Doakes – Erik King

Sgt. James Doakes is a brilliant Special Forces operative in Haiti with an experience of fifteen to twenty years, backing him to be a dependable Homicide detective. He ended up becoming the prime suspect known as the Bay Harbor Butcher, and was later on revealed having an abusive father. He doesn’t like Dexter despite his aura of innocent-seeming, cheerful young person, because Dexter gets into his nerves. The seemingly passion of blood analysis and splats of Dexter unnerves him, especially when Dexter is most of the time had correct analysis on the serial killer’s cases. He couldn’t get to understand why Dexter is always at the right time and place of the murder.

Erik King appeared in the blockbuster adventure National Treasure opposite Nicholas Cage, Desperate Measures with Michael Keaton and a number of other feature films. King starred in the series Oz as the character ‘Moses Deyell.’ His other episodic work includes Malcolm In The Middle, Charmed and CSI: Miami. King appeared on The District as ‘Travis Hayward,’ as well as CBS’ Touched by an Angel. King’s earlier career proves he is no stranger to crime dramas as he has also starred in major series such as Matlock, NYPD Blue and JAG on NBC.

Maria LaGuerta – Lauren Velez

Maria LaGuerta Lauren Velez

Lauren Velez was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the twin sister of Loraine Velez who is also an actress. Lauren landed her first TV role as Nina Moreno in the television series New York Undercover. This was followed by other projects like I Like It Like That where she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award and The Desi Award for Best Lead Actress. Moreover, she became part of the suspense drama series Dexter as Maria LaGuerta.

Lauren Velez was born on November 2, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the twin sister of fellow actress Loraine Velez, and their parents emigrated from Puerto Rico during the early 1950s. Their father worked as a police officer in the Big Apple, until he was able to afford a house in the middle-class neighborhood of Rockaway, Queens, moving there with his wife and his eight children. When they were younger, Velez and her twin sister enjoyed producing improvised skits and plays for their family’s enjoyment. The two of them also received scholarships later on to study at the Alvin Ailey Dancing School.

Angel Batista – David Zayas

Angel Batista David Zayas

Angel is a fellow homicide detective who shares Dexter’s meticulous nature and works closely with him on forensics cases.

While an officer in the New York Police Department, David Zayas caught a performance of A Few Good Men on Broadway. The play was an inspiration, and Zayas enrolled in acting classes at Ernie Martin’s studio. Soon after, Zayas teamed up with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz to become a member of the renowned Labyrinth Theatre Company. Through his theatre company, Zayas has starred in plays including Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings and Our Lady Of 121ST St. After doing approximately 30 plays, Tom Fontana cast him as the ringleader of the Latino prisoners, ‘Enrique Morales’ in the series Oz. Zayas’ feature film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead, The Yards, Undefeated, Mike Nichols’ Wit, Angel and The Interpreter, directed by Sydney Pollack. Recently, Zayas was seen in Sixteen Blocks, playing the corrupt ‘Detective Robert Torres’ opposite Bruce Willis and Mos Def. His upcoming roles include starring opposite Harvey Keitel in the ABC miniseries, The Path To 9/11, the feature film Michael Clayton opposite George Clooney and The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Most recently, Zayas starred on Broadway opposite Jimmy Smits in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna In The Tropics. The play ran at the Royale Theatre for over a hundred performances.


Harry Morgan – James Remar

Harry Morgan James Remar

Harry is a street-wise police detective who spotted young Dexter’s passion for human vivisection and helped his son channel his homicidal impulses in a more constructive pursuit: the deliverance of vigilante justice. Morgan taught him to blend into the “normal” world by day and use his “talents and interests” in a constructive way at night by eliminating heinous perpetrators who think they’re above the law or who may have slipped through the cracks of justice.

James Remar’s has appeared in more than 50 feature films, numerous television projects (both episodic and long form) and on the New York stage. He has played historical figures such as Gen. Omar Bradley opposite Tom Selleck in Ike: Countdown to D-Day and Dutch Schultz in The Cotton Club. Remar’s most memorable performances include a streetwise gang kid in The Warriors and as the billionaire playboy ‘Richard’ in Sex And The City opposite Kim Cattrall. Remar’s early training with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and later with Stella Adler helped give him a tremendous dedication to authenticity in his work. This dedication led to playing diverse roles such as ‘Ganz’ in 48 Hrs., a gay Nazi hustler opposite Richard Gere in Bent on Broadway, a hard, yet sympathetic narcotics detective opposite Matt Dillon in Gus Van Sant’s independent classic Drugstore Cowboy and a tough customs agent in Jon Singleton’s smash hit 2Fast 2Furious.