The Dexter television show is a psychological thriller based on the
novels by Jeff Lindsay about a serial killer that kills serial killers.
Dexter first aired in 2006 and continues to be produced by the cable
The crime novelist Jeff Lindsay wrote "Darkly Dreaming Dexter"
in 2004, "Dearly Devoted Dexter" in 2005, and "Dexter
in the Dark" in 2007. The Dexter novels were adapted to television
by the screenwriter James Manos.
Dexter is an engaging and thought provoking series as the viewer
is forced to question their own ethics; Is Dexter a good person
doing bad things or is he a bad person doing good things?
Dexter has a set of rules and only kills the worst of society,
not unlike a modern and gritty version of a superheroe. He only
kills those that have already killed and are likely to kill to
again, usually those that continue to avoid punishment from the
"Dexter's a unique killer in that his father saw his dark
impulses, shined a light on them, and told Dexter that he saw
them, he accepted them, that Dexter is good and that he is worthy
of love. And I think that's what enables him to focus his energies
in this unique way."
C. Hall Quote
"When I was doing "Six
Feet Under", people would come over and be all sympathetic
towards me. Now, (playing the role of Dexter) they just look terrified
and walk away."
C. Hall Quote
Dexter Actors and Actresses
C. Hall Quotes & Michael
C. Hall Biography - Michael C Hall plays the lead role of
Julie Benz plays the girlfriend/wife of Dexter, Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter plays Dexter's sister Debra Morgan
Erik King plays the suspicious Sgt. James Doakes
Lauren Vélez plays the role Lt. Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas plays the diligent detective Angel Batista
James Remar plays the role of Dexter's dead father Harry Morgan
C. S. Lee plays the horny wise-cracking crime lab worker Vince
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