TV Hat Trick
by Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
(Mar 15, 2006) (Source)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's been doing triple series duty this season. He appears in flashbacks as Mary Louise Parker's deceased hubby on Showtime's "Weeds." He's the phantom-fighting father on "Supernatural." And he's recurring, including Sunday night's (3/19) episode, on "Grey's Anatomy," playing Denny Duquette, the heart patient infatuated with Katherine Heigl. Morgan can certainly attest to the truth in the concept of good things coming out of bad. The actor was briefly in Los Angeles when told that "Grey's" creator/exec. producer Shonda Rhimes wanted to see him. "I didn't believe that. I thought it was just my agent talking," he says.

Nevertheless, he hurried in for a meeting before boarding a plane for Canada to shoot "Supernatural" on a day when "I was sick as a dog. I had the flu. I said, 'I'm so sorry, but I feel lousy.' They said, 'It's working for you. Can you do that all the time?"" And that's how he wound up playing the character he describes as "the man I want to be, other than the little heart thing."

When he winds all the work, "I don't know what I'll do. I'll probably sleep for a month," he says. "As an actor, you spend so much time waiting for a moment like this, when it comes, you make the most of it."

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