Nate Lahey

Played by Billy Brown
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 | Wes Gibbins | Connor Walsh | Rebecca Sutter | Michaela Pratt | Asher Millstone | Laurel Castillo | Frank Delfino | Bonnie Winterbottom

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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 drama How to Get Away with Murder.

For 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 Billy Brown, who plays opposite Viola Davis’s law professor character as her adulterous lover, resulting in an explosive first-season finale.

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. His 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. 


HOMETOWN.....Inglewood, CA
BIRTHDATE.....October 30

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

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