Peter Porte (born March 31, 1985) is an American actor, known for the soap opera The Young and the Restless , two short films It's Not Porn... and Sutures , and the sitcom Baby Daddy playing Brad Walker , who is married to Bonnie Wheeler. He graduated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2006 with a degree in Drama and Journalism.

Early life and education

Porte grew up in Greenwood Lake , New York and always wanted to be an actor. Porte first got into acting in the third grade when he appeared in a Christopher Columbus pageant. According to Porte, he only got the role because his mother who from Poland made a his costume out of "traditional Polish garb." Porte continued acting throughout high school and ultimately decided to become a professional actor. [3] Porte graduated from George F. Baker High School in 2002. [4] He earned a BFA in Acting at New York University 's Tisch School of the Arts . Porte then went onto study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. [3]

Career

Though he always considered himself an actor, Porte started his career as a model. He's done shows in Milan and Paris .

Toured with the Broadway National Touring Company of Mamma Mia! , after which he made the move to Los Angeles. On stage, performing five seasons with the critically acclaimed For the Record company. Videos on the website Funny or Die.

Lead and supporting roles in film and 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, he had recurring roles in Devious Maids for the Lifetime Network and in Baby Daddy for FreeForm. He has also had roles in episodes of the NBC comedy Telenovela, CBS Mom and NCIS: LA, and Fox New Girl.

Porte starred in the indie thriller The Good Nanny and the made-for-television movie A 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 play O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theatre.

Porte stars as a surfer in the 2017 Hallmark movie, Love at the Shore . [5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2005 University Place Jeremy Television film
2008 Medium Fourth man Episode: "Lady Killer"
Viralcom Marcos Episode: "You Got Yourself 30 Seconds"
CSI: Miami Brad Garland Episode: "Gone Baby Gone"
2009 Cold Case Tucker "Duke" Benton (1966) Episode: "The Crossing"
Moon Lake Casino Pierre Short film
2011 The Young and the Restless Ricky Williams Series regular; 51 episodes
2012 Parks and Recreation Carl Episode: "Ron and Diane"
2013 The New Normal Mr. Rodriguez Episode: "Dog Children"
Devious Maids Scott 2 episodes
NCIS: Los Angeles Joseph Episode: "Omni"
Mom Dr. Huss Episodes: "Cotton Candy and Blended Fish"
2014 Baby Daddy Brad Walker Recurring role, 19 episodes
Hot Fail Thomas Television film
Sutures Drake Short film
2015 Lusa Gad 2 episodes
2016 Last Will and Testicle Fake Testicle 1 Episode
Telenovela Blaze Deluxe Episode: "Split Personalities"
Living with Models Dominic 7 episodes
Modern Romance Sven 1 episode
A Cinderella Christmas Nicholas Karmichael Television film
2017 New Girl Jack Episode: "Misery"
The Good Nanny Travis Walsh Lifetime movie
Love at the Shore Lucas Hallmark TV Movie, lead
A Gift to Remember Aiden Hallmark TV Movie