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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 couple of episodes of Gossip Girl as Jack Bass.


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 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 seasons three, four, and five 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 the Nicolas Winding Refn 2016 thriller film The Neon Demon.



Movie Role Year Notes
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Aulon 1999
Boiler Room JT Marlin Trainee 2000 Uncredited
Massholes Bing 2000
Drop Back Ten Spanks Voley 2000
Riding in Cars with Boys Bobby 2001
The Hole Mike Steel 2001
My First Mister Randy 2001
Life Makes Sense If You're Famous Jay 2002
Ghost Ship Jack Ferriman 2002
We Were Soldiers Sp4 Bill Beck 2002
Wrong Turn Chris Flynn 2003
Love Object Kenneth Winslow 2003
3-Way Ralph Hagen 2004
Taphephobia Mike Hollister 2006
Bottom's Up Rusty #1 2006
Fort Pit Mike Sokeletski 2007
Exit Speed Sam Cutter 2008
TiMER Dan the Man 2009
Life Is Hot in Cracktown Benny 2009
Not Since You Sam 2009
The Dark Knight Rises Police Officer on bridge 2012
The Neon Demon Jack 2016


Show Role Year(s) Notes
Taken Jesse Keys - Adult 2002 3 episodes
Dragnet Det. Jimmy McCarron/Det. Dexter McCarron 2003-04 10 episodes
Law and Order: Criminal Intent Tim Rainey 2006 Episode: "Vacancy"
Kidnapped Kenneth Cantrell 2006 Episode: "Special Delivery"
Sons & Daughters Wylie Blake 2006-07 9 episodes
Rescue Me Troy 2007 7 episodes
Dexter Det. Joseph Quinn 2008-2013 72 episodes
Gossip Girl Jack Bass 2009-2012 11 episodes
Justified Fletcher 'The Ice Pick' Nix 2012 Episode: "The Gunfighter"
Those Who Kill Bronte 2014 3 episodes
The Astronaut Wives Club Alex Shephard 2015 10 episodes
Limitless Agent Casey Rooks 2015 3 episodes
Shooter Lon Scott 2016-17 3 episodes
Sneaky Pete Pete's Kidnapper 2017 Episode: "The Longest Day"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Officer Maldack 2017 Episode: "Moo Moo"
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