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While the cast of 13 Reasons Why is mostly made up of relatively new or unknown actors, there’s one face that probably seems really, really familiar: Mr. Porter. As one of the notorious 13 reasons high school student Hannah Baker chose to commit suicide, the Liberty High School guidance counselor interacts with many of the characters as they navigate the aftermath of Hannah’s death. If you have feelings about Mr. Porter that you want to get off your chest, direct your questions to actor Derek Luke.
There’s a good chance you’ve seen the 42-year-old star before, especially if you’re a fan of inspiring sports movies. In Glory Road, he pops up as Bobby Joe Hill, and in 2004’s Friday Night Lights, he plays running back James “Boobie” Miles. If music-themed biopics are more your speed, you might recognize him from Notorious, where he took on the role of Sean “Puffy” Combs.
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Luke also appears in Antwone Fisher (in the titular role) and Captain America: The First Avenger. More recently, the actor – who hails from New Jersey – was on Rogue, and had lengthy guest starring roles in shows like The Americans, Empire (as the extremely sexy Malcolm Deveaux, don’t @ me), and Roots.
The end of 13 Reasons Why leaves viewers with a lot of unanswered questions, which hints at a potential second season for the Netflix drama. If they do go ahead with making more episodes, we imagine Mr. Porter’s story will play a pivotal role in how the story moves forward.
Source: Pop Sugar