Aug. 20th, 1974
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Misha Collins' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Over Her Dead Body
2008 - The Grift
2006 - Karla
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1999 - Liberty Heights
Guest TV Roles
Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnic was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Before turning to acting, he worked as an intern at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He then moved on to become a producer and copy writer for National Public Radio on a show called "Weekly Edition." After graduation, Collins traveled the world for a year, spending several months in monastic seclusion in a monastery in Tibet.
In addition to his role on "Supernatural," Collins guest starred on "Nip/Tuck" as a prospective patient of McNamara/Troy. Other television appearances include recurring roles on "ER" and "24" and guest appearances on "CSI:NY," "NCIS," "Monk," "Close to Home" and "NYPD Blue."
On the big screen, Collins is best known for his role as serial killer Paul Bernardo in the film "Karla." Other film credits include "Par 6," "Moving Alan,' "Liberty Heights," "Girl Interrupted" and "Finding Home."
In his down time, Collins can be found outdoors kayaking, biking, running or hiking in the mountains. He also enjoys back-country snowboarding and recently took a winter trip to the Sierras where he built and slept in igloos. In addition, Collins is a published poet with works in "The Columbia Poetry Review," "The California Quarterly" and other literary journals. Collins currently resides in Los Angeles in a house he built and designed himself.
- Once worked at National Public Radio in the U.S.
- Brother's name is Sasha.
- Read Revelation as preparation for role as Castiel.
- House burned down when he was in high school.
- Worked as a carpenter to put himself through college.
- Started his own software company.
- He is a published poet. Two of his poems; "Baby Pants" and "Old Bones", can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.
- Went to University of Chicago and studied Social Theory.