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This article is about the original movie character. For the original movie's costume designer, see Joseph Porro.
Biographical information
Planet of origin Earth
Nationality American
Death 1995 (MIA)
Race Tau'ri
Species Human
Socio-political information
Occupation Military
Rank Airman First Class
Allegiance US Air Force
Out of Stargate universe information
Portrayed by Steve Giannelli
First appearance Stargate

Porro was an Airman First Class in the US Air Force. He was part of the first Abydos mission team in 1995. There, he has been missing in action.

Character's evolution

Stargate (1995)

After Dr. Daniel Jackson's discovering of the seventh symbol on the Giza coverstone's cartouche. a team, led by Colonel Jack O'Neill, is set up; Porro is part of the team. Just before passing through the Stargate's wormhole, Porro reaches a religious medal and kisses it.

During the building of the base camp, Porro, as well as Freeman trie to calm down an upset Ferretti, who complains to be stuck here.

Later, as a sandstorm is rising, Porro and his fellow teammates have to fold back inside the pyramid. There, he ask how it could be hard to get back through the 'gate.

After an unusual noise and a big shaking, the team spread out. Trying to defend themselves against an unknown enemy, Porro sees Reilly knocked out and dragged away. Then he himself is knocked in the head by an object and falls.


  • Porro seemed to be a believer, or at least a supersticious man. He kissed his medal he weared as a necklace before passing through the Stargate.
  • Porro's rank is visible when he kisses his medal.
  • Porro is credited as "Lieutenant" in the ending credits (the same for all O'Neill's team members), yet we can see "Airman First Class" insignas on his fatigues' sleeves.
  • Porro's body is not seen after his knock-out. The Stargate books mention that Porro's body is deposited inside the water-filled pit, yet if we see closely the images, we can see sleeves on the T-shirt. On previous images, Porro had no T-shirt but an ammunition jacket without sleeve. Thus his status is MIA.

Behind the scenes