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.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California , USA
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Height5'10" (1.78 m)
 
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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.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California , USA
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Height5'10" (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
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcAulon
2000Boiler RoomJP Marlin Traineeuncredited
MassholesBing
Drop Back TenSpanks Voley
2001Riding in Cars with BoysBobby
The HoleMike Steel
My First MisterRandy
2002Life Makes Sense If You're FamousJay
2002Ghost ShipJack Ferriman
2002We Were SoldiersSp4 Bill Beck
2003Wrong TurnChris Flynn
2003Love ObjectKenneth WinslowMálaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Award for Best Actor
20043-WayRalph Hagen
2006TaphephobiaMike Hollister
2006Bottom's UpRusty #1
2007Fort PitMike Sokeletski
2008Exit SpeedSam Cutter
2009TiMERDan the Man
2009Life Is Hot in CracktownBenny
2009Not Since YouSam
2012The Dark Knight RisesPolice Officer
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002TakenJesse Keys - Adult3 episodes
2003–2004DragnetDet. Jimmy McCarron / Det. Dexter McCarron10 episodes
2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentTim Rainey1 episode
2006KidnappedKenneth Cantrell1 episode
2006–2007Sons & DaughtersWylie Blake9 episodes
2007Rescue MeTroy7 episodes
2008–2013DexterDet. Joseph Quinn72 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009, 2010)
2009–2012Gossip GirlJack Bass11 episodes
2012JustifiedFletcher 'The Ice Pick' NixEpisode: "The Gunfighter"
2014The Astronaut Wives ClubAlan Shepardupcoming series

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Awards[edit]

YearGroupAwardResultNotes
2004Málaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaBest actorWonLove Object
2005Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest actorNominatedLove Object
2009Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominatedDexter (TV series)
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominatedDexter (TV series)
2011Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominatedDexter (TV series)
2012Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominatedDexter (TV series)

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