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Ray Porter (born circa. July 1971) is an American actor, audiobook narrator, musician and casting director who is famously known for starring in various minor or major roles in television series such as The Mentalist, Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, CSI and Justified, yet, he has achieved widespread international prominent success with his portrayal of the DC Comics supervillain character Darkseid in Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) after his performance was removed from the theatrical release of the same film when director Zack Snyder has left production to mourn on his daughter's suicide, which this role he portrayed via motion-capture and vocal performing.
Additionally, Porter is known for playing a minor part in the 2012 political thriller by his Justice League co-star Ben Affleck, Argo, and, as an audiobook narrator, Porter reads the Blackstone Audio books for NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series..
From 1990 to 1996 Porter acted in a series of educational short films based on American history and the bible. He starred in the independent film Follow the Bitch in 1996. In 1998 he co-starred in the series Murphy Brown. In 1999 he began a recurring role in the medical drama ER as Sam Broder, appearing in two episodes. In 2000 he had a supporting role in the successful Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous as Mick, a roadie. In 2001 he reprised the role of Sam Broder in ER and appeared in Frasier. In 2002 he appeared in the short film Hot Rush and the series Will & Grace. In 2003 he appeared in the series Dragnet and In-Laws and the film Sin. In 2005 he had a role in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and played Abraham in the TV special Bible Battles. In 2006 he co-starred in Medium. In 2007 he had roles in the short film The Trap and the documentary Last Stand of the 300. In 2008 he guest starred in Monk. 2009 saw guest starring roles in the series Southland, The Closer, CSI and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
He had a recurring guest starring role in the first season of Justified as Harlan County drug distributor Hestler Jones. He appeared in the episodes "Veterans", "Fathers and Sons" and "Bulletville". In 2010 he appeared in the video games Bioshock 2 and Medal of Honor. He appeared in the Lost special "Epilogue: The New Man in Charge" as Glenn. He also guest starred in the FX series Sons of Anarchy second season episode "Home" as Head Read. He also had a role in the film The Runaways. In 2011 he provided a voice performance for the animated film The Little Engine That Could. In 2012 he appeared in the film Argo.
Zack snyder's justice league
In early or midst of 2016, Porter was casted by Zack Snyder to portray the role of the DC Comics supervillain Darkseid in Justice League, via motion-capture and vocal performing, serving as the film's overarching antagonist and later originally supposed to return in future films of the DC Extended Universe.
Eventually, his portrayal as Darkseid was filmed alongside the film's co-stars, mostly Gal Gadot, and, Porter's voice as Darkseid was revealed in the official trailer for the film which was released on July 22, 2017
However, when Snyder had left production of the film to allow himself mourn on the loss of his daughter, Warner Bros. Pictures had decided completely removing Snyder's original plans for the film, resulting in the rise of the Release The Snyder Cut movement campaign which have lasted from 2017, the original theatrical release to May 2020, in which Snyder revealed his version will be released in 2021 by HBO Max.
- Argo (2012)
- Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
Porter is well known for being anonymus about his personal life and his past origins, yet, on June 2013, he has joined Twitter.
In the media
- "Ray Porter". IMDb.
- "Justice League's Darkseid actor reveals how he was cast by Zack Snyder". Flickering Myth. May 27, 2020.
- Ray Porter on Imdb
- Ray Porter on Twitter
- Ray Porter on Facebook
- Ray Porter to don the role of Darkseid in Justice League’s Snyder Cut
- Listen to Audiobooks narrated by Ray Porter | Audible.com.au
- AudioFile Magazine Spotlight on Narrator Ray Porter
- Ray Porter | Voice over actor | Voice123