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Anton Briggs
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
David Ramsey
Season(s)
Season Three
Season Four
First Appearance
Our Father
Last Appearance
Dirty Harry
Appears in
17 Episodes
Character
Full Name
Anton Briggs
Aliases
None
Status
Alive


Characteristics
Age
Mid-30s
Gender
Male
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Black (short)
Personal Status
Marital Status
Single


Professional Status
Profession
Musician
Anton Briggs is a character in Showtime's series DEXTER.

He was a confidential informant (CI) for Detective Joey Quinn (although, unbeknownst to Briggs, not officially), and later Debra Morgan's boyfriend.

Personality

Briggs was an easy-going, occasional pot user and musician. Nevertheless, he did punch Joey Quinn because he had lied to him.

Summary

Season Three

Joey Quinn introduced Officer Debra Morgan to Anton in order for her to get help on her cases. The first time that she visited Anton, she asked for information on Fred Bowman (aka Freebo) after he "killed" Oscar Prado. Anton only recognized Freebo from the media spreading his picture around, but did reveal that Oscar was one of Freebo's customers and into him for a large amount of money.

When Debra was kicked off the case, she came to Anton for information on a murdered Jane Doe case she was working. He pointed her to a local pimp named Javier Garza who dealt with young prostitutes that paid for their drug habits with sex. After Javier ended up murdered, Anton took his safety more seriously, and refused to help Debra. At one point, he used pot right in front of Debra and she arrested him. After he was released, Anton wrote a song about Debra, insulting her.

Anton was captured at home by The Skinner and tortured for information on Freebo's whereabouts. He was eventually rescued by Detectives Debra Morgan and Joey Quinn, with Debra being strongly motivated by her feelings towards him. They soon became an item and were invited to Rita and Dexter's wedding.

Season Four

Anton and Debra Morgan moved in together and were progressing with their relationship. Debra speculated that they were able to hold it together because Anton was frequently away on cruise ships that booked his band.

The reintroduction of Frank Lundy into Debra's life caused her to quickly lose integrity in her relationship with Briggs, ultimately cheating on him with Lundy. Her guilt caused her to tell Anton, and he promptly left at her request. He has not been seen since.

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Appearances

Season Three

Season Four

Trivia

  • Of Debra's love interests, Anton was the first to have a relationship with her that lasted beyond the season that he first met her.
  • In "A Beautiful Day," a new sex partner for Debra was introduced with the same last name as Anton - Andrew Briggs. (However, she simply gets close to him in order to retrieve the valuable jewelry he stole and get paid by Jacob Elway for doing so.
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