Desmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He has appeared in The Hole (2001), Ghost Ship (2002), and Wrong Turn (2003), Desmond joined the cast of the Showtime series Dexter in its third season, as Det. Joseph "Joey" Quinn, and is also known for portraying Jack Bass, the uncle of Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl.
Life and careerEdit
Harrington was born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in The Bronx, New York. His first role was Aulon in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). He soon afterward nabbed prominent roles in films such as The Hole (2001), Ghost Ship (2002), and Wrong Turn (2003). Harrington also appeared in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama Taken, in which he played Jesse Keys, an abductee of aliens.
In January 2012, it was reported that Harrington would return to Gossip Girl in the "last third of the season". In the same month, he made a guest appearance in the season three premiere of Justified, playing Fletcher "The Ice Pick" Nix. He also played a small role in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as a police officer and had a role in the Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 thriller film The Neon Demon.
|1999||The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc||Aulon|
|2000||Boiler Room||JT Marlin Trainee||uncredited|
|2000||Drop Back Ten||Spanks Voley|
|2001||Riding in Cars with Boys||Bobby|
|2001||The Hole||Mike Steel|
|2001||My First Mister||Randy Harris, Jr.|
|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|
|2006||Bottoms 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 Nelson|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Police Officer on bridge|
|2016||The Neon Demon||Jack McCarther|
|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 Vollie||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||Det. Nico Bronte||3 episodes|
|2015||The Astronaut Wives Club||Alan Shepard||10 episodes|
|2015||Limitless||agent Casey Rooks||3 episodes|
|2016–17||Shooter||Lon Scott||3 episodes|
|2017–18||Sneaky Pete||Joe||7 episodes|
|2017||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Officer Maldack||Episode: "Moo Moo"|
|2018||Elementary||Michael Rowan||Regular, Season 6|
|2020||Manhunt: Deadly Games||FBI Head Louis Freeh|
|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|
- "Desmond Harrington Back as Jack Bass". DesmondHarrington.net. Archived from the original on 2009-11-09.
- "Gossip Girl brings back 'Jack'". TVLine.com.
- Bierly, Mandi (January 18, 2012). "'Justified': EP Graham Yost dissects season 3 premiere in first of our weekly postmortems". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Full cast of The Dark Knight Rises". IMDb.
- "Refn's 'NEON DEMON' Begins Production in L.A." Fangoria. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-30.