Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Dean Winchester in “Supernatural”
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 The CW’s thriller “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.
Previous television roles include Jason Teague on “Smallville,” Alec/X5-494 on “Dark Angel,” C.J. on “Dawson’s Creek” and Justin Angles on CW Seed’s “Kings of Con.” 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 Austin with his wife and children.