8 Incredible Facts About Jeffrey Dean Morgan

He got his favorite prop tattooed on his arm.

He got his favorite prop tattooed on his arm.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan just joined the cast of The Good Wife and brings an impressive resume to the CBS drama. He's also one of the most interesting characters you could meet off camera!

While shooting 
The Salvation in Africa, he decided to get a tattoo of the revolver he was using in the film. "I really liked my gun from the movie, obviously," he said in a subsequent interview. Apparently his bold move inspired other cast members to get tattoos, themselves, over the next four nights.
He takes his dogs for motorcycle rides.

He takes his dogs for motorcycle rides.

Jeffrey couldn't afford a car for the first decade he lived in LA, so he got comfortable zipping around town on a motorcycle. In fact, he's such a good rider, his dog felt comfortable enough to nap on the gas tank while he was driving on the freeway. 
Motorcycles are still his outlet.

Motorcycles are still his outlet.

An especially big fan of Harley-Davidsons, Jeffrey loves to hit the road to clear his head. But he doesn't discriminate. While filming in Puerto Rico, he once took off for a ride on a Ducati that was on set.
His hoop dreams were almost a reality.

His hoop dreams were almost a reality.

As captain of the Lake Washington High School varsity basketball team, he landed a scholarship to a nearby college and had aspirations of going pro. After an injury, he found out he was also pretty good at his fallback career: acting.
He hung out at a morgue for six hours.

He hung out at a morgue for six hours.

It was to prep for a role, of course. He also went to homicide school. Learning from the public servants who work these tough jobs, he observed that, "They look at the world differently."
He lost 40 pounds by eating tuna.

He lost 40 pounds by eating tuna.

Jeffrey once planned to lose 10 pounds for a role where his character suffered from consumption. By sticking to his diet—a can of tuna per day—he dropped even more than that. He lost a whopping 40 pounds. That's dedication!