Désert, whose family members are all natives of Haiti, is the first member of his family born in the United States. As a child, Désert remembers that M*A*S*H inspired him to be a doctor until his brother informed him that Hawkeye and the gang were actors. From that moment on, he was inspired to perform.
His motion picture credits include the independent hit Swingers, Playing God, High Fidelity, Bob Funk, and PCU with Jeremy Piven, David Spade, and Jon Favreau and the film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day from Disney Studios.
Désert has lent his voice to various animated series and video games including; The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes as Nick Fury; as Wise in the web series The LeBrons; Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider; and Scarface: The World is Yours. He also portrayed the auto-tuned pimp Zimos in the 2011 THQ release, Saints Row: The Third, Mr. Perkins in Invisible Sister, Keith Childers in How to Get Away with Murder, and the Tin Woodman in Once Upon a Time. He will play Mike Harper in Freaky Friday.
In addition to his acting career, Désert is one of the lead singers in Hepcat, a ska/reggae band that has toured the United States and Europe with bands such as, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Specials. Having released four albums, Hepcat's exposure has included national magazine features and an appearance on The Conan O’Brien Show. He also lends his vocal talents to the Los Angeles based reggae collective, The Lions, whose latest album is available on Stone's Throw records.
- Official website for Alex Désert
- Alex Désert at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website for The Lions