Jeffrey Dean Morgan Trivia: 17 Facts About Watchmen's The Comedian and Grey's Anatomy's Denny Duquette

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Trivia for actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan who shot to fame with his role as Denny Duquette in Grey's Anatomy and went on to star in The Watchmen, The Accidental Husband, The Losers and many other films.

1. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was born in 1966, in Seattle.

2. He stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m).

3. He has been dating Hilarie Burton (Peyton of the TV show One Tree Hill). They have a son together, born in 2010.

4. According to IMDB, he has been married and divorced once.

5. He has been acting since the 90s, but he got his real break with the hit medical TV drama Grey’s Anatomy. He played Denny Duquette, a charming patient with a serious heart problem who later fell for his doctor Izzie (Katherine Heigl). He appeared in the show’s 2nd and 5th seasons. His character actually died at the end of episode 2. However producers just brought him back in season 5 as a hallucination, resulting from a disease Izzie got.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Katherine Heigl in Grey's Anatomy.

6. His P.S.I Love You co-star Gerard Butler starred in a romantic comedy with Morgan’s on-screen (Grey’s Anatomy) love interest Heigl. The movie is from 2009 and it is called The Ugly Truth.

7. His P.S. I Love You co-star Hilary Swank stars with Morgan in the upcoming thriller The Resident, which is still in production.

8. Both Gerard and Jeffrey took guitar lessons for their roles in the romantic drama P.S. I Love You. Both actors’ characters performed in bars, both characters had sex with Hilary Swank’s character. Butler played the love of her life/husband and Jeffrey played the first guy she slept with after her husband’s death. Both characters were Irish- while Butler is Scottish and Morgan is American in real life.

9. Many movie-goers preferred Jeffrey’s Irish accent over Butler’s.

10. Both Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean played in comic adaptations directed by Zac Snyder. Butler starred in 300, Morgan starred in Watchmen.

11. Morgan’s 2010 action film The Losers is also based on a comic.

12. His male co-stars include Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., James Marsters (P.S. I Love You), Chris Evans, Jason Patrick (The Losers), Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Colin Firth (The Accidental Husband), Ken Watanabe, John Cusack and David Morse (Shanghai).

13. His female co-stars include Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon (P.S. I Love You), Zoe Saldana (The Losers), Uma Thurman (The Accidental Husband), Malin Akerman, Carla gugino (Watchmen), Franka Potente (Shanghai).

14. His TV credits also include the thriller series Supernatural and guest-appearance in the comedy series Weeds.

15. He dated Weeds’s starring actress Mary-Louise Parker for 2 years.

16. He loves dogs.

17. He has made a name for himself for being friendly, fun-loving and down-to-earth.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2010