Jay Harrington


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  • Birth Name: James H. Harrington III
  • Birth Place: Massachusetts
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/15/1971, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Exclusive Video: Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe Returns to TV on USA's New Comedy Benched

Happy Endings fans are still in mourning the show's way-too-soon cancellation, but thankfully many of the show's ensemble have had no problem lining up new gigs (as it should be).

The latest is Eliza Coupe, who stars on...read more

The Office's Oscar Nuñez Joins USA comedy Benched

Oscar Nuñez has joined USA's upcoming half-hour comedy Benched.

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USA Picks Up Eliza Coupe Comedy Benched

USA has picked up the half-hour comedy Benched, the network announced Friday.

The legal sitcom stars Happy EndingsEliza Coupe as Nina, a corporate attorney who is forced to become a public defender after a very public breakdown. Better Off Ted's Jay Harrington plays Nina's colleague Phil, a scruffy public defender and avid gambler.read more


Sneak Peek: Bag full of something

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Whatever It Takes
Anywhere But Here
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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2014 Benched TV Show Series, Actor - Phil
2009 Better Off Ted TV Show Series, Actor - Ted
2007 Private Practice TV Show Series, Actor - Wyatt Lockhart
2005 The Inside TV Show Series, Actor - Paul Ryan
2004 Desperate Housewives TV Show Series, Actor - Dr. Ron McCreadie

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Keck's Exclusives First Look: One Day Reunion on Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland's latest stunt casting will reunite former One Day at a Time stars Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington Jr. But the happy occasion... read more

Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Jay Harrington Joins Hot in Cleveland

TV Land's Hot in Cleveland will no doubt be better off with the arrival of likable Better Off Ted star Jay Harrington. Harrington and Heather Locklear join the sitcom in the Nov. 28 season premiere as Melanie's (Valerie Bertinelli) new bosses.

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Keck's Exclusives: One Day at a Time Vet to Guest on Hot in Cleveland

This past April's TV Land Awards reunited the cast of the 1975-84 Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. During the reunion, Valerie Bertinelli told me she was campaigning hard for her old co-star Pat Harrington Jr. (a.k.a. Dwayne Schneider) to guest star on her current TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. read more

Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Susan Delfino's Wild Ride

Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonist's biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides... read more

Viral Gords? Sure! But Can Better Off Ted Manufacture Laughs?

Veridian Dynamics, the ethically impaired conglomerate at the heart of ABC's Better Off Ted (premiering Wednesday at 8:30 pm/ET), can weaponize a pumpkin, develop a desk chair that improves job performance and freeze-dry a staffer just for sport. But can the new comedy produce big laughs? Jay Harrington, fresh off playing doctor with Private Practice's Addison, gave TVGuide.com a look at the workplace wackiness to come.

TVGuide.com: I was saying to Tim Daly recently that extended guest arcs, like the ones you and Jayne Brooks both had on Private Practice, almost seem like a "proving ground" for actors. Like ABC is wondering, "Hmm, let's see if we want this actor to front our new series...."
Jay Harrington: Yeah, there's some comparison to a Triple-A farm system, if you will. [Laughs] In addition to that and Desperate Housewives [Harrington played Susan's beau, Dr. Ron], I had done a pilot for ABC two years ago that didn't go anywhere. It was good; it just wasn't good enough. 

TVGuide.com: I enjoyed the Better Off Ted pilot. It has a dry, Scrubs-like humor.
Harrington: It does, thank you. I'm a fan of myself. [Laughs] And since the pilot, we've ... read more

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