9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Supernatural’ Star Misha Collins

  

Misha Collins has been in the entertainment industry since the late ’90s, but he has found super stardom thanks to his long-running role as Castiel on the hit series Supernatural. There is no doubt the show revolves around Sam and Dean Winchester, played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, but Misha Collins has been an asset to the show, and has wasted no time in become a beloved character with millions of loyal fans. Get to know the talented actor better with these 9 things that are not widely known about him:

9. The White House

When Misha was young and before he seriously pursued acting, his career was headed in a much different direction. For four months he interned at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. Of his time there Collins said, “It was a great experience for me because I was going into politics and it got me to realize that I didn’t want to go into politics. So I’m very grateful for the experience. It was interesting. I thought I was going to be mingling with the best and the brightest minds in the world under one roof. And it seemed like most of the people working in the White House were people who had volunteered on the campaign–this was the Clinton White House–or their parents had donated a lot of money to the campaign. I’m going to offend somebody here, but it didn’t seem like a terribly bright or interesting group of people to be around. And I guess that’s what you want, you want people that are just going to toe the party line and be supportive of what the guy at the top is saying. But it wasn’t what I wanted. So I was glad to get out of there.”

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8. A Poet

As well as once having aspirations of being a politician, and achieving success as an actor, Misha Collins is also an accomplished poet. His published poems include “Baby Pants” and “Old Bones,” and have been seen in “The Columbia Poetry Review,” “The California Quarterly,” and other literary journals.

Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection

Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection

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