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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 August 1974Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameDmitri Tippens Krushnic
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Misha Collins is an American actor best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the TV series Supernatural (2005). He has had recurring roles on ER and 24, and has guest-starred on NCIS, Nip/Tuck, NYPD Blue, CSI, CSI:NY, Monk and Charmed. On the big screen, Misha is most known for his role in a film called "Karla" about a real life serial killer named Paul Bernardo, a film he has openly said he regrets making due to the nature of the real life events the film is based upon.

Misha Collins was born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic in Boston, Massachusetts, to Rebecca Tippens and Richard Edward Krushnic. He has Hungarian-Russian Jewish, German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Misha earned a BA in Social Theory from The University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors. Before turning to acting, he worked as a carpenter and woodworker in New England's Berkshire Mountains. Misha also interned at the White House during the Clinton Administration and worked at National Public Radio headquarters in DC.

Misha is a published poet with works in "The Columbia Poetry Review," "The California Quarterly" and other literary journals. A film Misha helped produce, "Loot," won "Best Documentary Feature" at the LA Film Festival in 2008 and aired on HBO.

Misha founded the 501c3 Random Acts, which has built schools, orphanages, and mobilized people all over the world to participate in good works. Misha has run several marathons and ultra-marathons. He produces a cooking show with his son, "cooking fast and fresh with west" and he runs the world's largest scavenger hunt, GISHWHES the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen, which has helped him break 5 Guinness World Records.

Misha has spent several months in seclusion in monasteries in Yosemite, Tibet and elsewhere. Misha is a certified lifeguard, EMT and motorcyclist who resides in Los Angeles.

Misha has and famously quirky sense of humor and an incredible talent for relating to his fans, which have earned him a dedicated twitter following. He jokingly refers to his Twitter followers as his "minions" and "flunkies," and to himself by several titles including "The Supreme Overlord," "The Babysitter," and "The Great Confuser."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Victoria Vantoch (6 October 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

His quick wit during interviews
Bright blue eyes

Trivia (16)

He is a published poet. Two of his poems; "Baby Pants" and "Old Bones", can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.
Spent time at a monastery in Nepal. Still practices Buddhist meditation and goes on a 10 day retreat once a year.
Built his own home, and almost all the furniture in it, save for a couple chairs on the deck.
Worked as a carpenter to put himself through college.
Read Revelation as preparation for role as Castiel.
House burned down when he was in high school.
On Twitter, he refers to his followers as "minions" and has repeatedly claimed that he has plans for world domination. The minion-founded charity Random Acts is hailed as a first step toward said domination (by kindness).
Son, West Anaximander Collins, born September 23rd, 2010.
When auditioning for Castiel, he was told that he'd be a demon. It wasn't until after he got the part that the creators told him that Castiel was going to be an angel.
The name "Misha" is after his mother's Russian ex-boyfriend. This has been his nickname since childhood, so he decided to use it as his stage name.
His wife, Victoria, is a writer.
Current Guinness World Record Holder for organizing the world's largest international photo scavenger hunt (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) in November 2011.
Their second child, a daughter named Maison Marie, was born September 25, 2012.
On April 1st 2013, users of Tumblr changed their icons to a picture of Misha, they referred to this as the 'Mishapocalypse'.
Misha's paternal great-grandfather, Edward Krushnic, was the son of a Russian Jewish father, Joesph Krushnic, and a Hungarian Jewish mother, Ida. The rest of Misha's ancestry is English, German, Scottish, and Irish.
He and Supernatural (2005) co-star, Jared Padalecki both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in New Jersey, the two actors joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and "Baby Signing Time".

Personal Quotes (2)

[on the 2012 apocalypse] Good news! The Mayan calendar ends & we all die tomorrow so we don't have to plan for the future! Hence, I'm not wearing a condom right now! But now that I think of it I never wear condoms when I'm fully clothed & checking my email.
I hope this question doesn't sound weird: When you're watching yourself on TV do you occasionally get off the sofa & make out with the screen?

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