'Lights Out' Actor Joins 'Dexter' in Key Role (Exclusive)

8:00 AM PST 05/25/2011 by Philiana Ng
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Billy Brown

Billy Brown will appear in the upcoming sixth season as a homicide detective on the Showtime drama.

Lights Out actor Billy Brown has joined the cast of Showtime’s Dexter.

Brown will appear in the sixth season in a recurring capacity, playing the character of Mike Cutler, a no-nonsense Chicago homicide detective who transfers to Miami Metro, where he immediately ruffles some feathers.

Brown, who played Patrick “Lights” Leary’s boxing nemesis Richard “Death Row” Reynolds on the short-lived drama Lights Out, has also appeared in Southland, Dirt and Californication.

Dexter, led by Michael C. Hall as the title character, is on a roll as of late, securing several actors in key parts for the new season, including Battlestar Galactica vet Edward James Olmos, rapper Mos (formerly Mos Def) and The Good Guys star Colin Hanks.

Production began in Los Angeles on Wednesday, with the new season launching in the fall.

Brown is repped by Talentworks and Benderspink.

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