Jeffrey Dean Morgan
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
Morgan at the premiere of Ant-Man in 2015
April 22, 1966 |
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Anya Longwell (1992–2003)
Hilarie Burton (2009-present)
|Partner(s)||Mary-Louise Parker (2006–08)|
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the villainous Negan on The Walking Dead, John Winchester on Supernatural, Denny Duquette in the medical drama Grey's Anatomy for parts of three seasons (2006–2009), The Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, and Ike Evans in Magic City.
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.
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, the media 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 appeared in a brief role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), as Bruce Wayne's father, Thomas Wayne. He also played 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 would be portraying the character Negan on the AMC TV series The Walking Dead. He made his first appearance as Negan 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 a July, 2015 interview with The Philippine Daily Inquirer, 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 make 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||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|
|2015||Guns for Hire||Bruce|
|2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Thomas Wayne|
|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||Burning Zone, TheThe 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||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|
|2005–2007||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 (season 6)
Main Cast (season 7–present)
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
- "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956–2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVRP-JDM : accessed 18 February 2016), Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Anya Longwell, 30 May 1992; from "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956–2005," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Clark, Nevada, United States, County Book 618, p. C358929, archive film number 924712, Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas.
- "Watchmen Cast Confirmed!". Superhero Hype!. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- "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.
- "Jeffrey Dean Morgan Set as 'Marilyn's' Joe DiMaggio for Lifetime (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- ‘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.
- "Mary-Louise Parker, Fiancé Break Off Engagement". People.com. April 8, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- "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.
- Nepales, Ruben (July 23, 2015). "Scruffy, sexy, funny Jeffrey Dean Morgan". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- Rorke, Robert (July 22, 2015). "Jeffrey Dean Morgan is on TV's Most Wanted List". New York Post.
- Kendall Fisher (October 24, 2016). "Friendly Reminder: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Co-owns a Candy Shop with Paul Rudd". E!Online. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
- "Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Takes His Dogs for Motorcycle Rides". YouTube. June 25, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
- 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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