Billy Porter

Billy Porter

Highest Rated: 64% The Broken Hearts Club (2000)

Lowest Rated: 22% Like a Boss (2020)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1969

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Billy Porter was an American actor and singer who was best known for his roles on the Ryan Murphy-produced television shows "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" (FX, 2018) and "Pose" (FX, 2018- ). Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Porter always wanted to entertain people for a living. He got his first taste of performing in front of a live audience when he was a teenager. Porter and a group of friends, who collectively called themselves "Flash," would perform live entertainment for folks at Kennywood Park, just outside of Pittsburgh. The experience left Porter exhilarated. Wanting nothing more than to make his living as an actor, he went on to study drama at Carnegie Mellon University, where he would later go on to earn his BFA. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in the early 90s, Porter set his sights on Broadway. In 1994 he appeared in a Broadway revival of "Grease!" and followed it up with several more Broadway appearances in the ensuing decades. His more notable Broadway roles included: "Smokey Joe's Café" (1995-97), "Miss Saigon" (1998-99), and "Little Shop of Horrors" (2004). Throughout his stage career, Porter also appeared in films and on television. He made his feature film debut in 1997's "Twisted," and also appeared in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" (2000) and "Noel" (2004). With nearly two decades of professional acting work behind him, Porter became a recognizable face to mainstream television audiences in 2018 when he simultaneously appeared on two popular shows: "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" and "Pose." Both shows were co-created and produced by Ryan Murphy. After coming off what was arguably the biggest year of his career, Porter followed it up with a part in the comedy "Limited Partners" (2019). Directed by Miguel Arteta, the film also starred Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Tiffany Hadish. Porter also became a viral sensation at the 2019 Oscars, where he served as one of the red-carpet interviewers wearing a tuxedo that had a full floor-length skirt.

Highest rated movies

The Broken Hearts Club
The Humbling
Like a Boss




No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything's Possible Director,
Executive Producer
- 2022
42% 59% Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Character) - 2021
22% 65% Like a Boss Barret (Character) $22.1M 2020
53% 28% The Humbling Prince/Priscilla (Character) - 2014
28% 48% Noel Randy (Character) - 2004
38% 28% Intern Sebastian Niederfarb (Character) $4.0K 2000
64% 72% The Broken Hearts Club Taylor (Character) $1.7M 2000
60% No Score Yet Twisted Shiniqua, Angel's friend (Character) - 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2022
100% 68% The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins (Voice) 2022
100% 82% Dear... Self 2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Music Performer,
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Music Performer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Middlemost Post Unknown (Guest Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019 2021
98% 87% Pose Pray Tell (Character) 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 43% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020-2021
83% No Score Yet Equal Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
67% 46% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2020
85% 75% The Simpsons Desmond (Guest Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
38% 78% Maya & Marty Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 62% So You Think You Can Dance Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jackie Walker (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shake, Rattle & Roll Unknown (Character) 1999