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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor who portrays Negan in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

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.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role on ABC's smash hit series, Grey's Anatomy (2005). His dramatic arc as heart patient "Denny Duquette", who wins the heart of intern "Izzie Stevens" (Katherine Heigl) in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. He also had recurring roles on The CW and Warner Bros. Television's drama series, Supernatural (2005), The Good Wife(2009), and on Showtime and Lions Gate Television's award-winning comedy series, Weeds (2005). He currently stars as Negan on the hit AMC series, The Walking Dead(2010).

Morgan starred in Warner Bros.' Watchmen (2009), director Zack Snyder's (300 (2006)) adaptation of the iconic graphic novel. He played the pivotal role of "The Comedian", a Vietnam vet who is a member of a group of heroes called "the Minutemen". He next appeared in producer Joel Silver's The Losers (2010), for Warner Bros. It is an adaptation of DC-Vertigo's acclaimed comic book series about a band of black ops commandos who are set up to be killed by their own government. The team barely survives and sets out to get even. James Vanderbilt adapted the screenplay, and Sylvain White directed. He appeared in Focus Features' Motel Woodstock (2009), directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. He also starred opposite Uma Thurman in Yari Film Group's romantic comedy, The accidental husband (2008). Additional feature credits include a cameo role opposite Rachel Weisz in Warner Bros.' comedy, Fred Claus (2007), and the independent office comedy, Kabluey (2007), in which he played a charismatic yet smarmy co-worker to Lisa Kudrow's character.

In 2011, the in-demand actor starred in the independent murder mystery, Le paludi della morte (2011). In the film, based on a true story, Morgan plays a detective transplanted from New York who teams with a local investigator (Sam Worthington) to work on a series of unsolved murders in industrial wastelands surrounding Gulf Coast refineries, where as many as 70 bodies turned up over the past two decades. Together, they wage a war against the unknown assailants. Michael Mann produced the film, while his daughter, Ami Canaan Mann, directed. The actor traveled to Thailand, where he filmed the Weinstein Company's period drama, Shanghai (2010), under the direction of Mikael Håfström (1408(2007)). John Cusack stars as an American who returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months prior to Pearl Harbor and learns that his friend "Connor" (Morgan) has been killed. While trying to solve the murder, he discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding. In addition, Morgan has a role in Michael London's Groundswell Productions' Love & Secrets (2010), starring Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling, also for The Weinstein Co.

He also stars opposite two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank in the suspense thriller, The Resident (2011), for Hammer Films. It is the story of a young doctor (Swank) who moves into a Brooklyn loft and becomes suspicious that she is not alone. Morgan plays "Max", her charming new landlord who she discovers has developed a dangerous obsession with her. Morgan previously co-starred with Swank in Warner Bros.' P.S. I Love You (2007).

Morgan also appeared in the MGM/UA reboot of the 1984 action movie, Red Dawn - Alba rossa (2012). The plot focuses on a group of teenagers who form an insurgency, called "the Wolverines", when their town is invaded by Cuban and Russian soldiers. Morgan plays the role of "Lieutenant Andrew Tanner", leader of the U.S. Special Forces who finds the Wolverines.

Notable Works

Movie

Year Title Role
1995 Dillinger and Capone Jack Bennett
1995 Undercover Heat Ramone
1996 In the Blink of an Eye Jessie
1997 Legal Deceit Todd Hunter
1999 Road Kill Bobby
2003 Something More Daniel
2004 Dead & Breakfast The Sheriff
2004 Six: The Mark Unleashed Tom Newman
2005 Chasing Ghosts Det. Cole Davies
2006 Jam Dale
2007 Live! Rick
2007 Fred Claus Man Getting Parking Ticket
2007 Kabluey Brad
2007 P.S. I Love You William Gallagher
2008 The Accidental Husband Patrick Sullivan
2008 Days of Wrath Bryan Gordon
2009 Watchmen Edward Blake / The Comedian
2009 Taking Woodstock Dan
2010 Shanghai Connor
2010 The Losers Clay
2010 Jonah Hex Jeb Turnbull
2011 The Resident Max
2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Jude
2011 Texas Killing Fields Brian Heigh
2011 The Courier The Courier
2012 The Possession Clyde Brenek
2012 Red Dawn Sgt. Maj. Andrew Tanner USMC
2014 The Salvation Delarue
2014 They Came Together Frank
2015 Solace Agent Joe Merriweather
2015 Heist Luke Vaughn
2015 Desierto Sam
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Thomas Wayne

TV

Year Title Role
1995 JAG Weapons Officer
1996 Sliders Sid
1996–97 The Burning Zone Dr. Edward Marcase
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Jake Horbart
2001 ER Firefighter Larkin
2002 The Practice Daniel Glenn
2002 JAG CIA Technician Wally
2002 Angel Sam Ryan
2002 The Division Father William Natali
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Undercover Agent #1
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Xindi-Reptilian
2004 The Handler Mike
2004 Tru Calling Geoffrey Pine
2004 Monk Steven Leight
2005 The O.C. Joe Zukowski
2005 Weeds Judah Botwin
2005–07 Supernatural John Winchester
2006–09 Grey's Anatomy Denny Duquette
2012–13 Magic City Ike Evans
2014 Shameless Charlie
2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Joe DiMaggio
2015 Texas Rising "Deaf" Smith
2015 Extant JD Richter
2015-2016 The Good Wife Jason Crouse

Trivia

  • His former manager (who happened to be a very good friend of his) dropped him because he just wasn't getting work just the day before he got his role on Supernatural (2005), claiming she couldn't resurrect his career.
  • Stated that many people who recognize him mistake him for Javier Bardem.
  • He had to lose 40 pounds in a short period of time to play a man with tuberculosis in Texas Rising (2015). He lost the weight by eating only a can of tuna per day.
  • He played the father of 2 unrelated superheroes. He played Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and he played The Comedian, father of Laurie Jupiter, aka The Silk Spector, in Watchmen (2009).

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Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7-9) • Andrew Lincoln (1-9) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-8) • Christian Serratos (7-9) • Danai Gurira (3-9) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7-9) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7-9) • Lauren Cohan (3-9) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-8) • Melissa McBride (4-9) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-9) • Ross Marquand (8-9) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Seth Gilliam (8-9) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-9) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Avi Nash (8-9) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brett Butler (9) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Callan McAuliffe (8-9) • Cassady McClincy (9) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Charles Halford (8) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Cooper Andrews (8-9) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Dan Fogler (9) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Daniel Newman (8) • Deborah May (7-8) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Eleanor Matsuura (9) • Elizabeth Ludlow (8-9) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • Gustavo Gomez (9) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-8) • Jayson Warner Smith (8) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • John Finn (9) • Jon Eyez (8-9) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (8) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1, 8) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-9) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-9) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7-9) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lauren Ridloff (9) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Nadia Hilker (9) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7-9) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rhys Coiro (9) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Sabrina Gennarino (8) • Samantha Morton (9) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-8) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7-9) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7-8) • Tom Payne (6-9) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Whitmer Thomas (8) • Xander Berkeley (6-9) • Zach McGowan (9)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1-2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Aerli Austen (7) • Al Vicente (3) • Alec Rayme (6) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Anja Akstin (7) • Ann Mahoney (5-6) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • Anthony Lopez (7) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Autumn Dial (7) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Beth Keener (6) • Bethany Anne Lind (6) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brett Gentile (6-7) • Brian F. Durkin (7) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brian Stapf (7) • Briana Venskus (7) • Brina Palencia (4) • Brody Rose (6) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Carlos Aviles (6) • Carlos Navarro (7) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chloe Aktas (7) • Chris Burns (5) • Chris Gann (6) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Claire Bronson (5) • Cooper Andrews (7) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5-7) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Newman (6-7) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Darin Cooper (6) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5-7) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Elena Sanchez (6) • Elijah Marcano (5) • Elizabeth Ludlow (7) • Elyse Nicole DuFour (7) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • G-Rod (6) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Gina Stewart (7) • Griffin Freeman (7) • H. Patrik Coyne (6) • Ian Casselberry (6) • Ilan Srulovicz (6-7) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • Jacqueline Fleming (7) • James Allen McCune (2) • James Chen (6-7) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jasmine Kaur (6) • Jason Alexander Davis (5-6) • Jason Burkey (7) • Jay Huguley (6) • Jayson Warner Smith (7) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeremy Palko (6-7) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5-6) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jimmy Gonzales (6) • Jonathan Kleitman (6) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5-7) • Joshua Hoover (7) • Joshua Mikel (7) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Justin Kucsulain (6) • Justin Miles (6) • Katelyn Nacon (5-6) • Karen Ceesay (6-7) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kenric Green (6) • Kerry Cahill (7) • Kevin Patrick Murphy (6-7) • Kimberly Leemans (6) • Kyle Clements (5) • Labrandon Shead (6) • Lance Tafelski (6) • Lane Carlock (7) • Lawrence Kao (3) • LB Brown (6) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Lindsley Register (7) • Liz E. Morgan (6) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Macsen Lintz (7) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5-7) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Martinez (7) • Matt Lowe (6) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) • Michael Scialabba (7) • Michael Traynor (5-6) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Mike Seal (7) • Mimi Kirkland (7) • Myke Holmes (6) • Nadine Marissa (7) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Nicole Barré (7) • Noah Benjamin (7) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Peter Zimmerman (6-7) • Phillip DeVona (2) • R. Keith Harris (6-7) • Ricky Russert (7) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Robert Walker-Branchaud (6-7) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sabrina Gennarino (7) • Sherry Richards (4) • Stephan Jones (7) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Sean Garland (6) • Susie Spear Purcell (5-6) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5-7) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5-6) • Tim Parati (7) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Tyshon Freeman (7) • Vanessa Cloke (6-7) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3, 9) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7)

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