• Desmond Harrington was born on 19 October 1976 in Savannah, Georgia USA
• He has an estimated net worth of over $4 million
• He got his start in the film, "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc"
• He has been in "Ghost Ship", "Wrong Turn", "Taken", and "The Dark Knight Rises"
• He does not have any social media accounts

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Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1976
FactAppeared previously with Limitless (2015) co-star Jennifer Carpenter on Dexter (2006).

Who is Desmond Harrington?

Desmond Harrington was born on 19 October 1976, in Savannah, Georgia USA, and is an actor, best known for appearing in various films such as “Ghost Ship”, “Wrong Turn” and “The Hole”. He also played the role of Detective Joseph “Joey” Quinn during the third season of the TV series “Dexter”.

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The Wealth of Desmond Harrington

How rich is Desmond Harrington? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been nominated for several awards, mostly thanks to his work during his time at “Dexter”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

While Desmond was born in Savannah, his family moved to The Bronx, New York City, where he would be raised. Not many details have been revealed regarding his childhood, education, or how he decided he wanted to pursue acting. It is known that at a young age, he had developed an interest in the craft, and would go on to pursue it in 1999, getting his first role in “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”, the French epic historical film which featured Milla Jovovoich and John Malcovich, portraying the story of religious martyr (later St.) Joan of Arc during the 15th century.

Since appearing in that film, Desmond has continued to have prominent roles in numerous films. He was a part of “The Hole”, and “Ghost Ship” which is a horror film following a marine salvage crew as they discover a mysterious ocean liner that disappeared in 1962. He also became a part of 2003’s“Wrong Turn”, another horror film in which he starred alongside Eliza Dushku.

Later Work

Harrington would go on to appear in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi film entitled “Taken”, in which he plays an abductee of aliens, Jesse Keyes. The miniseries first aired as a part of the Sci-Fi Channel, and follows three families from 1944 to 2002. In 2008, he then was then cast in one of his most prominent roles in “Dexter”, cast as Detective Joseph “Joey” Quinn. The series focuses on Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter analysis, but who is secretly a vigilante serial killer. The show would go on to run for a total of eight seasons.

Harrington also had a guest role in the series “Gossip Girl”, in which he played Jack Bass, later reprising his role during the third season of the show. The show revolved around the fictional lives of adolescents living in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Concurrently he also had a role in the premiere of the series “Justified”. In 2012, he had a support role as a police officer in “The Dark Knight Rises”, which is the final installment of the “The Dark Knight” trilogy by Christopher Nolan. A few of his latest projects include the film “The Neon Demon” which is a psychological horror film, and a regular series role in “Elementary”, playing Michael.

Relationships and Personal Life

Desmond has been a part of a few relationships during his career, though most of them have been kept secret. In 2012, it was discovered that he was in a relationship with Amanda Seyfried, however, they split up one year later. In 2014, he was linked to social media personality Gabbie Hanna, who released a Tweet which led to rumors that the two were dating, rumors which haven’t been confirmed. Nothing else is known about the current status of Desmond’s dating.

There were also rumors that spread some time during his career when he became noticeably thinner in the series “Dexter”. Some speculated that he had undergone plastic surgery, or that he was sick and maybe even addicted to drugs. He shot down all of those rumors and stated that he just changed how he ate, and began to exercise with a preference for running.

Is Desmond Harrington on Social Media?

Unlike many actors in today’s industry, Harrington maintains his privacy through having no accounts associated with any of the major social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For this very reason, there hasn’t been much revealed about his current affairs, relationships, or even his past. There was a Twitter account in his name though it is a fan page and not related to him, and it ceased activity in 2015. He also has several fan pages on Facebook, and all of them have stopped activity, with most being inactive since 2010. There are also other social media accounts sharing his name, but they are from different people.

General Info

Full NameDesmond Harrington
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1976
Height1.78 m
EducationManhattan College


ParentsMary Harrington, Michael Harrington


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesWrong Turn, Ghost Ship, The Neon Demon, The Hole, Not Since You, Love Object, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Riding in Cars with Boys, We Were Soldiers, Exit Speed, My First Mister, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, The Dark Knight Rises, Three Way, Bottoms Up, Timer, Stories USA, Taphephobia, Gli...
TV ShowsThe Astronaut Wives Club, Dexter, Sons & Daughters, Taken, L.A. Dragnet

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1That's probably a problem for some people in this business, they don't like to listen.
2There is no original sin. You don't have to pay repentance to anything or anybody.
3It's a job and we're going to work together for six months, so let's have a good time.
4The sun's going down and we can't afford to come back to it tomorrow.


1Appeared previously with Limitless (2015) co-star Jennifer Carpenter on Dexter (2006).




The Neon Demon2016Jack
Limitless2015TV SeriesFBI Agent Casey Rooks
The Astronaut Wives Club2015TV SeriesAlan Shepard
Those Who Kill2014TV SeriesBronte
Dexter2008-2013TV SeriesDet. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
Gossip Girl2009-2012TV SeriesJack Bass
The Dark Knight Rises2012Uniform
Justified2012TV SeriesFletcher 'The Ice Pick' Nix
Not Since You2009Sam Nelson
Life Is Hot in Cracktown2009Benny
TiMER2009Dan the Man
Blind Serenade2008Short
Exit Speed2008Sam Cutter
Fort Pit2007TV MovieMike Sokeletski
Stories USA2007Jay (segment "Life Makes Sense If You're Famous")
Rescue Me2007TV SeriesTroy
Sons & Daughters2006-2007TV SeriesWylie Blake
Taphephobia2006Mike Hollister
Kidnapped2006TV SeriesKenneth Cantrell
Bottoms Up2006VideoRusty #1
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2006TV SeriesTim Rainey
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesJamba Juice Customer
Dragnet2003-2004TV SeriesDet. Jimmy McCarron / Det. Dexter McCarron
Three Way2004Ralph Hagen
Wrong Turn2003/IChris Flynn
Love Object2003Kenneth Winslow
Taken2002TV Mini-SeriesJesse Keys - Adult
Ghost Ship2002Ferriman
Life Makes Sense If You're Famous2002ShortJay
We Were Soldiers2002Sp4 Bill Beck
Riding in Cars with Boys2001Bobby
The Hole2001Mike
My First Mister2001Randy
Boiler Room2000JP Marlin Trainee (uncredited)
Drop Back Ten2000Spanks Voley
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc1999Aulon


Eliza Dushku: Babe in the Woods2003Video documentary shortHimself
Fresh Meat: The Wounds of 'Wrong Turn'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Stan Winston: Monster Mogul2003Video documentary shortHimself
Inside Taken2002Video documentary shortHimself


Won Awards

2004Best ActorMálaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaLove Object (2003)

Nominated Awards

2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2005Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorLove Object (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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