Misha Collins’s BiographyMisha Collins is a talented American actor, producer, director, and poet. He became famous through his role as Castiel on the TV-show Supernatural. In 2011, he founded a charity called GISHWHES.
Misha Collins’s ChildhoodDmitri Tippens Krushnic was born to a low-income family in Boston. The father of the future celebrity, Richard Edward Krushnic, was a mere worker, and his mother Rebecca Tippens was a dedicated hippie. In her youth she visited the USSR, and, as some sources state, she dated a guy named Dmitry, after whom she’d eventually name her son. The family had three other children: son Sasha and two daughters, Elizabeth and Danielle.
Misha Collins’s EducationThe young boy’s parents were constantly moving in their search for employment, which is why the boy barely ever stayed in the same school for more than a year. But, in 1992, he eventually managed to graduate from a rather prestigious high school in Northfield.
Having received his secondary education, Misha got into college. During his studies, the Krushnics' house burnt down which compounded their already poor financial state. To cover his tuition, the young man had to work as a woodworker, carpenter, and then as an employee for the national public radio, up until the point, when he became an advertising producer. This last gig was to his taste: he took pleasure in coming up with promotional slogans and articles for the Weekly Edition.
Apart from that, Misha dreamt of becoming a politician, and as a student, he even interned at the White House. His diligence got the young man a Degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. And that’s when the young man took a very unexpected step: he went on a trip across Tibetan and Nepalese monasteries to seek enlightenment. This soon became his tradition. Once or twice a year the actor distances himself from people to dedicate 10 days to meditation.
Misha Collins’s movie careerAfter graduating from his University, Misha opened a company, focused on educational software. Along with this, he started to take acting classes and actively used his skills to promote his business.
Misha has always been a creative person and has admired art. He strived to create new images, things, and even wrote poems. Thus, his passion for acting was a logical development of his personality.
Through hard and thorough effort his managed to get his first movie roles. He appeared on NYPD Blue (1993), ER (1994), and 7 Days (1998). In 1999 he took part in Charmed, appearing as a boyfriend of one of the leading actresses.
Misha Collins and Supernatural: a new twist in his popularityA great success was Misha's appearance in Season 4 of the show Supernatural as Angel Castiel. Collins thoroughly prepared for the filming and even read the Revelation to John. It was originally envisioned that he would appear in 6 episodes. However, his character became so popular that the directors had to change the scenario. Misha appeared in 13 episodes in Season 4 as a guest star, becoming a regular in Season 5, and trying the role of Lucifer in Season 11.
Apart from that, Collins has developed his directing and producing skills. It was out of his initiative that they filmed the sci-fi show Divine: The Series (2011), and the web-series TSA America: Level Orange (2014).
Misha Collins’s Private LifeMisha Collins has been involved in quite a long relationship with his high-school girlfriend Victoria Vantoch. The couple got married in 2001. His wife has taken an interest in anthropology, got a bachelor’s degree, and started to research the issues of beauty, the relationship between the sexes, and pop culture. In 2007, she received a scholarship from NASA.
Collins is very open to his fans and the media. He has a Twitter account and his own YouTube Channel. The actor jokingly refers to his followers as minions, meanwhile calling himself The Babysitter and the Supreme Overlord. In 2010 his minions donated over 30 000 US dollars towards mitigating the disastrous consequences of the earthquake in Haiti. Misha speaks Russian and has on multiple occasions visited Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.
The actor loves hiking and spending time outside. In winter, he often travels to the High Sierra Mountains to enjoy snowboarding.