'' Roles to die for
Death has helped Morgan make quite a good living
LOS ANGELES -- Death has been kind to Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The 41-year-old Seattle native became a sensation in 2006 as heart transplant patient Denny Duquette on the medical soap Grey's Anatomy. Simultaneously, he was enjoying roles on Supernatural as the demon-sparring dad of the show's studly siblings, and on the pot-and-burbs dramedy Weeds as Mary Louise Parker's late husband. All three characters had one thing in common: They were either dead, dying or soon-to-be killed off.
And since Denny's demise, he hasn't stopped working, shooting movies back-to-back. "I haven't had any time off in-between. No one had ever given me a script before I said, 'Do you want to do this?' -- especially one that's decent. That never happened before."
And as if to illustrate how busy Morgan is, on this day he arrives for interviews sporting a moustache and tousled hair-do -- reminders of the project he's presently filming in Vancouver: Watchmen. The adaptation of the ground-breaking graphic novel is being directed by 300's Zack Snyder.
In it, Morgan portrays the cigar-smoking sociopath the Comedian.