Photos with Debby Porter
Debby Porter was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of a professional race car driver, who also owned his own auto-body shop, building custom cars. She was influenced at an early age by many celebrities associated with her father's profession, including James Dean and Steve McQueen. In high school, Debby was enrolled in a program for mentally-gifted minors who had an I.Q. of over 140. She received many awards for her artistic abilities before continuing on to Golden West College, where she majored in Theater Arts. Her singing career began to flourish while performing in many of the college's productions. Read more... to Hollywood to concentrate on her acting and singing career. Her entertainment career quickly began to take off. She was introduced to many music and movie producers, directors, and stunt coordinators. Surprisingly, it was a stunt coordinator that gave Debby her first break, where she did stunt work for the movie, North Dallas Forty (1979). She was then chosen to work permanently on the television show The Fall Guy (1981), as a stunt double for Heather Thomas. This, in turn, led to more work on the shows T.J. Hooker (1982), as Heather Locklear's stunt double and stunt work on Knight Rider (1982) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). While working on Duke's, she developed a life-long friendship with John Schneider. During her career as a stunt woman, she has doubled such stars as: Glenn Close, Beverly D'Angelo, Suzanne Somers, Barbara Eden and Cassandra Peterson (aka "Elvira"). Stunt work paved the way to many acting roles in feature films and episodic television, as well as national commercials for companies, such as Citibank. It was during this time that Debby continued perfecting her craft as a vocalist. She began studying with vocal coach Mark Forest and, most recently, Ron Anderson. Although her acting and stunt career were doing well, her passion was in singing country music. For years, she has been doing background vocal work for many country-rock and pop acts in the L.A. music scene. She has performed in Las Vegas for Jerry Lewis' Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, won an award for songwriting, performed an original composition on national television and placed an original song in a recent movie. Debby currently sings, fronting her own Country-Rock band, "Debby Porter the RE-porters", and maintains her gospel background in her Blues/R&B band, "TrainWreck". She remains an in-demand session singer and vocal arranger. She loves writing her own material and collaborating with other writers including country artist, John Schneider, who appears on Debby's demo tape, with her singing "Please Be Now".