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'''Misha Collins''' (born '''Dmitri Tippens Krushnic''') August 20, 1974. He grew up in Massachusetts. After attending the Greenfield Center School, Misha graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1992. In the following year, he pursued a wide variety of interests
; including a job at NPR headquarters, a White House internship during the Clinton administration, construction work, and an EMT certification course. He then went on to the University of Chicago where he studied social theory. After college, Misha moved to Washington, DC with his partner Victoria Vantoch, a writer, and started an educational software company.
Then, on a lark, Misha decided to take an acting class, and soon found himself in the midst of a career change. He got a call for a role in ''Liberty Heights'' (directed by Barry Levinson), and then landed a part in Girl, Interrupted. He moved to Los Angeles soon thereafter, and now has a substantial list of acting credits to his name, including roles on ''24, ER, CSI, Monk, Charmed'' and ''NYPD Blue''.
Having traveled in Russia and mastered the accent, Misha has been called on several times to play Russian characters in television series—most notably the villainous assassin, Alexis Drazen, on 24. He has also appeared in seven independent feature films, most recently [[Stonehenge Apocalypse]].
Misha wrote and directed the short film [[Stranger Danger]]. He was a producer and also acted in the web series [[Divine: The Series]].
Misha and Vicki have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter, Maison Marie Collins (born September 25, 2012).
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToTVFEHZhX4&feature=player_embedded Cooking Fast and Fresh with West] is a video where the cooking is slow and adorable rather than fast and furious, but you are guaranteed to love this video of Misha and West shopping and making dinner. Warning - contains footage of Misha and West eating broccoli
In 2013 Misha
will do voice over work on a new animated webseries for the CW alongside Justin Hartley. [http://www.eonline.com/news/378098/cw-boss-on-supernatural-s-fate-the-vampire-diaries-spinoff-and-the-battle-royale-project source]