Misha Collins, born on August 20, 1974, has become a Hollywood Juggernaut. He co-starred in the American science fiction television show “Supernatural” for 12 years. He has made it to the Guinness World Record and has started his non-profit organization, Random Acts. Collins’ talents continue to amaze the world and shake up the film industry. Aside from poetry, he has also written a cookbook, “The Adventurous Eaters Club.” We’ll take this time today to celebrate his special day here with you.
Misha Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard Krushnic and Rebecca Tippens. Most of his childhood was spent with his mother and brother Sasha Krushnic, who was the provider in the family. He has two other siblings, Elizabeth and Danielle Collins.
Before his rise to fame, Collins got his B.A. in Social Theory from the University of Chicago and later worked as a carpenter in New England’s Berkshire Mountains. Over the years, he entered the film industry, appearing first as a guest star in the American science fiction T.V. show “Supernatural” before becoming a co-star in the film. Collins featured in several other T.V. programs, such as “Girl, Interrupted,” “Karla,” “E.R.,” and “C.S.I.” His acting skills got him massive attention and praise, but he later decided to venture into content creation on YouTube, where he uploads vlogs and food featuring his wife and kids. He has more than 13 million subscribers on his channel. He also founded a non-profit organization, Random Act, and created GISH, a global scavenger hunt saving endangered rainforests, supporting Syrian refugees, and assisting at-risk African youths. Collins has been featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine and is an activist who engages with his followers to help amplify social issues and motivate social good.
Collins has been married to Victoria Vantoch since 2001. They were high school sweethearts, and Vantoch is a writer and a sexuality historian. She’s the author of “The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon.” The couple has two children, West and Maison Collins.
Misha Collins co-produces “Loot,” an award-winning documentary.
Columbia Poetry Review prints Collins’ two poems, “Baby Pants” and “Old Bones.”
Just before he reaches the door at the convention, Collins gets mugged and beaten by four men, but it doesn’t stop him from attending the convention.
Together with his beautiful wife, Collins publishes a cookbook, "The Adventurous Eaters Club."
Not only does he star in “Bridgewater,” Aaron Mahnke’s fiction podcast, but Collins also participates in its production as a co-executive.
Why We Love Misha Collins
He went from rags to riches
Misha Collins had a rough childhood: his family was poor, and whenever his older brother didn't have enough money to pay for shelter, they were forced to squat in the woods. He understands how frustrating it can be to be homeless and not have enough food. He eventually became successful, publishing books, acting, directing, producing, e.t.c., and he uses his success to empower and assist people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He is outspoken and humorous
Collins is an activist and is not a fan of corrupt politicians. He doesn't go out bashing these politicians and cursing them; instead, he uses humor to make fun of them.
He is committed to bettering the world
Collins has founded a non-profit organization, Random Acts, through which he encourages people to do acts of kindness. It is a 100% volunteer organization and Collins has inspired his supporters to invest in initiatives such as building a children's center in Haiti and doing acts of kindness that uplift the lives of those who are struggling. He's also the founder of GISH, a global scavenger hunt working to save endangered rainforests, assisting at-risk youth in Africa, and supporting Syrian refugees.
5 Surprising Facts
He grew up homeless
Misha Collins’ family was poor and sometimes couldn't afford to pay for shelter, so they had to squat in the woods now and again.
He once got arrested
A funny but true story: Collins got arrested for reading a book on the roof of a bank because they thought he was trying to rob the bank.
He holds a world record
Collins’ name made it into the Guinness World Records for having the ‘largest online photo album of hugs.’
He interned at the White House
During his years at the University of Chicago, he spent approximately four months as an intern under President Clinton.
He started an online club
Collins started an online club for foodies who like trying new things, through which he dishes out kitchen tips, tricks, and recipes.
Misha Collins FAQs
How many awards has Misha Collins won?
Collins has won approximately five awards.
What is Misha Collins’ favorite food?
He enjoys kale more than any other food.
How many books has Misha Collins published?
Misha Collins has published two books, “The Adventurous Eaters Club” and “Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You.”
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