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Jensen Ackles  

Actor Known for his Role on CW's "Supernatural"

Jensen Ackles is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in "Days of our Lives," which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in "Dark Angel" and Jason Teague in "Smallville." Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series "Supernatural."

After modelling on and off since the age of 4, Ackles began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996. He appeared in several guest roles on "Mr. Rhodes," "Sweet Valley High" and "Cybill" before joining the cast of the NBC soap opera "Days of our Lives" as Eric Brady in 1997. He won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer and went on to be nominated three times (in 1998, 1999, and 2000) for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Days of our Lives.

Ackles departed "Days of our Lives" in 2000 and went on to appear in the mini-series "Blonde," about the life of Marilyn Monroe. He also auditioned for the role of the young Clark Kent on "Smallville," a role offered to actor Tom Welling instead. Next he appeared in a guest role on the James Cameron television series "Dark Angel" on Fox in 2001 as serial killer Ben/X5-493, the brother of main character Max/X5-452 (played by Jessica Alba).

Ackles worked steadily throughout 2003. He joined the cast of the WB's hit show "Dawson's Creek" during its final season, playing CJ, Jen Lindley's lover.

Ackles joined the cast of the CW horror/drama series "Supernatural" in 2005, where he stars as Dean Winchester. Dean and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) drive throughout the United States hunting paranormal predators, sometimes with their father, John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

In the summer of 2007, Ackles took on the role of Priestly in the independent comedy "Ten Inch Hero." The film began hitting the film festival circuit in early 2007 and Ackles received high praise for his comedic timing in the role.

After years of performing at conventions, Ackles released his first original song as a professional singer titled "Sounds of Someday" which is the first track from his debut album. In 2018, Ackles collaborated with musician Steve Carlson to form Radio Company. Together Ackles and Carlson completed a debut album entitled "Radio Company Vol. 1." The album's first single was released on iTunes and the album was released in November 2019.

In August 2020, it was announced he would join the cast of "The Boys" as Soldier Boy. More recently, he and his wife formed Chaos Machine Productions with a deal at Warner Bros. Television.

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