JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN (Edward Blake/The Comedian) has, in just the past few years, emerged as one of the industry’s most sought-after leading men. “Watchmen” is only the first of four very different motion pictures in which the busy actor stars this year. He next plays a detective who becomes emotionally involved in the case of a missing woman in the murder mystery drama “All Good Things,” directed by Andrew Jarecki and also starring Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling and Frank Langella. In August, Morgan stars opposite Emile Hirsch in “Taking Woodstock,” a story surrounding the seminal 1969 music festival, directed by Ang Lee. The following month, he stars in the World War II period drama “Shanghai,” with John Cusack and Ken Watanabe under the direction of Mikael Hafstrom.
Morgan is about to start work on the suspense thriller “The Resident,” in which he stars as a seemingly charming landlord who develops a dangerous obsession with his newest tenant, played by Hilary Swank.
The new film reunites Morgan with Swank, with whom he worked when he played her prospective love interest in the romantic drama “P.S. I Love You,” under the direction of Richard LaGravenese. His film credits also include a cameo role in the holiday comedy "Fred Claus," and the independent comedy "Kabluey," with Lisa Kudrow.
Morgan first gained the attention of television audiences with a recurring role in ABC’s smash hit series “Grey’s Anatomy.” His dramatic arc as heart patient Denny Duquette, who wins the heart of Katherine Heigl’s Izzie Stevens in a star-crossed romance, made him a universal fan favorite. In addition, he has also had recurring roles on the hit CW series “Supernatural” and on the award-winning Showtime series “Weeds.”