When Supernatural (one of the longest running TV series in America) comes to an end, it is not only the evil-fighting Winchester brothers that will be missed. One character that will also be sorely missed is that of Castiel, the heavenly angel that assists the Winchester brothers in their mission. The role is aptly portrayed by no other than Misha Collins. He was initially meant to be a guest star but his excellent performance earned him a promotion to series regular. He then went on to become the third most popular character in the beloved series.
Misha Collins Bio (Age)
Misha Collins (birth name – Dmitri Tippens Krushnic) was born on the 20th of August 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts. His nationality is American and he has Hungarian-Russian, Jewish, German, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Collins spent his formative years in Massachusetts and had his education at Greenfield Centre School and Northfield Mount Hermon School. The future Hollywood star also studied Social Theory at the University of Chicago; obtaining his degree in 1997. Prior to delving into Hollywood, Misha Collins pursued several diverse interests in a bid to find his true passion. The actor worked as a carpenter, as well as a radio station producer. He also spent a year in a Tibetan monastery and even interned at the White House in the hopes of making a career in politics.
Misha Collins eventually wound up in Hollywood and commenced his acting career in the late 90s. His debut screen appearance came in 1998, in an episode of the western TV series, Legacy. After that, the Massachusetts native racked up guest appearances in popular TV series such as NYPD Blue, Seven Days, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, NCIS, CSI: NY, and Over Her Dead Body. Misha Collins got his well-deserved breakthrough in 2008 when he joined the cast of Supernatural. In the series, he played the role of a powerful and enigmatic angel of God known as Castiel. His character is initially aloof and unemotional but later forms a close bond with the Winchester brothers, particularly Dean. Collins joined Supernatural in season 4 and remained on the series until the final season 15.
Family – Brother, Wife, And Kids
The Supernatural star is off the market as he is married to a lady named Victoria Vantoch. Vantoch is an author as well as a sex historian (a person who researches sex history). She has some published works to her credit, including The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide to Sleeping with Three (2007) and has also contributed her articles to The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. Collins and his wife reportedly met in high school and subsequently commenced a relationship. The couple got married in October 2001 and renewed their vows, ten years later, in 2011. Their union has produced two children – son, West Anaximander (b. September 2010) and daughter, Maison Marie (b. September 2012). Collins and his son, West, co-produce a cooking show known as Cooking Fast and Fresh with West.
Collins hails from a family of six. His father’s name is Richard Krushnic while his mother’s name is Rebecca Tippens. He also has a brother named Sasha and two sisters – Elizabeth and Danielle. The actor has disclosed that his family is an irreligious one and that they endured some tough times (including bouts of homelessness) while growing up. Collins and his brother, Sasha, closely resemble each other and can even pass for twins. This fact has contributed to their close relationship and the actor often posts about his brother on his social media handles.
What Is Misha Collins’ Net Worth?
Misha Collins has a net worth of $2 million; his wealth largely stems from his career earnings over the years. Asides TV series, the Supernatural star has also appeared in movies such as Liberty Heights (1999), Girl Interrupted (1999), Finding Home (2003) and Karla (2006). Karla is a psychological thriller based on the real-life crime of a Canadian couple named Paul and Karla. Paul was a serial killer and rapist and enlisted the help of his wife to get victims, including his wife’s younger sister. He was eventually caught and sentenced to life imprisonment without the option of parole. Karla, on the other hand, took a plea deal and got 12 years in prison. Misha Collins played the role of Paul while Laura Prepon portrayed Karla. The movie received negative reviews as the critics felt that it de-emphasized the sufferings of the victims whilst making Karla be a victim herself.
Misha Collins is 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.8m) and weighs 77kg or 170lb. His hair colour is dark brown while his eye colour is blue. Other additional body measurements are chest size – 39 inches (99cm), arms/biceps – 15 inches (38.1) and waist – 32 inches (81). Collins boasts an enviable physique and the reason is not far-fetched. The actor regularly indulges in adventurous activities such as biking, hiking, and kayaking. He has also participated in several marathons and half-marathons.