Harry D'Amour

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Harry D'Amour
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Harry D'Amour, as he appears on cover art for Hellraiser #18 (September 2012)
First appearance The Last Illusion (1986)
Created by Clive Barker
Portrayed by Scott Bakula
Gender Male
Occupation Private detective
Nationality American

Harry D'Amour is a fictional character created by author, filmmaker, and artist Clive Barker.

D'Amour is an occult detective, a private investigator who specializes in cases involving the occult. His body is marked heavily by tattoos that confer protection against evil.


His first appearance is in the short story "The Last Illusion" in Barker's Books of Blood Volume 6. He later appears briefly in the novel The Great and Secret Show, then again in a short story called "The Lost Souls" (featured in an anthology called Cutting Edge). He returns as a major character in the novel Everville, and appears alongside Pinhead in Barker's book The Scarlet Gospels.


Harry d'Amour plays a major role in the BOOM! Studios Hellraiser comic series (2011). After Pinhead escapes and places himself in opposition to Leviathan, he and Kirsty are trapped by Leviathan himself and Harry takes Pinhead's place as the leader of Hell's armies. His flayed chest reveals his still beating heart. In spite of his new powers, Harry still carries a gun, enabling him to battle several incursion attempts from other realms.


D'Amour was portrayed by actor Scott Bakula in the film Lord of Illusions (which is loosely based on the short story "The Last Illusion").

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