Jay Harrington

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Jay Harrington
Born (1971-11-15) November 15, 1971 (age 44)
Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Jay H. Harrington III (born November 15, 1971) is an American actor. He is known for his role as the title character in the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted.

Early life[edit]

Harrington was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He attended Wellesley High School and then studied theater at Syracuse University.


Harrington has been featured as Dr. Simon O'Keefe on the WB drama Summerland, FBI Special Agent Paul Ryan on FOX's short-lived The Inside, and Steve on NBC's version of Coupling. He appeared in a recurring role on the police drama series The Division. He has also had roles on A.U.S.A., The Shield, Time of Your Life, Private Practice, and Burn Notice.

In 2006, Harrington began appearing as Dr. Ron McCready on the series Desperate Housewives. He starred as Ted Crisp in the comedy series Better Off Ted from March 2009 to January 2010. He has a recurring role in Season 4 of the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland. In 2014, he co-starred on the short-lived USA Network comedy series Benched.

Harrington has appeared in films such as American Reunion, Whatever It Takes, Anywhere but Here, Catalina Trust, A Little Inside, and Partner(s). He has also performed on stage, starring as Jack in Boy's Life and appearing in the off-Broadway productions Barefoot in the Park and Tony and Tina's Wedding.

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