WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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an interview with jay harrington L I S A L E S L I E H E N D E R S O N writer some people know Jay Harrington as Jay; others know him as Wyatt, Alec, Ted, or Dr. Ron McCready. No, he is not a CIA operative, although he did pose as an FBI agent for a while, nor has he been running from the law. Harrington is an actor who has played these roles in the television shows Private Practice (Wyatt), Hot in Cleveland (Alec), Better off Ted (Ted), and Desperate Housewives (Dr. Ron McCready). A Wellesley native, Harrington has brought leading man roles to life in multiple television series and feature films since moving to Los Angeles, a few years after graduating from college. WWM recently caught up with him. Wellesley's Leading Man WellesleyWeston Magazine: Do you have any particularly fond memories of life in Wellesley? Jay Harrington: I grew up in the most ideal place, on Appleby Road, right near Wellesley College. Our house was on a dead end road. At the end of the road there was a brook that flowed through Wellesley, a little wooden bridge, and our own park. It was a great neighborhood; there were kids everywhere. My best friend lived next door and we would play outside, every day, until dark — even after dark. We would walk along the Brook Path to Hunnewell School, every day, without our parents, and we rode our bikes everywhere, without helmets. We were WWM: Do you ever get back to Wellesley? JH: All the time. My parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are still there. I have two brothers that moved [to LA], but one of them recently moved east. 57 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e pretty edgy back then. The only thing we had to worry about was the neighborhood dog. We were pretty lucky.

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