Jeffrey Dean Morgan (born April 22, 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actor.
He is best known for portraying Denny Duquette in the Medical Drama Grey's Anatomy (2006-2009), John Winchester on Supernatural, and the Comedian in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen. He began playing Negan in AMC's The Walking Dead sixth Season Finale and was made a regular cast member in the seventh season.
He's been married twice. First to actress Anya Longwell (1998-2003), then currently to Hilarie Burton (2019-present).
- Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004): Tom Newman
- Fred Claus (2007): Man Getting Parking Ticket
- P.S. I Love You (2007): William Gallagher
- Watchmen (2009): Edward Blake / The Comedian
- Taking Woodstock (2009): Dan
- The Losers (2010): Clay
- Jonah Hex (2010): Jeb Turnbull
- The Possession (2012): Clyde Brenek
- Red Dawn (2012): Sgt. Maj. Andrew Tanner USMC
- The Salvation (2014): Delarue
- Solace (2015): Agent Joe Merriweather
- Heist (2015): Luke Vaughn
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): Thomas Wayne
- Rampage (2018): Agent Russell
- JAG (1995): Weapons Officer (episode: "Shadow")
- Sliders (1996): Sid (episode: "El Sid")
- Walker, Texas Ranger (2000): Jake Horbart (episode: "Child of Hope")
- ER (2001): Firefighter Larkin (episode: "The Crossing")
- The Practice (2002): Daniel Glenn (episode: "The Test")
- Angel (2002): Sam Ryan (episode: "Provider")
- The District (2002): Father William Natali (episode: "Forgive Me, Father")
- CSI (2003): Undercover Agent (episode: "All For Our Country")
- Star Trek: Enterprise (2003): Xindi-Reptillian (episode: "Carpenter Street")
- Tru Calling (2004): Geoffrey Pine (episode: "Two Pair")
- Monk (2004): Steven Leight (episode: "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan")
- The O.C. (2005): Joe Zukowski (episode: "The Accomplice")
- Weeds (2005): Judah Botwin
- Supernatural (2005-2007, 2019): John Winchester/Azazel
- Grey's Anatomy (2006-2009): Denny Duquette
- Shameless (2014): Charlie Peters (episode: "Lazarus")
- Texas Rising (2015): 'Deaf' Smith
- Extant (2015): JD Richter
- The Good Wife (2015-2016): Jason Crouse
- The Walking Dead (2016-present): Negan Smith
- Robot Chicken (2017): Negan
- Tekken 7 (2019): Negan
- Badass Baritone: He is known for his distinctively deep voice. Works well in his villainous roles.
- Badass Beard: He frequently appears on-screen with facial hair, whether it's Perma-Stubble or Beard of Evil. Sometimes even both.
- Chronically Killed Actor: His characters tend to die. A lot.
- Creator Backlash: An early role as a Xindi in Star Trek: Enterprise was such a miserable experience (largely due to the heavy makeup triggering his claustrophobia) that he nearly gave up on acting entirely.
- Dyeing for Your Art:
- Knuckle Tattoos: "XOGV" (Hugs and kisses George Virginia, in honour of his daughter) across his right hand, and "Gusy" (His son Augustus' nickname) on his left.
- Old Shame: His aforementioned role as a Monster of the Week on Star Trek: Enterprise, which he stated nearly made him quit acting.
- Playing Gertrude:
- He's only twelve and sixteen years older than his Supernatural sons Jensen Ackles (older) and Jared Padalecki (younger).
- As The Comedian in Watchmen. While the character was Age Lifted in flashbacks, he was still a 42-year old playing a character in his 60s during his death. He was also 12 years older than Malin Åkerman, who played Comedian's daughter, Silk Spectre.
- He played Batman's father, Thomas Wayne, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While Morgan is only six years older than Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, the movie has a scene where Bruce laments the fact that "[He's] older than [his] father ever was."
- Rated M for Manly: His characters are all masculine and badass.
- Romance on the Set: He was briefly engaged to his former Weeds costar Mary-Louise Parker in 2008.
- Star-Making Role: After appearing in Supernatural, his acting profile began to skyrocket.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Stands 6'2 and frequently play imposing characters.
- You Look Familiar: Played two different characters on JAG.