Nate LaheyPlayed by Billy Brown
Nate Lahey is a tough, respected Philadelphia detective who works tirelessly to uphold the law. There’s only one person that can get in the way of that… Annalise Keating. Assertive and sharp, Nate doesn’t allow people to play games with him. As a result, Nate is one of the only people Annalise can really be herself around. But that doesn’t mean they’re entirely honest with each other…
How to Get Away with Murder Characters: Annalise Keating | Nate Lahey | Wes Gibbins | Connor Walsh | Rebecca Sutter | Michaela Pratt | Asher Millstone | Laurel Castillo | Frank Delfino | Bonnie Winterbottom
Billy Brown stars on the award-winning FX show Sons of Anarchy, which returns for its final season later this year. Most recently, he starred as a series regular on the CBS drama Hostages, alongside Toni Colette and Dylan McDermott. You can see Billy next in the highly anticipated drama series by executive producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy), How to Get Away with Murder. With his work on many different shows, Billy earned himself a spot on the Los Angeles Times' "Ones to Watch" list. He also garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Dexter (2006).
Billy, who is 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. Before becoming a series regular on Sons of Anarchy, Billy had a small role in the FX series Lights Out. Billy is also, most notably, recognized for his deep and powerful voice. He was first approached to be the voice of the Marines and since then has done work as a voice actor on the animated series Transformers: Prime. Billy has also appeared in The Following, opposite Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, where he played an FBI agent attempting to stop the mass killings being performed by James' followers.
With his roles of FBI agent and lead detective, it is only right that one of the upcoming projects of Billy's is the new TNT crime drama Legends, scheduled to premiere later this year. The show, based on the novel by Robert Littell, tells the story of an FBI agent who loses himself in his many undercover roles. He will be staring opposite Sean Bean and Ali Larter.
Billy was born and raised in Inglewood, CA.