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Billie Keane
Billie Keane
First appearance "The Routine" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Capital P" (episode 1.04)
Reason/Cause End of Storyline
Prisoner No. 97K187
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 33
Date of Conviction May 14, 1997
Affiliations Jefferson Keane
Spouse None
Relatives Jefferson Keane (brother)
Cornelius Keane (father)
Grace Keane (sister)
Kill Count 0
Episode Count 3 Episodes
Portrayed by Derrick Simmons

Billie Keane is an African American inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Derrick Simmons.

Character Summary[]

Imprisoned alongside his elder brother, Jefferson, leader of the Homeboy gang. Billie is one of the gay inmates in Emerald City.

Plot Summary[]

Season 1[]

He is initially seen making passes at Dino Ortolani which eventually leads to him stalking Ortolani and following him into the showers where Ortolani severely beats him down.

To avenge his brother, Jefferson sends Johnny Post to kill Ortolani while he is in solitary. When Billie returns from the hospital, he discovers that Jefferson has become a Muslim and isn't accepted by his brother anymore for his homosexuality. Billie is also tranferred to a protective custody unit for gay prisoners as how it is transpired in the storyline.

After Jefferson is placed on Death Row for killing Julio Martinez, Billie reconciles with Jefferson during a visit. Following Jefferson's execution, Billie is never seen or mentioned again.


Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4a
Season 4b
Season 5
Season 6


Jefferson Keane

Billie (right) as seen in his brother, Jefferson's, crime flashback.

The Gays

Alonzo Torquemada - Billie Keane - Tony Masters - Fiona Zonioni - Richie Hanlon - Ronald Barlog - Jason Cramer - Nat Ginzburg