Billy Brown (actor)

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Billy Brown
BornOctober 30[1]
Inglewood, California[1]
Years active1993–present
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Not to be confused with actor Billy Aaron Brown.
Billy Brown
BornOctober 30[1]
Inglewood, California[1]
Years active1993–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]


1993Geronimo: An American LegendNative American
1993DreamriderBoy in Boston
1997The Beautician and the BeastFireman
1997The Lost World: Jurassic ParkInGen Worker
2001Second Coming
2002The Wild Thornberrys MovieRhinoVoice
2004Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the FederationPvt. Ottis Brick
2004CSI: NYGeorge ThomasEpisode: "Grand Master"
2004NCISChief Petty Officer VelatEpisode: "Heart Break"
2005Cold CaseDonald WilliamsEpisode: "Strange Fruit"
2005House of the Dead 2GriffinTelevision film
2005-2006E-RingMSgt. Meeks3 episodes
2007Backyards & BulletsCraig WinslowTV pilot
2008I Am BubbaBubbaShort film
2008CloverfieldStaff Sgt. Pryce
2007-2008DirtTweety McDaniel3 episodes
2008Lakeview TerracePatrolman
2009Race to Witch MountainCarson
2009Star TrekMed Evac Pilot
2009SouthlandTalib2 episodes
2009CalifornicationMarcy's DateEpisode: "The Land of Rape and Honey"
2010CSI: NYBusiness PedestrainEpisode: "Unfriendly Chat"
2011ReconstructionSamTV pilot
2011Lights OutRichard 'Death Row' ReynoldsSeries regular, 11 episodes
2012Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJoe MarshallEpisode: "Official Story"
2011-2012DexterDet. Mike Anderson11 episodes
2013The FollowingTroy Riley3 episodes
2012-2013Sons of AnarchyAugust Marks10 episodes
2013-2014HostagesArcher PetitSeries regular, 15 episodes
2014-presentHow to Get Away with MurderNateSeries regular
Video Games
2000Jet Set RadioDJ Professor KVoice
2002Jet Set Radio FutureDJ Professor KVoice
2004Hot Shots Golf Fore!T-BoneVoice


  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'". 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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