Desperate Housewives/Rex Van De Kamp
We are introduced to Rex, at the wake of Mary Alice Young. He died in the first season finale, from a chemical imbalance caused by taking the wrong medication. His pharmacist, George Williams, switched his meds, causing the imbalance. George was jealous that Bree, who almost divorced Rex, didn't chose him over Rex. Rex has later appeared in several flashbacks in the following seasons.
- 1x02 - Pilot
- 1x02 - Ah, But Underneath
- 1x03 - Pretty Little Picture
- 1x04 - Who's That Woman?
- 1x05 - Come in, Stranger
- 1x06 - Running to Stand Still
- 1x07 - Anything You Can Do
- 1x08 - Guilty
- 1x09 - Suspicious Minds
- 1x10 - Come Back to Me
- 1x11 - Move On
- 1x12 - Every Day a Little Death
- 1x13 - Your Fault
- 1x14 - Love Is in the Air
- 1x15 - Impossible
- 1x16 - The Ladies Who Lunch
- 1x17 - There Won't Be Trumpets
- 1x18 - Children Will Listen
- 1x19 - Live Alone and Like It
- 1x20 - Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry
- 1x21 - Fear No More
- 1x22 - Sunday in the Park with George
- 1x23 - Goodbye for Now
- 1x24 - One Wonderful Day
- 2x23 - Remember (1)
- 2x24 - Remember (2)
- 3x16 - My Husband, the Pig
- 5x13 - The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
- 7x01 - Remember Paul?
Parents: ?? (father unknown) & Phyllis Van De Kamp
Children: Andrew, Danielle, Sam
Other Family: Alex Cominis, Leo Katz, Austin McCann, Eleanor Mason, Henry Mason
A scene in which Bree wants Rex to test their son's urine for drugs. Rex says that he wouldn't "ruin their son's future because he sparked a duby". Bree pours the urine all over Rex's shirt.
- Steven Culp almost didn't play Rex Van De Kamp. Culp was creator Mark Cherry's first pick for Rex, but Culp couldn't play him at the time. Michael Reilly Burke was cast. He didn't test well with audiences, and Cherry later asked Culp again, and he was, at that time, able to play him.
- Rex Van De Kamp took the role of narrator, much like that of Mary Alice Young, for Season 3, Episode 16 - My Husband, the Pig.
"I won't ruin our son's future because he sparked a duby."
"As far as I'm concerned, if Andrew is happy with whom he is, then it is our job to support him!"
"I want a divorce. I just can't live in this detergent commercial anymore."