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Alex Désert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alex Désert (born July 18, 1968) is a Haitian-American actor and musician most known for his roles in the TV series The Flash, Becker, and Boy Meets World. He is also a founding member of Los Angeles-based ska band Hepcat. His first strong television presence was on a controversial CBS program entitled TV 101 where he co-starred with friend Matt LeBlanc. From 1990 to 1991, he played police lab scientist Julio Mendez alongside John Wesley Shipp in CBS' superhero TV series based on DC Comics' The Flash. In 1992 he starred in the short lived Fox series the The Heights. From 1995 to 1996 Désert played Eli Williams on the hit TV show Boy Meets World From 1998 until 2004, he played the role of Jake Malinak, the blind magazine stand owner, on the American sitcom Becker alongside Ted Danson. As a film actor he appeared in PCU with Jeremy Piven and Jon Favreau. He also appeared in Swingers with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, where he made famous the line "This place is dead anyway." He also had a small part as the character Louis in High Fidelity in 2000. Désert also appeared in Sarah Silverman's The Great Schlep web advertisement, which encouraged young Jews to drive to Florida and convince their Jewish grandparents to support Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. He also appeared in Let It Shine. In 2009, he provided the voice for Col. Nick Fury in an episode of Wolverine and the X-Men. In early 2010 he starred in the film Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers and Lego Clutch Powers: Bad Hair Day. In late 2010, he reprised the role for the animated series, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and his father Jack Fury. Later in 2009 he also made an appearance on the t.v. show, House. He played a claustrophobic patient at a mental hospital in the episode "Broken" during the sixth season. In 2011, Désert starred as Wise in the YouTube web series The LeBrons. Désert has lent his voice to various Video Games in his career, including Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider: Legend (as "Zip"), Tomb Raider: Underworld, Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Scarface: The World is Yours. He portrayed the auto-tuned pimp Zimos in the 2011 THQ release, Saints Row: The Third. In 2012, Désert co-starred as Levi in Disney's Let It Shine. In 2013, Désert reprised his role as Zimos in Saints Row IV DLC.


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Born:
Jul 18, 1968 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series A Different World 1987-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie Invisible Sister 2015-10-09
Known For
Poster of Better Call Saul
Poster of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Poster of The Flash
Poster of High Fidelity
Filmography

Invisible Sister (2015)

Fantasy Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Perkins
6.3 53 votes

Better Call Saul (2015)

Comedy Crime Drama
Series
as Officer Baker
8 342 votes

The Flash (2014)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Captain Julio Mendez
6.7 964 votes

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Rogue
6.2 410 votes

Mom (2013)

Comedy
Series
as Wes
5.9 67 votes

Let It Shine (2012)

Family Music TV Movie
Movie
as Levi
5.8 41 votes

LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers (2010)

Action Adventure Animation Family
Movie
as Skelly (voice)
5.4 13 votes

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Nick Fury
7.2 23 votes

Reno 911! (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 25 votes

High Fidelity (2000)

Comedy Drama Romance Music
Movie
as Louis
7 508 votes

Becker (1998)

Comedy
Series
as Jake Malinak
6.9 25 votes

Swingers (1996)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Charles
6.9 201 votes

PCU (1994)

Comedy
Movie
as Mullaney
6.1 33 votes

Lush Life (1993)

Drama
Movie
as Lester
3.8 2 votes

The Heights (1992)

Drama
Series

The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992)

Action Science Fiction
Movie
as Julio Mendez
6 1 votes

The Flash 2 - Revenge of the Trickster (1991)

Action Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Julio Mendez
6.6 4 votes

The Flash (1990)

Action Crime Drama Fantasy
Series
as Julio Mendez
6.9 16 votes

Free Spirit (1989)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

TV 101 (1988)

Drama
Series

A Different World (1987)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.3 9 votes