He was reminiscing at his homestead in Cypress, Texas when he was rushed to Saint Luke's hospital at Vintage Park in Houston. He died at 7:15 pm on February 25th, 2013 from congestive heart failure.
Porter graduated with a BA in Drama and Acting from the University of Texas Austin and an MA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia.
He played Larry Ewing on the NBC soap opera ANOTHER WORLD from 1978 to 1986, returning for a day in 1989 for Mac Cory's funeral.
Porter also played Hank Tobin in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, guest-starred in several primetime series and was featured in numerous Broadway plays. He eventually gave up acting to pursue marketing and worked as a creative entrepreneur throughout many of his later years. Near the end of his life he acted as a consultant in senior care and alternative energy industries.
Porter is survived by his only daughter, Allison Linsey Porter, and his older sister, Rosalind Marie Porter.
His memorial service was held on Sunday March 3, 2013 at his home in Cypress.