Misha Collins (born Dmitri Tippens Krushnic on August 20, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his role as the angel Castiel on the CW television series Supernatural. Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Before acting, he interned for four months at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. Collins attended Northfield Mount Hermon School and the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory. In 2002, Collins married Victoria Vantoch. They have a son, West Anaximander Collins (born September 23, 2010), and a daughter (born September 25, 2012). He is one of the most popular online personalities on both Twitter and Tumblr. Collins is a published poet. His poems, including 'Baby Pants', and 'Old Bones'can be found in the 2008 edition of the Columbia Poetry Review #21.