Collins at the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego
|Born||Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
August 20, 1974
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Alma mater||Northfield Mount Hermon School
University of Chicago
|Spouse(s)||Victoria Vantoch (m. 2001)|
Dmitri "Misha" Collins (born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic; August 20, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural (2008–present).
Misha Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard Edward Krushnic and Rebecca Tippens. He was raised in an irreligious family. He has said that his surname, Krushnic, "goes back six generations in Canada, and we're not sure where they came from." 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. Collins attended Greenfield Center School, Northfield Mount Hermon School and the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory.
On October 6, 2001, Collins married Victoria Vantoch, in Maine. They have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter, Maison Marie Collins (born September 25, 2012).
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 is the co-founder and board president of Random Acts of Kindness, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and inspiring acts of kindness around the world. Collins founded the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) in 2011. 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.
|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|
|2004||The Crux||Man Hanging from the Rope|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Vlad||Episode: "Nesting Dolls"|
|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–present||Supernatural||Castiel; Jimmy Novak; Himself; Emmanuel; Steve; Leviathan; Lucifer||Recurring: Seasons 4 & 8
Series Regular: Seasons 5–6, 9-present
Special Guest Star: Season 7 & 8
Director: Season 9, episode 17
People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (2014)
|2009||Nip/Tuck||Manny Skerritt||Episode: "Manny Skerritt"|
|2010||Stonehenge Apocalypse||Jacob||TV movie|
|2011||Divine: The Series||Father Christopher; Producer||Web Series|
|2012||Ringer||Dylan||Episode: "Whores Don't Make That Much"|
|2014||Whose Line is it Anyway?||Himself|
- "Misha Collins in LA 09: On his name". YouTube. "My mom went to Russia when she was in college, and […] she had a boyfriend whose name was Mitya, which she thought was the same as Misha, which it's not. And his real name was Dmitri, so my real name, actually—my birth certificate says Dmitri. But she always calls me Misha, so I have the wrong nickname. But, you know, too late to change it now."
- "Misha Collins Answers Our Top 3 Q's – EveryJoe". EveryJoe. "My mother went to Russia when she was in college. She had a boyfriend named Misha, and much to my father's chagrin she named me after him. And the last name, Krushnic, goes back six generations in Canada, and we're not sure where they came from—could be Russian or Ukrainian or Polish."
- "Supernatural Cast Bios Misha Collins". The CW. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
- "Misha Collins". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "Misha Collins Biography". IMDb.
- "Misha Collins is Supernatural's Dark Angel". Zap2it. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
- Krushnic, Dmitri (January 29, 1998). "Lewinsky wasn't the only infatuated intern". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "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.
- Hale, Mike (April 18, 2014). "Eternal Life, Thanks to Angels and Abs". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- Vantoch, Victoria. "Misha Collins IMDB bio page". Retrieved September 12, 2011.
- Raftery, Liz (September 28, 2012). "Supernatural's Misha Collins, Wife Have a Baby". TV GUIDE. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- "We got this on tuesday. No...". September 28, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- "Misha Collins Reveals His Daughter's Name". Celebritybabyscoop.com. October 21, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
- "Random Acts – Our Staff". Random Acts.
- "Random Acts – Non-profit dedicated to acts of kindness worldwide". Random Acts.
- Mandy, Chaos (October 11, 2012). "GISHWHES – International Scavenger Hunt". Wired. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
- Hayes, Molly (August 14, 2013). "Wanted: Rooster costume and Russian colonel". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
- Loot: Home. HBO. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
- Divine the Series Cast Retrieved on May 16, 2011.
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