Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Photo: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny Duquette)

It’s kind of impossible to love Grey’s Anatomy without being a huge fan of Denny Duquette. Okay, not so much when he appeared to Izzie (Katherine Heigl) as a pot-stirring apparition, but in his living days, he was a prince. And even though he wasn’t on the show for very long, we still miss him. And that's why we want to wish Jeffrey Dean Morgan a very happy birthday today, April 22, as he turns the big 4-8! 

So what's going on in Jeff's life? According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's set to star alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Despierto, a thriller written by one of the writers of Gravity!

In the film, Jeffrey plays a man who decides to act as a racist border patrol when a group of illegal immigrants try to cross the border. This means we’ll definitely see Jeffrey in a whole new light — his character sounds nothing like the lovable Denny. The film started shooting in Baja, California, in February.

We’re expecting to see him in a totally different setting than a Grey’s hospital bed with Izzie at his side. Which, as far as we’re concerned, is a good thing — we want to cry every time we even think about that iconic scene.

Are you looking forward to seeing Jeffrey show off his acting chops again?

Source: Hollywood Reporter