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"Are You…?"

Episode 701

Written by Scott Buck, Directed by John Dahl

 

Reeling from Debra witnessing Dexter kill Travis Marshall, brother and sister attempt to reconcile while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in, Quinn and Batista begin to make amends, and LaGuerta finds evidence that causes her to re-think the closed Bay Harbor Butcher Case, which could mean trouble for Dexter – and Debra…

 

"Sunshine And Frosty Swirl”

Episode 702

Written by Manny Coto, Directed by Steve Shill

 

When a local convict claims he has new information regarding a fifteen-year-old crime spree, Miami Metro sets out to unearth new evidence on the case. While Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies, the Mike Anderson case leads to the Ukrainian mob, and a vengeful Louis won’t stop meddling with Dexter’s life.

 

"Buck The System"

Episode 703

Written by Jace Richdale, Directed by Stefan Schwartz

 

Dexter tries to bring Debra on-board with his new target, while the Ukrainian mob seeks revenge for the killing of one of their own. Quinn grows close to a dancer at the mob’s strip club, and LaGuerta attempts to enlist Batista to help her with re-opening the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher, who she believes is still out there.

 

 

 

SEASON 7 BIOS

 

MICHAEL C. HALL

 

Moving effortlessly from an uptight funeral director on SIX FEET UNDER to a Miami blood-spatter analyst and serial killer in Showtime's hit series DEXTER, Michael C. Hall continues to illuminate the humanity and intelligence in transformative, challenging characters.

A current Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Hall won Golden Globe® and SAG® awards in 2010, and the 2007 TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama. For his performance as Dexter Morgan, Hall received four consecutive Emmy Award nominations, five SAG Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. The DEXTER acting ensemble also received SAG Award nominations for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. Based on Jeff Lindsay's cult novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," DEXTER explores the mind of a sociopathic killer who targets criminals who have essayed more conventional methods of punishment.

A formally trained stage actor, Hall made an indelible impression as younger brother David Fisher on HBO's groundbreaking series SIX FEET UNDER. During the series' five-year run, Hall garnered nominations for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the AFI Male Television Actor of the Year Award. Hall and the SIX FEET UNDER cast received 2003 and 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for which they were also nominated in 2002, 2005, and 2006.

 

Hall's film credits include Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's GAMER, John Woo's PAYCHECK, and the independent dramas BEREFT, PEEP WORLD, and EAST FIFTH BLISS.

 

A North Carolina native and graduate of New York University's Master of Fine Arts program in acting, Hall has appeared in nearly a dozen major stage productions. He made his Broadway debut as the emcee in CABARET directed by Sam Mendes, and most recently starred as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO. Off-Broadway, Hall starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett in MACBETH directed by George C. Wolfe and CYMBELINE with Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival, TIMON OF ATHENS, and HENRY V at The Public Theater, THE ENGLISH TEACHERS for Manhattan Class Company, the Manhattan Theater Club's production of CORPUS CHRISTI, directed by Joe Mantello and with Brian Cox in SKYLIGHT at the Mark Taper Forum.

 

 

JENNIFER CARPENTER

 

A striking beauty with undeniable talent, Jennifer Carpenter is on the rise to become one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Carpenter plays Debra Morgan on Showtime's highly successful, critically acclaimed series, DEXTER, which has received Emmy®, SAG®, Golden Globe®, and People's Choice Award nominations.

 

On the big-screen, Carpenter recently wrapped production on THE OCCULT, directed by Christian E. Christansen. The horror-thriller takes place in the small village of New Bethlehem, a devout community kept under the tight reins of the town's vigilant Elders. When young girls start to go missing, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.

 

She was recently seen in Hietor Dhalia's thriller GONE, starring opposite Amanda Seyfried, Wes Bentley, and Sebastian Stan. The film follows a woman who is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her sister two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor. Carpenter recently completed production on the psychological thriller THE FACTORY as the female lead opposite John Cusack in the Warner Bros. and Dark Castle Entertainment film directed by Morgan O'Neil, and produced by Joel Silver, David Gambino, and Robert Zemeckis.

 

Her most recent appearance on stage was starring on Broadway in Scott Ellis' GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, opposite Pablo Schreiber. The performance earned Carpenter positive reviews for her lead role as Kayleen. The play centers around two childhood friends who compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

 

Carpenter's notable theatre performances include the Broadway production of THE CRUCIBLE opposite Laura Linney and Liam Neeson, EVERETT BEEKIN (Off-Broadway), ORPHAN OF ZHAO (Lincoln Center), TRUDY BLUE, JULIE JOHNSON, JEKYLL & HYDE, SHERLOCK HOLMES (all for Actors Theater), and LUCY AND THE CONQUEST (O'Niell Playwrights Conf).

 

Carpenter's breakout role was in the sleeper hit film, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. She earned rave reviews for her chilling performance, receiving the 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance along with a Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award. Carpenter also starred in the successful horror film remake QUARANTINE for Sony. The film was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller. She was also seen in Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE for Thinkfilm which premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival.

 

Carpenters additional film credits include HUNGRY RABBIT JUMPS, DOG PROBLEM, LETHAL EVICTION, WHITE CHICKS, D.E.B.S., SOLOS, REVOLUTION, and NICE GUYS SLEEP ALONE, as well as QUEEN B for Twentieth Century Fox Television.

 

A native of Kentucky, Jennifer trained at Julliard. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

DESMOND HARRINGTON

 

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Desmond Harrington grew up in the Bronx where he attended Catholic schools for twelve years. The pinnacle of his academic career occurred during his senior year of high school when a play that he had written was chosen by the theatre department to be performed.

 

After finishing high school, Desmond spent six weeks in college before realizing that he needed some time off from academia. A student of cinema since his early childhood, Desmond spent his days watching films over and over until he could recite every line. He began working as a landscaper and laborer for a construction company and worked as a bartender at night so he could pay for acting classes in Manhattan with John Strassberg.

 

His hard work paid off when he landed a recurring role on the popular CW show, GOSSIP GIRL, alongside Blake Livey, Chase Crawford, and Leighton Meester. Following, Desmond became a series regular on Showtime's DEXTER, where he plays the mysterious Detective Joseph Quinn. In between, Desmond also shot the dramatic film, LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN, alongside Kerry Washington and directed by Buddy Giovinazzo.

 

On one of his first auditions, Desmond booked JOAN OF ARC starring Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, and Dustin Hoffman, and directed by Luc Besson. He then went on to star with James LeGros and Amber Valetta in Stacy Cochran's DROP BACK TEN, which was in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

Audiences saw him co-star in Christine Lahti's feature film directorial debut, MY FIRST MISTER opposite Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski, which Paramount Classics premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. He was also seen co-starring in RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS opposite Drew Barrymore and Brittany Murphy for director Penny Marshall. In 2002 Desmond completed a starring role in the Joel Silver produced horror movie, GHOST SHIP, which was released by Warner Bros.

 

Desmond can also be seen in Love Object for Content Films, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Wrong Turn, which he starred in opposite Jeremy Sisto and Eliza Dushku for director Rob Schmidt, and Three Way Split. He was also seen in TAKEN, the Emmy-winning DreamWorks mini-series produced by Steven Spielberg, and as a series regular on LA DRAGNET with Ed O'Neil on ABC.

Lauren Velez 

For DEXTER, Lauren Vélez earned an Outstanding Actress nomination at the 2008 ALMA Awards®, and a 2009 SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance/Ensemble Television Drama Series. In the same season, Vélez won the IMPACT Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series from the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

While on hiatus from filming Dexter, Vélez starred and produced a one-woman show at the historic Colony Theatre in Miami as Cuba's national treasure Victoria Guadalupe Yoli ("La Lupe"), the artistic renegade who was banished from Cuba and later became the lead singer in Tito Puente's band in New York City. Since her television debut in NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, Vélez's acting career highlights include eight ALMA Award® nominations, including one win for the role of Gloria Nathan on the HBO series OZ.

Vélez won a Vision Award in 2007 for Best Actress in DEXTER, as well as a NCLR Bravo Award for NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, and a nomination for CITY HALL with Al Pacino. She was also recognized for her breakout role in I LIKE IT LIKE THAT with an Independent Spirit Award nomination. In 2010, she was honored with the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence. Vélez starred in the play, THEY CALL ME LA LUPE at Teatro LATEA in New York City during the month of January 2011. Vélez recently Guest Starred on the season finale of A&E's BREAKOUT KINGS and played a ruthless queen of a drug cartel who pulls off a violent and deadly escape while attending the funeral of her slain son. Vélez also guest starred in the third season of HawthoRNe on TNT.

David Zayas

 

David Zayas can currently be seen starring as Angel Batista on DEXTER, the hit Showtime drama and 2011 Golden Globes nominee for Best Television Series - Drama. A former New York City police officer, Zayas began his acting career when he teamed up with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Labyrinth Theater Company. Since then, Zayas has starred in more than 30 plays, including JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, IN ARABIA WE'D ALL BE KINGS, and OUR LADY OF 121st ST. While performing in New York plays, he began to book roles on hit TV shows such as NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, LAW & ORDER, and NYPD BLUE, all while working for the New York Police Department. Zayas' success earned him a leading role on UPN's crime drama THE BEAT. Soon after, Tom Fontana (writer of THE BEAT) created the character of Enrique Morales, the fierce leader of the Latino prisoners on HBO's OZ, especially for Zayas.

 

His feature film credits include BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, THE YARDS, UNDEFEATED, WIT, ANGEL, and THE INTERPRETER. He also starred in the feature film MICHAEL CLAYTON opposite George Clooney, and THE SAVAGES with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Zayas was also seen in SIXTEEN BLOCKS opposite Bruce Willis, and in the ABC mini-series THE PATH TO 9/11. Zayas also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning ANNA IN THE TROPICS.

 

Zayas was most recently seen on the big screen, starring in the sci-fi thriller SKYLINE.  He also recently starred in THE EXPENDABLES, portraying the villainous General Garza alongside Hollywood heavy hitters, including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mickey Rourke. He was also seen in 13, alongside Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, and 50 Cent. 

 

James Remar

 

"Sexy, charismatic, handsome." These are words used to describe James Remar (as Richard Wright in SEX AND THE CITY) "Mysterious, intelligent, forceful." Words also used to describe James Remar (WHAT LIES BENEATH, directed by Robert Zemeckis). When audiences and critics use such diverse words to describe one man's work, you know they are talking about an actor who completely transforms himself into whatever character he is called upon to play. Powerful screen presence has always been the hallmark of James' career.

 

Whether he is playing a streetwise gang kid (Ajax, THE WARRIORS, directed by Walter Hill), or a billionaire playboy (Richard Wright, SEX AND THE CITY) James' impact on the character he is playing is so complete that these characters have become memorable icons of American movie history.

 

Remar's early training with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and later with Stella Adler helped give him a tremendous dedication to authenticity in his work.

This dedication led to James playing parts so truthfully that while the characters (Ganz, 48 HOURS) are extremely vivid, James Remar himself remains something of a mystery.  Having played a gay Nazi hustler opposite Richard Gere in BENT on Broadway, a hard, yet sympathetic narcotics detective opposite Matt Dillon in Gus Van Sant's independent classic DRUGSTORE COWBOY, all the way to the tough customs agent in Jon Singleton's smash hit 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, it's hard to believe they are the same guy! (They are the same guy.)

 

James' physical presence and dedication to a truthful performance has given him the pleasure of appearing in over 50 feature films, in numerous television projects (both episodic and long form), and on the New York stage. He has played historical figures, Gen. Omar Bradley opposite Tom Selleck (2004) in IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY, and Dutch Schultz in THE COTTON CLUB directed by Francis Coppola (1983). Whether playing fictional or historical characters, James brings a wonderful watchability to whatever he does.

 

 

C.S. Lee

 

Raised in Washington State, C.S. Lee started acting in high school. His audition to Cornish College of the Arts landed him a full-ride scholarship whereupon he received his BFA in Acting.  He continued his training at the Yale School of Drama, where he was awarded the Carol Dye Acting Award and an MFA in acting. He then spent eight years in New York acting on the stage, working with artists including David Karl Lee, Mac Wellman, Sung Rno, Mia Katigbak, as well as regional theaters. Lee has appeared on CHUCK, MONK, THE UNIT, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, SPIN CIY, and THE SOPRANOS. Film credits include RANDOM HEARTS, THE STEPFORD WIVES, TENDERNESS, and THE UNBORN. 

 

 

 

Dexter Season 7 Credits

 

CAST CREDITS

Dexter Morgan……………………….MICHAEL C. HALL

Debra Morgan…………………JENNIFERCARPENTER

Joey Quinn………………….DESMOND HARRINGTON

Vince Masuka……………………………………C.S. LEE

Lt. Maria LaGuerta……………………..LAUREN VÉLEZ

Angel Batista………………………………DAVID ZAYAS

Harry Morgan……………………………JAMES REMAR

 

GUEST STARS

Issac Sirko……...…………………….RAY STEVENSON

Hannah McKay ……………….YVONNE STRAHOVSKI

George Novikov..……….……………...JASON GEDRIC

 

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

Executive Producers………………JOHN GOLDWYN

……………………………………….SARA COLLETON

…………………………………………….SCOTT BUCK

…………………………………………….MANNY COTO

…………………………………………….WENDY WEST

…………………………………….TIM SCHLATTMANN

……………………………………….MICHAEL C. HALL

 

Co-Executive Producer……………..JACE RICHDALE

Supervising Producer……………...LAUREN GUSSIS

Produced by………………..ROBERT LLOYD LEWIS

Co-Producers……………………SCOTT REYNOLDS

……………………………………………….GARY LAW

Director of Photography……………ROMEO TIRONE

Production Designer………………JESSICA KENDER

Editors……………………………LOUIS CIOFFI, A.C.E.,

……………………………………….STEWART SCHILL

Music by………………………………..DANIEL LICHT

Main Title Theme……………………….ROLFE KENT

Music Supervisor……………………GARY CALAMAR

 

Based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter

By JEFF LINDSAY

 

Developed for television by………JAMES MANOS JR.

Consultant……………………………CLYDE PHILLIPS

Casting by……………………SHAWN DAWSON, C.S.A