Inglewood, California, United States
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With a captivating voice and self-assured screen presence, actor Billy Brown was known for playing charming and often mysterious leading men. Born and raised in Inglewood, California, Brown became interested in show business at a young age. He began working as a model in California, but soon decided to heed the advice of his colleagues and seek theatrical training in New York. Brown's smooth baritone voice landed him a number of jobs in the voiceover industry, playing characters in video games like Steel in "Superman: Man of Steel" (2002) and Williams in "Full Spectrum Warrior" (2004). In 2006, he made an appearance on an episode of the series "Sleeper Cell" (Showtime, 2005-06). Two years later, Brown played Staff Sgt. Pryce in the sci-fi thriller "Cloverfield" (2008), which he followed with an appearance as a Med Evac Pilot in "Star Trek" (2009). Then in 2011, Brown broke through with a recurring role as Detective Mike Anderson on the Showtime series "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-2013). The role exposed Brown to a much wider audience, and soon he was cast in a prominent role on the biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-2014). When the series wrapped in 2014, Brown was ready for his next major role, appearing opposite Viola Davis on the crime drama "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC, 2014- ).