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Peter Macon is an American actor and voice-over artist who plays the role of Bortus the second officer onboard the The Orville.

Background Edit

Peter has played roles in Jonny Zero, Dexter, The Shield, Bosch, and Shameless, among other roles. He has also done several voice-over roles for franchises such as Twisted Metal, Cool Boarders, and Wolfenstein.

The Orville Edit

On August 19th, 2016, Peter Macon and J. Lee were announced as series regulars.

Macon's Bortus costume is particularly complicated, itchy, and hot, which led to problems on set. Macon and Scott Grimes (Gordon Malloy) recall that on a particularly hot day of filming the first season, the wardrobe department slit a hole in the back of Macon's headpiece to circulate air and cool Macon down while he waited for his scenes. Macon lied on the couch of his trailer, not knowing that his trailer had become infested with ants and five or six ants crawled into his costume through the opening. When it came time to film Bortus, the wardrobe department re-sealed his headpiece with the ants in it. Macon was constantly irritated by the ants, and he began hitting himself in the face to crush the ants under the prosthetic. The ants continued to bother him for most of the day.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Peter has an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, won in 2002 for his work on Animated Tales of the World. Seth MacFarlane won an Emmy in the same category two years prior.

References Edit

  1. Video by The Paley Center for Media. March 17, 2018.