He is a published poet. Two of his poems; “Baby Pants” and “Old Bones”, can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.
Spent time at a monastery in Nepal. Still practices Buddhist meditation and goes on a 10 day retreat once a year.
Built his own home, and almost all the furniture in it, save for a couple chairs on the deck.
Worked as a carpenter to put himself through college.
Read Revelation as preparation for role as Castiel.
House burned down when he was in high school.
On Twitter, he refers to his followers as “minions” and has repeatedly claimed that he has plans for world domination. The minion-founded charity Random Acts is hailed as a first step toward said domination (by kindness).
Son, West Anaximander Collins, born September 23rd, 2010.
When auditioning for Castiel, he was told that he’d be a demon. It wasn’t until after he got the part that the creators told him that Castiel was going to be an angel.
The name “Misha” is after his mother’s Russian ex-boyfriend. This has been his nickname since childhood, so he decided to use it as his stage name.
His wife, Victoria, is a writer.
Current Guinness World Record Holder for organizing the world’s largest international photo scavenger hunt (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) in November 2011.
Their second child, a daughter named Maison Marie, was born September 25, 2012.
On April 1st 2013, users of Tumblr changed their icons to a picture of Misha, they referred to this as the ‘Mishapocalypse’.
Misha’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Krushnic, was the son of a Russian Jewish father, Joesph Krushnic, and a Hungarian Jewish mother, Ida. The rest of Misha’s ancestry is English, German, Scottish, and Irish.
He and Supernatural (2005) co-star, Jared Padalecki both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in New Jersey, the two actors joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and “Baby Signing Time”.
[on the 2012 apocalypse] Good news! The Mayan calendar ends & we all die tomorrow so we don’t have to plan for the future! Hence, I’m not wearing a condom right now! But now that I think of it I never wear condoms when I’m fully clothed & checking my email.
I hope this question doesn’t sound weird: When you’re watching yourself on TV do you occasionally get off the sofa & make out with the screen?