Anyone whose life revolves around the masterpiece of a TV show ‘Supernatural’ would know who Misha Collins is! The TV actor, who is regarded by many as underrated, has been leaving the audience open-mouthed ever since he got into the show biz! First stepping into Hollywood in the year 1999 before working small jobs as a carpenter and a woodworker, little did this man know just how much his talent would be appreciated by the masses one day! And if you’re the special kind that has been on a binge-watching spree, then Collins’s portrayal of angel Casteil is what you’d hail as the ultimate game changer! As if you didn’t already have a list with all the boxes ticked that prove Misha’s amazingness, here’s another reason why this man is worthy of all love—he is also a philanthropist! Misha surely deserves to be crowned for his incredible performances on-screen and for even making us laugh till our tummies ache!
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
The character of Castiel in the TV series ‘Supernatural’ turned out to be such a hit among its audience only because someone like Misha Collins slayed the role like no one else! And looking at the rate at which Misha’s greatness as an actor keeps increasing by the episode, calling him a super-talented actor wouldn’t be the wrong judgement. What makes his acting success so amazing is that a few years ago Misha would have never once imagined that his BA in Social Theory would ever take a detour into the movies and TV world. And what’s more interesting is the fact that someone who played the role of an angel on the ‘Supernatural’ show once worked as a woodworker in New England’s Berkshire Mountains! Fate had a different plan for him and Misha’s rather low-key profile soon took a massive shift when he was offered a role in the 1999 film ‘Liberty Heights.’ Gracing the big screen since then, Misha’s rise to fame took on a faster pace when he bagged the role of the angel Castiel in the blockbuster fantasy horror series ‘Supernatural’.
He has also worked in films like ‘Karla’ and ‘Girl, Interrupted’ while appearing in guest roles on TV shows like ‘Charmed.’ With the kind of insane amounts of praise and attention Collins was bombarded with for his role in ‘Supernatural’, he soon was offered plenty of guest roles on other hit TV shows. From ‘CSI’ to ‘24’ to even ‘ER’ and ‘Monk’, Mr. Collins has been a part of many such happening series that have proved to be nothing less than super hits. And when not in front of the camera doing what he does best, Misha Collins can be spotted on his YouTube channel along with his kids. The self-titled channel is a home to vlogs and cooking shows, with over 477K subscribers, and over 13 million views!
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What Makes Misha Collins So Special
Misha might don roles of a baddie or God on TV shows and films, but outside of this glam space, he is known for his heart of gold. Collins is the board president and co-founder of the ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ which is a non-profit organization that funds and inspires kind acts around the world. He is also adored by his social media fans for his quirky sense of humor and for his knack and ability to somehow always relate to his fans on a different level.
In the year 2001, Collins tied the knot with Victoria Vantoch, and the two are currently parents to West Collins and Maison Marie Collins. He features his kids on a regular basis on his YouTube channel, where they can be seen helping him out at the kitchen.
Behind The Curtains
Misha Collins was born on 20 August, 1974, in Massachusetts, Boston, USA, to parents Rebecca and Richard. Collins is of Hungarian-Russian, Irish, Scottish, Jewish, English and German ancestry. Born as Dmitri Tippens Krushnic, he took on the name Misha Collins as his stage name, Collins being his grandma’s maiden name. Not just an actor and a part-time YouTuber, Misha is also a published poet with many poems that can be found in the 2008 edition of ‘Colombia Poetry Review.’’