Misha Collins

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Misha Collins as Castiel

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 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).

  • 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


Misha and Vicki and their daughter, tweeted by Misha.

Director of:

6.15 The French Mistake

Name Misha Collins
Actor Misha Collins
Dates August 20, 1974 - 2011 (killed by Virgil)
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Episode(s) 6.15 The French Mistake

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 U.S. East Coast airing of that episode, the tweet appeared on Misha's profile (Source). During the U.S. 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

See also:

Convention Appearances


Misha Collins
  • 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.

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