Porky - Childhood nickname of
Sylvester "Porky" Brockway (Donald Keeler), a
plump youngster living in the farm community of
Calverton, near Capital City on the family drama
JEFF'S COLLIE/CBS/1954-57. Porky shared a
friendship with youngster Jeff Miller (Tommy
Rettig) who owned a dog named Lassie.
Donald Keeler's real name was Joey Vieira; he
got his stage name from his aunt, dancer Ruby
Porky was also the college nickname of
lawyer Alonzo Sparks (James Avery) on the sitcom
SPARKS/UPN/1996-97. When Alonzo attended law
school, he had difficulty standing up in class
and talking to his intimidating law professor.
He earned the nickname of Porky (after Porky
Pig) because he stuttered and stammered.