Jeffrey Dean Morgan
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
Morgan at the premiere of Watchmen in 2009.
April 22, 1966 |
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Mary-Louise Parker (2006-2008)
Hilarie Burton (2009-present; 1 child)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the 2005 medical drama Grey's Anatomy, John Winchester on Supernatural, The Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, and Ike Evans in Magic City.
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 15 feature films. The bulk of Morgan's 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. Since 2000, he has amassed a number of credits in television series such as ER, JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, Angel, Supernatural, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sliders, The O.C., and Monk. 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.
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 gotten 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.
Morgan portrayed The Comedian, a cigar-chomping antihero, in Watchmen, based on Alan Moore's graphic novel. The same year, he appeared in Taking Woodstock, and played Clay in a comic book movie adaptation of The Losers. In 2008, he starred in the thriller The Resident and the drama film Days of Wrath. He signed on to play detective John Calisto in the serial killer thriller The Unblinking Eye, and appeared in the Texas crime thriller Texas Killing Fields as a homicide detective. He stars in the television drama series Magic City, which centers on mob life in 1950s Miami. He appeared in the horror thriller The Possession in 2012, as well as 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.
Morgan was briefly engaged to his former Weeds costar, Mary-Louise Parker, in 2008. The engagement ended in April 2008. In 2009, Morgan discovered that he had an alleged son with former girlfriend actress Sherrie Rose. The boy, named Dean Morgan, was four years old when Morgan learned about him. Morgan has been in a relationship with actress Hilarie Burton since 2009. The couple had a son, Augustus, 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|
|2007||Fred Claus||Man Getting Parking Ticket||Cameo|
|2007||P.S. I Love You||William Gallagher|
|2008||Accidental Husband, TheThe Accidental Husband||Patrick Sullivan|
|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|
|2012||Possession, TheThe Possession||Clyde Brenek|
|2012||Red Dawn||Sgt. Maj. Andrew Tanner USMC|
|1995||"Extreme (TV series)"|
|1995||"JAG||Weapons Officer||Episode: "Shadow"|
|1996||Sliders||Sid||Episode: "El Sid"|
|1996–1997||Burning Zone, TheThe Burning Zone||Dr. Edward Marcase|
|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|
|2006–2009||Grey's Anatomy||Denny Duquette|
|2012–2013||Magic City||Ike Evans|
|2015||Texas Rising||"Deaf" Smith|
- "Watchmen Cast Confirmed!". Superhero Hype!. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- Roxborough, Scott (February 11, 2010). "Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins 'Unblinking Eye'". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved March 11, 2010.[dead link]
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Sam Worthington in The Fields". Dreadcentral.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- 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. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- Rush, George (February 14, 2008). "Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan Engaged". The New York Daily News.
- "Mary-Louise Parker, Fiancé Break Off Engagement". People.com. April 8, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- "Secret Son for Jeffrey Dean Morgan". celebutopia.net. March 27, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 20013.
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilarie Burton Welcome Baby". Us Weekly. May 6, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jeffrey Dean Morgan.|
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan at the Internet Movie Database
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan at the TCM Movie Database
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan at AllMovie
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan Fans
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan Info
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan Unlimited
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan RU