Jeffrey Dean Morgan

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Morgan in 2012, photo by

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 22, 1966

Ethnicity: Welsh, Irish, English, possibly other

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the film Watchmen and the series The Walking Dead, among many others. He is the son of Sandy and Richard Dean Morgan.

Jeffrey has two children with his partner, actress and producer Hilarie Burton.

Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Marie Loughran (the daughter of John Francis Loughran and Nancy L. Chapman). Charlotte was born in Washington. John was the son of John Francis Loughran/Laughran, who was born in England, to Irish parents, and of Clara Matilda Keegan, who was born in Washington, to Irish parents.

Sources: Obituary of Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Marie (Loughran) Palmer –

Jeffrey’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan on the 1930 U.S. Census –

14 Responses

  1. madman says:

    This link says that he is of “primarily Scottish heritage.” Though it also says that he was born in 1986, so…

  2. Harriet says:

    I find it believable that he has Welsh ancestry. My family are Welsh & he would fit in nicely in terms of his features & colouring (skin, hair, eyes etc.).
    I’ve had it in my head since I first saw him, that he has Irish ancestry…but that might be because he played an Irish man in said first sighting! :3

  3. Capricious says:

    Looks Spanish to me. The lighter skinned ones with coloured eyes…

  4. Check7t says:

    That’s Javier Bardem.

    I was actually gonna submit this guy in tbh.

  5. andrew says:

    thank you. I read he has Scottish ancestry

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