Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of the most famous small screen actors in Hollywood. For decades, Morgan has endeared himself to TV viewers with some memorable characters. One of them is as Dean Winchester, a father who fights paranormal activity alongside his sons, on the fantasy TV series Supernatural. Morgan is also well known for his role as Denny Duquette Jr., a heart patient who falls for an intern, on the long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Before an accomplished career in Hollywood, Morgan had aspired to become a professional basketball player. So what happened to his NBA dreams? Read on and find out
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Bio (Age)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was born on the 22nd of April 1966 in Seattle, Washington. His mother’s name is Sandy Thomas while his father’s name is Richard Dean Morgan. There is no indication that the actor has any siblings. Morgan grew up in the Washington area and attended various schools such as Ben Franklin Elementary School, Rose Hill Junior High School, and Lake Washington High School.
While in school, Morgan was quite exceptional in basketball. He was the captain of the basketball team in his senior year and obtained a basketball scholarship to Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Washington. Morgan continued his impressive form in college and was on track to go pro before a knee injury ended his premature career.
Despite these unfortunate circumstances, he persevered and ensured that he finished his college education. Upon graduating, Jeffrey Dean Morgan worked as a graphic artist for some time before moving to LA in the 80s to pursue a career in acting. In LA, he started out with roles in stage productions such as Grease and Westside Story. His talents immediately shone through and he landed minor roles in movies such as Uncaged, To Cross the Rubicon, Dillinger, and Capone.
He also got guest roles in TV series such as Extreme, JAG and Sliders. Jeffrey Dean Morgan got a well-deserved break in the year 1996 when he landed the role of a scientist in the sci-fi series, The Burning Zone. The role propelled him to the spotlight and he started getting major roles. Since that breakout year of 1996, Morgan has appeared in many TV series such as Shameless, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, and ER. Morgan has also featured in some movies such as P.S. I Love You, The Accidental Husband, Texas Killing Fields, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Possession among others.
Wife and Kids
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been married on two occasions. His first marriage was to an actress named Anya Longwell. The nuptials took place in Las Vegas in the year 1992. They were married for nearly 10 years and divorced in 2003. Morgan is now married to another actress, Hilarie Burton. Burton is most famous for her role as Peyton Sawyer in the TV series One Tree Hill.
Morgan and Burton commenced their relationship in 2009. They got married five years later in 2014. Morgan and his wife have two children together. They are a son named Augustus (who was born in March 2010) and a daughter named George (who was born in February 2018).
Interestingly, Morgan assisted in the birth of his two children. The actor has since revealed that he and his wife struggled to have more kids after their first child. This explains the eight-year gap between their two children. The actor has also revealed that there won’t be any more additions to their family.
Height and Weight
The supernatural star boasts of debonair good looks, thanks to his fit physique and his gorgeous beard which has a generous sprinkling of grey. Morgan is 6 feet 2 inches tall (1.88 m) and weighs 183 lbs or 83 kg. He also has dark brown hair and hazel-colored eyes.
The Seattle native has a fortune estimated at $8 million. He made his wealth from several sources including his acting career. Morgan has also appeared in commercials for several brands including the popular online game, Evony. Additionally, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a farmer. As unbelievable as that sounds, the actor is the owner of a farm in Upstate New York specifically Rhinebeck, Dutchess County. The farm, which also doubles as his home, features various animals such as chickens, cows, llamas, and alpacas. Morgan is also the co-owner of a local candy store in Rhinebeck. However, it seems he purchased the shop for sentimental rather than business reasons. This is because he bought the store to prevent it from being shut down after its previous owners died.