Misha Collins

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Misha Collins
Misha Collins by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Collins at the 2013 Comic Con in San Diego
BornDmitri Tippens Krushnic
(1974-08-20) August 20, 1974 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Alma materNorthfield Mount Hermon School
University of Chicago
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Victoria Vantoch (m. 2001)
Children2
 
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Misha Collins
Misha Collins by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Collins at the 2013 Comic Con in San Diego
BornDmitri Tippens Krushnic
(1974-08-20) August 20, 1974 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Alma materNorthfield Mount Hermon School
University of Chicago
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Victoria Vantoch (m. 2001)
Children2

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[edit]

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 6th, 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.

Charity work[edit]

Collins co-founded and is the Board President of Random Acts, 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.[9] Collins founded the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) in 2011.[10] 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.[11]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998LegacyAndrewEpisode: "The Big Fix"
1999Liberty HeightsGuyUncredited
Girl, InterruptedTony
CharmedEric BraggEpisode: "They're Everywhere"
2000NYPD BlueBlake DeWittEpisode: "Welcome to New York"
2001Seven DaysSergei ChubaisEpisode: "Born in the USSR"
200224Alexis Drazen7 Episodes (13–17,22–23)
Par 6Al Hegelman
2003Moving AlanTony Derrick
Finding HomeDave
2004The CruxMan Hanging from the Rope
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationVladEpisode: "Nesting Dolls"
2005–2006ERBretEpisode: "Alone in a Crowd"
Episode: "Here and There"
Episode: "If Not Now"
2006NCISJustin FerrisEpisode: "Singled Out"
MonkMichael KarapovEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage"
Close to HomeTodd MonroeEpisode: "There's Something About Martha "
KarlaPaul Bernardo
2007Without a TraceChester LakeEpisode: "Run"
CSI: NYMorton BriteEpisode: "Can You Hear Me Now?"
Reinventing the WheelersJoey WheelerTV Pilot
2008Over Her Dead BodyBrian
The GriftBuster
LootAssociate Producer[12]
2008 – presentSupernaturalCastiel; Jimmy Novak, Himself, God, Leviathan, EmmanuelRecurring: Seasons 4 & 8
Series Regular: Seasons 5,6 and 9
Special Guest Star: Season 7 & 8
Director: Season 9, episode 17
2009Nip/TuckManny SkerrittEpisode: "Manny Skerritt"
2010Stonehenge ApocalypseJacobTV movie
2011Divine: The SeriesFather Christopher; ProducerWeb Series[13]
2012RingerDylanEpisode: "Whores Don't Make That Much"

References[edit]

  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. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  9. ^ http://www.therandomact.org/
  10. ^ Mandy, Chaos (October 11, 2012). "GISHWHES – International Scavenger Hunt". Wired. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ Hayes, Molly (August 14, 2013). "Wanted: Rooster costume and Russian colonel". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Loot: Home. HBO. Retrieved on March 1, 2011.
  13. ^ Divine the Series Cast Retrieved on May 16, 2011.

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