Peter Macon Poster

Biography

Peter Jerrod Macon is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Lt. Commander Bortus in the Fox/Hulu television series The Orville (2017-present). Macon was raised in Minneapolis and attended North Community High School, where he acted in school plays. His mother was a teacher, and his father was a truck driver. Macon later attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the Yale School of Drama, where he earned a master's degree in acting. Macon married Lucia Brawley, an actress who also attended Yale, in 2005. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins officiated.