Billy Brown (actor)
October 30, 1970
William "Billy" Brown (born October 30, 1970) is an American actor. In 2014, Brown began starring as Detective Nate Lahey 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
Brown was born and raised in Inglewood, California. He 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. In 2012, he landed the recurring role of August Marks in the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy. 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. In 2014, he was cast opposite Viola Davis in ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes.
Voices for the Marines commercials.
|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|
|2002||The Wild Thornberrys Movie||Rhino||Voice|
|2005||House of the Dead II||Griffin|
|2008||I Am Bubba||Bubba||Short film|
|2008||Cloverfield||Staff Sgt. Pryce|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Carson|
|2009||Star Trek||Med Evac Pilot|
|2000–03||As Told by Ginger||Mr. Patterson / Delivery Guy||4 episodes|
|2004||Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation||Private Ottis Brick||Television film|
|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"|
|2005–06||E-Ring||MSgt. Meeks||3 episodes|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Det. Ware||Episode: "Fear and Loathing"|
|2007||Backyards & Bullets||Craig Winslow||Unsold TV pilot|
|2007–08||Dirt||Tweety McDaniel||3 episodes|
|2009||Californication||Marcy's Date||Episode: "The Land of Rape and Honey"|
|2010||CSI: NY||Business Pedestrian||Episode: "Unfriendly Chat"|
|2011||Reconstruction||Sam||Unsold TV pilot|
|2011||Lights Out||Richard 'Death Row' Reynolds||11 episodes|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Joe Marshall||Episode: "Official Story"|
|2011–12||Dexter||Det. Mike Anderson||11 episodes|
|2013||The Following||Troy Riley||3 episodes|
|2012–14||Sons of Anarchy||August Marks||14 episodes|
|2013–14||Hostages||Archer Petit||15 episodes|
|2014||Legends||Robert McCombs||Episode: "Rogue"|
|2014–present||How to Get Away with Murder||Detective Nate Lahey||61 episodes|
|2015||Adventure Time||The Vampire King||3 episodes|
|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|
|2004||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2||Zez-Kai Ell||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Dexter||Nominated|
- "Billy Brown". American Broadcasting Companies. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "'Lights Out' Actor Joins 'Dexter' in Key Role (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. May 25, 2011.
- "Billy Brown to play opposite Harold Perrineau in 'Sons of Anarchy'". Digital Spy. June 8, 2012.
- "Billy Brown compares his roles on 'Hostages' and 'Sons of Anarchy'". Entertainment Weekly. September 23, 2013.
- 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.
- "ABC Picks Up Shonda Rhimes Drama, Renews 'Resurrection' and 'Once Upon a Time'". TheWrap. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
- Kroll, Justin (February 22, 2017). "'How to Get Away With Murder's' Billy Brown to Star With Taraji P. Henson in 'Proud Mary' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved March 8, 2017.