Jared Padalecki

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Jared at the Paley Festival in 2011

Jared Padalecki plays the character of Sam Winchester on Supernatural. He has appeared in all episodes.

Biography

Full name: Jared Tristan Padalecki

Born: July 19, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas

Parents: Jerry Padalecki, Sharon Kammer

Siblings: Jeff (older brother), Megan (younger sister)

Spouse: Genevieve Padalecki nee Cortese

Children: Thomas Colton Padalecki

Idols: Misha Collins

Jared often talks at conventions about his pet peeves; such as pranks, flatulence and when people assume he doesn't wish with every fibre of his being to be like Misha Collins

Jared won in the Duo section of the National Forensic League's National Speech Tournament in 1998 and was an honor student Source

He won the Claim to Fame Contest in 1999 and appeared at the Teen Choice awards that year. Jared was a candidate for the 2000 Presidential Scholars Program. After he graduated from James Madison High School he started to pursue his acting career.

He had a relationship with Sandra McCoy whom he met when they both had roles in 'Cry Wolf' in 2004. At the Salute to Supernatural Convention in L.A. in March 2008, Jared announced that on January 28th, 2008 they got engaged on their fourth anniversary, in Paris. However at the Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2008 convention in June 2008, Jared announced that he and Sandy were no longer together.

Jared dated co-star Genevieve Cortese though 2008 and they announced their engagement in January 2010.

On February 27th, 2010, Jared and Genevieve wed in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Clif Kosterman tweeted after the weekend "It was a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful setting."

On October 11, 2011 Jared announced via Twitter than he and Genevieve were expecting their first child. [1]

Jared tweeted on Monday 19th March, that Gen had given birth to their son, in Seattle. Thomas Colton Padalecki was 8lb 6oz source. In fandom tradition, Gen, #WelcomePadababy, #PapaPadalecki, #UncleJensen and #ThomasColtonPadalecki all trended on Twitter.

Fans donated over $40,000 to a fundraising drive for St Jude's Hospital organised by Winchester Bros. Gen and Jared matched the amount raised. Read Jared's thanks to fandom here.

Career

Jared was a guest star on the medical drama ER before he went on to play the recurring role of Dean Forrester, on-again off-again boyfriend of Rory Gilmore, in five seasons of The WB drama Gilmore Girls. During his time on that show, he also starred in several movies, among them New York Minute, Cheaper by the Dozen (with Tom Welling), The Flight of the Phoenix, House of Wax, and Cry_Wolf.

Jared was also to star in a series The WB was developing in 2003 called Young MacGyver, in which he was supposed to play Clay MacGyver, MacGyver's nephew. Unfortunately, the series was not picked up.

Jared finally took on a leading role in Supernatural in 2005.

In the hiatus between Season Two and Three in 2007, Jared filmed The Christmas Cottage, in which he starred as painter Thomas Kinkade. He also hosted the MTV reality show Room 401.

Jared was an executive producer on The Brian Buckley Band's first album "For Her" released in April 2007. Source.

In the hiatus between Seasons Three and Four in 2008, Jared filmed the remake of the horror classic Friday the 13th in the lead role of Clay Miller. The movie broke the record for highest grossing debut of a horror film ever in history.

On January 21 2010, it was revealed that Jared did audition for the role of Conan in the new movie by director Marcus Nispel, but it has gone to Stargate: Atlantis alumni Jason Momoma.

Trivia: He did (uncredited) stunt work on 3.04 Sin City


Images from Filming

In June 2012, during the hiatus between Seasons 7 and 8, Jared started work with the Brian Buckley Band on a video for their song "I Am Human". The video was directed by Sarah Louise Wilson and produced by Natalia Cordova, Brian's partner. Filming wrapped on July 14th. You can watch the video here.

6.15 The French Mistake

Portrait of Jared Padelecki from The French Mistake

In the episode 6.15 The French Mistake, Sam and Dean find themselves in an alternate reality on the set of Supernatural, mistaken for Jensen and Jared. Jared is shown to have a mansion in Vancouver, Canada, that he shares with his wife, Genevieve Padalecki. They are active in animal rights groups, like the International Otter Adoption Fund, and have a pet Alpaca in their backyard. Apparently, he is not close with Jensen Ackles.

Complete Filmography

Friday the 13th (film, 2009)... Clay Miller

The Christmas Cottage (film, 2008) ... Thomas Kinkade

Supernatural (TV series, 2005-present) ... Sam Winchester

Cry_Wolf (film, 2005) ... Tom

House of Wax (film, 2005) ... Wade

Gilmore Girls (TV series, 2000-2005) ... Dean Forester

Flight of the Phoenix (film, 2004) ... Davis

New York Minute (film, 2004) ... Trey Lipton

Cheaper by the Dozen (film, 2003) ... Bully (uncredited)

Young MacGyver (unaired TV series, 2003) ... Clay MacGyver

A Ring of Endless Light (TV series, 2002) ... Zachery Gray

ER (TV series, in episode "Piece of Mind," 2001) ... Paul Harris

Close to Home (TV series, 2001)

Silent Witness (TV series, 2000) ... Sam

A Little Inside (film, 1999) ... Matt Nelson


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Jared in Fandom

In January 2010, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles posted a video via the fansite Winchester Bros, confirming they are not on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook or any other social media website. This was prompted by stories of fans being lured into meeting with people posing as them through Twitter. Since then on June 4, 2011 Jared did create a Twitter account.

Convention Appearances


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