Graduated from L. V. Berkner High School, Richardson, Texas in 1996.
Has one brother, Joshua, approximately three years older, and one sister, Mackenzie, approximately seven years younger.
Was a child model at age 4, then quit, and started again at age 10.
Played baseball and lacrosse in high school.
Fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
Planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist, before he decided to move to LA to give acting a try.
Enjoys horseback riding.
1993 graduate of Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, TX.
1990 graduate of Dartmouth Elementary School in Richardson, Texas.
Was runner up to Tom Welling for the role of Clark Kent on Smallville (2001). Was brought onto the show in season 4 as Lana’s boyfriend.
Also sings and plays guitar.
He is the son of actor Alan Ackles and Donna Joan Shaffer.
Jensen’s parents named him Jensen because they considered other names but found them too common. Ackles, Jensen’s last name, is pronounced like ‘Cackles’ without a ‘C.’
Good friends with Christian Kane.
His career has an ongoing theme of dealing with demonic forces. His character’s mother, “Marlena” on Des jours et des vies (1965), was possessed by the Devil. In the movie Devour (2005), he was the son of “Satan”. On his television series, Supernatural (2005), his character battles the forces of hell.
His parents were going to name him Justin but his parents thought it was too common.
He is a keen photographer and is always taking photos on the set of Supernatural (2005).
Was offered a role as Eliza Dushku’s love interest on Tru Calling: compte à rebours (2003) but chose to take a role on Smallville (2001) instead. Eric Christian Olsen was eventually given the role and the character’s name was changed to Jensen.
His first name is actually a surname and is the most common surname in Denmark.
Best friends with his Supernatural (2005) co-star, Jared Padalecki. Jared Padalecki even calls Jensen’s father Papa Ackles.
On the film set of Treize à la douzaine (2003), Jared Padalecki met Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent on Smallville (2001). Before the start of Supernatural (2005), Jensen also played on Smallville. Both shows filmed in B.C. Vancouver, in the CW lot, and they are all now real-life friends. Tom and Jared, are both pranksters.
Had his first daughter with wife Danneel Harris Ackles, named Justice Jay “JJ” Ackles, born on May 30, 2013.
Ranked #39 on Empire Online list of the “100 Sexiest Movie Stars” in 2013.
Filming season 4 of Supernatural (2005) in Vancouver, British Columbia. [August 2008]
Filming the 8th season of Supernatural (2005) in Vancouver, British Columbia. [November 2012]
Filming the 3rd season of Supernatural (2005) in Vancouver. [July 2007]
Preparing to perform next month on stage with Lou Diamond Phillips in “A Few Good Men”. [May 2007]
Filming Meurtres à la Saint-Valentin (2009). [May 2008]
Vancouver, British Columbia: Filming the 9th season of “Supernatural” (2005). [July 2013]
He has English, German, and smaller amounts of Scottish and Irish, ancestry. Many of his ethnic German ancestors lived in Russia.
Was considered to played Leon Kennedy three times in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) & Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) which went to Johann Urb and Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: First Avenger (2011) which went to Chris Evans.
Has sung lead vocals on two songs on the albums “Sharing the Covers” and “Christmas With Friends”.
Announced that he and wife Danneel Ackles are expecting twins later this year .
Graduated from Berkner High School with Stephanie Ware and Curtis Thomas in 1996.
“When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.” – on his most embarrassing moment.
Being from Texas, I would say I favor a pair of jeans you can wear some boots with.
[on Dean Winchester’s reaction to his father’s death on Supernatural (2005)] “A lot of issues, yeah. Dean’s definitely having issues on camera. I’m just having issues because I don’t get to hang out with him [Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played John] anymore”.
I love the smell of shampoo on a girl’s hair. You can walk past someone and be like, ‘Wow, you took a shower this morning, didn’t you? Because you smell lovely!
I’m a mad Gummi fan. I always have Gummis in my trailer. But you can’t eat too many because then you get Gummi tummy, and that’s no good. I can’t believe I’m saying this.
[on 9/11] 9/11 was unreal. I happened to be in Canada at the time and really didn’t get a sense of how awful it really was until a few days later when it hit me like a ton of bricks…that the place I call home, the country that is invincible, my country of pride and freedom, the place we all feel safe, had been completely violated. I immediately jumped on a plane and flew to be with my family. It really frightened me. I pray to God that this new evil in our world will be abolished quickly.
On working with Jared: Jared and I are lucky to get along so well without having any effort to make. One day, the producers came to see us and told us they had never worked with actors who got along so well. It gives us the opportunity to make the relationship between Sam and Dean have credibility. I think the audience feels how much Jared and I like being together.
Some people will go to the opening of an envelope. They live their lives in the public eye and get off on it, they need it. They need that kind of adoration. If their name isn’t in the tabloids once a week they feel like a failure. I choose to live a more private life, as does Jared [Padalecki]. We just don’t believe in that sort of thing of ‘it doesn’t matter what they’re saying so long as they’re talking about you’.
[on Jared] I would jump in front of a bullet for him and not think twice.
Life itself is worth living for. If you’re not living the life that you want, you fight to achieve that life.