Collins at the 2017 Comic Con in San Diego
|Born||Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
August 20, 1974
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Alma mater||Northfield Mount Hermon School
University of Chicago
|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 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 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; Leviathan; Lucifer; Cosmic Entity||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 (2015)
|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|
|2017||Timeless||Eliot Ness||Guest star|
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Bromance (shared with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles)||Supernatural||Won|
|2015||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||Won|
GISHWHES was created by American actor Misha Collins, who attended Greenfield Center School and graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1992.