Showtime's "Dexter" has hosted a cavalcade of talented guest stars, with actors such as Jimmy Smits, John Lithgow and Keith Carradine playing characters that went on to become fan favorites. But what about some other memorable "Dexter" names? Here's a rundown of five former "Dexter" actors and where they are now.
1. Erik King
Played: Sgt. Doakes (Seasons 1 and 2)
Before "Dexter," he was best known for: Minor roles in "Malcolm in the Middle" and "National Treasure."
After "Dexter": He appeared on "Burn Notice" and "Memphis Beat." He will next appear in the film "Born to Race" later this year.
2. Julie Benz
Played: Rita Bennett (Seasons 1-4)
Before "Dexter," she was best known for: Darla on "Buffy" and "Angel."
After "Dexter": She starred in "No Ordinary Family," which was canceled after just one season. She is slated to have a recurring role in an upcoming CBS project, "A Gifted Man."
3. Mark Pellegrino
Played: Paul Bennett (Season 1 and part of Season 2)
Before "Dexter" He Was Best Known For: Playing one of Treehorn's thugs in "The Big Lebowski," and roles in "Drowning Mona" and "The X-Files."
After "Dexter?": Pellegrino played Jacob on "Lost," Lucifer on "Supernatural," and Bishop on the American remake of "Being Human."
4. Christian Camargo
Played: The Ice Truck Killer/Brian Moser (Season 1)
Before "Dexter" He Was Best Known For: Small roles on "The Guiding Light" and "K-19: The Widowmaker." He was also an original member of the acting company at The Globe Theatre in London when it opened.
After "Dexter?": He had a role in "The Hurt Locker" and "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets," and will appear in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 and 2." In 2009 he played Hamlet in a production by Theatre for a New Audience, and Orlando in The Bridge Project's presentation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." He also appeared alongside Jon Lithgow in the 2008 Broadways production of "All My Sons," a classic play by Arthur Miller.
5. Jaime Murray
Played: Lila Tournay (Season 2)
Before "Dexter" She Was Best Known For: Bianca in " ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew" and Stacie Monroe on the British TV program "Hustle."
After "Dexter?": She had small roles on "NCIS" and "The Mentalist," and went on to wow fans of "Warehouse 13" with her portrayal of H.G. Wells. In 2011, she played Gaia in "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena."
Which past "Dexter" star do you miss most? Tell us in the comments below!
- Mark Pellegrino
- Erik King
- No Ordinary Family
- Burn Notice
- Keith Carradine
- John Lithgow
- Malcolm in the Middle
- Season 1