Misha Collins plays the Angel Castiel on Supernatural.
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 and Vicki have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter, Maison Marie Collins (born September 25, 2012).
- 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. source
- 4.01 Lazarus Rising
- 4.02 Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester
- 4.03 In the Beginning
- 4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
- 4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer
- 4.10 Heaven and Hell
- 4.15 Death Takes a Holiday
- 4.16 On the Head of a Pin
- 4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book
- 4.20 The Rapture
- 4.21 When the Levee Breaks
- 4.22 Lucifer Rising
- 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil
- 5.02 Good God, Y'All
- 5.03 Free to Be You and Me
- 5.04 The End
- 5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future
- 5.08 Changing Channels
- 5.10 Abandon All Hope...
- 5.13 The Song Remains the Same
- 5.14 My Bloody Valentine
- 5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
- 5.17 99 Problems
- 5.18 Point of No Return
- 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
- 5.22 Swan Song
- 6.03 The Third Man
- 6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth
- 6.07 Family Matters
- 6.10 Caged Heat
- 6.12 Like a Virgin
- 6.15 The French Mistake
- 6.17 My Heart Will Go On
- 6.18 Frontierland
- 6.19 Mommy Dearest
- 6.20 The Man Who Would Be King
- 6.21 Let It Bleed
- 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
- 7.01 Meet the New Boss
- 7.02 Hello, Cruel World
- 7.17 The Born-Again Identity
- 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental
- 7.23 Survival of the Fittest
- 8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
- 8.05 Blood Brother
- 8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
- 8.08 Hunteri Heroici
- 8.10 Torn and Frayed
- 8.17 Goodbye Stranger
- 8.21 The Great Escapist
- 8.22 Clip Show
- 8.23 Sacrifice
In the alternate reality, Misha Collins likes tweeting and is keen to become friends with Jared and Jensen. The first time they see Misha, Sam and Dean mistake him for Castiel, and Misha believes they are pranking him by pretending to be Sam and Dean. The next day on his way home from the set, the angel hitman Virgil kidnaps Misha, takes him to a dark alley, and slits his throat, killing him. He then uses Misha's blood in a Goblet of blood to contact Raphael.
Misha Collins spent a lot of time on Twitter in the episode, and at one point he tweets "Ola mishamigos! J2 got me good. Really starting to feel like one of the guys." During the US East Coast airing of that episode, the tweet appeared on Misha's profile (Source). During the US West Coast airing of the episode, Misha tweeted, "IMHO j&j had a late one last night. Rotflmfao!" (Source). After both of the airings were over, Misha then tweeted, "My phone was stolen and apparently cast into a parallel universe devoid of magic. I've retrieved it. I promise it won't happen again" (Source). All three tweets were retweeted by over 100 people in a matter of hours.
The words #Misha, #metamadness and #kripke all made it into the Top Ten Trending Topics in the United States as the episode went to air.
Misha in Fandom and other Stunts
- Misha on Twitter
- Misha's Minions - includes more info about Misha's adventures on Twitter
- Stonehenge Apocalypse
- Random Acts
- Rhino Puzzle
- Stonehenge Christmas
- Collectormania London 2009
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2009
- Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2009
- All Hell Breaks Loose Sydney 2009
- Asylum 2009
- Comic Con 2009
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2009
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2009
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2010
- Jus In Bello Italy 2010
- All Hell Breaks Loose 2 Sydney/Melbourne 2010
- Asylum Europe: No Rest for the Wicked 2010
- Heaven In Hell Convention Paris 2010
- Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2010
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2010
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2010
- Asylum 5 2010
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2011
- William S. Paley Television Festival
- Jus In Bello Italy 2011
- Rising Con Brasil 2011
- Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2011
- Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2011
- Salute to Supernatural Boston 2011
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2011
- Salute To Supernatural Toronto 2011
- Asylum 7 2011 Confirmed
- Salute To Supernatural Chicago 2011
- Asylum Europe 3 Confirmed
- Asylum 8 2012 Confirmed
- All Hell Breaks Loose 3 Sydney/Melbourne 2012 Confirmed
- Once worked as a White House intern.
- Once worked at National Public Radio in the U.S.
- He is a published poet. Two of his poems; "Baby Pants" and "Old Bones", can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.
- Spent time at a monastery in Nepal. Still practices Buddhist meditation and goes on a 10 day retreat once a year.
- Started his own software company.
- Built his own home, and almost all the furniture in it, save for a couple chairs on the deck.
- Worked as a carpenter to put himself through college.
- Went to University of Chicago and studied Social Theory.
- Read The Book of Revelation as preparation for role as Castiel.
- House burned down when he was in high school.
- Mother went to Russia when she was in college. She had a boyfriend at the time named Misha and she named Misha after him.
- Brother's name is Sasha.
- Sisters names are Danielle and Elizabeth
- On September 23rd, 2010, Misha and his wife welcomed a baby boy, West Anaximander Collins. Misha announced the birth on his twitter account on October 4th.
- Misha Collins on IMDB
- Misha Collins on Wikipedia
- @MishaCollins - Misha Collins on Twitter Legitimacy confirmed: Asylum 2009
- Misha on Facebook
- Misha's YouTube Channel
- Minion Stimulus "Misha's Minions Doing Good Works In The World", a charity project supported by Misha Collins
- Misha's Minions
- Minions Of Misha Collins
- Misha Collins a fansite
- Misha Collins comm on LJ
- MISHALAND a CAPSLOCK COMMUNITY on LJ
- Luv song by dangen. A fanvid celebrating the cracked relationship between Misha & fandom.
- Misha Collins Italian fansite
Clips, Articles and Interviews
- 23 September, 2008 Interview with Misha Collins Part One and Part Two by sfuniverse
- 24 September Interview with Misha Collins by tvaddict
- 24 September Interview with Misha Collins by movieweb
- 25 September Interview with Misha Collins by Eclipse Magazine
- 25 September Interview with ACED magazine
- 25 September Video interview by CW Connect
- 1 October Interview with justjared
- 2 October Interview with CW Source
- 2 October Interview with tv.com
- 6 October Interview with Misha Collins by popgurls
- 28 October Focus on Castiel & Interview with Misha Collins by the Chicago Tribune
- 19 November Interview with the East Valley Tribune
- 20 Jan 2009 Interview with Misha Collins by Support Supernatural
- 6 Feb Video interview with Misha Collins by CW Connect
- 10 March Interview with Buddy TV
- 10 March Interview with Misha Collins by scifi Wire
- 11 March Interview with TV Guide
- April Interview with Misha Collins at Spirit Awards
- 4 May Interview with Misha at TVFantatics
- 4 May Interview with Misha Collins by Eclipse Magazine
- 4 May Interview with Misha Collins at SFUniverse
- 6 May Interview with Misha Collins by MovieWeb
- 7 May Interview with Misha Collins by zapit
- 13 May Interview with Misha Collins by LA Times
- 4 April Vid interview
- 6 May 2010 Misha Collins Tweeted live during the episode for the CW's Watch And Tweet Week