Alex Desert was born in New York on July 18, 1968. He is a talented musician and well known actor in film and television. His film credits includes movies such as PCU, Swingers, and Death of the Day. His television credits include Boy Meets World, TV 101, and Harry Green and Eugene. He is probably best known for playing Jake Malinak on Becker. Separate from his acting career he founded the internationally known ska-band Hepcat in which he is the lead singer.