Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor. He's one of those actors where you can throw anything at him from an acting challenge point of view; you can shoot him, tie him up, torture him, dumb him down, make him all bloody and bruised, wring the emo from him, and generally have him flung against a hard, inanimate object nearly every episode and he'll eat it up with a spoon and knock it out of the park every time.
As well as being known for modelling photos, he's also well-known for being in shows such as Supernatural (Dean Winchester), Dark Angel (twins Ben & Alec) and Smallville (Jason Teague), as well as being in movies like Devour (Jake Gray) and My Bloody Valentine 3D (Tom Hanniger). His first big part was on Days of Our Lives, as Eric Roman Brady (Sami's twin).
Outside of Supernatural, he's been the voice of Jason Todd/Red Hood in Batman: Under the Red Hood, Gibson in the video game TRON: Evolution, and Kyle Madigan in the The 3rd Birthday. In an example of What Could Have Been, he was in talks to play Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil: Afterlife before the delays and the extensive rewrites.
He's married to longtime girlfriend Danneel Harris, with whom he has three kids, Justice Jay and twins Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes. He's also close friends with his Supernatural co-stars Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins.
Tropes associated with this actor's career include:
- Hypothetical Casting: According to Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim, if said verse is ever allowed to use Bruce Waynenote , Jensen would be their first choice.
- What Could Have Been: He was allegedly the runner-up for the role of Clark Kent in Smallville had Tom Welling turn down the part. He would later go on to portray Jason Teague in the fourth season of the series.