Misha Collins is a talented and well-respected actor. His most famous role is as Castiel on the CW show Supernatural. Many actors have made guest appearances on Supernatural but Misha Collins’ appearance on the show was so well received that his role in the fourth season was extended and he has been on the show ever since.
His character, Castiel, is an ‘Angel’ – who brings one of the main characters (Dean Winchester) back from Hell. He also helps the main characters in their fight against different demons, angels and other supernatural elements. Over time, he has developed a close friendship with Dean and his brother, Sam. As expected, he possesses a number of supernatural abilities as a result of his angel status. Misha Collins’ character was used to introduced Christian theology to the show.
His character was very well received on the show and both the critics and fans had nothing but high praise for him. It is unusually very rare for new characters to receive such a warm reception on an already established show.
Besides acting, Misha Collins is also a published poet.
Misha Collins Early Life: Bio & Age
Dmitri “Misha” Tippens Krushnic was born on the 20th of August, 1974. His stage name is Misha Collins; ‘Collins’ is derived from the maiden name of great grandmother’s maiden name. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Rebecca Tippens and Richard Krushnic. He is unsure of his family’s origins but knows that they have been in Canada for at least six generations.
Misha attended Greenfield Center School in Franklin County, Massachusetts; Northfield Mount Hermon School, a co-ed college prep school in Mount Hermon. He also later studied Social Theory at the University of Chicago.
Before turning to acting, he was an intern at the White House as a staff of the Office of Presidential Personnel during the Clinton administration.
Misha is very much involved in charity work and philanthropy. He is the co-founder of Random Acts of Kindness and also the board president. Random Acts of Kindness is a non-profit organization which is devoted to inspiring and funding random acts of kindness world over. He is also responsible for GISHWHES – Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, which he also founded. The entry fees for GISHWHES go into the non-profit, Random Acts of Kindness. GISHWHES currently holds the world record for the largest media scavenger hunt ever and in turn, broke the worldwide record for most pledges to perform an act of kindness.
Family: Wife, Kids, Brother
On the 6th of October, Misha Collins got married, in Maine, to Victoria Vantoch – a sexuality historian. Together, the couple has a daughter – Maison Marie – who was born on the 25th of September 2012 and a son – West Anaximander – who was born on the 23rd of September 2010.
It is not easy to raise a happy, private and long-lasting marriage in Hollywood but the ever humble, Misha, has managed to achieve that with Victoria, providing a safe and loving environment for their children to grow.
Besides his wife and children, Misha has a very close relationship with his brother, Sasha; and they can be said to be best of friends. They are often seen making fun of each other and having a laugh the way brothers do. Though not twins, they look alike so much that they could pass as twins.
Height & Weight
To be an actor in Hollywood and play a role as physically demanding as Castiel on Supernatural, one has to be in excellent shape and of course, Misha Collins is in great shape. The actor currently weighs 77kgs for his 5 ft 11 in height. He also puts in a lot of effort to maintain his chiselled physique. While he keeps his diet and workout routine a little close to the vest, you can be rest assured that it requires a lot of dedication. His other body measurements are Chest – 39 in, Arms/Biceps – 15 in and Waist – 32 in.
Mischa Collins currently has a total net worth of $2 Million. This is as a result of being one of the primary actors on a very successful show, Supernatural. Besides Supernatural, Misha has appeared in several other shows including NYPD Blue, Timeless and Ringer.