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Overview (4)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameDmitri Tippens Krushnic
Nickname Mish
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Misha Collins is an actor, director, producer, writer, and activist dedicated to inspiring cultural and civic engagement through works that "game-ify" philanthropy, inspire creativity, and promote social good.

For 12 years, Collins co-starred in Supernatural (2005), the longest running American science fiction television show in history. In addition to Supernatural (2005), his work is featured in film and television programs including Girl, Interrupted (1999), ER (1994), 24 (2001), and more. He co-produced the award-winning documentary feature Loot (2008) and created TSA America: Yeah, But Is It Ticking? (2014), TSA America: Suspicious Bulges (2014) and TSA America: Just Relax (2013), a series of shorts providing a biting satirical look at American governmental security practices, as well as the web series Cooking Fast & Fresh. In 2021, he starred in - and co-executive produced - Aaron Mahnke's #1 fiction podcast, Bridgewater (2021).

Misha Collins was born Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnic in Boston, Massachusetts, to Rebecca Tippens and Richard Edward Krushnic. He is of Hungarian-Russian Jewish, German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Before turning to acting, his diverse background included work as a carpenter and woodworker, a White House internship during the Clinton Administration, and work at National Public Radio headquarters. Collins is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.A. with honors in Social Theory.

A vocal activist for progressive causes, Collins engages with his over 11 million aggregate social media followers to help amplify social issues, generate political activism, and motivate social good.

Collins is also the creator of GISH, the Guinness World Record-holding global scavenger hunt which uses creativity to "game-ify" goodwill and generate social change. GISH is played in over 100 countries, with tens of thousands of annual participants. Among other successes, in the past seven years GISH participants have collaborated to save endangered rain forests, support Syrian refugees, and assist at-risk youth in Africa.

As a founder of the 100% volunteer-run non-profit Random Acts, Collins has inspired supporters to collaboratively engage in acts of social good such as building a school in Nicaragua and a children's center in Haiti, as well as facilitating thousands of random acts of kindness worldwide.

Misha and his wife Victoria co-authored the best-selling cookbook "The Adventurous Eater's Club" (Harper Collins). Collins is a published poet whose works can be found in literary journals including "The Columbia Poetry Review" and "The California Quarterly". His forthcoming poetry book, "Some Things I Still Can't Tell You" (Andrews McMeel), hits shelves October 2021.

Misha is founder and one of three artists who comprise The Art Department, an artist's collaborative which creates large-scale public art installations in unexpected places. The Art Department has been heralded for their work in Southern California by "Time Out-LA", "The LA Weekly", "LA Times" and ABC National News.

Collins has been featured on the covers of magazines including "Entertainment Weekly" and "TV Guide". He has two children, West and Maison. Misha is a certified lifeguard, EMT and motorcyclist. In his spare time, Misha can be found baking, woodworking, meditating, and making fun of corrupt politicians.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (4)

Spouse Victoria Vantoch (6 October 2001 - present)  (2 children)
Children West Anaximander Collins
Maison Marie Collins
Parents Richard Krushnic
Rebecca Tippens
Relatives Edward Krushnic (great grandparent)

Trade Mark (2)

His quick wit during interviews
Bright blue eyes

Trivia (19)

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".
Favorite television series is Damages (2007). Zeljko Ivanek, who starred in the show's first season, is also close friends with Misha.
Misha has a scar on his left leg that reads "Why" he gave it to himself when he was 13.
His maternal great-great-grandfather, Dorr Eugene Felt, was an inventor and industrialist. He was known for having invented the Comptometer, an early computing device, and the Comptograph, the first printing adding machine.

Personal Quotes (7)

[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?
We are bound only by the limits of our imaginations.
I like the idea of a world where people say 'normal' like it's an insult.
Be kind to yourself, so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.
Death to normalcy.
Even small acts of kindness can make a profound difference to somebody else.

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