American jazz drummer, percussionist and educator (born April 29, 1930 in Hartford, Connecticut).
His three sons all musicians : Steve Porcaro (b. 1957), keyboardist and composer, Mike Porcaro (1955-2015), a bassist, and Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992), a drummer.
Worked with ; Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Don Ellis, Sarah Vaughan, Natalie Cole, Freddie Hubbard, Pink Floyd, Gladys Knight, Madonna and many others. He appears also on several film scores by James Newton Howard, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Frizzell and his son Steve.