Biography of Misha CollinsMisha Collins is a talented American actor, producer, director and poet. Became famous for the role of Castiel in the TV series "Supernatural". In 2011 he founded the charity organization GISHWHES.
Misha Collins childhoodDmitry Tippens Krashnik was born in Boston (USA) in a poor family. The father of the future star, Richard Edward Krashnik was a simple worker. Mom, Rebecca Tippens, was a convinced hippie. While still in her youth, she visited the USSR and, according to some media, met a guy named Mitya. Subsequently, the woman named her son in his honor. Later, the family had three more children: a son Sasha and two daughters, Elizabeth and Daniel.
Misha Collins in childhood and now
Misha Collins speaks Russian
Education Misha CollinsParents of the future actor constantly moved in search of work, so the boy changed schools almost every year. But in the end, in 1992, he managed to finish a very prestigious school in Northfield.
After receiving a secondary education, Misha went to college. During training, the family house Krashnik burned down, which worsened their already disastrous financial situation. To pay for tuition, the guy was forced to work as a carpenter, carpenter, and a little later he got a job at the National Public Radio, and later became an advertising producer. The last profession came to his liking: he was happy to make advertising slogans and articles for the show "Weekly Edition."
In addition, Misha cherished the dream of becoming a politician and, as a student, had an internship at the White House. Thanks to hard work, the guy managed to get a degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. And then the guy made an unexpected act - he went on trips to the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal in search of enlightenment.In the future, this practice has become a tradition for the actor. Once or twice a year, he moves away from people and meditates for 10 days.
Movie career Misha CollinsAfter graduating from higher education institution Misha created a company specializing in educational software. However, he began attending acting classes and actively used his abilities to promote the company.
Misha has always been a creative person and admired art. He sought to create new images, things, and even write poetry. Therefore, his interest in acting was natural.
After a long and hard work, he achieved the first film roles. He appeared on the TV show New York Police (1993), Ambulance (1994), Seven Days (1998). In 1999, he took part in the filming of the series “Charmed”, where he played the role of a friend of one of the main characters.
Young Misha Collins in the series "Charmed"
Misha Collins as Alexis Drazen
In the film "Karl" Misha Collins played a maniac
Misha Collins and the Supernatural series: a new round of popularityA great success was the appearance of Misha in the fourth season of the series Supernatural in the role of angel Castiel. Collins thoroughly prepared for the shooting and even read the “Revelation” of John the Divine. At first it was planned that the actor will take part only in six episodes. But his character was very popular, and the directors had to make changes to the script. Misha played thirteen episodes in season 4 as a guest actor, and in season 5 he joined the main team, and in the eleventh he also tried on the role of Lucifer.
“Supernatural”: Misha Collins as Castiel
Misha Collins's dedication to directors
Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles are great friends in real life
Misha Collins in Castiel's Cloak
In addition, Collins has developed in the direction of directing and producing work. On his initiative, the fantastic series “Divine: The Series” (2011) was shot, as well as the web series “TSA America: Level Orange” (2014).
Personal life of Misha CollinsMichael Collins met with his school friend Victoria Vantoch for quite a long time. The couple legalized their relationship in the fall of 2001. His wife was fond of anthropology, received a bachelor's degree and began to study the issues of beauty, gender relations and mass culture. In 2007, she received a scholarship from NASA.
Misha Collins with his wife and son
Where to run if your dad is Misha Collins?
Misha Collins with his son
Collins is open to his fans and the press. He leads the Twitter page, leads his youtube channel. The actor jokingly calls his subscribers as footmen and minions, and himself as Nanny and High Overlord. In 2010, his "minions" donated more than 30 thousand dollars to eliminate the devastating effects of the earthquake in Haiti. Misha speaks Russian and has repeatedly visited Russia, also Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Misha Collins is leading his youtube channel
Misha Collins knows Russian
The guy likes to walk in the fresh air, often goes hiking. In winter, he goes to the mountains of Hi-Shєrra to go snowboarding.
Misha Collins todayMisha Collins continues to actively act in films. He is an interesting, popular and extraordinary actor, which ensures his due fame and relevance.
Cute hat Misha Collins and his "minions"
In 2016, Misha Collins starred in the 11 season of "Supernatural"