• Desmond Harrington is an American actor best known from his appearances in numerous films, as well as Detective Joseph “Joey” Quinn in the television show “Dexter” and a recurring role in “Gossip Girl”.
• His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.
• He began his acting career in 1999 and rose to fame in 2003 with the film “Wrong Turn” and in 2008 with “Dexter”.
• His latest projects include “Elementary” and “The Neon Demon”.
• Harrington denied rumors of weight loss due to drugs or plastic surgery, and attributed it to eating healthier and running.
Who is Desmond Harrington?
Desmond Harrington was born on 19 October 1976, in Savannah, Georgia, USA, and is an actor, best known from his appearances in numerous films, including “Wrong Turn”, “The Hole”, and “Ghost Ship”. He also played Detective Joseph “Joey” Quinn in the television show “Dexter” from its third season, and had a recurring role in the television show “Gossip Girl”.
The Riches of Desmond Harrington
How rich is Desmond Harrington? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, earned through a successful career in acting since 1999. He has been nominated numerous times throughout his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little information is known about Desmond’s childhood, family, and education, except that his family moved to The Bronx, New York City where he was raised. He began his acting career in 1999, gaining the role of Aulon in “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” by Luc Besson, which starred Milla Jovovich and John Malkovic, portraying the story of St. Joan of Arc who was a religious martyr during the 15th century. The show saw a reuniting of Besson and Jovovich, who previously worked forinhe Fifth Element”.
Two years later, he gained a role in the film “The Hole”, a psychological horror film also starring Thora Birch and Kiera Knightley, and based on the novel “After the Hole” by Guy Burt, following the story of preparatory school students who become locked inside an underground shelter. In 2002 he gained another starring role, in “Ghost Ship”, which follows a marine salvage crew who discover a ocean liner that mysteriously disappeared in 1962.
Rise to Fame – Dexter and Gossip Girl
In 2003, Harrington was cast in “Wrong Turn” which starred him alongside Eliza Dushku, and he then worked on the Steven Spielberg drama “Taken” in which he played alien abductee Jesse Keys in the story which follows the lives of three families all of whom are involved in alien activities in one form or another.
In 2008, he gained one of his most notable roles when he joined the cast of “Dexter” during its third season. The series centers on forensic technician Dexter Morgan, who leads a secret life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have escaped the system; the first season was inspired by the novel “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” written by Jeff Lindsay. Around the same time, he also appeared as a guest in the television show “Gossip Girl” during its third season, and proceeded to be a recurring character for the rest of the season, playing Jack Bass in the series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar, following the lives of upper class adolescents living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
— Desmond Harrington (@dezharringtond) February 20, 2015
In 2012, Desmond returned to “Gossip Girl” during the last third of the season, reprising his role, and during the same year also made a guest appearance in “Justified” as the character Fletcher “the Ice Pick” Nix. He also had a small role as a police officer in the film “The Dark Knight Rises”, which is the sequel to the film “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan and the final installment of the trilogy that is based on the DC Comics character Batman.
He ended his run with “Dexter” in 2013 during its final season and his next big project would come in 2016, when he was cast as Nicolas Winding Refn in the film “The Neon Demon”, a psychological horror film starring Elle Fanning following the story of an aspiring model in Los Angeles, who creates a lot of jealousy and fascination in the industry. One of his latest projects is the show “Elementary”, which he joined in 2018 playing the serial killer Michael who is a member of Narcotics Anonymous alongside Sherlock Holmes. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, and is set primarily in New York City.
Personal Life and Weight Loss
For his personal life, it is known that Harrington prefers to keep his private life away from the media, revealing very little information. It is known that he met actress Amanda Seyfried on the set of “The Way We Get By” and began a relationship with her in 2012, which lasted a year before they broke up. He has also been romantically linked to social media personality Gabbie Hanna due to a post she did on Twitter, though this rumor has not been confirmed.
Sometime during the latter seasons of “Dexter”, fans started to notice that he was getting a lot thinner and chiseled. This led to rumors about his weight loss with some speculating that he had undergone plastic surgery, while others believed that he might be afflicted with disease. Some also suggested that he may have become addicted to drugs, but he later denied the rumors and stated that he was just eating healthier and had started running. He criticized the rumors and stated that his only change in lifestyle had led him to his current look.