Billy Kay (actor)

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Billy Kay
Born William Nathan Kay
(1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 33)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active 1990–present
  • Brandon Kay
  • Lynn Kay

William Nathan "Billy" Kay (born April 10, 1984) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his portrayal of Shayne Lewis on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.

Born on Long Island, New York, Kay began his acting career at a young age. At the age of eleven, he made his on-stage debut as Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver!, and went on to appear in various other theatrical plays including The Who's Tommy, The Sound of Music, and The Wiz. After appearing in several small film parts, Kay landed the role of Shayne Lewis on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, which earned him a nomination for a YoungStar Award for Best Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series. He was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the independent drama L.I.E. (2001).[1][2] Kay's other acting credits include films Halloween: Resurrection (2002), The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003), Debating Robert Lee (2004), and television series such as Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, and Charmed.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2000 YoungStar Award Best Young Actor in a Daytime TV Series Guiding Light Nominated
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series Nominated
2002 Chlotrudis Award Best Supporting Actor L.I.E. Nominated
Film Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Male Nominated
2006 Method Fest Award Best Ensemble Cast Debating Robert Lee Won


  1. ^ Harada, Wayne (September 28, 2001). "Actor Billy Kay wants it all, and right now". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Steele, Bruce (September 11, 2001). "The Truth in L.I.E.". The Advocate: 55. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 

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