To many living at Alexandria, Negan is the monster in the basement. He misses Lucille and is eager to see her again. A pathological manipulator, Negan subtly needles his rare visitors towards a desired path in order to orchestrate his master plan, holding his endgame close to his chest.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan began his career in television. In 2005 and 2006, he endeared himself to television audiences worldwide with three concurrent recurring roles: on the CW series Supernatural, as John Winchester; on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy, as transplant patient Denny Duquette; and on Showtime’s award-winning comedy series Weeds, as Judah Botwin. All of which made Morgan a universal fan favorite.
Morgan then starred in the feature film P.S. I Love You, with Hilary Swank. Next, he captivated genre fans in Watchmen, as Edward Morgan Blake/The Comedian for director Zack Snyder, which was an adaptation of the iconic graphic novel. Morgan then went on to star in The Losers, an adaptation of DC-Vertigo’s acclaimed comic book series, produced by Joel Silver and directed by Sylvain White. He then appeared in Ang Lee’s film Taking Woodstock and the murder mystery The Texas Killing Fields, with Sam Worthington, Chloe Moretz, and Jessica Chastain.
Morgan’s additional feature film credits include Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, alongside Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, and Elizabeth Olsen for director Bruce Beresford; the thriller The Possession, with Kyra Sedgwick for producer Sam Raimi; Red Dawn, the reboot of the 1984 action movie; The Salvation, with Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; Heist, alongside Robert DeNiro; Solace, opposite Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, and Abbie Cornish; Desierto, alongside Gael García Bernal; and in 2016, he reteamed with Zack Snyder when he made a cameo appearance in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In 2012, Morgan starred as hotel owner Ike Evans in the critically acclaimed Starz series Magic City, which depicted mob life in 1950s Miami.
He co-starred alongside Halle Barry in the second season of the CBS series Extant, created by Mickey Fisher and produced by Steven Spielberg. He also starred in the Emmy nominated History Channel mini-series Texas Rising, with Bill Paxton and Ray Liotta, which depicted the Texas Revolution against Mexico; and starred in the final season of the award-winning CBS series The Good Wife, in which he portrayed freelance investigator Jason Crouse.
Morgan returned to the big screen in April 2018 where he starred alongside Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in Warner Brother’s Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton, in which he received critical praise for his performance as Government Agent Harvey Russell.
His performance as Negan on The Walking Dead earned him a 2016 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series. He also won Best Villain at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards for his work in Season 7 on the series.