Jeffrey Dean Morgan might be getting a certain amount of attention as of this moment for being cast in The Walking Dead as the villainous Negan, but before that he's played some roles that maybe you might have not noticed at first glance. For Morgan, playing Negan is not the first time getting attached to the comic book world as he previously played The Comedian in Watchmen.
Here are five roles that Morgan has played in films and TV shows:
Morgan played The Winchester brothers father, John, in a total of 12 episodes. This was my first exposure to the actor and I might give him the credit for playing that role as I fell in love with the show.
An interesting trivia is that he's only 12 years older than Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean.
Morgan has also expressed interest during interviews that he would like to return to the show and especially if Ackles is directing. Guess that'll be tricky now, right?
2. THE SALVATION
This indie Denmark film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Morgan play the baddie Henry Delarue and is joined alongside Mads Mikkelsen (NBC's Hannibal, Casino Royale) and Eva Green (Showtime's Penny Dreadful).
When I first saw this film not only it strike me for having these three stars all together, but because it was also a western, which is also something you don't get a lot these days.
An interesting trivia here is that he fell in love with his revolver that his character uses in the film, that he decided to get a tattoo on his arm.
Starring Gael García Bernal (Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle) and written and directed by Jonás Cuarón (son of director Alfonso Cuarón), which also has Morgan playing another baddie, Sam.
Who is Sam? He's a racist man who takes over border control duties by hunting down people who cross the border of Mexico.
This former CBS series starring Halle Berry got a bit of a reboot for the second season where Morgan played JD Richter, a cop working special patrol ("bounty hunter") who teams up with Molly. Although the series' concept was interesting in the beginning, just by the half and ending, Berry's performance was absolutely ridiculous.
5. BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Just recently, Morgan made an appearance playing Thomas Wayne. Coincidental enough his Walking Dead costar Lauren Cohan played Martha.