The Good Wife

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 20 FEBRUARY -

He’s been in over 25 movies and more se­ries than he’d care to ad­mit, but not many peo­ple will recog­nise the name Jef­frey Dean Mor­gan. Not sure who we’re talk­ing about? Catch him as pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor Ja­son Crouse in The Good Wife (2009- cur­rent), be­fore he pops up in mid-Fe­bru­ary as Ne­gan, the new bad­die in part B of The Walk­ing Dead’s (2010- cur­rent) sixth sea­son.

His first act­ing gig was in low­bud­get 1991 thriller Uncaged and Jef­frey’s ca­reer al­most ended in 2005 when his agent dumped him, say­ing that Jef­frey’s ca­reer was over. Then the 49-year-old walked into a cast­ing for a sci-fi show called Su­per­nat­u­ral (2005- cur­rent) and was cast as John, the father of beastie-slay­ing brothers Sam and Dean Winch­ester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ack­les) Con­sid­er­ing his roles in The Walk­ing Dead and Su­per­nat­u­ral, you’d be sur­prised that Jef­frey isn’t a fan of the hor­ror genre. “It’s drown­ing in a sea of horses**t. It’s all shaky cam­eras, found footage, crappy act­ing and no char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment.” He agreed to do Su­per­nat­u­ral be­cause there was a strong fam­ily sto­ry­line – it wasn’t just about killing mon­sters. Jeff has a cru­ci­fix tat­too on his right shoul­der, a skull on his chest and a bird and sun on his left shoul­der. He lost 20kg in less than a month for his 2015 role in his­tor­i­cal mil­i­tary minis­eries Texas Ris­ing. How? He ate one can of tuna only ev­ery day. He had to do a nude scene and use an Ir­ish ac­cent for his role in 2007 drama movie PS I Love You, but it was the lat­ter that wor­ried Jef­frey. “The nude scene, we could have just brought in a stunt butt or some­thing, you know,” he laughs.

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