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Alex Désert is the American actor who portrays Stanum on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Alex Désert was born and raised in New York City.[2] His family hails from Haiti, and he is the first member of his family born in the United States. As a child, the television series M*A*S*H inspired him to be a doctor until his brother informed him that Hawkeye and the gang were actors. From that moment on, he was inspired to perform.[3]

After graduating New York' School of the Performing Arts, Alex relocated to Los Angeles to pursue and acting career.[2] He is known for his roles in 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 animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He has more recently been seen in Mom and Grey's Anatomy. His recent television credits also include Tyler Perry's House of Payne, House M.D., Reno 911!, and The Sarah Silverman Program.

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 the Disney film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Alex 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 addition to his acting career, Désert is one of the lead singers in Hepcat,[3] a ska/reggae band that has toured the United States and Europe[3] 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, whose latest album is available on Stone's Throw records.


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