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 (2008–present).[2]

Personal life

Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[3] He has said that his surname, Krushnic, "goes back six generations in Canada and we're not sure where they came from".[4] 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][5] Collins attended Greenfield Center School, Northfield Mount Hermon School and the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory.[6][7]

On October 6, 2001, Collins married Victoria Vantoch, in Maine.[8] They have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter, Maison Marie Collins (born September 25, 2012).[9][10][11]

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,[12] 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.[13] Collins founded the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) in 2011.[14] 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.[15]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Liberty Heights Guy Uncredited
1999 Girl, Interrupted Tony
2006 Karla Paul Bernardo
2008 Loot Associate Producer[16]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Legacy Andrew Episode: "The Big Fix"
1999 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)
2002 Par 6 Al Hegelman
2003 Moving Alan Tony Derrick
2003 Finding Home Dave
2004 The Crux Man Hanging from the Rope
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vlad Episode: "Nesting Dolls"
2005–2006 ER Bret 3 episodes
2006 NCIS Justin Ferris Episode: "Singled Out"
2006 Monk Michael Karapov Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage"
2006 Close to Home Todd Monroe Episode: "There's Something About Martha"
2007 Without a Trace Chester Lake Episode: "Run"
2007 CSI: NY Morton Brite Episode: "Can You Hear Me Now?"
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Joey Wheeler TV Pilot
2008 Over Her Dead Body Brian
2008 The Grift Buster
2008–present Supernatural Castiel; Jimmy Novak, Himself, Leviathan Recurring: Seasons 4 & 8
Series Regular: Seasons 5,6,9 and 10
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[17]
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. ^ "Misha Collins". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.everyjoe.com/2008/09/24/entertainment/misha-collins-answers-our-top-3-qs/
  5. ^ Krushnic, Dmitri (January 29, 1998). "Lewinsky wasn't the only infatuated intern". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Just try to find a stranger scavenger hunt than this". The Recorder. August 16, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. "GISHWHES was created by American actor Misha Collins, who attended Greenfield Center School and graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1992." 
  7. ^ Hale, Mike (April 18, 2014). "Eternal Life, Thanks to Angels and Abs". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ Vantoch, Victoria. "Misha Collins IMDB bio page". Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ Raftery, Liz (September 28, 2012). "Supernatural's Misha Collins, Wife Have a Baby". TV GUIDE. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "We got this on tuesday. No...". September 28, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Misha Collins Reveals His Daughter's Name". Celebritybabyscoop.com. October 21, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.therandomact.org/about/staff/
  13. ^ http://www.therandomact.org/
  14. ^ Mandy, Chaos (October 11, 2012). "GISHWHES – International Scavenger Hunt". Wired. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ Hayes, Molly (August 14, 2013). "Wanted: Rooster costume and Russian colonel". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ Loot: Home. HBO. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  17. ^ Divine the Series Cast Retrieved on May 16, 2011.

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