|Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
April 22, 1966 |
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Known for||Negan on The Walking Dead|
|Spouse(s)||Anya Longwell (1992–2003)|
|Partner(s)||Mary-Louise Parker (2006–08)
Hilarie Burton (2009–present)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for playing John Winchester on Supernatural, Denny Duquette in the medical drama Grey's Anatomy, The Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, and Negan on The Walking Dead.
Morgan was born in Seattle, Washington to Sandy Thomas and Richard Dean Morgan. He attended Ben Franklin Elementary School, Rose Hill Junior High, and Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington, where he played football and captained the basketball team. He went on to play basketball at Skagit Valley College before being sidelined by injury.
Starting with Uncaged (1991), Morgan has appeared in over 25 feature films. However, the bulk of his work has been in television. He was the star of the 1996–1997 television series The Burning Zone; his character, Dr. Edward Marcase, appeared in 10 out of 19 episodes that season. In 2005 and 2006, Morgan simultaneously appeared in three television series: in the CW series Supernatural as John Winchester, in a recurring role on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as heart transplant patient Denny Duquette, and as Judah Botwin in two episodes of the Showtime series Weeds. He has also guest-starred in a number of television series, including ER; JAG; Walker, Texas Ranger; Angel; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Sliders; The O.C.; and Monk.In 2007, Morgan was cast in a proposed project by Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The series, tentatively titled "Correspondents", was to have started production in summer 2007. ABC instead picked up a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, called Private Practice, that was also created by Rhimes. As a result, "Correspondents" was shelved. Another 2007 film starring Morgan is The Accidental Husband, which finished filming in New York City in March 2007 and was not released on DVD until 2009.
In 2009, Morgan portrayed The Comedian, a cigar-chomping antihero, in Watchmen, based on Alan Moore's graphic novel. The same year, Morgan appeared in Taking Woodstock, and played Clay in a comic book movie adaptation of The Losers.
Morgan appeared in the Texas crime thriller Texas Killing Fields as a homicide detective in 2011. The following year, Morgan starred in the television drama series Magic City, which centered on mob life in 1950s Miami. The same year, Morgan appeared in the horror thriller The Possession, and the war film Red Dawn. It was announced in January 2014, that Morgan had been cast in the lead role in Jonás Cuarón's Desierto.
In November 2014, Morgan was cast as Joe DiMaggio opposite Kelli Garner as Marilyn Monroe in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, a Lifetime four-hour miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book of the same name.
In 2015, Morgan portrayed Deaf Smith in Texas Rising, a five-part mini-series which aired on the History Channel. Also in 2015, he became a regular cast member for season 2 of the CBS sci-fi drama Extant. He appeared in an uncredited role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as Bruce Wayne's father, Thomas Wayne.
He played the character of a freelance investigator Jason Crouse in the popular TV show The Good Wife. Afterward, Morgan portrayed the character Negan on the AMC TV series The Walking Dead. He made his first appearance in the sixth-season finale and serves as the primary antagonist of the seventh season.
On May 30, 1992, Morgan was married to actress Anya Longwell in Las Vegas. In 2007, he was briefly engaged to his former Weeds costar Mary-Louise Parker; their engagement ended in April 2008.
In 2009, Morgan began a relationship with actress Hilarie Burton. The couple's son was born in March 2010. In July, 2015, Morgan said that despite media reports to the contrary, he and Burton were not yet married but that they intended to wed when he could get enough time off from work.
Morgan and Burton made their home in the town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, New York on a working farm with cows, chickens and alpacas. Since 2014, they have been co-owners (along with Morgan's friend, actor Paul Rudd) of Samuel's Sweet Shop, a Rhinebeck candy store they saved from being closed down after the previous owner, a friend of theirs, died suddenly.
|1995||Dillinger and Capone||Jack Bennett|
|1997||Legal Deceit||Todd Hunter|
|2003||Something More||Daniel||Short film|
|2004||Dead & Breakfast||The Sheriff|
|2004||Six: The Mark Unleashed||Tom Newman||Direct-to-DVD|
|2005||Chasing Ghosts||Det. Cole Davies||Direct-to-DVD|
|2007||Fred Claus||Man Getting Parking Ticket||Cameo|
|2007||P.S. I Love You||William Gallagher|
|2008||The Accidental Husband||Patrick Sullivan||Direct-to-DVD|
|2008||Days of Wrath||Bryan Gordon|
|2009||Watchmen||Edward Blake / The Comedian|
|2010||Jonah Hex||Jeb Turnbull||Uncredited|
|2011||Resident, TheThe Resident||Max|
|2011||Peace, Love & Misunderstanding||Jude|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Brian Heigh|
|2011||The Courier||The Courier||Direct-to-VOD|
|2012||The Possession||Clyde Brenek|
|2012||Red Dawn||Sgt. Maj. Andrew Tanner USMC|
|2014||They Came Together||Frank||Cameo|
|2015||Solace||Agent Joe Merriweather|
|2015||Guns for Hire||Bruce|
|2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Thomas Wayne||Uncredited|
|1995||Extreme||Jack Hawkins||2 episodes|
|1995||JAG||Weapons Officer||Episode: "Shadow"|
|1996||Sliders||Sid||Episode: "El Sid"|
|1996||In the Blink of an Eye||Jessie||Television film|
|1996–1997||The Burning Zone||Dr. Edward Marcase||11 episodes|
|2000||Walker, Texas Ranger||Jake Horbart||Episode: "Child of Hope"|
|2001||ER||Firefighter Larkin||Episode: "The Crossing"|
|2002||The Practice||Daniel Glenn||Episode: The Test"|
|2002||JAG||CIA Technician Wally||2 episodes|
|2002||Angel||Sam Ryan||Episode: "Provider"|
|2002||The Division||Father William Natali||Episode: "Forgive Me, Father"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Undercover Agent #1||Episode: "All for Our Country"|
|2003||Star Trek: Enterprise||Xindi-Reptilian||Episode: "Carpenter Street"|
|2004||The Handler||Mike||2 episodes|
|2004||Tru Calling||Geoffrey Pine||Episode: "Two Pair"|
|2004||Monk||Steven Leight||Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan"|
|2005||The O.C.||Joe Zukowski||Episode: "The Accomplice"|
|2005||Weeds||Judah Botwin||2 episodes|
|2005–2007||Supernatural||John Winchester||12 episodes|
|2006–2009||Grey's Anatomy||Denny Duquette||23 episodes|
|2012–2013||Magic City||Ike Evans||16 episodes|
|2014||Shameless||Charlie Peters||Episode: "Lazarus"|
|2015||The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe||Joe DiMaggio||2 episodes|
|2015||Texas Rising||"Deaf" Smith||5 episodes|
|2015||Extant||JD Richter||13 episodes|
|2015–2016||The Good Wife||Jason Crouse||19 episodes|
|2016–present||The Walking Dead||Negan||Special Guest Star (Episode: "Last Day on Earth")
Main Role (season 7–present)
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Pending—Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Supporting Actor (2017)
Pending—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television (2017)
Pending—MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Actor in a Show (2017)
Pending—MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain (2017)
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