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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:
19
First Appeared:
In the series A Different World 1987-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie Invisible Sister 2015-10-09
Known For
Poster of Invisible Sister
Poster of Better Call Saul
Poster of The Flash
Poster of Let It Shine
Filmography
Movie Invisible Sister Mr. Perkins 2015-10-09
Series Better Call Saul Officer Baker 2015-02-08
Series The Flash Captain Julio Mendez 2014-10-07
Movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Mr. Rogue 2014-10-08
Series Mom Wes 2013-09-23
Movie Let It Shine Levi 2012-06-15
Movie LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Skelly (voice) 2010-01-01
Series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Nick Fury 2010-09-22
Series Reno 911! Unknown 2003-07-23
Movie High Fidelity Louis 2000-03-17
Series Becker Jake Malinak 1998-11-02
Movie Swingers Charles 1996-10-18
Movie PCU Mullaney 1994-04-29
Movie Lush Life Lester 1993-10-01
Movie The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Julio Mendez 1992-12-31
Movie The Flash 2 - Revenge of the Trickster Julio Mendez 1991-09-18
Series The Flash Julio Mendez 1990-09-20
Series Free Spirit Unknown 1989-09-22
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24