Billy Slaughter

William H. "Billy" Slaughter is an American film and television actor, best known for his roles in The Campaign and Focus. In his free time he works with students that want to become actors and actresses at Launch Model And Talent in Metairie.

Billy Slaughter
William H. Slaughter

(1980-06-03) June 3, 1980
Years active2002–present
Notable work
The Campaign

Early life

Slaughter was born on June 3, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans.[1] He has been trained at the British American Drama Academy (BADA).[1]


In 2011, Slaughter played Ryan in the action film Colombiana opposite Zoe Saldana, the film was directed by Olivier Megaton and released domestically by TriStar Pictures on August 26, 2011.[2][3]

In 2012, Slaughter played the role of Dermot in the political comedy film The Campaign along with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.[4] The film was directed by Jay Roach and released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 10, 2012.

In 2013, Slaughter played the role of an Ohio State Fair Security Guard named Ben in the crime thriller Parker along with Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.[2] The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and released on January 25, 2013 by FilmDistrict.[5] Later he played the role of Trevor 'The Fed' in the thriller The East opposite Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ellen Page.[4] The film was directed by Zal Batmanglij and released domestically on May 31, 2013 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.[6]

In 2014, Slaughter played a role as a Pool Cleaner in the biopic Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nelsan Ellis.[4] And he also played a small role of the Hip Sports Reporter in the football drama When the Game Stands Tall, starring Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern.[4] Later the same year he appeared as a guest in the FX's horror series American Horror Story.[7]

In 2015, Slaughter played the role of a Passing Thief in the heist comedy Focus along with Will Smith and Margot Robbie.[7] The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 27, 2015.[8] He also appeared in the SundanceTV's drama series The Red Road.[7]

Slaughter has played the role of Agent Murphy in the live-action superhero film Max Steel, based on the Mattel's toy of same name.[4] Stewart Hendler directed the film, which was released in 2015 by Open Road Films.

Slaughter played Squidward in the comedy Daddy's Home, along with Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.[7] Sean Anders directed the film, which was released on December 25, 2015 by Paramount Pictures.[9] Slaughter also had supporting roles in the 2015 films American Ultra and The Big Short.[2] He played an NSA staffer in the science fiction film Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, and Kirsten Dunst.[4][2] Jeff Nichols directed the film, released on March 18, 2016 by Warner Bros.[10]

Slaughter played Josiah in the western film The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.[2] The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua, and was released on September 23, 2016 by Columbia Pictures.[11] He also had a small role in 2017's Geostorm.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat Best Man
2002 Happy Here and Now Napoleon Bonaparte
2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers Costco Clerk TV film
2006 Stay Alive Rex
2006 Click Newman Employee
2006 The Last Time Intern
2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus Nerd Elf TV film
2007 The Staircase Murders Dr. James Adams TV film
2008 Deal Announcer
2009 12 Rounds Technician
2009 The Final Destination Frankie
2009 The Open Road Rental Car Employee
2009 Welcome to Academia Sweater Boy #2
2009 Wolvesbayne Felix TV film
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Accountant TV film
2010 Revenge of the Bridesmaids Gary TV film
2010 Cigarettes et bas nylons G.I. Weiss TV film
2010 Cell Phone Psycho Phone Guy Short film
2011 The Chaperone Father
2011 51 Dr. Haven
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Actor (voice)
2011 Colombiana Ryan
2011 Storm War Richie
2011 Snatched Biff Baxter
2012 Battleship BIP Technician
2012 The Philly Kid TV Announcer #1
2012 The Campaign Dermot
2013 Parker Ohio State Fair Security Guard Ben
2013 The East Trevor 'The Fed'
2013 Shadow People TV Anchor
2013 Remember Sunday Jim TV film
2013 Robosapien: Rebooted James
2013 Anna Nicole Producer #1 TV film
2013 Laundry Morning Bart Short film
2013 White Rabbit Dr. Clayton
2013 Homefront DEA Agent #2
2014 The Lookalike Bubbly Birthday Dude
2014 Get on Up Pool Cleaner
2014 When the Game Stands Tall Hip Sports Reporter
2015 Zipper Sam's Aide
2015 Demonic EMT Wayne
2015 Focus Passing Thief
2015 Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Junior Officer
2015 The Livingston Gardener Manny Guerrera
2015 Return to Sender Kevin
2015 American Ultra Staff Sgt. Harris
2015 Trumbo D.C. Reporter
2015 The Big Short Real Estate Agent
2015 Daddy's Home Instigator Dad
2015 Laundry Day Bart
2016 Midnight Special NSA Staffer
2016 Bayou Tales Pvt. Chauvin
2016 Cold Moon Dr. Everage
2016 Bad Moms Veterinarian
2016 The Magnificent Seven Josiah
2016 Max Steel Agent Murphy
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Parasource Aide
2017 Happy Death Day Winter
2017 Geostorm Karl Dright
2018 Laundry Day Bart
2018 Billionaire Boys Club Loan Officer
2018 Eat, Brains, Love Jonathan post-production
2019 The Highwaymen Reporter #1 Post-production
2019 It's Time Sports Reporter Billy Watkins post-production
2019 Bayou Tales Pvt. Chauvin


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Drop Dead Diva Oscar Gilbert 1 episode
2010 The Gates Mr. Pollack 1 episode
2011 Things We Do for Love Thomas 1 episode
2010-2011 Treme Actor 7 episodes
2012 Breakout Kings Storage Unit Manager 1 episode
2013 Nashville Tabloid Reporter 1 episode
2014 American Horror Story Lavender Male 1 episode
2015 The Red Road Meyers / Myers 2 episodes
2015 Zoo Nicholas Bradshaw 2 episodes
2018 Cloak & Dagger Vance Caruthers 1 episode
2018 The Purge Lee 1 episode
2018 The First Vista Lawyer 2 episodes
2019 Patsy & Loretta Randy Hughes TV film


  1. "Max Steel adds Billy Slaughter to cast". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  2. Ford, Rebecca (June 8, 2015). "'The Magnificent Seven' Adds 'Focus' Actor Billy Slaughter (Exclusive)". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. "Colombiana (2011)". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. Ford, Rebecca (May 5, 2014). "Live-Action 'Max Steel' Adaptation Adds 'Get on Up' Actor". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  5. "Parker (2013)". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  6. "The East (2013)". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  7. Kroll, Justin (February 23, 2015). "'Focus' Actor Billy Slaughter Joins Will Ferrell in 'Daddy's Home'". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  8. Evry, Max (January 29, 2015). "IMAX to Release Focus, Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie". Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  9. Cunningham, Todd (June 3, 2015). "Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy 'Daddy's Home' Gets Holiday Release". Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  10. "Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' Pushed Into 2016". July 28, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  11. "Sony Pictures Dates 16 Films Through 2019!". August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
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