In the series premiere of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, LAPD investigators visit the home of former NFL player O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) following the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson (Kelly Dowdle) and her friend Ronald Goldman. During the investigation, they meet family friend Kato Kaelin who was staying in a guest house on Simpson’s property and was present at the compound on the night of the two murders. Kaelin served as a witness for the prosecution in Simpson’s 1995 murder trial.
Kato Kaelin is portrayed by Billy Magnussen. The 30-year-old actor is best known for his roles in the films Bridge of Spies (Doug Forrester), The Big Short (Mortgage Broker #2), The Meddler (Ben), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). Magnussen is also recognized for his TV roles on The Leftovers (Marcus), Boardwalk Empire (Roger McAllister), CSI (Det. Michael Crenshaw), and As the World Turns as Casey Hughes (2008-2010). The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will premiere on Tuesday, February 2 at 10pm on FX.