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The Walking Dead: Jeffrey Dean Morgan names favorite TV villains

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Seeing as how Jeffrey Dean Morgan is playing perhaps the biggest villain on TV right now in Negan, we asked The Walking Dead star at our recent EW cover shoot to pick his favorite pop-culture baddies, and he named two gems.

First up, Morgan went back to the old west with his pick of Al Swearengen from Deadwood. “Ian McShane’s character in Deadwood was awesome,” says Morgan. “And a little reminiscent of the character I’m doing. He liked to pontificate.”

That is certainly true as both Negan and Swearengen were born with the gift of gab. The same could also be said for Morgan’s other pick for favorite TV villain, the one and only Mel Profitt. “I also loved Kevin Spacey in Wiseguy,” he says, “which is kind of the character where we sort of all got to know who Kevin Spacey was.”

Wiseguy actually had two great villains — in Ray Sharkey’s Sonny Steelgrave and then Spacey’s Profitt — but Morgan went for the latter. Why? Hey, only the toes knows!

To see Morgan discussing his favorite TV villains ever, check out the video above, and for more Walking Dead scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.