Actor, philanthropist and hot angel
Misha Collins as Castiel
There are plenty of Hollywood actors to talk about that are considered “hot items” because of their latest liasons and at worst, scandals. However, in this feature we turn the spotlight to an actor who has been in the industry for decades, but only got his big break in 2008. Why was he chosen in this feature? It’s because this man deserves applause not only for his acting, but also for his random acts of kindness.
Misha Collins, born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic, plays one of the most well-loved but weird characters of the CW hit TV show “Supernatural.” Weird is an understatement, but this complex, troubled, naive and downright lovable angel ‘Castiel’ has surprisingly captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide. Castiel may not be the first role Collins has ever portrayed, but it certainly brought him to fame. Misha Collins is now a household name especially to those into the supernatural-slash-horror genre. He’s got millions of fans who he constantly communicates with through Twitter, Instagram and the likes.
However, Misha Collins is more than just everyone’s favorite winged celestial creature, although it seems hard to talk about Collins without Castiel. He’s a husband, father, philanthropist, social media celebrity and more.
Misha Collins’ networth is estimated at $2 million primarily because of Supernatural.Since his first appearance on the said show, Misha has become an important recurring character with the most appearances second only to Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles who play the Winchester Brothers. This story of two ghost hunting brothers had a loyal following that was more than willing to embrace the angel who was only supposed to appear in one episode.
Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father Richard Krushnic and mother Rebecca Tippens raised Collins in an irreligious family. He uses the stagename Collins that actually came from his grandmother’s maiden name.
Many are surprised to learn that before he started acting, Collins actually interned for four months at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He studied at the University of Chicago and majored in Social Theory.
Collins married on October 6, 2001 to Victoria Vantoch. Nine years later, they had a son they named West Anaximander Collins and a daughter two years after, named Maison Marie Collins.
Among the many things Collins was aside from being an actors a published poet.”Baby Pants”, and “Old Bones” are two of his poems that were include in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review.
Presently, Collins has become known for being rather active in the social media sphere. He is admittedly very active on Twitter and Instagram which he uses as a platform to reach out to his fans. He also uses his millions of connections on these platforms to promote his charity organization.
Misha Collins starred in four movies: in 1999 he had small parts in the movie Girl, Interrupted and Liberty Heights and in two other movies entitled Karla and Loot, which came out in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He also starred in TV movies and shows. Collins appeared in the following television series: 24, ER, Over Her Dead Body and Nip/Tuck just to name a few.
But nothing compares to the role he has playing Castiel on Supernatural, which he is best known for so far. The show already had a cult following even before the character Castiel was introduced, but Supernatural was a show where demons were the greatest nemesis and the introduction of the mighty angel turned the plot around. Through Collins portrayal of Castiel, another character won the hearts of the audience who only ever followed the brothers Dean and Sam. The angel’s inner war against following and disobeying heaven, his bond with his favorite humans and even the bromance with the King of Hell, Crowley, introduced an unexpected chemistry that was groundbreaking and apparently successful. Collins has even won the People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite TV Bromance’ shared with Ackles and Padalecki for 2014 and 2015.
Misha Collins is not just an angel on-screen, but off-screen as well. He is the co-founder and board president of Random Acts of Kindness organization that is known for funding random acts of kindness. Through the attention drawn in by Collins, the non-profit organization is able to inspire others to do their own act of kindness randomly. Collins even founded an event that broke the world record for most pledges for funding acts of kindness.
The man remains humble even with his newfound popularity and continues to inspire others through his acting as the angel Castiel and through his charitable efforts. Help him and his team of angels by getting in touch with Random Acts.