Desmond Harrington

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Desmond Harrington
Desmond Harrington cropped 2010.jpg
Harrington in 2010
Born (1976-10-19) October 19, 1976 (age 38)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

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. 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 season three 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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Aulon
2000 Boiler Room JT Marlin Trainee uncredited
2000 Massholes Bing
2000 Drop Back Ten Spanks Voley
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Bobby
2001 The Hole Mike Steel
2001 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
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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Taken Jesse Keys – Adult 3 episodes
2003–04 Dragnet Det. Jimmy McCarron / Det. Dexter McCarron 10 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tim Rainey Episode: "Vacancy"
2006 Kidnapped Kenneth Cantrell Episode: "Special Delivery"
2006–07 Sons & Daughters Wylie Blake 9 episodes
2007 Rescue Me Troy 7 episodes
2008–13 Dexter Det. Joseph Quinn 72 episodes
2009–12 Gossip Girl Jack Bass 11 episodes
2012 Justified Fletcher 'The Ice Pick' Nix Episode: "The Gunfighter"
2014 Those Who Kill Bronte
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Alan Shepard Series set for spring premiere

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2005 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best actor Love Object Nominated
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated

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