Misha Collins has been a regular actor on Supernatural for over ten years, and has also appeared in recurring and guest roles on series including Timeless, ER, and 24. When not acting, Collins can also often be found behind the camera—he wrote and directed the series TSA America: Level Orange, directed for Supernatural, and co-produced the 2008 LA Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Loot.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Collins graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Social Theory. Prior to acting, he interned at the White House, worked at National Public Radio, and was a carpenter—he even designed and built his first home in Los Angeles.
Collins has an avid social media audience with millions of followers. He works closely with this community to encourage social good through projects like Random Acts, the 501(3)c non-profit he founded which has built schools and orphanages, helped crisis relief efforts, and mobilized people around the world to engage in acts of kindness. Collins also runs GISH, the Guinness World Record-setting global scavenger hunt he created to inspire creativity and gamify good. Now approaching its ninth year, GISH has thousands of participants in over 100 countries and has helped rescue Syrian refugees, empower Rwandan genocide survivors, protect endangered rainforests, and support the recovery of Laotian bombing victims.
As an author and poet, Collins’ works have appeared in The Columbia Poetry Review, The California Quarterly and other literary journals. In 2019, he and his wife Vicki wrote The Adventurous Eaters Club, a cookbook to inspire healthy, adventurous eating. The Adventurous Eaters Club was one of Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers and GoodRead’s #2 Best Cookbook in 2019. 100% of the authors’ profits from the book go to charity, with an emphasis on fighting child hunger.
He currently resides in Washington with his wife and two children.
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