Actor Alex Désert

Alex Désert (born July 18, 1968) is an American actor and musician known for his roles in the TV series The Flash, The Heights with Jamie Walters, Becker with Ted Danson, and Boy Meets World, as well as the voice of Nick Fury for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Désert has been seen in Mom and Grey’s Anatomy. Other television credits include Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, House, Reno 911!, and The Sarah Silverman Program. In 2020, he started voicing Carl Carlson and Lou on The Simpsons.

Early life

Désert was born in New York City on July 18, 1968. He graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.


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 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; 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; In the World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth he portrayed the loa Bwonsamdi.

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, Australia 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 Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He also lends his vocal talents to the Los Angeles-based reggae collective The Lions.

In 2020, he took over the role of Carl Carlson and Lou from Hank Azaria on The Simpsons in light of the George Floyd protests, starting with “Undercover Burns”, which premiered on September 27, 2020.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 PCU Mullaney
1996 Swingers Charles Credited as Alex Desert
1997 Playing God Bartender
2000 High Fidelity Louis Credited as Alex Desert
2003 Masked and Anonymous Valentine
2003 Chicken Party Durell Mills Short film
2004 Death of the Day Young Vance / The Masked Avenger Short film
2005 Pretty Persuasion Joe (Security Guard)
2009 Bob Funk Sonny
2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Skelly (voice) Direct-to-video
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Mr. Rogue
2015 Isaac and Quincy Quincy Short film
2016 Losing in Love Bob
2017 Alvin and the Alien Alien (voice) Short film
2020 Louden Louden Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1988-1989 TV 101 Holden Hines 13 episodes
1989 Free Spirit Jeremy Episode: “Too Much of a Good Thing”
1990 A Different World Livingston Episode: “The Power of the Pen”
1990-1991 The Flash Julio Mendez 22 episodes
Credited as Alex Desert
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Jordan Episode: “The Girl with the Crazy Brother”
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Robinson Episode: “Class of Beverly Hills”
1992 The Heights Stan Lee 13 episodes
1993 Lush Life Lester Television movie
Credited as Alex Desert
1994 Galaxy Beat Larry Longspan Television short
1995-1996 Boy Meets World Eli Williams / The Hepcat 16 episodes
1998-2004 Becker Jake Malinak Main cast
129 episodes
2004 Harry Greene and Eugene Unknown episodes
2006 Katie Sullivan Alex Television movie
2007 The Sarah Silverman Program Eugene Episode: “Face Wars”
2008 Reno 911! Thaddeus Owens III Episode: “Strong Sister”
Credited as Alex Desert
2008 Wolverine and the X-Men Nick Fury (voice) Episode: “Wolverine vs. Hulk”
2008 Rita Rocks Frank Episode: “The Crying Game”
2009 House Jay-Bird Episode: “Broken”
2010 Dirty Backs Killer Greg Television miniseries
Unknown episodes
2010-2013 The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Nick Fury, Jack Fury, Damocles Officer (voices) 16 episodes
2011 Let’s Do This! General Sam Tundiki Television movie
2011-2014 The LeBrons Wise (voice) 23 episodes
2012 Let It Shine Levi Television movie
2012 Let’s Do This! Dr. David Zucco Television movie
2012 In Session with Jonathan Pessin Dr. Alex Episode: “Pilot”
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Miles Green Credited as Alex Desert
Episode: “Take It Back”
2014 Mom Wes Credited as Alex Desert
Episode: “Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich”
2014 Doc McStuffins Sam the Snake, Serpent Sam (voice) 2 episodes
2014 Scandal Bill Warren Episode: “The Key”
Credited as Alex Desert
2015 Public Morals Diamond Jack Episode: “Collection Day”
2015 Invisible Sister Mr. Perkins Television movie
2016 Better Call Saul Officer Baker Episode: “Switch”
2016-2017 The Flash Captain Julio Mendez Episodes: “Flashpoint” and “Untouchable”
2016-2019 Better Things Donte 5 episodes
Credited as Alex Desert
2016 Sing It! Barry 10 episodes
2016 How to Get Away with Murder Keith Travers Episode: “It’s About Frank”
2017 Once Upon a Time Stanum / Tin Man Episode: “Where Bluebirds Fly”
2017-2019 The Stinky & Dirty Show Steam, Carry (voices) 3 episodes
2017-2020 Spider-Man Jefferson Davis / Swarm (voice) 3 episodes
2018 Station 19 Oliver Episode: “Hot Box”
2018-2019 Mr. Pickles Mr. Bojenkins (voice) 8 episodes
2018 Freaky Friday Mike Harper Television movie
2019–present Momma Named Me Sheriff Mr. Bojenkins (voice) / Additional Voices 4 episodes
2019 Shameless Union Jerry Episode: “Which America?”
2020 Carmen Sandiego Crawfish King, Waiter (voice) Episode: “The Haunted Bayou Caper”
2020–present The Simpsons Carl Carlson, Lou (voice) Replacing Hank Azaria
2021 A League of Their Own Edgar Post-production

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Tomb Raider: Legend Zip
2008 Tomb Raider: Underworld
2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Sonny Tang, Space Marine
2011 Saints Row: The Third Zimos
2012 Avengers Initiative Nick Fury
2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Tempest
2013 Saints Row IV Zimos – Enter the Dominatrix DLC
2017 Quake Champions Sorlag
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Bwonsamdi
2018 Artifact Farvhan the Draemer
2020 Mafia: Definitive Edition Additional Voices Credited as Alex Desert
2020 World of Warcraft: ShadowlandsBwonsamdi
Invisible sister

Invisible sister

External Links

Actor Alex Désert – Wikipedia

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