Desmond Harrington

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Desmond Harrington
Desmond Harrington cropped 2010.jpg
Harrington in 2010
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 37)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California , USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Height 5'10" (1.78 m)

Desmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for movies such as The Hole, Wrong Turn and Ghost Ship. He joined the cast of the Showtime series Dexter in its third season as Det. Joseph Quinn and appeared in a few episodes of Gossip Girl.

Life and career[edit]

Harrington was born in Savannah, Georgia, but his parents decided to return to the Bronx when he was 3 where they would then raise him. His first role was Aulon in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. He soon after nabbed prominent roles in films such as The Hole, Ghost Ship and Wrong Turn. Harrington also appeared in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama Taken, in which he played Jesse Keys, an abductee of aliens.

In 2007, he guest-starred in Law and Order: Criminal Intent as a serial killer.

In September 2008 he joined the Showtime TV show Dexter.

In December 2008, he played a guest role on Gossip Girl playing Jack Bass. He reprised his role through guest appearances in Seasons 3 of the show.[1]

In January 2012, it was reported that Harrington will return to Gossip Girl in the "last third of the season".[2] In the same month, he made a guest appearance on the Season three premiere of Justified, playing Fletcher 'The Ice Pick' Nix.[3] He also played a small role in The Dark Knight Rises as a police officer.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Harrington in 2013.
Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Aulon
2000 Boiler Room JP Marlin Trainee uncredited
Massholes Bing
Drop Back Ten Spanks Voley
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Bobby
The Hole Mike Steel
My First Mister Randy
2002 Life Makes Sense If You're Famous Jay
2002 Ghost Ship Jack Ferriman
2002 We Were Soldiers Sp4 Bill Beck
2003 Wrong Turn Chris Flynn
2003 Love Object Kenneth Winslow Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Award for Best Actor
2004 3-Way Ralph Hagen
2006 Taphephobia Mike Hollister
2006 Bottom's Up Rusty #1
2007 Fort Pit Mike Sokeletski
2008 Exit Speed Sam Cutter
2009 TiMER Dan the Man
2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown Benny
2009 Not Since You Sam
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Police Officer
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Taken Jesse Keys - Adult 3 episodes
2003–2004 Dragnet Det. Jimmy McCarron / Det. Dexter McCarron 10 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tim Rainey 1 episode
2006 Kidnapped Kenneth Cantrell 1 episode
2006–2007 Sons & Daughters Wylie Blake 9 episodes
2007 Rescue Me Troy 7 episodes
2008–2013 Dexter Det. Joseph Quinn 72 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009, 2010)
2009–2012 Gossip Girl Jack Bass 11 episodes
2012 Justified Fletcher 'The Ice Pick' Nix Episode: "The Gunfighter"
2014 The Astronaut Wives Club Alan Shepard upcoming series

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Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Result Notes
2004 Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Best actor Won Love Object
2005 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best actor Nominated Love Object
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated Dexter (TV series)
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated Dexter (TV series)
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated Dexter (TV series)
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated Dexter (TV series)

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