Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Actor
After over a decade of struggling to make a name for himself, journeyman actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan finally received his due when cast in the role of Denny Duquette, heart patient and love interest to a surgical intern ... Read more »
Born: 04/21/1966 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (56)

Bus 657 2015 (Movie)

Luke Vaughn (Actor)

Extant 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extreme 1994 - 1995, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1994 - 1996, 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sliders 1994 - 1996, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Solace 2015 (Movie)

Joe Merriwether (Actor)

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Salvation 2015 (Movie)

Delarue (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Days of Wrath 2014 (Movie)

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Desierto 2014 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Beatle 2014 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Magic City 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding 2012 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Red Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

The Possession 2012 (Movie)

Clyde (Actor)

Texas Killing Fields 2011 (Movie)

Brian Heigh (Actor)

The Courier 2011 (Movie)

The Courier (Actor)

Shanghai 2010 (Movie)

Connor (Actor)

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

Clay (Actor)

The Resident 2010 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2005 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

Edward Blake/Comedian (Actor)

Kabluey 2008 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

The Accidental Husband 2008 (Movie)

Patrick Sullivan (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

P.S. I Love You 2007 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Live! 2006 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Dead and Breakfast 2005 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

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Weeds 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Handler 2004 (Tv Show)

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Tru Calling 2004 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

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Enterprise 2003 (Tv Show)

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Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 2002 (Tv Show)

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ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Mystery Dance 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Black Sheep 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Undercover 1994 (Movie)

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Angel in Red 1991 (Movie)

Sharkey (Actor)

Among the Shadows (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

In the Blink of an Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Legal Deceit (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After over a decade of struggling to make a name for himself, journeyman actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan finally received his due when cast in the role of Denny Duquette, heart patient and love interest to a surgical intern, on the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). Prior to playing the much beloved Denny, Morgan bounced around from series to series like "JAG" (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) and "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) while occasionally making forays into feature films. After a failed attempt at a regular role on "The Burning Zone" (UPN, 1996-97), he began to breakthrough with a recurring role as the dead husband of a widow-turned-pot dealer on the acclaimed cable series, "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005- ). By the time his character was killed on "Grey's," Morgan was poised for stardom, which included a prominent role in the highly-anticipated comic book adaptation, "Watchmen" (2009) and the spy thriller "The Losers" (2010). Finally, he was given a chance to shine as a glitzy hotel owner who makes an ill-fated deal with the mob on "Magic City" (Starz, 2012- ), which delivered Morgan the starring turn that he deserved.

Relationships

Hilarie Burton Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2009

Sarah Lancaster Actor

Companion
Dated for a year and a half until he learned in April 2006 that she was involved with another man

Anya Longwell Actor

Wife
At some point in his young adulthood Morgan was married, according to a 1993 interview with Playboy magazine; little was known publicly about the marriage, other than it ended

Mary-Louise Parker Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Weeds" (Showtime) Briefly split in June 2007, but later reconciled Announced engagement in February 2008 Broke off engagement in April 2008, which was reportedly blamed on their "differing lifestyles" Reportedly dating again as of April 2009

Sherrie Rose Actor

Companion
Revealed in 2009 that she had a son with Morgan The boy was four years old when Morgan found out he was the father

Sandy Thomas

Mother

EDUCATION

Ben Franklin Elementary School

Kirkland , Washington

Rose Hill Junior High

Redmond , Washington

Lake Washington High School

Kirkland , Washington
Graduated in 1984

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener in the comedy-drama "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding"

2012

Cast as the father of a girl cursed by an antique box in supernatural thriller "The Possession"

2012

Starred as a 1960s-era Miami Beach hotelier on "Magic City" (Starz)

2011

Landed a featured role in crime drama "Texas Killing Fields"

2010

Cast as Franklin Clay in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"

2009

Played The Comedian, a cigar-chomping vigilante, in the film adaptation of "Watchmen"

2009

Co-starred in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

2008

Co-starred in "The Accidental Husband" with Uma Thurman

2007

Cast opposite Hilary Swank in "P.S. I Love You"

2005

Played the deceased husband of Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) on the Showtime series "Weeds"

2005

Landed a recurring role as the mysterious father of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) on "Supernatural" (WB)

2005

Cast in a recurring role as Denny Duquette, a heart transplant patient and love interest for intern Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

2004

Cast as a regular on CBS’ "The Handler"

1996

Series regular debut on UPN’s "The Burning Zone"

1995

Played a killer pimp in Roger Corman’s movie, "Dillinger and Capone"

1991

Made feature debut in the thriller "Uncaged"

Bonus Trivia

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"I am really going to try hard not to screw up. But in the end it's a crapshoot – you never know what's going to take off and what isn't. It's been great, though. I mean, it is great. Really great." – Morgan on playing Denny Duquette on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" to The Los Angeles Times, May 2006

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