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Michael Soderquist:

Michael Soderquist: Klepto Detective

Detective Michael Soderquist is a character in the Showtime series DEXTER.

He is one of a series of recurring background detectives in the Miami Metro Homicide Department. He first appeared in Season One and continued to appear in almost every episode of the eight seasons, along with partner adjacent, Detective Israel Yale. Other prominent background detectives include Robert Ramos, Sergeant Lee and Detective Hill.


Soderquist has gray hair and is highly visible in his signature "ice cream" colored polo shirts. Although most of the time he has a serious expression on his face, he occasionally laughs with his co-workers.

Season One

Soderquist first appears sitting at one of the Detective desks while Debra is telling her brother about Sean the Mechanic. He appears later during a conversation between Maria LaGuerta and Angel Batista.

Present prior to the "bucking bronco" conversation initiated by Vince Masuka and Angel Batista and again after the Tony Tucci briefing helmed by James Doakes.

Witnessed moving passed offices at various points within the episode, as well as a prominent shot of him moving passed James Doakes on his way to the kitchen where he encounters Detective McNamara.

He mostly acts in the background, following orders to investigate crime scenes and is around in times of emotional turmoil for the department, such as when Angel Batista was attacked by the Ice Truck Killer.

Season Two

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Season Three

Dexter creates a list of who he is inviting to his wedding. He considers the detectives Soderquist and Robert Ramos, but Dexter doesn't remember the former's name. Once Angel Batista orders them both to keep surveillance on Anton Briggs, Dexter says the following, "THAT'S his name... Soderquist."

He is present when Vince Masuka stands up to Lieutenant Ramon Prado of the Sheriff's department regarding the Skinner Case.

He attends Dexter and Rita's wedding, and smokes a cigar with Joey Quinn and several other detectives.

Season Four

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Season Five

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Season Six

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Season Seven

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Season Eight

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  • His first name is revealed on a name plate only present after "Resistance Is Futile". Following the department's restructuring in Season Three, the nameplate is no longer there. Another oddity is that Soderquist is rarely sitting at this desk although at times it's used by Maria LaGuerta, Detective Hill, and Robert Ramos.
  • He is rarely seen outside of the Miami Metro Police Department or more specifically, the Miami Metro Homicide offices.
  • The actor, Bruce Holman, also played a background Detective on the USA TV Series Monk. He appears briefly in the second episode of the fourth season behind Captain Leland Stottlemeyer before a scene transition.
  • His name indicates Swedish ancestry, "Soderquist" is the Anglo-Saxon form of the Swedish "Söderquist" (roughly translating to "south twig")

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