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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Misha Collins

Misha Collins
BornMisha Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
August 20, 1974 (age 36)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1999–2011
SpouseVictoria Vantoch (m. 2002–present)
Misha Collins (born Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnic August 20, 1974) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his part as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural.

Early life

After attending the Greenfield Center School, Collins graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1992. In the following year, Collins pursued a wide variety of interests, including a six-month job at NPR headquarters, National Public Radio, in 1995. He worked as a producer and copywriter on a show called Weekly Edition.
Collins also had a White House internship in the Office of Presidential Personnel in charge of selecting nominees for presidential appointments. He also worked in construction, and did an EMT certification course.
Collins then went on to the University of Chicago for undergrad, where he studied social theory. He took a year off from college and went to Nepal and Tibet, spending several months in seclusion at a monastery.

Personal life

In 2002, Collins married his high school sweetheart, Victoria Vantoch. He and his wife welcomed their first child, West Anaximander Collins, on September 23, 2010.
Collins had flirted with the idea of returning to politics. He briefly considered running for neighborhood council in Los Angeles before withdrawing his application. "I went to sit in on one of the meetings, and it was the most tedious, boring hour and a half of my life. So I withdrew my candidacy, and almost won in spite of that. I got 51 votes!"
When asked whether or not he believed in the existence of angels, Collins responds: "I can't say that I believe in angels but I can't say that I don't believe in angels. I'm open to the possibility of their existence although I don't have any verifiable empirical evidence that they do exist."
Collins is a published poet. So far, his poems including Baby Pants and Old Bones, have been published in three literary magazines and journals: the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review, Pearl Magazine and The California Quarterly 21.
Collins currently resides in Los Angeles in a house he built and designed himself.
In the summer of 2009, Collins had a crash on his bicycle going about 55 miles per hour, requiring a stay in the hospital. Whilst there, he had to undergo an MRI that showed a birth defect in his spine which is the reason for his flexibility that helped him get the role of Manny Skerritt in the TV show Nip/Tuck.
Collins is a regular poster on Twitter, and he has termed his followers on there his "minions". His page currently has over 100,000 followers. In December 2009, the actor asked his minions for ideas on how to stimulate the economy; in response, they created a non-profit site (now known as www.TheRandomAct.org) for the purpose of doing good works in the world, donating to charity, and volunteering for good causes in his name. Later that month, he won (by popular vote) the award for Best of Twitter 2009.

Filmography

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
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: Naval Criminal Investigative Service 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 movie
2008 Over Her Dead Body Brian
The Grift Buster
Loot Associate Producer 
2008–present Supernatural Castiel Recurring Regular
2009 Nip/Tuck Manny Skerritt Episode: "Manny Skerritt"
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse Jacob TV movie

(source:wikipedia)

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