Matt McGorry, born in 1986, in Manhattan, New York, USA, is an actor, known for his role as officer John Bennett in the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’.
His first experiences with theater began at 8 years old in an afterschool program. He grew a great interest in performing magic, which he did until the age of 13, performing on the streets, at restaurants, and birthday parties.
A great volume of exposure to the Film/TV world at Emerson allowed Matt to realize that his interests were mostly in Film/TV, rather than theater acting. Meanwhile, he developed his passion for comedy as a member of the Emerson Comedy Workshop.
In 2013, McGorry landed his big break starring as corrections officer John Bennett in the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black’, a women’s time in prison that craftily weaves comedy and drama.
His other acting credits include ‘One Life To Live’ in addition to episodes of ‘Elementary’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Royal Pains’, ‘Person of Interest’, and ‘Onion SportsDome’.
McGorry was formerly a personal trainer and fitness expert, and has been featured in ‘Men’s Health’, ‘Men’s Fitness’, ‘Muscle & Fitness’, ‘Life & Style’, as well as other media outlets.