Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Sam Winchester in “Supernatural”
Jared Padalecki stars in The CW’s thriller “Supernatural” as Sam Winchester, the sweet, reluctant hero who joins forces with his older brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) to battle demons.
Padalecki is best known for his role as Dean on “Gilmore Girls.” He recently reprised the role for Netflix’s four-episode special titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” Padalecki also was seen in “Kings of Con” and played the role of Jaden Jaworski.
Padalecki starred in the remake of one of the most popular horror films of all time, “Friday the 13th.” He also starred alongside Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden as famed artist Thomas Kinkade in the biopic “The Christmas Cottage.” Based on the life of one of America’s most collected artists, the film takes a look at the inspiration behind one of Kincade’s most famous paintings.
In addition, Padalecki hosted MTV’s “Room 401,” from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The series took viewers on a mind-blowing journey as some of the most talented, up-and-coming illusionists scared and deceived innocent bystanders.
Previously, Padalecki starred in the horror film “House of Wax,” opposite Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. He also had a leading role in “Cry Wolf,” in which he played a precocious boarding school student who had been drawn into an elaborate “liar’s club” hoax involving a serial killer. Other feature film roles include “Flight of the Phoenix,” opposite Dennis Quaid and Hugh Laurie, “New York Minute” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.”
Padalecki also starred in the television movie “Ring of Endless Light,” based on the novel by Madeline L’Engle.
Padalecki currently resides in Austin with his wife and children.