Jared Padalecki

Actor
Blessed with all-American good looks, it was no surprise that actor Jared Padalecki began his career as the "boy next door," although his work as a heroic leading man in the horror genre would eventually become his ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1982 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Supernatural 2005 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Friday the 13th 2009 (Movie)

Clay Miller (Actor)

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Room 401 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 2007 (Movie)

Thomas Kinkade (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cry Wolf 2005 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2000 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

Wade (Actor)

MTV's Movie Life: House of Wax 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

Trey Lipton (Actor)

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

Davis (Actor)

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Ring of Endless Light (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blessed with all-American good looks, it was no surprise that actor Jared Padalecki began his career as the "boy next door," although his work as a heroic leading man in the horror genre would eventually become his stock in trade. After a nationwide contest led to an appearance on "The 1999 Teen Choice Awards" (Fox, 1999), Padalecki seized the opportunity to make the move to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career. Within a year, he had landed his first recurring role on the family drama "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-06/The CW, 2006-07) as Dean Forester, the loving but limited first boyfriend of Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel). During his four-year run on the show, Padalecki began transitioning to feature work with several small turns in projects such as "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004). It was, however, his performances in horror fests like "House of Wax" (2005) and "Cry Wolf" (2005) that laid the groundwork for his casting in the macabre adventure series "Supernatural" (The WB, 2005-06/The CW, 2006- ). Each week, he and his stalwart brother roamed the countryside in their trusty '67 Chevy Impala as they vanquished evil entities and solved long-buried family mysteries. Padalecki further cemented his position as a horror fixture with efforts such as "Friday the 13th" (2009), while his popular TV series positioned him for a bright future, even if it continued to be in thematically dark material.

Relationships

Genevieve Cortese Actor

Wife
Met when she co-starred on The WB's "Supernatural" Engaged in December 2009 Married on Feb. 27, 2010 in Sun Valley, ID

Gerald Padalecki

Father

Sharon Padalecki

Mother

Jeff Padalecki

Brother
Older

Megan Padalecki

Sister
Younger

Thomas Padalecki

Son
Born March 19, 2012; mother, Genevieve Cortese

EDUCATION

James Madison High School

San Antonio , Texas 2000
Named a candidate for the 2000 Presidential Scholars Program; left school before graduating

Milestones

2009

Played the lead character in the remake of "Friday the 13th"

2007

Hosted MTV's horror reality series, "Room 401"

2005

Co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray in the horror film, "House of Wax"

2005

Cast as Sam Winchester on the series, "Supernatural" (WB, 2005-2006; CW, 2006-present)

2004

Appeared opposite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in the comedy, "New York Minute"

2003

Played a high school bully in "Cheaper by the Dozen"

2002

TV movie debut, "A Ring of Endless Light" (Disney Channel)

2000

Played the main character's love interest, Dean Forester, on the WB series, "Gilmore Girls"

1999

First feature film, played a minor role in "A Little Inside"

1999

Won FOX's "Claim to Fame Contest"

Moved to Los Angeles, to pursue an acting career

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