Jeffrey Dean Morgan
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
Morgan at the premiere of Ant-Man in 2015.
April 22, 1966 |
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Mary-Louise Parker (2006–08)
Hilarie Burton (2009-present)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the medical drama Grey's Anatomy for parts of three seasons (2006-2009), John Winchester on Supernatural, The Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, and Ike Evans in Magic City. He is currently playing the role of Jason Crouse on the TV series The Good Wife. He will portray Negan in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Morgan was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Sandy Thomas and Richard Dean Morgan. He attended Ben Franklin Elementary School, Rose Hill Junior High, and Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington. He was a basketball player in high school and college.
Starting with the 1991 film Uncaged, 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 separate television series: on 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.
Morgan was cast in a new project by Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The series, tentatively titled "Correspondents", was to have started production in summer 2007. ABC picked up a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, called Private Practice, that was also created by Rhimes, and that project has rendered the future of "Correspondents" uncertain. Morgan is also among the cast of a movie that is based on a novel by the Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You. He took a crash course on how to play the guitar for his part in the film, and was excited to find out that the producers had got Nancy Wilson of Heart to train him, since, by his own admission, he "had a huge crush" on her since childhood. The film was released on December 21, 2007. 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.
In 2012, Morgan starred in the television drama series Magic City, which centered on mob life in 1950s Miami. The series premiered on April 6 and was cancelled after two seasons. The same year, Morgan appeared in the horror thriller The Possession, and the war film Red Dawn.
In January 2014, it was announced that Morgan had been cast in the lead role in Jonás Cuarón's Desierto. In November, 2014, it was announced that Morgan had been 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 which was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, December 2014-February 2015.
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 is also presently playing the character of a freelance investigator Jason Crouse in the popular T.V show The Good Wife. It was confirmed in November 2015 that Morgan will be portraying the character Negan on the AMC TV series The Walking Dead. He will appear in the sixth season finale and has the option to become a series regular in the seventh season.
Morgan was briefly engaged to his former Weeds costar Mary-Louise Parker in 2008. The engagement ended in April 2008. In 2009, a former girlfriend, actress Sherrie Rose, alleged that Morgan was her son's father. The boy, named Dean Morgan, was four years old when Morgan supposedly learned about him according to tabloids. Morgan began a relationship with actress Hilarie Burton in 2009. The couple's son Augustus was born in March 2010.
|1995||Dillinger and Capone||Jack Bennett|
|1996||In the Blink of an Eye||Jessie||Television film|
|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||Accidental Husband, TheThe Accidental Husband||Patrick Sullivan||Direct-to-DVD|
|2008||Days of Wrath||Bryan Gordon|
|2009||Watchmen||Edward Blake / The Comedian|
|2010||Losers, TheThe Losers||Clay|
|2010||Jonah Hex||Jeb Turnbull||Uncredited|
|2011||Resident, TheThe Resident||Max|
|2011||Peace, Love & Misunderstanding||Jude|
|2011||Texas Killing Fields||Brian Heigh|
|2011||Courier, TheThe Courier||The Courier||Direct-to-VOD|
|2012||Possession, TheThe Possession||Clyde Brenek|
|2012||Red Dawn||Sgt. Maj. Andrew Tanner USMC|
|2014||They Came Together||Frank||Cameo|
|2015||Solace||Agent Joe Merriweather|
|2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Thomas Wayne|
|1995||JAG||Weapons Officer||Episode: "Shadow"|
|1996||Sliders||Sid||Episode: "El Sid"|
|1996–97||Burning Zone, TheThe Burning Zone||Dr. Edward Marcase||Main cast|
|2000||Walker, Texas Ranger||Jake Horbart||Episode: "Child of Hope"|
|2001||ER||Firefighter Larkin||Episode: "The Crossing"|
|2002||Practice, TheThe Practice||Daniel Glenn||Episode: The Test"|
|2002||JAG||CIA Technician Wally||2 episodes|
|2002||Angel||Sam Ryan||Episode: "Provider"|
|2002||Division, TheThe 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||Handler, TheThe Handler||Mike||2 episodes|
|2004||Tru Calling||Geoffrey Pine||Episode: "Two Pair"|
|2004||Monk||Steven Leight||Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan"|
|2005||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Joe Zukowski||Episode: "The Accomplice"|
|2005||Weeds||Judah Botwin||2 episodes|
|2005–07||Supernatural||John Winchester||Recurring role|
|2006–09||Grey's Anatomy||Denny Duquette||Recurring role|
|2012–13||Magic City||Ike Evans||Main cast|
|2015||The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe||Joe DiMaggio||Miniseries|
|2015||Texas Rising||"Deaf" Smith||5 episodes|
|2015||Extant||JD Richter||Main cast|
|2015–present||The Good Wife||Jason Crouse||Main cast (Season 7)|
|2016||The Walking Dead||Negan|
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- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Sam Worthington in The Fields". Dreadcentral.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Starz Series Magic City Full Cast Announced The Hollywood Reporter. June 9, 2011
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan to Star in Jonas Cuaron's 'Desierto' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan Set as 'Marilyn's' Joe DiMaggio for Lifetime (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. November 25, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- ‘Walking Dead’: Negan to Be Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan | Variety
- Rush, George (February 14, 2008). "Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan Engaged". The New York Daily News.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Mary-Louise Parker, Fiancé Break Off Engagement". People.com. April 8, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilarie Burton Welcome Baby". Us Weekly. May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Marc Malkin (November 15, 2011). "Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Talk Baby Son Gus, Parenthood: "It's Been Spectacular"". E!Online. Retrieved May 5, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Cbs Press Express | Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins The Cast Of “The Good Wife” As A Series Regular For Season Seven
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