8 Simple Rules
American actor Billy Aaron Brown is probably best known for portraying the character Kyle on the ABC comedy series “8 Simple Rules,” a role he had from 2002 to 2004. He also has guest starred in popular television series like “Undressed,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Ghost Whisperer.” Brown played Andy “Bucky” Buck on the box office hit film “Jeepers Creepers II” (2002).
Childhood and Family:
Billy Aaron Brown was born on July 28, 1981, in Clarinda, Iowa. He graduated from Clarinda High School and has trained with Joan Darling. He moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue a career in showbiz.
Jeepers Creepers II
A year after relocating to Los Angeles, Billy Aaron Brown landed a three episode stint as Billy on the MTV show “Undressed” (2000). He continued to appear as Leo Peterson in two episodes of the David E. Kelley drama “Boston Public” (2001), Rob in an episode of ABC Family's “So Little Time” (2002), Chad Davidson in an episode of the CBS short lived series “First Monday” (2002) and Ben in an episode of “Touched by an Angel” (2002). He also landed roles on the Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen direct to video films “Holiday in the Sun” (2001) and “Getting There.”
Brown's big break arrived when the actor was cast in the regular role of Kyle, Bridget's and later Kerry's ex-boyfriend in the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules,” which premiered on September 17, 2002. He was on the show from September 2002 to October 2004.
In 2003, Brown was cast as Andy “Bucky” Buck in the horror film “Jeepers Creepers II,” a sequel to the 2001 horror film “Jeepers Creepers,” directed and written by Victor Salva. The film grossed over $63 against a budget of $17 million.
Brown made his television film debut in the critically acclaimed Disney Channel Original Movie “Going to the Mat” (2004), starring Andrew Lawrence, Alessandra Toreson, Khleo Thomas and Wayne Brady. There, he played the role of John Lambrix. Still in 2004, he appeared in the short “Snackers” and in the television film adaptation of Cherie Bennett's book, “Searching for David's Heart,” starring Danielle Panabaker as Darcy Deeton and Ricky Ullman as her best friend, Sam.
In 2005, Brown co-starred with Robert Carradine, Nicholas Bell, Brian Wimmer, Stacy Haiduk, and Robbie Williams in the Sci Fi Channel film “Attack of the Sabertooth” and made a guest appearance in the CBS drama “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.” In the following year, he starred as Jeremy in the low budget drama film “These Days,” opposite Deena Adar and Gavin Bellour, and as Billy on the short “Deception,” which was directed and written by Mark Cole. In 2007, Brown starred as Liam in the horror film “Headless Horseman,” along with Rebecca Mozo and Richard Moll, worked with James Garner and Rome Brooks on the short “First Night,” which was directed by Martin Spanjers and written by Matthew Bozin, and appeared as Curt Kouf in an episode of “Ghost Whisperer” called “Mean Ghost.” In 2008, he appeared in the web series “ Imaginary Bitches,” starring Eden Riegel, Brooke Nevin, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Connie Fletcher-Staton.
Brown co-starred with Dave Foley and Rodney Scott in “The Strip,” a 2009 comedy film directed and written by Jameel Khan. He then worked with David Carradine, Zelda Williams and Rachel Sterling in the 2020 horror/thriller movie “Detention,” helmed by James D.R. Hickox.
Brown has extended experience in theatre, with lead roles in “Frankenstein,” “My Fair Lady” and “Kissing Scene,” to name a few.