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Born: October 19, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, landscaper, bartender, construction worker

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Georgia-born and Bronx-reared, actor Desmond Harrington had the envious success of landing the first major role for which he auditioned when Luc Besson tapped him to play Aulon, the co-starring role, in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999). Although few critics noted the young actor's performance, he acquitted himself well and quickly landed in several other projects. Harrington was cast as a teen actor with a troubled past in "Drop Back Ten," which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. He also had a small role in "Boiler Room" (2000) and filmed "Massholes" (2000), which follows one night in the 1980s in the lives of a group of Massachusetts residents. Harrington was back at Sundance in 2001 in the featured role of a angry twentysomething in the festival's opening night offering "My First Mister," directed by Christine Lahti. Later that same year, he was seen as a British rugby-playing teen trapped with three others in "The Hole" and was featured as Brittany Murphy's soldier boyfriend in "Riding in Cars With Boys." The rising talent next was seen in the ensemble of the Vietnam War drama "We Were Soldiers" and the horror thriller "Ghost Ship" (both in 2002). The following year, he...

Georgia-born and Bronx-reared, actor Desmond Harrington had the envious success of landing the first major role for which he auditioned when Luc Besson tapped him to play Aulon, the co-starring role, in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999). Although few critics noted the young actor's performance, he acquitted himself well and quickly landed in several other projects. Harrington was cast as a teen actor with a troubled past in "Drop Back Ten," which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. He also had a small role in "Boiler Room" (2000) and filmed "Massholes" (2000), which follows one night in the 1980s in the lives of a group of Massachusetts residents.

Harrington was back at Sundance in 2001 in the featured role of a angry twentysomething in the festival's opening night offering "My First Mister," directed by Christine Lahti. Later that same year, he was seen as a British rugby-playing teen trapped with three others in "The Hole" and was featured as Brittany Murphy's soldier boyfriend in "Riding in Cars With Boys." The rising talent next was seen in the ensemble of the Vietnam War drama "We Were Soldiers" and the horror thriller "Ghost Ship" (both in 2002). The following year, he took on the Rob Schmidt indie thriller "Wrong Turn," which also co-starred Eliza Dushka.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Neon Demon, The (2016)
4.
 TiMER (2009)
5.
 Exit Speed (2008)
6.
 Bottoms Up (2006)
7.
 Love Object (2003) Kenneth
8.
 Wrong Turn (2003)
9.
 We Were Soldiers (2002)
10.
 Ghost Ship (2002) Jack Ferriman
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2001:
Acted alongside Thora Birch in the thriller, "The Hole"
2002:
Co-starred in the horror thriller, "Ghost Ship"
1999:
Made his film debut in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc"
2000:
Had small role in "Boiler Room"
2003:
Acted opposite Jeremy Sisto and Eliza Dushku in "Wrong Turn"
2002:
Featured in the ensemble war film, "We Were Soldiers"
2001:
Played Brittany Murphy's soldier boyfriend in "Riding in Cars With Boys"
2002:
Appeared as an alien abductee in the Steven Spielberg drama, "Taken" (Sci-Fi Channel)
2003:
Portrayed Det. Jimmy McCarron on the crime drama, "L.A. Dragnet" (ABC)
2006:
Cast on the short-lived series, "Sons & Daughters" (ABC)
2007:
Had a recurring role on FX's "Rescue Me" as Troy
2008:
Joined the third season of the Showtime drama, "Dexter," as Det. Joey Quinn
2009:
Had a recurring role on The CW's "Gossip Girl" playing Jack Bass, the scheming older brother of Chuck Bass (played by Ed Westwick)
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Education

Fordham Prep School: Bronx, New York -
Manhattan College: Riverdale, New York -
HB Studio: New York, New York -

Notes

"I didn't grow up with people who said, 'We're going to be famous theater stars!' We were a bunch of white kids in the Bronx, and my friends that I grew up with now are cops, or firemen, or construction workers, or businessmen." --Desmond Harrington quoted in Movieline, November 2001.

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