Misha Collins

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Misha Collins
Misha Collins by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Collins at the 2013 Comic Con in San Diego
Born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
(1974-08-20) August 20, 1974 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Alma mater Northfield Mount Hermon School
University of Chicago
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Victoria Vantoch (m. 2001)
Children 2

Misha Collins (born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic;[1] August 20, 1974) is an American actor and director, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural.[2]

Personal life

Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has said that his surname, Krushnic, "goes back six generations in Canada and we’re not sure where they came from".[3] His stage name, Collins, is his great-grandmother's maiden name. Before acting, he interned for four months at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel.[2] Collins attended Northfield Mount Hermon School and the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory.[4]

On October 6, 2001, Collins married Victoria Vantoch, in Maine.[5] They have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter, Maison Marie Collins (born September 25, 2012).[6][7][8]

Collins is a published poet. His poems, including "Baby Pants", and "Old Bones" can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.

Collins Great-Great Grandfather was the industrialist and inventor Dorr Felt.[citation needed]

Charity work

Collins co-founded and is the Board President of Random Acts,[9] a non-profit organization that aims to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time. Random Acts is dedicated to funding and inspiring acts of kindness around the world.[10] Collins founded the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) in 2011.[11] Entrance fees for the international competition go towards Random Acts, and in 2012, GISHWHES broke the world record for most pledges to perform an act of kindness.[12]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Legacy Andrew Episode: "The Big Fix"
1999 Liberty Heights Guy Uncredited
Girl, Interrupted Tony
Charmed Eric Bragg Episode: "They're Everywhere"
2000 NYPD Blue Blake DeWitt Episode: "Welcome to New York"
2001 Seven Days Sergei Chubais Episode: "Born in the USSR"
2002 24 Alexis Drazen 7 Episodes (13–17,22–23)
Par 6 Al Hegelman
2003 Moving Alan Tony Derrick
Finding Home Dave
2004 The Crux Man Hanging from the Rope
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vlad Episode: "Nesting Dolls"
2005–2006 ER Bret Episode: "Alone in a Crowd"
Episode: "Here and There"
Episode: "If Not Now"
2006 NCIS Justin Ferris Episode: "Singled Out"
Monk Michael Karapov Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage"
Close to Home Todd Monroe Episode: "There's Something About Martha "
Karla Paul Bernardo
2007 Without a Trace Chester Lake Episode: "Run"
CSI: NY Morton Brite Episode: "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Reinventing the Wheelers Joey Wheeler TV Pilot
2008 Over Her Dead Body Brian
The Grift Buster
Loot Associate Producer[13]
2008 – present Supernatural Castiel; Jimmy Novak, Himself, God, Leviathan, Emmanuel Recurring: Seasons 4 & 8
Series Regular: Seasons 5,6 and 9
Special Guest Star: Season 7 & 8
Director: Season 9, episode 17
2009 Nip/Tuck Manny Skerritt Episode: "Manny Skerritt"
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse Jacob TV movie
2011 Divine: The Series Father Christopher; Producer Web Series[14]
2012 Ringer Dylan Episode: "Whores Don't Make That Much"

References

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcx9pSnlzQ
  2. ^ a b "Supernatural Cast Bios Misha Collins". The CW. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.everyjoe.com/2008/09/24/entertainment/misha-collins-answers-our-top-3-qs/
  4. ^ Chicago TV News: TV reviews, TV previews, TV interviews, TV schedule, celebrity interviews – redeye.chicagotribune.com. Chicagonow.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  5. ^ Vantoch, Victoria. "Misha Collins IMDB bio page". Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ Raftery, Liz (September 28, 2012). "Supernatural's Misha Collins, Wife Have a Baby". TV GUIDE. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "We got this on tuesday. No...". September 28, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Misha Collins Reveals His Daughter's Name". Celebritybabyscoop.com. October 21, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.therandomact.org/about/staff/
  10. ^ http://www.therandomact.org/
  11. ^ Mandy, Chaos (October 11, 2012). "GISHWHES – International Scavenger Hunt". Wired. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hayes, Molly (August 14, 2013). "Wanted: Rooster costume and Russian colonel". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ Loot: Home. HBO. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  14. ^ Divine the Series Cast Retrieved on May 16, 2011.

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