Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 22, 1966
Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is known for playing Negan in The Walking Dead franchise; and for his roles in the films P.S. I Love You, Watchmen, The Losers (2010), The Possession, Red Dawn (2012), Rampage (2018), The Postcard Killings, The Unholy (2021), and Fall (2022), and on the series Weeds, Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, Magic City, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Texas Rising, Extant, and The Good Wife.
He is the son of Sandy and Richard Dean Morgan. Jeffrey is married to actress and producer Hilarie Burton, with whom he has two children.
Jeffrey’s paternal grandfather was Norman Dean Morgan (the son of Norman Dean Morgan and Zaza Oveline Saul). Jeffrey’s grandfather Norman was born in Washington, and was a political figure, presidential appointee, and Boeing lobbyist. Jeffrey’s great-grandfather Norman was the son of Charles Oscar Morgan and Lizzie Nola/V. Harper. Zaza was the daughter of Samuel L. Saul and Carrie M. Woody.
Jeffrey’s paternal grandmother was Joanne Lorraine Baker (the daughter of Leslie William Baker and Alice Mae Runge). Joanne was born in Seattle, Washington. Leslie was the son of Warren Henry Baker and Clarissa H. Claflin. Alice was the daughter of Christian William Runge, whose parents were German, and of Emogene Maude Merrill, who had deep roots in the U.S.
Jeffrey’s maternal grandfather was Fred John Weisenbach/Weisenback (the son of Friedrich/Fred Weisenbach/Weisenback and Elvira/Elvera Maria Gotthardt). Jeffrey’s grandfather Fred was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to ethnic German parents from Hungary. Jeffrey’s great-grandfather Friedrich was the son of Friedrich Weisenbach and Elizabeth Wagner. Elvira was the daughter of Samuel Gotthardt and Paula/Pauline/Paulina Von Rapp.
Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Marie Loughran (the daughter of John Francis Loughran and Nancy/Nan/Nannie 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 paternal grandfather, Norman Dean Morgan – https://archive.seattletimes.com
Marriage record of Jeffrey’s paternal great-grandparents, Norman Dean Morgan and Zaza Oveline Saul – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jeffrey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Oscar Morgan and Lizzie Nola/V. Harper – https://www.familysearch.org
Jeffrey’s maternal grandfather, Fred John Weisenbach/Weisenback, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Jeffrey’s maternal great-grandparents, Friedrich/Fred Weisenbach/Weisenback and Elvira/Elvera Maria Gotthardt – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Marie (Loughran) Palmer – http://www.legacy.com
Jeffrey’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org