Jeffrey Dean Morgan was honored as one of People's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
The day before he got his role on Supernatural, Morgan's former manager (and good friend) dropped him because he wasn't getting enough work, claiming she couldn't resurrect his career.
Morgan revisited his artistic talent by creating and donating a painting to the 'Race for the Rescues' "Walk of Paws Celebrity Art Auction," on October 29, 2006. The money raised at the event went to help shelter dogs and cats in and around Pasadena, CA.
Morgan learned to play the guitar for his part in P.S. I Love You, after only a week of lessons from Heart's Nancy Wilson.
Morgan has been romantically linked with Weeds co-star Mary-Louise Parker, who has stated that the relationship is "going great!" The two, who first began dating in 2006 broke up, then re-kindled their romance, becoming engaged in February 2008. Unfortunately, the engagement was short-lived as they announced they had broken their engagement in April 2008.
Starting with the 1991 movie Uncaged, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has appeared in fifteen movies to date.
Morgan, who played a demon hunter on the cult hit, Supernatural, will be sharing the big screen with James Marsters, who coincidentally played reformed demon Spike on the critically acclaimed hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marsters need not fear however - Morgan's role is a far cry from his demon hunting days. The two actors will co-star in the big screen romantic comedy P.S. I Love You, due out in 2008.
Morgan grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, which also happens to be the same city that his alter-ego Denny Duquette of Grey's Anatomy lived in.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was born on April 22,1966 to father Richard Dean and mother Sandy Thomas.
In 2006, Jeffrey was number 7 on TV Guide's 50 Sexiest Men list.
Jeffrey also won the Tater Top award for "Biggest Tearjerker" for his death scene on Grey's Anatomy.
He is sometimes credited as Jeffrey D. Morgan.
He has appeared in the theatrical productions of both Grease and West Side Story.
In 2005 and 2006 he was on three hit shows at the same time on three different networks.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his friends and laughing as much as possible, painting, writing and reading.
Jeffrey is 6'1.
Jeffrey has a dog named Bisou which means 'kiss' in French. Bisou is a female 9-year-old Rottweiler mix.
Jeffrey went to Ben Franklin Elementary School and Rose Hill Junior High. He graduated from Lake Washington High school in 1984.
Jeffrey: (The love of his life, his dog) I've had Bisou since she was 2 weeks old. She came with me to New York. She has a lot to do with me being single- I'm taken.
Jeffrey: Katherine Heigl's character was knitting me a sweater on Grey's. Katie actually knows how to knit. In our scenes, she damn near finished half.
Jeffrey: (On the death scene for Grey's...) There were rumors I wasn't going to die. The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script. I fell on the floor- I'm not kidding. I looked up at Katherine Heigl, and she was crying.
When asked if he ever thinks about getting married...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Yes, I do. But I don't have any immediate plans because I know I wasn't good at it the first time around.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I think, as I've gotten older I have realized what a huge privilege it is to even be in this business. I, more than ever, love what I do.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I'm just looking always for characters that change, because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
On leaving Grey's Anatomy...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: It was a grim day, let me tell you. A dark, grim day. I'm still not over it. It broke my heart to leave that show.
On his desire to return to work at Grey's Anatomy...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Oh, I came up with lots of ideas for how I could come back. I mean, what if Denny had a twin brother named Lenny, who was a pediatric surgeon? They need a pediatric surgeon in that hospital.
On his campaign to keep Denny Duquette alive and well on Greys Anatomy...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: At this point, every day I walk in with my picket sign that says, "Keep Denny alive." Denny's been through the ringer, man. Keep the guy alive, for God's sake. Let him and Izzie ride off into the sunset together.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: It was a tough deal for while, working on both shows. I was being scheduled so much on Supernatural, and I was still working four or five days a week on Grey's Anatomy, and so, the schedules would have to be flip-flopped, and we'd work weekends on Supernatural. Any time off I had was spent flying.
Denny Duquette: I tricked her into marrying me. How smart am I?
Denny Duquette: (Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character on Grey's Anatomy) No, no. We're taking turns. I've decided. It's polite and it keeps me from yelling. When it's your turn again, you can talk... For five years, I've had to live by the choices of my doctors. The guys that cut me open decided my life; there wasn't one choice that was mine. And now, I have this heart that beats and works. I get to be like everybody else, I get to make my own decisions, have my own life, do whatever the damned hell I choose. Now here's the good part, so you listen close, what I choose, is you. You're who I want to wake up with and go to bed with and do everything in between with. I get a choice now. I get to choose. I choose you, Izzie Stevens. Okay, it's your turn again.
Jeffrey: The only reason I went to college was to play basketball. I injured my knee and couldn't play.
Jeffrey (about what he looks for in a mate): Well, someone to laugh with. And fidelity would be nice.
Jeffrey (about his co-star Katherine Heigl in Grey's Anatomy): Katie's one of my bestest friends — love her to death, but she's got a great boyfriend. ... And you shouldn't date your co-stars. It's never a good idea.
Jeffrey (about choosing between Grey's Anatomy or Supernatural): I would bend over backward to be back on Grey's. Any day, I'll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning.
Jeffrey: The last decade has been a little rough, so I'm hoping to start this one on the right foot