Billy Brown (actor)

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Not to be confused with actor Billy Aaron Brown.
Billy Brown
Born October 30[1]
Inglewood, California[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Billy Brown is an American actor. In 2014, Brown is starring in the Shonda Rhimes drama series, How to Get Away with Murder. He is also known for his roles in the television series Lights Out, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, and Hostages.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born and raised in Inglewood, California.[1] Brown is known for his role as detective Mike Anderson on Showtime's Dexter from 2011 to 2012. Previously he starred as boxer Richard "Death Row" Reynolds in the short-lived FX series Lights Out.[2] In 2012 he landed the recurring role of August Marks in the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy.[3] He also provides the second voice of Cliffjumper in the animated series Transformers: Prime. In 2013, he portrayed Agent Troy Riley in the first season of The Following.

Brown starred opposite Toni Collette in the CBS drama series Hostages from 2013-14.[4] In 2014, he was cast opposite Viola Davis in ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Native American
1993 Dreamrider Boy in Boston
1997 The Beautician and the Beast Fireman
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park InGen Worker
2001 Second Coming
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Rhino Voice
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Pvt. Ottis Brick
2004 CSI: NY George Thomas Episode: "Grand Master"
2004 NCIS Chief Petty Officer Velat Episode: "Heart Break"
2005 Cold Case Donald Williams Episode: "Strange Fruit"
2005 House of the Dead 2 Griffin Television film
2005-2006 E-Ring MSgt. Meeks 3 episodes
2007 Backyards & Bullets Craig Winslow TV pilot
2008 I Am Bubba Bubba Short film
2008 Cloverfield Staff Sgt. Pryce
2007-2008 Dirt Tweety McDaniel 3 episodes
2008 Lakeview Terrace Patrolman
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Carson
2009 Star Trek Med Evac Pilot
2009 Southland Talib 2 episodes
2009 Californication Marcy's Date Episode: "The Land of Rape and Honey"
2010 CSI: NY Business Pedestrain Episode: "Unfriendly Chat"
2011 Reconstruction Sam TV pilot
2011 Lights Out Richard 'Death Row' Reynolds Series regular, 11 episodes
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joe Marshall Episode: "Official Story"
2011-2012 Dexter Det. Mike Anderson 11 episodes
2013 The Following Troy Riley 3 episodes
2012-2013 Sons of Anarchy August Marks 10 episodes
2013-2014 Hostages Archer Petit Series regular, 15 episodes
2014 Legends Stranger
2014-present How to Get Away with Murder Nate Series regular
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Jet Set Radio DJ Professor K Voice
2002 Jet Set Radio Future DJ Professor K Voice
2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! T-Bone Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Billy Brown". American Broadcasting Companies. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "'Lights Out' Actor Joins 'Dexter' in Key Role (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. May 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Billy Brown to play opposite Harold Perrineau in 'Sons of Anarchy'". Digital Spy. June 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Billy Brown compares his roles on 'Hostages' and 'Sons of Anarchy'". Entertainment Weekly. September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2014-03-02). "Aimee Garcia Cast In CBS Pilot 'Red Zone'; Billy Brown In ABC's 'How To Get Away'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  6. ^ "ABC Picks Up Shonda Rhimes Drama, Renews 'Resurrection' and 'Once Upon a Time'". TheWrap. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 

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