Dmitri "Misha" Collins (born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic; August 20, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural (2008–present).
Misha Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard Krushnic and Rebecca Tippens. He was raised in an irreligious family. He has said that his surname, Krushnic, "goes back six generations in Canada, and we're not sure where they came from." His stage name, Collins, is his great grandmother's maiden name.