Jimmy Novak

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Name Jimmy Novak
Actor Misha Collins
Dates possessed mid 2008, Currently Dead but still kept alive by Castiel's energy, without Castiel occupying Jimmy’s body with his angel energy, jimmy would die
Location no fixed address
Occupation Vessel
Episode(s) 4.20 The Rapture
  • Jimmy Novak is one of Castiel's Special People.
  • Apparently Jimmy is Castiel's vessel because he is durable enough to contain him, as this was reveled in 4.01 Lazarus Rising. Dean questioned Castiel and asked why he didn't talk to him face to face, Cass replied, "It is very difficult to find the perfect vessel that is willing to give their consent and is durable to contain their angel" (not an exact quotation, however, this quotation is in a different form of what Cass was saying).

Jimmy is a devout Christian who was chosen by Castiel to be his Vessel. A very devout Christian, he prayed for years to assist the Lord. Castiel proves his exisitence to Jimmy through miracles such as allowing him to plunge his arm into boiling water unharmed. His wife does not belive him and beggs him to get psychiatric help.

After Castiel possesses him, around the time he saves Dean from hell, he leaves his family for over a year, only to return in when Castiel is recalled to Hevean for "reindoctrination" after concern from his superiors that he is becoming disobedient and too close to Dean 4.20 The Rapture. However, demons eventually track him down, putting his family in danger. His wife gets possessed and shoots him, but when Castiel possesses his daughter Claire Novak, Jimmy (near death) begs to be allowed to be his vessel again.

It is not stated what happens to Jimmy Novak when Raphael destroys Castiel at the end of 4.22 Lucifer Rising. It could be noted that Anna's body was also destroyed when she regained her Grace. According to her she called in a few favors from her superiors and she regained her human-like appearance. If God really did resurrect Castiel from the dead maybe he gave Castiel back his human-like appearance aka Jimmy's body.


  • Jimmy Novak's name is a combination of Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, the two lead actors in Hitchcock's 1958 film Vertigo.