Desmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for movies such as The Hole (2001), Ghost Ship (2002), and Wrong Turn (2003). He joined the cast of the Showtime series Dexter in its third season, as Det. Joseph "Joey" Quinn and appeared in a few episodes of Gossip Girl.

Life and career

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 2007, he guest-starred in Law and Order: Criminal Intent as a serial killer.

In September 2008, he joined the cast of the Showtime TV show Dexter as Detective Joseph "Joey" Quinn.

In December 2008, he played a guest role on Gossip Girl playing Jack Bass. He reprised his role through guest appearances in season three of the show.

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 Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 thriller film The Neon Demon.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999The Messenger: The Story of Joan of ArcAulon
2000Boiler RoomJT Marlin Traineeuncredited
2000MassholesBing
2000Drop Back TenSpanks Voley
2001Riding in Cars with BoysBobby
2001The HoleMike Steel
2001My First MisterRandy
2002Life Makes Sense If You're FamousJay
2002Ghost ShipJack Ferriman
2002We Were SoldiersSp4 Bill Beck
2003Wrong TurnChris Flynn
2003Love ObjectKenneth Winslow
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 on bridge
2016The Neon DemonJack

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002TakenJesse Keys – Adult3 episodes
2003–04DragnetDet. Jimmy McCarron / Det. Dexter McCarron10 episodes
2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentTim RaineyEpisode: "Vacancy"
2006KidnappedKenneth CantrellEpisode: "Special Delivery"
2006–07Sons & DaughtersWylie Blake9 episodes
2007Rescue MeTroy7 episodes
2008–13DexterDet. Joseph Quinn72 episodes
2009–12Gossip GirlJack Bass11 episodes
2012JustifiedFletcher 'The Ice Pick' NixEpisode: "The Gunfighter"
2014Those Who KillBronte
2015The Astronaut Wives ClubAlan Shepard
2015LimitlessAgent Casey Rooks

Awards

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2005Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest actorLove ObjectNominated
2009Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexterNominated
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexterNominated
2011Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexterNominated
2012Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexterNominated