Jared Padalecki

as Sam Winchester

Jared Padalecki stars in The CW’s thriller Supernatural as Sam Winchester, the sweet reluctant hero who joins forces with his older brother Dean to battle demons.

Padalecki starred in the remake of one of the most popular horror films of all time, Friday the 13th. He also starred alongside Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden as famed artist Thomas Kinkade in the biopic The Christmas Cottage. Based on the life of one of America’s most collected living artists, the film takes a look at the inspiration behind one of Kincade’s most famous paintings.

In addition, Padalecki hosted MTV’s new show, Room 401, from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The series took viewers on a mind-blowing journey as some of the most talented, up-and-coming illusionists scare and deceive innocent bystanders.

Previously, Padalecki starred in the horror film House of Wax, opposite Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. He also had a leading role in Cry Wolf, in which he played a precocious boarding school student who had been drawn into an elaborate liar’s club hoax involving a serial killer. Other feature film roles include Flight of the Phoenix, opposite Dennis Quaid and Hugh Laurie, New York Minute and Cheaper by the Dozen.

In addition to his role as Dean on Gilmore Girls, Padalecki starred in the television movie Ring of Endless Light, based on the novel by Madeline L’Engle.

Padelecki currently resides in Los Angeles.

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Birthday: July 19
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