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Get to Know the Actor that Plays Denny

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Alex may not wish to read a recent article in The Seattle Times. It profiles the actor behind Denny, a man waiting for a heart transplant that has captured the interest of Izzie.

Sandy Thomas, from Kirkland, has been a fan since the show hit the airways. She now has a very good reason to continue to turn in every night at 10 p.m.: her favorite actor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, has a recurring role. Of course, Morgan also happens to be Thomas' son.

The Man Behind Denny

In addition to the Grey's Anatomy role, her son has a recurring part in another television show, Supernatural.

Morgan is a local. He went to Ben Franklin Elementary School, Rose Hill Junior High and was a 1984 graduate of Lake Washington High School.

"He didn't grow up wanting to be an actor," Thomas said. "He wanted to be a basketball star."

Instead, he went into acting and has a long list of television and movie credits. The surest sign of success in his chosen field?

"I haven't had to send him a check in years," Thomas said.

Tune in to this week's new episode to see if Izzie falls harder and harder for Thomas' talented son.

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I 'm from Italy and I watched Grey' s Anatomy for the beautifulst history between Izzie and Danny! Please, come back Danny!

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I LOVE DENNNNY HES SO HOT OMG I WOULD LIKE MARRY HIM TOTALLY...OMG YOU HAVE TO BRING HIM BACK ON THE SHOW SO IZZY WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

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I meant to say.. "I think I will replace the Grey's slot on my TiVo with this new show"…which, as of right now, is yet to have a title. It will also air on ABC...

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I hope the folks from Grey's read this blog. We ALL want Denny back. I'm so bummed out and not really sure I want to watch Grey's next season. However... according to TV Guide, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Denny) will be starring in a new series about reporters this fall... Yay! I think I will replace the Grey's slot on my TV with this new show...

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why why why!!!! I still havent gotten over the fact that Denny is gone! Im sorry but this was a stupid mistake for them to take him of the show. I think that its safe to say that Denny was the " Perfect" man. I'm sure next season will loose alot of viewers w/out Denny :( PLEASE BRING HIM BACK!!

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I dont like the show for doing this. Denny and Izzie and their story was the only reason I watched the show, now I am just going to watch csi. Its not fair he died he and izzie were perfect for one another. the people behind greys anatomy have lost a great part of their audience killing off denny. i looked forward to seeing how their relationship evolved, now theres nothing to worth watching anymore. im so SADDDDDDD!!!

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This sucks! Denny was the best character, he was so HOT! I want him back! I agree with "Char"...I want to write in and DEMAND him to be back on the show...We should definitely all complain, because I know that I am not watching season three without him and Izzie back together.

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I want Denny back! The best character was killed off! I want to email the show and complain, but can't find the address. If anyone knows it, post it, we must all complain. They need to get him back on. Maybe he can come to life or something! Anything!

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Such a soft death for Denny. The pleased and amazed smile ..'she's gonna marry me'... then just a little pain and then .. when they showed Izzie in bed with Denny's dead body I just LOST it. LOST IT! Now that was a three hanky scene. I don't think MY heart could stand many more like that.

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I am so done with Greys Anatomy! Now that Denny is gone, so is this viewer.
Bye :-)

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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

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There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

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