Scott Porter: A True Marvel

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At the forefront of Friday Night Lights since its 2006 debut is talented actor Scott Porter, whose nuanced portrayal of fallen quarterback Jason Street earned him overwhelming praise and adoration in Season One.

Women love him and men want to be him. The man can sing, beat box and dance professionally. And, oh yeah, he's also a huge comic book fan!

With the new season underway and all eyes on Friday Night Lights in its new Friday night time slot, Porter's is busy... but never too busy for comics!

Marvel at Scott Porter

"Our shoot schedule on Friday Night Lights is a lot more hectic then your regular program," Scott Porter told Marvel.Com. "We move at a pace that few other series can, simply because we have three handheld cameras, at least, for every shot. No rehearsals, no marks, a ton of improv. Most shows are allowed 8-10 days to shoot an episode, whereas we are given six."

"That being said, I try to get to my shop, Bee Cave Comics and Games here in Austin, every Wednesday. I pick up my books and head to Rudy's BBQ and eat and read. It's a great time to decompress. If I'm way too busy on a Wednesday, we always have weekends off, so I'll pick them up then."

You might be surprised to learn that on the set of Friday Night Lights, Scott Porter is far from the only comic book fan.

"Adrianne Palicki is a huge comic fan, her brother Eric writes cool online books. She played Kara on Smallville for one episode and is a huge Supergirl fan."

"I play a game called Heroclix and Zach Gilford (Scott's roommate and fellow Friday Night Lights star) and Minka Kelly both were pretty interested in it and they followed me to my local shop to see what it was all about."

"No one has jumped into reading, but I have gotten Adrianne Palicki to read more than just Supergirl. She's been digging Invincible... in fact I think she still has my 1st Hardcover Collection of it. I gotta get that back."

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Friday Night Lights Quotes

It's my turn babe. I have loved you and you have loved me and we have compromised, both of us...for your job. And now it's time to talk about doing that for my job.


I'm thinking about starting a Christian speed metal band. Are you in?


Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex