Bailey Chase is Branch Connally, the Deputy Sheriff of Absaroka County. This affluent and ambitious detective is the on-again-off-again boyfriend of Cady Longmire. Sadly, after he is kicked off the force, his time on the show is cut short when he is murdered by his father.
Like his character on Longmire, Chase played football at Duke University on a football scholarship. Luckily for us, he became an actor, and has been working steadily for years. After playing the disgraced deputy, he joined the casts of 24: Legacy, Twin Peaks, and S.W.A.T. He also reunited with his Longmire castmate A Martinez on Queen of the South.
Chase’s frequently updated Instagram is particularly fun for Longmire fans to peruse. It’s filled with adorable pictures of his family, pets, travels, and passions. Take a closer look, and you’ll discover his handle is @branchlives. Turns out, he loves Branch Connally as much as we do.