'Hart of Dixie' star Scott Porter welcomes baby boy McCoy

'Hart of Dixie' star Scott Porter welcomes baby boy McCoy
Actor Scott Porter and wife Kelsey Mayfield have welcomed a son named McCoy. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

Scott Porter has a real McCoy of a son — and a son that he happened to name McCoy.

The "Hart of Dixie" and "Friday Night Lights" alum announced the arrival of his baby boy on Sunday, posting the birth details along with a snapshot of the little guy's face on WhoSay.

"McCoy Lee Porter. Born 5/23/15 4:16PM 8 lbs, 5 oz. | 20.5 inches 32cm Cranium. #ReadyForMyCloseUp #BabyBoyMcCoy," the 35-year-old TV actor wrote.

Porter, who played "golden boy" lawyer George Tucker on the now-canceled "Dixie" and parapalegic football star Jason Street on "FNL," also shared a snapshot of some father-son skin-to-skin contact that he captioned, "Game Changer. #BabyBoyMcCoy."

"Scott Porter, and his wife Kelsey were incredibly elated to welcome their first child, McCoy Lee Porter, a healthy baby boy born May 23rd, 8lbs 5oz," his rep told The Times in a statement on Tuesday. "Both baby and mother are doing great, and dad couldn't be more thrilled."

The actor and his wife, casting director Kelsey Mayfield, announced the pregnancy at the "Jupiter Ascending" premiere back in February.

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"The Porter family always loves supporting friends like @channingtatum and #TheWachowskis. #JupiterAscending," Porter wrote, sharing the pic on Instagram.

It's the first child for the couple, who met on the set of "Friday Night Lights" in 2008 and wed in Texas in April 2013.


May 26, 10:05 a.m.: This story has been updated to include a statement from Porter's publicist, Erica Gray.

This post was originally published on May 25 at 12:57 p.m.

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