Misha Collins, born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic, plays the character Castiel in the series Supernatural. He also played a version of himself in the Season 6 episode The French Mistake and Jimmy Novak in the Season 4 episode The Rapture. He also directed the Season 9 episode Mother's Little Helper.
Collins is an American actor who has appeared in episodes of 24, NCIS and ER, as well as the movies Par 6 and Karla. He also had a starring role in the made-for-television movie Stonehenge Apocalypse, where he played scientist Jacob Glaser. He is also a regular user of Twitter and has dubbed his followers his "minions".
Collins has also spent time in Russia and has also successfully mastered the accent which gave him an edge when he played the assassin Alexis Drazen on 24.