Billy Brown

Nate Lahey
Actor Biography

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. As we head into the fourth season, Brown's character is in a much different mindset by putting his career first over anyone and anything – including Annalise.

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.

In January 2018, Billy will star in the Screen Gems thriller "Proud Mary," opposite Taraji P. Henson. His other feature-film credits include "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Starship Troopers 2," "Cloverfield," "Lakeview Terrace," "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Star Trek."

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," and his ongoing role as the exclusive voice of commercials for the United States Marine Corps.

How to Get Away with Murder Cast:  Viola Davis |  Billy Brown |  Jack Falahee |  Aja Naomi King |  Matt McGorry |  Karla Souza |  Charlie Weber |  Liza Weil | Conrad Ricamora

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Character Biography

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 |  Connor Walsh |  Michaela Pratt |  Asher Millstone |  Laurel Castillo |  Frank Delfino |  Bonnie Winterbottom |  Oliver Hampton

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