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Matt McGorry

Matt McGorry
Born Matthew McGorry
(1986-04-12) April 12, 1986 (age 29)[1][2]
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Matthew "Matt" McGorry (born April 12, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as John Bennett in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black and Asher Millstone on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.

Early life

McGorry was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, and began performing at age 9.[3] He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, then Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.[4] McGorry was also previously a competitive bodybuilder.[4]


On television, McGorry made his debut in 2011 on ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. He later appeared in small guest-starring roles on Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, and Royal Pains. In 2013, McGorry began a recurring role on the Netflix dramedy series Orange Is the New Black as Corrections Officer John Bennett.[5][6]

In 2014, McGorry won a series regular role on Shonda Rhimes' drama series How to Get Away with Murder.[7] In the same year, he was cast in the indie drama How He Fell in Love.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Thursday Grey Malcolm
2006 Gizor & Gorm Gorm Short film
2008 Killian Duncan Short film
2010 Public Access Vlado Short film
2010 Afghan Hound Tom
2014 Ratter Michael Post-production
2015 How He Fell in Love Travis Post-production
2015 Public Morals Mr. Ford Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011 One Life to Live Spider Man 3 episodes
2011 Person of Interest EMT #1 Episode: "Foe"
2012 Gossip Girl Personal Shopper Episode: "Crazy, Cupid, Love"
2012 Royal Pains EMT Episode: "You Give Love a Bad Name"
2013 Elementary Officer Sam Klecko Episode: "Details"
2013–present Orange Is the New Black John Bennett 23 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2014–present How to Get Away with Murder Asher Millstone 13 episodes


  1. ^ "Matt McGorry". Male Celeb Bio. 
  2. ^ "Matt McGorry Video". OV Guide. 
  3. ^ Depper, Jenny (August 19, 2013). "8 Facts About 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Matt McGorry | Yahoo! TV – Yahoo TV". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  4. ^ a b "TV 'Orange Is the New Black': Matt McGorry on playing cute guard Bennett and being a piece of meat". Entertainment Weekly. July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Franich, Darren (July 29, 2013). "'Orange is the New Black': Matt McGorry, a.k.a. Bennett, speaks | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  6. ^ Franich, Darren (April 25, 2014). "'Orange Is the New Black': Inside the Daya-Bennett-Pornstache triangle | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Matt McGorry Cast in ABC 'Murder' Pilot, Mike Colter in TNT's 'Agent X'". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  8. ^ "'Orange Is The New Black' Star Joins Indie Drama 'How He Fell in Love' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. April 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 

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