Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Highest Rated: 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Lowest Rated: 11% New York Minute (2004)

Birthday: Jul 19, 1982

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

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 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.

Highest rated movies

Flight of the Phoenix
House of Wax
Friday the 13th
Cry Wolf
New York Minute

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phantom Boy Unknown (Voice) $31.0K 2015
25% 46% Friday the 13th Clay Miller (Character) $65.0M 2009
No Score Yet 60% Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage Thomas Kinkade (Character) - 2008
23% 51% Cry Wolf Tom (Character) $10.0M 2005
27% 42% House of Wax Wade (Character) $32.0M 2005
30% 40% Flight of the Phoenix Davis (Character) $21.0M 2004
11% 47% New York Minute Trey (Character) $14.0M 2004
No Score Yet 44% A Little Inside Matt Nelson (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker Independence Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet 73% Walker Cordell Walker (Character),
Executive Producer
2021-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018 2020-2021
93% 75% Supernatural Sam Winchester (Character),
Guest
2005-2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
87% 86% Gilmore Girls Dean Forester (Character),
Bruce Forester (Guest Star)
2000-2005
No Score Yet 84% ER Paul Harris (Guest Star) 2001