Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington

Highest Rated: 87% A Monster in Paris (2011)

Lowest Rated: 45% American Reunion (2012)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1971

Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Jay Harrington was an actor known for his roles on sitcoms, though he also took on quite a few stage and film parts during his career. He was best known for his starring roles as the eponymous Ted in the satirical cult favorite "Better Off Ted" (ABC 2009-10) and in the single camera legal comedy "Benched" (USA 2014). Harrington was born on November 15, 1971 in the affluent suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He studied theater at Syracuse University, pursuing acting after graduation. His first roles were bit parts in small TV shows in the late 1990s. His first lead film role was in the straight-to-video "Octopus" (2000), a marine horror movie. His big TV break came with a recurring part in "The Division" (Lifetime 2001-04), a crime drama about a group of female cops that also starred Jon Hamm for a time. After that, Harrington landed a large number of recurring and starring roles, though these rarely lasted for more than a year. In 2009 he landed the lead in "Better Off Ted," as the human resources director of a humorously soulless corporation. Though the show was critically acclaimed, its ratings were poor, and it was cancelled after two seasons. In 2014, he landed another leading TV role alongside Eliza Coupe in the legal comedy "Benched," the story of a prosperous attorney forced to become a public defender.

Highest rated movies

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow
American Reunion




60% 42% Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow Ron (Character) - 2015
45% 63% American Reunion Dr. Ron (Character) $3.1M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Love Sam (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 20% The Love Guide Al (Character) - 2011
87% 65% A Monster in Paris Emile (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 88% Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Tyler Lucas (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 64% Partners Dave Denali (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 13% Octopus Roy Turner (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 44% A Little Inside Ryan McGillian (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catalina Trust Marshall Pike (Character) - 1999


No Score Yet 65% S.W.A.T. David "Deacon" Kay (Character) 2017-2021
90% 87% Suits Mark Meadows (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Dr. Leo Fields (Guest Star) 2016-2017
69% 75% Benched Phil (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Alec (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet 100% Love Bites Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
89% 94% Better Off Ted Ted (Character) 2009-2010
88% 94% Burn Notice Erik Luna (Guest Star) 2009
51% 81% Private Practice Dr. Wyatt Lockhart (Guest Star) 2008-2009
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Dr. Ron McCready (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 85% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Special Agent Paul Fattore (Character) 2005
20% No Score Yet Summerland Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
11% No Score Yet Coupling Steve Taylor (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.U.S.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
90% 96% The Shield Tom Ross (Guest Star) 2002
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Ravoc (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
48% 81% S.W.A.T. Unknown (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily's Reasons Why Not Dr. Dan (Guest Star)