Alan Ackles

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Alan and Jensen on set during the filming of 8.03 Heartache

Alan Ackles is an actor and voice over specialist. He is the father of Jensen Ackles.

Alan played the father of Jensen's character in Devour.

He became widely referred to in fandom as Papa Ackles, a name Jared Padalecki reportedly called him faninohio on TWOP during his attendance at A Few Good Men in 2007.

Alan Ackles also voiced the newscaster in 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's - directed by Jensen. Jensen said the casting was easy:

I saw ‘Newscaster’ in the script, and I knew, ‘Well, that’s easy. My dad can phone that in.’ And he literally did. He phoned it in from the studio in his house in Texas, sitting in his bathrobe, sipping his coffee. Source

In 8.03 Heartache, an episode directed by Jensen, he appeared as a detective.

Jensen's mother Donna Ackles also appeared as an extra in the episode pic here. Jensen's sister Mackenzie has also appeared in 2 episodes - 2.03 Bloodlust and 7.06 Slash Fiction.