Desmond Harrington - Rotten Tomatoes

Desmond Harrington

Highest Rated:   63% We Were Soldiers (2002)
Lowest Rated:   14% Ghost Ship (2002)
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Birthplace:   Savannah, Georgia, USA
Raised in the Bronx, Desmond Harrington went to a Catholic prep school and worked as a bartender and construction worker before beginning his acting career. His film debut was in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, which led to a visit to the Sundance Film Festival and a few small roles in independent features such as Drop Back Ten and Massholes. In 2001, Harrington appeared in two big projects, Christine Lahti's directorial debut, My First Mister, and Riding in Cars With Boys with Drew Barrymore. He continued to work in dramas (We Were Soldiers), but then made the thriller Ghost Ship. He played a starring role in a short film called Life Makes Sense if You're Famous, and made his television debut in the miniseries Taken. In 2003, Harrington stuck with thrillers for a leading role in Wrong Turn. Harrington found continued success on the small screen with recurring roles in Dragnet, Sons & Daughters, and most prominently the Showtime serial-killer series Dexter. Even with these steady gigs, he worked in projects like TiMER and Life Is Hot in Cracktown.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
57% The Neon Demon
  • Jack
2016
58% TiMER
  • Dan the Man
2010
No Score Yet Not Since You
  • Sam Nelson
2009
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown
  • Benny
2009
No Score Yet Exit Speed
  • Sam Cutter
2008
No Score Yet Bottoms Up
  • Rusty #2
2006
No Score Yet 3-Way
  • Ralph
2004
42% Love Object
  • Kenneth
2003
41% Wrong Turn
  • Chris Finn
$15.2M 2003
14% Ghost Ship
  • Ferriman
$30.1M 2002
53% My First Mister
  • Randy
2002
63% We Were Soldiers
  • Beck
$78.1M 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys
  • Bobby
$29.7M 2001
50% The Hole
  • Mike Steel
2001
No Score Yet Drop Back Ten
  • Actor
2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • Aulon
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Officer Maldack
  • 2017
44% Shooter
2016
  • Actor
  • 2017
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Agent Casey Rooks FBI Agent Casey Rooks
  • 2015
50% The Astronaut Wives Club
2015
  • Alan Shepherd
  • 2015
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Joey Quinn Quinn
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Nix Fletcher
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Jack Bass
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Troy
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Tim Rainey
  • 2006

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