'Billions' Season 6 Episode 2: Who is Wayne Duvall's Bud Lazara in hit Showtime drama?
Spoilers for 'Billions' Season 6 Episode 2 'Lyin' Eyes'
The new season of 'Billions' also brings in new characters and the latest in one of Hollywood's finest and veteran actors, Wayne Duvall. The 'Pearson' star plays Bud Lazara, a billionaire in the series and is one of the latest characters in Chuck Rhoades' (Paul Giamatti) crosshairs. The New York AG takes the fight to the billionaire class — people who he believes must not be entitled to that much wealth. The actor is known for his works such as 'The Trial of the Chicago 7', 'A Quiet Place Part II' and 'Lincoln'.
Lazara makes his first appearance on the hit Showtime finance drama and immediately gets the better of Chuck. In what appears as a shakedown by Chuck and the President of the city's Doorman Union for more necessary funds and extra pay for the effort they put in during the pandemic, Lazara shuns Chuck off. It doesn't help the latter's case when his father tells him that people like Lazara are more influential and are tough nuts to crack.
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However, Chuck scores his second consecutive W by catching Lazara bribing the President of the DU on video and using it to not just get a better settlement for the people, but also use his services for the future. And typical Chuck decides to take it one step ahead and leak the news of his bribe to the press. Despite Kate Sacker's (Condola Rashad) doubts, he decides to pull off the move and has now made a permanent enemy of the billionaire.
It remains to be seen if Duvall has a recurring role in the series. Considering the way the episode ended, we can expect him to make more appearances in the future. There is also the possibility that Lazara might just find an ally in Prince who due to the world-changing plans he has will surely be on Chuck's radar next. For now, the NY AG has sort of stumbled on a winning streak after his sore loss to Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), but these wins just might help in building the edge he lost.
'Billions' Season 6 airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on Showtime.