- Matthew David McGorry
April 12, 1986 (age 35)
Matthew David "Matt" McGorry (born April 12, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles 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.
McGorry was born and raised in Manhattan (New York City), and began performing at age nine. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York, then Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. McGorry was also previously a competitive bodybuilder. He is Jewish (halachically by his mother), identifies himself as a feminist and is interested in various social issues.
On television, McGorry made his debut in 2011 on the 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.
In 2014, McGorry won a series regular role on Shonda Rhimes' drama series How to Get Away with Murder. In the same year, he was cast in the indie drama How He Fell in Love.