Full name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
Born: July 19, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas
Parents: Jerry Padalecki, Sharon Kammer
Siblings: Jeff (older brother), Megan (younger sister)
Spouse: Genevieve Padalecki nee Cortese
Children: Thomas Colton Padalecki and Shepherd Padalecki
Jared won in the Duo section of the National Forensic League's National Speech Tournament in 1998 and was an honor student (Source).
He won the Claim to Fame Contest in 1999 and appeared at the Teen Choice Awards that year. Jared was a candidate for the 2000 Presidential Scholars Program. After he graduated from James Madison High School he started to pursue his acting career.
He had a relationship with Sandra McCoy whom he met when they both had roles in Cry_Wolf in 2004. At the Salute to Supernatural Convention in L.A. in March 2008, Jared announced that on January 28th, 2008 they got engaged on their fourth anniversary, in Paris. However at the Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2008 convention in June 2008, Jared announced that he and Sandy were no longer together.
- Jared and Jensen talk about how they proposed
- Pics tweetd by Clif of his wife Colleen and Jensen,Genevieve and Clif
- Blog from a wedding guest about gifts Jared gave the groomsman
On October 11, 2011 Jared announced via Twitter than he and Genevieve were expecting their first child.
Jared tweeted on Monday 19th March, that Gen had given birth to their son, in Seattle. Thomas Colton Padalecki was 8lb 6oz. In fandom tradition, Gen, #WelcomePadababy, #PapaPadalecki, #UncleJensen and #ThomasColtonPadalecki all trended on Twitter.
Fans donated over $40,000 to a fundraising drive for St Jude's Hospital organised by Winchester Bros. Gen and Jared matched the amount raised. Read Jared's thanks to fandom here.
Jared tweeted on Monday 24th Dec 2013, that Gen had given birth to their second son.Shepherd Padalecki was born on 22th Dec 2013.
Jared was a guest star on the medical drama ER before he went on to play the recurring role of Dean Forrester, on-again off-again boyfriend of Rory Gilmore, in five seasons of The WB drama Gilmore Girls. During his time on that show, he also starred in several movies, among them New York Minute, Cheaper by the Dozen (with Tom Welling), The Flight of the Phoenix, House of Wax, and Cry_Wolf.
Jared was also to star in a series The WB was developing in 2003 called Young MacGyver, in which he was supposed to play Clay MacGyver, MacGyver's nephew. Unfortunately, the series was not picked up.
Jared finally took on a leading role in Supernatural in 2005.
In the hiatus between seasons three and four in 2008, Jared filmed the remake of the horror classic Friday the 13th in the lead role of Clay Miller. The movie broke the record for highest grossing debut of a horror film ever in history.
On January 21 2010, it was revealed that Jared did audition for the role of Conan in the new movie by director Marcus Nispel, but it has gone to Stargate: Atlantis alum Jason Momoma.
In June 2012, during the hiatus between seasons seven and eight, Jared started work with the Brian Buckley Band on a video for their song "I Am Human." The video was directed by Sarah Louise Wilson and produced by Natalia Cordova, Brian's partner. Filming wrapped on July 14th. You can watch the video here.
Trivia: Jared did uncredited stunt work on 3.04 Sin City.
|Dates||July 19, 1982 (born)|
|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Episode(s)||6.15 The French Mistake|
In the episode 6.15 The French Mistake, Sam and Dean find themselves in an alternate reality on the set of Supernatural, mistaken for Jensen and Jared. Jared is shown to have a mansion in Vancouver, Canada, that he shares with his wife, Genevieve Padalecki. They are active in animal rights groups, like the International Otter Adoption Fund, and have a pet Alpaca in their backyard. Apparently, he is not close with Jensen Ackles.
- Supernatural: The Animation (TV series, 2011) ... Sam Winchester (voice)
- Friday the 13th (film, 2009) ... Clay Miller
- The Christmas Cottage (film, 2008) ... Thomas Kinkade
- House of Fears (film, 2007) ... J.P. (uncredited)
- Supernatural (TV series, 2005-present) ... Sam Winchester
- Cry_Wolf (film, 2005) ... Tom
- House of Wax (film, 2005) ... Wade
- Gilmore Girls (TV series, 2000-2005) ... Dean Forester
- Flight of the Phoenix (film, 2004) ... Davis
- New York Minute (film, 2004) ... Trey Lipton
- Cheaper by the Dozen (film, 2003) ... Bully (uncredited)
- Young MacGyver (unaired pilot, 2003) ... Clay MacGyver
- A Ring of Endless Light (TV series, 2002) ... Zachery Gray
- ER (TV series, episode "Piece of Mind," 2001) ... Paul Harris
- Close to Home (TV series, 2001)
- Silent Witness (TV series, 2000) ... Sam
- A Little Inside (film, 1999) ... Matt Nelson
Jared in Fandom
In January 2010, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles posted a video via the fansite Winchester Bros, confirming they are not on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook or any other social media website. This was prompted by stories of fans being lured into meeting with people posing as them through Twitter. Since then on June 4, 2011 Jared did create a Twitter account.
- William S. Paley Television Festival
- Grand Slam Sci Fi Convention 2006
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2007
- Fangoria Texas 2008
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2008
- EyeCon April 2008
- Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2008
- Supanova Sydney 2008
- Comic Con 2008
- EyeCon September 2008
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2008
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2009
- All Hell Breaks Loose Sydney 2009
- Asylum 2009
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2009
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2009
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2010
- Jus In Bello Italy 2010
- Rising Con Spain 2010
- Comic Con 2010
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2010
- Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2010
- Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2011
- Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2011
- William S. Paley Television Festival
- Jus In Bello Italy 2011
- Asylum 6 2011
- Asylum Europe 2
- Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2011
- Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2011
- Salute to Supernatural Boston 2011
- Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2011
- Salute To Supernatural Toronto 2011
- Salute To Supernatural Chicago 2011
- Roadhouse Con Brasil 2012
- Jus In Bello Italy 2012
- Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2012
- Salute To Supernatural Chicago 2012
- Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2013
- Jus In Bello Italy 2013 Confirmed
- The Padalecki Project
- Sparkly Balloons
- The Jared Padalecki Song
- Fandom Wank
- The Christmas Cottage
- Friday the 13th
- Room 401