Jensen Ackles plays Dean Winchester, the rugged bad boy who teams up with his younger brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) to battle evil supernatural forces on Supernatural.
Ackles starred in the feature film My Bloody Valentine 3D Patrick Lussier’s remake of the 1981 slasher film. Ackles played Tom, a principled man who returns to his home in Harmony, Missouri, 10 years after 22 people were murdered on Valentine’s night. Ackles also starred in David Winkler’s Devour for Sony Pictures and David Mackay’s romantic comedy Ten Inch Hero, a sexy, funny, romantic comedy about the tangled love lives of co-workers at a sub shop in Santa Cruz.
Ackles’ previous television roles include playing Jason Teague on Smallville, Alec/X5-494 on Dark Angel, and C.J. on Dawson’s Creek. Additionally, he starred in the miniseries Blonde, opposite Patrick Dempsey and Poppy Montgomery.
Ackles began his acting career in 1997 as the critically acclaimed Eric Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives, for which he received three Daytime Emmy nominations and won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998.
Ackles was born in Dallas and was raised in Richardson, Texas. He currently resides in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.