BILLY BROWN (Walter Brewer)
Named by the Los Angeles Times as “One to Watch” actor Billy Brown currently lends his strong presence and extraordinary talent to the character of Detective Nate Lahey in the acclaimed Shonda Rhimes-produced crime drama How to Get Away with Murder.
In its first season on ABC, How to Get Away with Murder won numerous honors, including an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year and was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. Integral to its appeal is Brown, who plays detective Nate Lahey, the adulterous lover, opposite Viola Davis’s law professor character. Brown’s character is in a much different mindset by putting his career first over anyone and anything – including Annalise. How to Get Away with Murder is currently airing its 5th season.
Previously, Billy starred as a series regular on the CBS drama Hostages, alongside Toni Colette and Dylan McDermott. He is perhaps best known for his role as lead detective Mike Anderson on Showtime’s award-winning drama Dexter, as well as the tough and brutal gang leader August Marks on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. In addition to the FX series Lights Out, his other television roles include Fox’s The Following, opposite Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, in which he played an FBI agent working to stop a string of mass killings. He recently starred in the Screen Gems thriller Proud Mary, opposite Taraji P. Henson. His other feature-film credits include Cloverfield, Race to Witch Mountain, Star Trek, Lakeview Terrace, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers 2.
With his prominent work on projects such as Dexter, which earned a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, the Los Angeles Times included Billy Brown on its 2011 “Ones to Watch” list. He’s also one to listen to, considering his voice work in film and TV projects including The Wild Thornberrys Movie and Transformers Prime, plus his ongoing role as the exclusive voice of commercials for the United States Marine Corps.