Jensen Ackles

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Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. Early life Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Donna Joan (née Shaffer) and Alan Roger Ackles, an actor. Ackles has a brother, Joshua, who is three years older, and sister, Mackenzie, who is seven years younger. He is of English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He had planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist but instead moved to Los Angeles to start his acting career. Career After modelling on and off since the age of 4, Ackles began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996. He appeared in several guest roles on Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill before joining the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives as Eric Brady in 1997. He won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer and went on to be nominated three times (in 1998, 1999, and 2000) for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Days of our Lives. Ackles departed Days of our Lives in 2000 and went on to appear in the mini-series Blonde, about the life of Marilyn Monroe. He also auditioned for the role of the young Clark Kent on Smallville, a role offered to actor Tom Welling instead. Next he appeared in a guest role on the James Cameron television series Dark Angel on Fox in 2001 as serial killer Ben/X5-493, the "brother" of main character Max/X5-452 (played by Jessica Alba). His character died in the episode, but Ackles returned to the show as a series regular in the second season as Ben's sane clone, Alec/X5-494. He remained with the show until its cancellation in 2002. Ackles worked steadily throughout 2003. He joined the cast of the WB's hit show Dawson's Creek during its final season, playing CJ, Jen Lindley's lover. Afterward, Ackles filmed several episodes of the unaired series Still Life for Fox before it was abruptly dropped. He also had a small role in the 2004 short film The Plight of Clownana. Ackles was the producer's first choice to play Eliza Dushku's love interest on the second season of Tru Calling, Ackles turned down the role, which was then offered to Eric Christian Olsen and the character's name was changed to "Jensen" because the producers of Tru Calling liked Ackles' name. Ackles returned to Vancouver (where Dark Angel was filmed) in 2004 to become a regular on Smallville playing the assistant football coach Jason Teague, who was also the newest romantic interest for Lana Lang (played by Kristin Kreuk). He also had a lead role in the 2005 film Devour in which Ackles' father, actor Alan Ackles, also had a role playing the father of Ackles' character, Jake Gray. Ackles joined the cast of the CW horror/drama series Supernatural in 2005, where he stars as Dean Winchester. Dean and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) drive throughout the United States hunting paranormal predators, sometimes with their father, (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Supernatural lasted 15 Seasons and ended in 2020. In the summer of 2007, Ackles took on the role of Priestly in the independent comedy Ten Inch Hero. The film began hitting the film festival circuit in early 2007 and Ackles received high praise for his comedic timing in the role. In February 2009, the film was released on DVD exclusively by Blockbuster Home Video. He also appeared on stage from June 5–10, 2007 with Lou Diamond Phillips in A Few Good Men at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas, as Lt. Daniel Kaffee. Ackles received strong praise for his work in this role, which was also his professional theatre debut. In the summer of 2008, Ackles was cast in the remake of the cult film My Bloody Valentine 3D, which opened nationwide on January 16, 2009. In summer of 2010, Ackles lent his voice as the Red Hood (Jason Todd) for the animated film, Batman: Under The Red Hood, which was released to DVD and Blu-ray on July 27. On October 22, 2010, Disney Interactive Studios announced that he will be voicing a character named Gibson in the video game, Tron: Evolution, which was released on December 7, 2010. Spouse Danneel Ackles (15 May 2010 - present) Trivia Graduated from L. V. Berkner High School, Richardson, Texas in 1996. Has one brother, Joshua, approximately three years older, and one sister, Mackenzie, approximately seven years younger. Was a child model at age 4, then quit, and started again at age 10. Played baseball and lacrosse in high school. Fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist, before he decided to move to LA to give acting a try. Enjoys horseback riding. 1993 graduate of Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, TX. 1990 graduate of Dartmouth Elementary School in Richardson, Texas. Was runner up to Tom Welling for the role of Clark Kent on "Smallville" (2001). Was brought onto the show in season 4 as Lana's boyfriend. Also sings and plays guitar. He is the son of actor Alan Ackles and Donna Joan Shaffer. Good friends with Christian Kane. His career has an ongoing theme of dealing with demonic forces. His character's mother, "Marlena" on "Days of Our Lives" (1965), was possessed by the Devil. In the movie Devour (2005) (V), he was the son of "Satan". On his television series, "Supernatural" (2005), his character battles the forces of hell. His parents were going to name him Justin but his parents thought it was too common. He is a keen photographer and is always taking photos on the set of "Supernatural" (2005). Was offered a role as Eliza Dushku's love interest on "Tru calling" (2003) but chose to take a role on "Smallville" (2001) instead. Eric Christian Olsen was eventually given the role and the character's name was changed to Jensen.

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Birth Name

Jensen Ross Ackles

Birth Place

Dallas, TX

Birth Date

3/1/1987
Known For
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My Bloody Valentine 3D

Tom Hanniger

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Batman: Under The Red Hood

Red Hood (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Devour

Jake Gray

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Justice League: Warworld

Batman / Officer Wayne (voice)

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Legion of Super-Heroes

Batman (voice)

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part One

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part One

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Justice League: Warworld

Batman / Officer Wayne (voice)

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Buddy Games: Spring Awakening

Jack Durfy

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Legion of Super-Heroes

Batman (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

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Buddy Games

Jack

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Batman: Under The Red Hood

Red Hood (voice)

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My Bloody Valentine 3D

Tom Hanniger

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Ten Inch Hero

Priestly

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Devour

Jake Gray

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Blonde

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