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The Third Wave of Ska Revival emerged in the late '80s, when certain members of the American punk underground began returning to the sounds of British ska revival and infusing it with a hardcore punk attack.

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During the early '80s, this third wave continued to grow -- more bands continued to pop up across the country, but many of the most popular were based in California. As time wore on, the hardcore influences eventually mutated into heavy.

Multi-talented New York native Alex Desert (pronounced "dez-air") was so inspired by the long-running TV series MASH that he remembers wanting to be a doctor as a youngster. It wasn't until his brother told him that those "doctors" on MASH were actually actors that he was driven to perform.

Since then, Desert, the first American-born member of a Haitian family, has been a showman. As an actor he has done everything from, as a child, impressions of Ronald Reagan to co-starring as a regular in several television series ("Boy Meets World," "The Heights," "Becker") to a featured role in cult indie film classic "Swingers." As a singer and all-around music lover, he has fronted Los Angeles-based Ska band Hepcat for almost a decade.

His role as Jake, the blind newsstand proprietor on "Becker" is so convincing that fans constantly write to TV trivia columnists asking whether Desert is actually blind. (He isn't). He was recently lauded as TV's "most underrated sidekick" by a Canadian newspaper.

Desert's role as musician has taken a backseat for the time being for his "Becker" stint. But he counts Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, Bob Marley and anything from

Motown as among his greatest musical influences.

He credits being "grounded" to his strong family ties and a strong circle of friends and not taking himself or his profession too seriously.

"Basically, the way I look at everything," he said in a recent interview. "It's just luck of the draw."

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Alex Desert

The Third Wave of Ska Revival emerged in the late '80s, when certain members of the American punk underground began returning to the sounds of British ska revival and infusing it with a hardcore punk attack.

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Alex Desert Biography

During the early '80s, this third wave continued to grow -- more bands continued to pop up across the country, but many of the most popular were based in California. As time wore on, the hardcore influences eventually mutated into heavy.

Multi-talented New York native Alex Desert (pronounced "dez-air") was so inspired by the long-running TV series MASH that he remembers wanting to be a doctor as a youngster. It wasn't until his brother told him that those "doctors" on MASH were actually actors that he was driven to perform.

Since then, Desert, the first American-born member of a Haitian family, has been a showman. As an actor he has done everything from, as a child, impressions of Ronald Reagan to co-starring as a regular in several television series ("Boy Meets World," "The Heights," "Becker") to a featured role in cult indie film classic "Swingers." As a singer and all-around music lover, he has fronted Los Angeles-based Ska band Hepcat for almost a decade.

His role as Jake, the blind newsstand proprietor on "Becker" is so convincing that fans constantly write to TV trivia columnists asking whether Desert is actually blind. (He isn't). He was recently lauded as TV's "most underrated sidekick" by a Canadian newspaper.

Desert's role as musician has taken a backseat for the time being for his "Becker" stint. But he counts Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, Bob Marley and anything from

Motown as among his greatest musical influences.

He credits being "grounded" to his strong family ties and a strong circle of friends and not taking himself or his profession too seriously.

"Basically, the way I look at everything," he said in a recent interview. "It's just luck of the draw."

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  • How to book Alex Desert?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alex Desert for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alex Desert, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alex Desert or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alex Desert?

    Booking fees for Alex Desert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alex Desert, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alex Desert?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alex Desert for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alex Desert for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alex Desert or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alex Desert or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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