Desmond Harrington is an American actor. He is famous for films like Wrong Turn (2003), The Hole (2001) and the Ghost Ship (2002). Desmond entered in the third season of ‘
Dexter’ as Detective Joseph “Joey” Quinn and also in the serial ‘Gossip Girl’.
Desmond was born in Savannah, Georgia and was brought up in Bronx,
New York. He made his debut in the film industry with the film ‘The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc’ directed by
Luc Besson where he portrayed the role of Jean d’Aulon. The breakthrough film that brought him fame was The Hole, Ghost Ship and Wrong Turn and later appeared in the serial produced by Steven Spielberg’s ‘
Taken’, in which he acted as Jesse Keys, who used to abduct aliens in the film.
He has done films like Boiler Room as JT Marlin Trainee, Massholes (2000) as Bing, Drop Back Ten as Spanks Voley, Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) as Bobby, My First Mister as Randy, Life Makes Sense If You’re Famous as Jay (2002), We Were Soldiers, Love Object as Kenneth Winslow (2003), 3- Way as Ralph Hagen (2004), Taphephobia as Mike Hollister (2006), Bottom’s Up, Fort Pit, Exit Speed as Sam Cutter (2008), Timer (2009), Life Is Hot In Cracktown as Benny (2009),Not Since You (2009_, The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and his latest film,
The Neon Demon is going to release in June 2016.
Desmond did a guest appearance in ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’ in 2007, as a serial killer and later in September 2008 entered the cast of Dexter as the lead role and in December 2008 he did guest appearance in Gossip Girl and frequently appeared in the episodes of Gossip Girl. The other TV shows that he did are Dragnet as Detective Dexter Mc Carron (2008-13) for 72 episodes, Kidnapped as Kenneth Cantrell (2006), Sons and Daughters (2006-07) as Wylie Blake for 9 episodes, Rescue Me in 2007 as Troy for 7 episodes, Justified (2012) as Fletcher “The Ice Pink” Nix in the episode ‘The Gunfighter’, Those Who Kill as Bronte in 2014, The Astronauts Wives Club in 2015 as Alan Shepherd, and Limitless in 2015 as Agent Casey Rooks. Desmond has not won any award so far but has been nominated for his serials like Love Object and Dexter in the Screen Actors Guild Awards.