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Who Is The Most Famous Porter In The World?

Updated February 23, 2021 581 votes 24 voters 7.9k views69 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Porter.

How many celebrities with the last name Porter can you think of? The famous Porters below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Porter, famous musicians named Porter, and even athletes named Porter.

Cole Porter is certainly one of the most famous Porters on this list. One of the famous songwriters with the last name Porter, he is the creator of some of the most recognizable American standards. “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Night and Day,” and “You're the Top” are a few of his biggest hits. Alison Porter is another of the famous singers with the last name Porter. 

Another of the famous people with the last name Porter is Billy Porter. He is the actor who plays Pray Tell on Pose. He won a Tony Award for starring in Kinky Boots in 2013.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Porter? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous people with the surname Porter that you've heard of. 

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    Billy Porter

    1969-09-21

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameBilly Porter

    Billy Porter (born September 21, 1969) is an American Broadway theatre performer, pop singer, and actor. He attended the Musical Theater program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School's...  more
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    Cole Porter

    1891-06-09

    BirthplacePeru, Indiana, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Many of his songs became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, and many of his scores found...  more

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    Adina Porter

    1971-03-13

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    GenderFemale

    Adina Elizabeth Porter (born March 13, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Lettie Mae Thornton on the HBO fantasy horror series True Blood (2008–2014), Kendra James on...  more
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    Alisan Porter

    1981-06-20

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alisan Leigh Porter (born June 20, 1981) is an American singer, actress and dancer. As a child, Porter made acting appearances in Parenthood, Stella and I Love You to Death. Her breakout role came in...  more
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    Gail Porter

    1971-03-23

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Gail Porter (born 23 March 1971) is a Scottish television presenter, television personality, former model and actress. She started her television career in children's TV, before branching out into...  more
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    Scott Porter

    1979-07-14

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    GenderMale

    Matthew Scott Porter (born July 14, 1979) is an American actor and occasional singer known for his role as Jason Street in the NBC television drama Friday Night Lights. His character was injured...  more
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    Jody Porter

    1969-05-25

    GenderMale

    Jody Porter (born May 25, 1969) is an American musician. He is the lead guitarist of Grammy Award-nominated power pop band Fountains of Wayne. The band has released four major label albums, including...  more
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    Susie Porter

    1971-01-01

    BirthplaceNewcastle, Australia

    GenderFemale

    Susie Porter (born 1970 or 1971) is an Australian television and film actress....  more
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    Jorgie Porter

    1987-12-25

    BirthplaceTrafford, Stretford, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Jorgina "Jorgie" Porter (born 25 December 1987) is an English actress and model. She is best known for portraying Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2008 until 2016....  more
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    MacKenzie Porter

    1990-01-01

    BirthplaceMedicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameMacKenzie Porter

    MacKenzie Lea Porter (born January 29, 1990) is a Canadian country singer, actress and songwriter. Porter has appeared in numerous films and television productions, including Dinosapien (2007) Hell...  more
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    Tiran Porter

    1948-09-26

    GenderMale

    Tiran Porter (born September 26, 1948) is an American bass and guitar player, vocalist and composer, best known as a member of The Doobie Brothers from 1972 to 1980 and 1987 to 1992....  more
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    Art Porter

    1961-08-03

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    GenderMale

    Arthur Lee Porter Jr. (August 3, 1961 – November 23, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist. He was the son of jazz musician Art Porter Sr. and the namesake of "The Art Porter Bill"....  more
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    Don Porter

    1912-09-24

    BirthplaceMiami, Oklahoma, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameDon Porter

    Donald "Don" Porter (September 24, 1912 – February 11, 1997) was an American actor who appeared in a number of films in the 1940s, including Top Sergeant and Eagle Squadron, but is perhaps best known...  more
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    Annie Porter

    1880-01-01
    Annie Porter, married name Fantham was an English zoologist and Honorary Parasitologist to the Zoological Society of London....  more
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    Lucy Porter

    1973-01-27

    BirthplaceCroydon, London, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Lucy Donna Porter (born 27 January 1973) is an English actress, writer and comedian. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Festival and many clubs around Britain. She is also a...  more
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    Eric Porter

    1928-04-08

    BirthplaceShepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Eric Richard Porter (8 April 1928 – 15 May 1995) was an English actor of stage, film and television....  more
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    BirthplaceNewton-le-Willows, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Prof Rodney Robert Porter, CH, FRS FRSE HFRCP (8 October 1917 – 6 September 1985) was a British biochemist and Nobel laureate....  more
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    Steve Porter

    1978-01-01

    GenderMale

    Steve Porter (born c. 1978) is an award winning music video producer, remixer and DJ originally from Amherst, Massachusetts. He is best known for his pop-culture mashup remixes and studio work as a...  more
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    Bill Porter

    1931-06-15

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Bill Porter (June 15, 1931 – July 7, 2010) was an American audio engineer who helped shape the Nashville sound and recorded stars such as Chet Atkins, Louis Armstrong, the Everly Brothers, Elvis...  more
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    Julio Porter

    1916-07-14

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    GenderMale

    Julio Porter (July 14, 1916 in Buenos Aires – October 24, 1979 in Mexico City) was an Argentine screenwriter and film director known as one of the most prolific screenwriters and film directors in...  more
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    Peter Porter

    1929-02-16

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    GenderMale

    Peter Neville Frederick Porter OAM (16 February 1929 – 23 April 2010) was a British-based Australian poet....  more
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    B. J. Porter

    1970-05-12

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    B. J. Porter (born May 12, 1970, in Dallas, Texas) is an actor, writer and comedian. Porter began his career writing and performing on the HBO sketch comedy program, Mr. Show. Porter, along with the...  more
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    Hal Porter

    1911-02-16

    BirthplaceAlbert Park, Australia

    GenderMale

    Harold Edward (Hal) Porter (16 February 1911 – 29 September 1984) was an Australian novelist, playwright, poet and short-story writer. Porter was born in Albert Park, Victoria, grew up in...  more
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    BirthplaceIndian Creek, Texas

    GenderFemale

    Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980) was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling...  more

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    Ian Porter

    1965-04-12

    BirthplaceNewport Pagnell, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Ian Porter (born 1965, Newport Pagnell, UK) is a British actor....  more