 episodes before his untimely death at his father’s hand after being shot in the arm and falling out of a window during a heated confrontation. He had an important role in the series when he returned to Genoa City to work in a murder case, and many fans of the show were devastated to see him go.
Following his stint in “The Young and the Restless”, Peter didn’t have much luck in securing more steady work, and instead had to settle for appearing in episodes of “Parks and Recreation”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, and “Mom”. However, that all changed in 2014, when Peter began working on “Baby Daddy”.
Appearing in 19 episodes as Brad, Peter farewelled the series in 2017 after three years.
Since then, Peter has appeared in several feel-good TV movies, with a few being “Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2”, “Rome in Love”, and “Christmas Harmony”. His latest recurring role came in 2021 in the mini-series “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem”, in which Peter played Kyle Graham in four out of five episodes. As of late 2021, the actor hasn’t hinted at any upcoming projects.
Peter’s Love Life
Having met in 2015 at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, and forming an unbreakable bond ever since, Peter and his longtime boyfriend Jacob Jules Villere married in 2018 in a simple New Orleans Ceremony, shocking heartbroken fans who didn’t know Peter’s sexual orientation. Although many hadn’t heard of Jacob before the marriage, Peter’s partner even attended the 2018 MET Gala alongside his love, who has previously been linked to actresses such as Chelsea Kane.
Photos of the happy couple at star-studded events can be seen online, and Jacob has no trouble with navigating his husband’s lifestyle, despite not being famous himself.
From riding scooters to attending glossy galas, the couple do practically everything together, and have expanded their family with their adorable pet dog Butters.
Jacob is a private individual with just over 2,000 Instagram followers, who doesn’t seem to crave the limelight. It was rumored that he was a senior vice-president at Capital One Bank, but those theories have since been debunked. From what we can surmise, Jacob and Peter enjoy travelling together, and also have many friends in common – the group are often seen on social media having a good time.
Peter’s Social Media
Peter is active on Instagram, and has over 70,000 loyal fans who follow his every move. The actor usually likes to keep things professional online, and mainly uses the platform to promote his projects and premieres. His famous pals include former co-star Melissa Peterman, with whom he struck up a close friendship after working on “Baby Daddy” together.
Despite never clearing up the rumors about his relationship with Chelsea Kane, Peter is an openly proud member of the LGBT community, and posted a New York Times article entitled “Why Gay Holiday Films Matter”. Coincidentally, the article was about his holiday film “Dashing in December”, released in late 2020 on Paramount Channel. The movie was a great success partly due to the rarity of such films.
No stranger to doing good deeds, Peter participated in Project Angel Food’s first-ever telethon in June 2020, and shared the news with his followers. The charity prepares and delivers nutritious meals to those impacted by serious illness, and frequently recruits famous faces to help spread the word and raise funds.
Peter’s Net Worth
Several sources claim that Peter is worth over $11 million and earns an annual income of $1 million. More accurate sources confirm that Peter is worth an estimated $3 million as of late-2021, thanks to his lengthy acting career and successful projects such as “Dead in the Water”, Lifetime Movie Club’s first original movie. As for Jacob, his net worth is currently unconfirmed.